NEU helps break the blockade with thousands of instruments sent to Cuba
The first ever National Education Union conference took place in Liverpool in April, and delegates participated in three fantastic actions to show solidarity with the Cuban people against the US blockade.
While the US government was announcing measures to intensify the blockade, the UK’s largest teaching union hosted Maida Bisset Despaign, regional secretary of the Cuban teachers union in Santiago de Cuba, celebrated the sending of thousands of instruments to Cuban school children, and raised money for the campaign to end the blockade at a Cuban salsa night.
“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.
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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.