Newham Teachers’ Association is affiliated to:
Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Justice For Columbia
LMDOC May Day (London May Day Organising Committee)
MENA Solidarity Network (Middle East & North Africa Solidarity Network)
Nicaraguan Solidarity Campaign
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
MENA Solidarity Network
Trade union delegation visits Moroccan embassy to call for political prisoners’ release – 16/10/2017
Representatives of four British trade unions visited the Moroccan embassy in London on 16 October to hand in a petition with over 500 signatures from trade unionists and activists calling for the release of political prisoners detained during the crackdown on the Hirak popular movement in the Rif region. The delegation was timed to highlight the upcoming trial of Hamid el Mahdaoui, editor of the news website http://www.badil.info which was set to begin on 17 October.
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Event to launch of Middle East Solidarity magazine Issue 7
Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 7
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Back issues available too.
PalestinE Solidarity Campaign
National March and Rally: Saturday 4 November 2017
Justice Now: Make it right for Palestine
Assemble 12noon Grosvenor Square W1K 6LF London
Speakers at the rally will include:
Dr Mustafa Barghouti / Andy Slaughter MP / Mick Whelan General Secretary ASLEF / Gail Cartmail TUC / Matt Wrack General Secretary FBU / Margaret McKee President Unison / John Pilger / Senator Paul Gavan Sinn Fein / Leanne Mohamad / Hugh Lanning PSC / Reem Kelani / Philipa Harvey NEU/NUT Section / Daoud Abdalah BMI / Ajmal Masrour Imam & broadcaster / Prof Manuel Hassassian / Tariq Ali / Salma Yacoub / Dave Randall / Hawiyya Dance Company – And many more to be announced.
Supported by Unite the Union, UNISON, National Education Union- NUT Section, GMB, ASLEF, RMT, FBU, UCU, PCS, CWU, Europal Forum, Pax Christi, APCUK, Kairos UK, Friends of Sabeel UK, ICAHD UK, Amos Trust, APCUK.
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Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s Trade Unions for Cuba eNewsletter
Summer 2017 issue of Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s Trade Unions for Cuba eNewsletter, which includes the latest news on Cuba and CSC with particular emphasis on our work with trade unions.
This issue includes:
– RMT Cuba Garden Party
– NUT in solidarity with Cuba
– UNISON host Cuban trade unionists
– Record breaking young trade unionists May Day brigade to Cuba
– Trade union news round up
The National Union of Teachers has produced a report into the Cuban education system following a recent delegation to the island.
“There is another way we can teach, inspire and work with our young people to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their education – it’s just a shame I had to go half way round the world to it see it.” Mari Burton, secondary school history teacher, said after visiting Cuba on the NUT delegation in October half-term.
Read and download the NUT delegation report
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign
NSC works in solidarity with Nicaraguan organisations and social movements fighting for social and economic justice by promoting and seeking support for their activities in the UK.
About Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (NSCAG)
Trade union linking is carried out through a sister organisation, the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (NSCAG).
NSCAG has worked with trade unions both in the UK and in Nicaragua since the time of the Revolution in 1979. Our work focuses on fostering and maintaining links of support and solidarity between trade unions in Nicaragua and the UK in order to share knowledge and experience, enhance mutual understanding and promote social and economic justice.
Justice for Columbia
Free Colombian Political Prisoners
There are currently hundreds of political prisoners in Colombia’s jails.
They include numerous trade unionists, student activists, community and indigenous leaders, human rights defenders and academics – all imprisoned for their opposition to the Colombian regime. Most are jailed without trial, though in the few cases in which people are convicted they often face up to 40 years in prison for ‘rebellion’ – a trumped-up charge that the authorities use against their opponents.
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