Climate strike in Waltham Forest......

A very large crowd gathered at Waltham Forest Town Hall on Friday morning and marched shouting slogans to the town square at the top of the market – all to the rhythm of a samba band. Many then carried on to the main event in Westminster.

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Dave Knight’s funeral......

Dave Knight’s funeral service took place at Manor Park yesterday.

The big chapel wasn’t large enough to hold all those who turned up, with a good number having to stand and listen to the service broadcast outside on speakers. It was a humanist service with dedications from Leyton Orient supporters, Unison Waltham Forest, the East London Runners and his life partner Anne. Continue reading

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Strike for our future......

Student activist Ummi Hoque from Walthamstow urges people to get involved in this month’s climate strike.  Click here to read more.

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‘Green New Deal’ campaign set to dominate Labour conference......

Labour conference is set to be dominated by the campaign pushing for the party to adopt a ‘Green New Deal’, as almost 130 local parties have sent the policy motion for debate at the meeting starting this weekend.  Click here to read more.

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$1m a minute: the farming subsidies destroying the world – report......

‘Perverse’ payments must be redirected to measures such as capturing carbon, report says.  Click here to read more.

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20th of September 2019 – Global Climate Strike......

Unison Waltham Forest stands in solidarity with the global climate strikers on the 20th of September 2019. Millions will walk out of workplaces, schools and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Continue reading

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Fundraiser Quiz......

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Trade unionist and founder of Leyton Orientear Dave Knight dies – local Guardian newspaper report......

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Information on Dave Knights Funeral arrangements......

Dave’s Family have asked that the following information be shared in preparation to his funeral on 16th September 2019 @ 3.30pm at The City of London Cemetery & Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ.

As many are aware, Dave was great in supporting a number of charities. As such the family have asked us to share that if you wish, you can donate to a fundraising page set up here

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Join the next HSBC day of action! Stop Arming Israel......

National Day of Action will take place on 14 September.  Click here to read more.

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