Category Archives: International
Sunday 29th November is the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. At a time when physical gatherings are difficult, we are organising an online international rally to show our solidarity. This is being coordinated jointly by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK, Jewish Voice for Peace, and the BDS National Committee.
Join us as we bring together a range of Palestinian voices, poets, musicians, and social justice campaigners to rally for Palestine. Click here to find out more and register your free place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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