“This is the message from teen resistance icon Ahed Tamimi, writing in the Independent, who was herself in prison this time last year. There are currently over two hundred Palestinian children in Israeli jail, separated from their families, and denied their fundamental rights. This must change!
Each year Israel arrests and prosecutes around seven-hundred children as young as twelve years old. After being separated from their families, exposed to physical, psychological, and emotional abuse, the majority of children are coerced into signing confessions of throwing stones by Israeli interrogators – often in a language they do not understand. Very few children are granted access to a lawyer or allowed a family member present during interrogation.
If you are part of a local group or network that would like to arrange a film screening to raise awareness of this issue – such as the movie below – then please get in touch. We can provide materialsand speakers to make this easy. Please send us a message at: firstname.lastname@example.org ”
National Demonstration – Stand with Palestine on May 11th – #ExistResistReturn
It’s now less than a month until the National Demo for Palestine – we need your help to make this demo huge and show that the people of Palestine are not alone.
Hear from Lowkey and others on why they will be joining the demo on May 11th:
Together, we can get thousands out on the streets on May 11th to show that the Palestinian people are not alone, and to send a clear message to the UK government that Israel must be held to account for its actions.
East London (Waltham Forest Redbridge and Newham) – Joint event at Abbot’s Park, London E10, from 13:15 until 13:45
Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t that important a priority. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers.
Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April 2019
Workers’ Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.
Message from the campaign against school cuts, with video from teaching assistant Angela:
You’ve heard a lot from heads and teachers on this campaign.
But that’s just one part of the school cuts story.
Because of funding cuts, Angela’s school can no longer afford the staff needed to support children with special needs.
Every child deserves to learn and thrive, but cuts to school funding are putting this at risk.
Please share this video.
Because of funding cuts, Angela's school can no longer afford the staff needed to support children with special needs.Every child deserves to learn and thrive, but cuts to school funding are putting this at risk. Please share this with every parent you know.
If you wish to attend TUC London, East and South East Regional Council AGM as Observer
please register: email@example.com / 020 7467 1220
Please note you have no voting rights at AGM
TUC LESE REGIONAL COUNCIL
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019, 10AM TO 2PM
AT CONGRESS HOUSE, 23-28 GREAT RUSSELL STREET, LONDON WC1B 3LS
Morning Star sponsorship by Unite London & Eastern Region
Welcome by the President
Minutes of previous AGM held on 28 April 2018
Annual Report 2019
Guest Speaker: Moyra Samuel, Justice4Grenfell
Guest Speaker: Sarah Jones, Labour MP for Croydon Central and Shadow Housing Minister
Any Other Business
PSC has launched a new campaign calling on Puma to end its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA).
The message we received from PSC:
“More than 200 Palestinian teams have called on Puma to end its support for Israel’s military occupation by terminating its sponsorship deal with the IFA.
Puma has so far ignored these calls and continues to lend its brand to legitimising Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Join us in writing to British football clubs with influence over Puma to help make a difference!”
Bolivia, Evo Morales & the Transformation of a nation
Tuesday April 30, 6.30pm
128 Theobalds Rd
With Manuel Bueno, Bolivian trade unionist // Colin Burgon, Labour Friends of Progressive Latin America // Georgia Platman, former Telesur Journalist // Dan Carden MP, Shadow International Development Secretary & more.
· Join NEF and TUC on Tuesday 7 May from 2pm, for a participatory session on organising and campaigning around working time. Hear from experienced organisers and build strategy around:
– Winning control over working hours: how do we organise against precarious and insecure forms of work?
– Winning a shorter working week: why should we demand it and how do we get there?
· This event is open to anyone who wants to develop their knowledge of these issues and build power in the workplace. We know the best ideas will come from the ground up, so come prepared to listen and share your experiences and ideas with others.