Joint General Secretaries Urge Action on Disappearances in Mexico

From NEU:

The Joint General Secretaries of the National Education Union have written to the British Ambassador to Mexico to urge him to raise awareness of forced disappearances in Mexico at the country’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review at the UN. Read the letter here.

https://www.teachers.org.uk/sites/default/files2014/letter-to-ambassador-taylor-04.10.2018-for-web.pdf

Khan al-Ahmar is facing imminent demolition

From PSC to NEU Newham:

Dear Friend,

The Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar is now facing imminent demolition. Last week Israel perversely issued an order for the 180 residents to destroy their own homes, with a deadline that passed on Sunday.

Tension is now running extremely high as Israeli bulldozers are poised to carry out the demolitions. Worryingly, it seems that UK company JCB Limited is potentially aiding this war crime against Palestinians.

https://palestinecampaign.iparlsetup.com/lobby/khan_al_ahmar

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Education, Occupation & Liberation

Photo from Fobzu newsletter email. Students facing armed guard.

Info from PSC sources:

Fobzu and UCU present:
The Fobzu 40th Anniversary Programme
Education, Occupation & Liberation
Palestinian Universities Under Occupation & Academic Freedom
6.30pm, Weds 17th October – RSVP NOW:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/palestinian-universities-under-occupation-academic-freedom-tickets-50912744389

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Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 9 – out now

Message from Mena Solidarity Network:

Middle East Solidarity Magazine Issue 9 front cover. Image shows the magazine name in red and black on white backgrough strip at top of cover. Below the magazine name is the main theme of this month's edition "Resisting The Kingdom Of Fear". This is in white lettering on a green background.Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 9
available from October 2018

Middle East Solidarity magazine is now available to buy from Bookmarks bookshop for £3
https://bookmarksbookshop.co.uk/
or can be downloaded as a pdf

Middle East Solidarity Magazine Issue 9
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International Solidarity Learning and Development Course, 7 – 9 December 2018

Location TBC

This course is for NEU members to enhance their teaching and learning practice on global issues as well as develop their campaigning and organising skills for international solidarity. By the end of the course, participants will have the skills and knowledge to carry out the role of the International Solidarity Officer; enhanced their knowledge and skills related to teaching and learning about the key concepts of Global Citizenship; gained strategies for tackling controversial issues; evaluated activities that encourage action for change through collaborative classroom teaching strategies; and begun to plan and organise international solidarity projects for their school, local association or division. Register:
https://www.teachers.org.uk/learning/course/390

Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK meeting with trade unions

EVENT: Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK meeting with trade unions
Thursday 13 September 2018, 5pm

TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

The TUC’s London, East and South East (LESE) International Affairs Committee welcomes the Nicaraguan Ambassador (Embassy of Nicaragua in London) to Congress House for an update briefing and statement on the current situation in Nicaragua followed by Q&A.

FREE admission. Please register: lese@tuc.org.uk or 020 7467 1220

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Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK meeting with trade unions

EVENT: Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK meeting with trade unions
Thursday 13 September 2018, 5pm

TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

The TUC’s London, East and South East (LESE) International Affairs Committee welcomes the Nicaraguan Ambassador (Embassy of Nicaragua in London) to Congress House for an update briefing and statement on the current situation in Nicaragua followed by Q&A.

FREE admission. Please register: lese@tuc.org.uk or 020 7467 1220

TUC header for documents relating to International Development Matters. "Words in white on two-tone purple background. Words read " Changing the world of work for good, TUC, International Development Matters".

Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK meeting with trade unions

EVENT: Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK meeting with trade unions
Thursday 13 September 2018, 5pm

TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

The TUC’s London, East and South East (LESE) International Affairs Committee welcomes the Nicaraguan Ambassador (Embassy of Nicaragua in London) to Congress House for an update briefing and statement on the current situation in Nicaragua followed by Q&A.

FREE admission. Please register: lese@tuc.org.uk or 020 7467 1220

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Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018

Supported by TUC:

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EVENT: Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018
A series of FREE events to mark the centenary of the iconic world leader

Now – until Sunday 19 August 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XX

This exhibition explores the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 – 2013) and marks the centenary of his birth. It provides insight into Mandela’s journey from young freedom fighter to becoming the inspiration for an international movement against South Africa’s violent and oppressive apartheid system. The role of trade unions was also vital in the struggle and so unions are encouraged to attend these events taking place up until 19 August.

More info
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/129236-nelson-mandela-centenary-exhibition-2018-2018

“Free Lula” Protest, Monday 13/08/2018

Message from TUC:

“Free Lula” Protest, Brazilian Embassy (London)
Monday 13 August 5:30pm

Brazilian Embassy, 14-16 Cockspur Street, SW1Y 5BL

The TUC would welcome your support in getting a good turnout (despite summer holidays) for this protest calling for the immediate release of Brazil’s former President Lula. Unions in Brazil, with some allies in the country’s legal system, are doing their best to free him, but international pressure is vital if they are to succeed.

More info
https://www.facebook.com/events/640420319659190/

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