Category Archives: International

Fighting blockades & COVID-19: Why US sanctions in Latin America must end online event 3 October......

Hosted by Cuba Solidarity Campaign.

In the depths of a global health crisis international co-operation can save lives. But while Cuba has sent medical brigades to help fight COVID-19 in 38 countries, the US government under Donald Trump has tightened sanctions against Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, preventing access to vital PPE and ventilators. In the run up to the presidential elections, Trump has courted the most right-wing and reactionary sectors of the Latino diaspora with promises of more intervention and aggression.  Click here to read more and register.

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September 25 – Global day of climate action......

During the last few months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced activists to find new ways of protest and use digital activism to demand climate action, as marches have not been appropriate. The 25th of September will be the first global action day of the year.  Click here to read more.

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The revolution within the revolution......

Cuba Solidarity Campaign – As the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) celebrates its 60th anniversary we look back on its major achievements & future challenges.  Tuesday 11 August at 6.30pm.  Free event click here to find out more and register.

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Coronavirus: France’s health workers given pay rises worth €8bn......

The French government has agreed to give pay rises worth €8bn (£7.2bn; $9bn) to health workers, as it hailed their role in fighting coronavirus.

The deal was signed with trade unions on Monday after seven weeks of fraught negotiations.

Health workers have been revered as heroes during the pandemic with regular displays of public appreciation.  Click here to read more.

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PSC: Women Resist the Occupation: For Justice and Equality in Palestine......

Tuesday 23rd June, 6pm 

A PSC webinar looking at ways women are leading the resistance to the Israeli military occupation of Palestine. The speakers include women activists in Palestine, Israel and the UK. They will talk about the many ways women are standing in solidarity with the people of Palestine, to achieve and end of the Israeli military occupation, for peace, justice and equality for everyone.
Register here

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What can a small Caribbean island teach the world about health care and equity?......

Mon, June 22, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM BST – free event

xperts from the US, Canada and Britain compare Cuba’s response to Covid-19 in the context of the island’s commitment to public health care, preventative medicine and international humanitarianism.  Click here to read more.

 

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Racist structures must fall – graffiti on canal side Hackney......

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WF Branch solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter......

Waltham Forest UNISON is clear that Black Lives Matter. For us, this is more than a written statement. We are committed to campaigning against all forms of discrimination, racism and inequality experienced by our Black members in the workplace.  This includes the hidden,  implicit and institutionalised forms of racism that many non-white people experience. To do this, we support our members and ensure we have Black representation on our committee. In addition we are committed to showing solidarity with campaigns to change the society we live in so it is a fairer and safer place for non-white people.

To make a meaningful contribution to the campaign we have chosen two political organisations to support. One is based in the US and one in our borough, Waltham Forest. As a committee we will be making a £200 donation to each of these organisations. We invite all members to donate £10 or what they can to also show their support. Continue reading

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Don’t Call Us Heroes—Join Our Fight!......

Cleaner and security workers from the five continents will be commemorating  International Justice Day this June 15 with a set of demands to protect essential workers on the job and a reminder that the fight for justice in the workplace comes hand in hand with the struggle for racial dignity.  Click here to read more.

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Brazil, Bolsonaro & Coronavirus Catastrophe – with Jeremy Corbyn & guests.......

Join this important solidarity event with speakers from Brazil, Jeremy Corbyn and more guests/details tba.

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently dismissed Coronavirus as “just a fantasy” and “media hysteria.”

He has recklessly refused to put people and health first. Brazil now has the second-highest number of cases in the world and rising.  Click here to read more and get tickets.

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