Monthly Archives: January 2014
René González, Alice Walker, Ramsey Clark and other special guests to participate in London Commission of Inquiry for the Cuban Five......
René González, the first and only member of the Cuban (Miami) Five to have been released after completing his 15 year sentence in the United States, has announced that he will come to London to give evidence.
He will be joined by family members of the Five, victims of terrorism against Cuba, lawyers, politicians and campaigners from Cuba and across the world, including Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning author of the Color Purple and former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark. Continue reading
TUC Debate: The missing link? Trade union and tackling poverty in the global south – Thursday 23 January 2014......
Attached, to coincide with the publication of a book entitled “The Global Development Crisis” by Ben Selwyn of Sussex University, in which he makes the case for ‘labour-centred development’, the TUC is sponsoring a debate on the evening of Thursday 23 January 2014 at 6.00pm (refreshments from 5.30pm). Continue reading
Cuba Solidarity Campaign upcoming Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade – flyer giving further information attached.
7pm Wednesday 15 January – SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG http://www.soas.ac.uk/visitors/location/maps/#RussellSquareCampusMap
Talk by Marcel Claude, Chilean economist, friend of the student movement and ex-presidential candidate of the Humanist Party standing on an eco-socialist platform. Continue reading
Invitations are being sent out now. It is the most important Branch Meeting of the year. There will be a buffet lunch at the 12 noon meeting and light refreshments at the 4pm meeting.
Petition asking the House of Lords to protect freedom of speech has already got 100,000 signatures......
Great news, the petition asking the House of Lords to protect freedom of speech has already got 150,000 signatures. Influential Lord and former bishop, Lord Harries, will carry all the names into the House of Lords.
The total number of signatures will be announced just before the key votes. Please can you sign now, and make sure your name is there to be counted too?
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/gagging-law-vote Continue reading
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Save the date – new local government pension scheme 2014 presentations – 22nd & 24th January 2014......
The Council’s pension administration are putting on two seminars – details below. Continue reading