22/11/2017 Protest: Halt cold related winter deaths

National Pensioners Convention
Greater London Region Protest

Halt Deaths of Pensioners from Cold Related Illnesses

The figures for the number of additional winter deaths of older people, due to cold related illnesses will be announced on Wednesday 22nd November 2017.

On that day London Region NPC will be releasing black balloons, with each balloon representing 1000 deaths. Last year it was nearly 25,000 deaths.

This will take place at 12.00 on Wednesday 22nd Nov 2017 by George V’s statue at Old Palace Yard Westminster opposite the House of Lords.
Hope you will be able to join us.
Contact 020 8668 2840

22/11/2017 Lobby of Paliament for Palestine

JOIN THE LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT FOR PALESTINE
Wednesday 22nd November
12.00 – 18.00

On Wednesday 22 November, people from around the UK will arrange to meet with their MPs in Parliament to ask them to take action against Israel’s illegal settlements and the abuse of Palestinian children under military detention.

By doing this together, it shows MPs that there are huge numbers of people across the country who care about Palestine.

We need you to join the lobby! Please send a letter to your MP requesting a meeting (please only do this if you are actually able to travel to London on the 22nd November). We will then register for you to join us in Parliament.

All participants will be briefed in advance of our key parliamentary asks and what to expect when meeting their MP. You will also be invited to join the PSC evening event in Parliament (from 18.00 -20.00) where you can hear from experts and politicians about what they are doing for Palestine.

JOIN THE LOBBY DAY: REQUEST A MEETING WITH YOUR MP

22/11/2017 Lobby of Parliament for Palestine

Message from PSC:

JOIN THE LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT FOR PALESTINE
Wednesday 22nd November
12.00 – 18.00

On Wednesday 22 November, people from around the UK will arrange to meet with their MPs in Parliament to ask them to take action against Israel’s illegal settlements and the abuse of Palestinian children under military detention.

By doing this together, it shows MPs that there are huge numbers of people across the country who care about Palestine.

We need you to join the lobby! Please send a letter to your MP requesting a meeting (please only do this if you are actually able to travel to London on the 22nd November). We will then register for you to join us in Parliament.

All participants will be briefed in advance of our key parliamentary asks and what to expect when meeting their MP. You will also be invited to join the PSC evening event in Parliament (from 18.00 -20.00) where you can hear from experts and politicians about what they are doing for Palestine.

JOIN THE LOBBY DAY: REQUEST A MEETING WITH YOUR MP

Newham NEU is affiliated to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign

London Recruits Film – Robyn Slovo, acclaimed producer, joins the team

The following information is from The Morning Star newspaper:

FELICITY COLLIER reports:
“ACCLAIMED producer Robyn Slovo is joining the team to tell the “spellbinding” tale of the brave young Brits who helped topple apartheid, Welsh production company Barefoot Rascals announced yesterday.
The Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy producer, whose father Joe led the South African Communist Party during the final years of white racist rule, has signed up as an executive on London Recruits, bringing their heroism to the big screen in 2018.
The volunteers, initially recruited in London from the Young Communist League or as students from the LSE by Ronnie Kasrils from the late 1960s onwards, risked their lives in undercover missions in apartheid South Africa.
Able to escape racist coppers’ attention because of their white skin, they let off “leaflet bombs”# and tape recordings on behalf of the ANC, buoying the morale of the anti-apartheid forces. Three were captured, tortured and imprisoned for their efforts.
Ms Slovo said she was “delighted” to be a part of the film.
“London Recruits is a spellbinding thriller of espionage, death-defying missions and bravery told for the first time,” she said.”

Read original article here

# Newham NEU (NUT Section) changed original text from “letter bombs” to “leaflet bombs” to remove ambiguity and better reflect the intention of the London Recruits organisation.

Thanks to The Morning Star for the use of its report.
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Report from Calais and Next Trip

Hi all,

Attached (below) please find the latest report from Calais, where several of us were working last week and at the foot of this post, the video download from one of the Paris refugee support workers.

The next trip to Calais is the weekend of December 9th – 10th. Some people are going for both days with an overnight stay. Others may just go for Saturday 9th. If you are interested in going, please email back so we can sort out transport.

It would be good to take donations of goods and money, so more details to follow soon of fundraising schemes. (and yes, it does involve more Paddington Bear merchandise). If you’d like to donate clothes, shoes, sleeping bags etc, please refer to the Care4Calais items list at www.care4calais.org/donate.

Please forward this to anyone who may be interested. Thanks, all.

Best

Andy

Report October 2017
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Anti-fascist Demo 12noon 4th November Bromley North Train Station

Message received from Bromley Trades Council via TUC:

Anti-fascist Demo 12noon 4th November Bromley North Train Station

The fascist splinter group, Britain First are aiming to march in Bromley, on Saturday 4 November. This is due to the notorious leaders of this group having to sign on at Bromley police station every week. The two who have to sign on, face charges resulting from their history of Islamophobic and racist provocations.

Britain First split from the British National Party (BNP), however their fascist politics are clear. Unfortunately the far right internationally are growing, in Britain they try to emulate the likes of Le Pen and Golden Dawn.

Local people do not wish these fascists to march in Bromley. including Bromley Momentum, Bromley Trades Council, Bromley & Chislehurst CLP and UAF along with other groups are asking people who oppose the odious, hate filled ideas of these Nazis’s and to come out and join us to oppose them and there views on Saturday the 4th of November, 12 noon at Bromley North train station.

Justice Now! Make it right for Palestine 04/11/2017

Assemble 12noon at Speaker’s Corner, Marble Arch in London

For the past 100 years Palestinian rights have been disregarded. As we approach the centenary of the Balfour Declaration – on the 2nd November – which built the path for their dispossession, we are demanding justice and equal rights for Palestinians now.

Join us on Saturday 4 November to make it right for Palestine!

Full details HERE

24/10/2017 Mass Lobby of Parliament Over Cuts

School Cuts Campaign. Slide from NEU Powerpoint presentation. London Schools will be badly hit.

Teachers, support staff and parents from up and down the country will be lobbying their MP at the same time, pushing schools right up the political agenda.

Meet from 9:30 am onwards at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, Westminster SW1P 3DW for a briefing before lobbying your MP

Make sure your MP knows you want to meet them – register to say you are going and send them a letter via the NEU or School Cuts websites: https://neu.org.uk/funding