Donald Trump is coming to Britain on Friday 13th July. The Together Against Trump coalition are planning actions across the country, and we want to make sure the Palestine struggle is represented strongly.
From moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, refusing to condemn Israel’s massacres in Gaza, and emboldening settler colonialism in the West Bank – Trump has proven himself to be no friend of Palestine or justice.
Join the Carnival of Resistance, and find out what’s going on near you. We are expecting a massive turnout for the rally in London. So come along – and don’t forget your Palestinian flags!
14:00: Assemble outside BBC in Portland Place, march to Trafalgar Square.
17:00 – 19:00: Rally in Trafalgar Square
This demonstration is also supported by Stand Up To Racism & CND
In May 2018, the Israeli High Court ruled against the Palestinian Bedouin community of Al Khan al Ahmar and all Bedouin refugees living in Area C. The Bedouin school and village may now be demolished at any time. Pressure from the British government on Israel has been known to help prevent forced displacement of Palestinians.
In Conversation with…Professor Steven Haines, 17 May
6.15 pm (6.00 pm arrivals) to 7.30 pm
NEU – NUT Section HQ, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
The 2018 Send My Friend to School Campaign, of which the NEU is a key supporter, focuses on making schools safe across the globe by asking the UK Government to implement the Safe Schools Declaration. This event will be an opportunity for audience members to learn the importance of the Declaration from Professor Steven Haines, the author of the International Guidelines for Protecting Schools from Military Use during Armed Conflict – a key tenet of the Declaration. Participants will also hear more about the Send My Friend to School Campaign from two Campaign Champions, including how they can get involved. Please register for this free event here.
Free Iranian Teacher Trade Unionist on Hunger Strike
Amnesty International has launched an online appeal calling on the Iranian authorities to release Esmail Abdi. Abdi is a maths teacher and trade unionist who was arrested in 2015 while trying to attend Education International’s World Congress and, after an unfair trial, sentenced to six years in prison. Since 24 April, Abdi has been on hunger strike in protest of the Iranian authorities’ crackdown on trade unionists and his treatment in prison. Support AI’s appeal here.
Thursday 17 May 2018, 18.15-19.30 NEU – NUT Section, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced that the UK Government is signing the Safe Schools Declaration. Signing the Declaration is evidence of the UK’s political commitment to protecting students, schools and teachers during armed conflict, and was the key ask of the Send My Friend to School campaign this year. The task is now to monitor the implementation of the Declaration. This event will be an opportunity for audience members to learn the importance of the Declaration from Professor Steven Haines, the author of the International Guidelines for Protecting Schools from Military Use during Armed Conflict. Participants will also hear more about the Send My Friend to School Campaign, including how they can get involved. Click here to secure your free place at the event.
Visit the Library AND join the May Day demonstration
1 May, doors open at 10am, and close at 3pm, with last tours starting at 2.40pm
37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU
The MML will open its doors to free May Day short feature tours; visit the room where Lenin worked in exile 1902-3 and have a peek at our displays including NUM plates and the original International Brigade British Battalion banner.
Experience the feature tour of the Library and pick up a bargain at one of our stalls. Take a break for refreshments before or after joining the traditional May Day march which starts at Clerkenwell Green, right on our doorstep!
Tolpuddle Martyrs Exhibition This year on International Workers’ Day, the Marx Memorial Library is welcoming visitors to view our special Tolpuddle exhibition which looks at the Martyrs themselves, the wave of anger that swept across the country following their conviction and how their story has inspired workers’ struggles ever since. It also draws upon a unique collection of contemporary newspapers held at the Library that are now available online having been conserved and digitised thanks to sponsorship by the British and Australian trade union movements.
Marx 200 2018 is the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. At the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) on 5th May we are holding a major international conference to celebrate Marx’s work and explore the significance of Marxism in the world today. For more details see our website.