Every trade union and every campaigning group against the cuts is organising for the biggest possible turnout in London on October 20. The TUC are expecting up to a million people. Join in the mobilising effort from this weekend. Also see below the events about cuts to health, disability allowances, pensioner rights and civil rights.
Wednesday 10 October
7pm. All-Southwark Rally against the cuts: UK, Greece – Same Problem, Same Solution- Cancel the Debt. Speakers: John McDonnell MP, Stella Christou (Syriza, Greece), April Ashley (Southwark UNISON). Salvation Army Hall, Princess Street, SE1. Called by Southwark TUC.
Wednesday 10 October
7pm. Lambeth KONP/38degrees meeting – how to stop CCGs commissioning private health care services. Also discussing NHS actions as part of the TUC march against austerity on Oct20. Venue: Upstairs at The Priory Arms, Priory Grove, Stockwell, SW8 2BP.
Saturday 13 October and all next week
11am & 2 pm (on Saturday) and peak travel times for stations (weekdays). Leafleting sessions publicising the TUC demonstration on 20 October against the cuts. We will supply leaflets and details of meeting-up arrangements if you ring us (07519 811 657).
Elephant & Castle
Sunday 14 October
11:30am-5:30pm. Conference: Austerity, Justice & the Power of Protest. Defend the Right to Protest 2012 National Conference. University of London Union, Malet Street. Speakers include Darcus Howe, Owen Jones, Nina Power, Marcia and Sam Rigg [Sean Rigg Justice & Change Campaign], Janet Alder [Justice For Christopher Alder], John McDonnell, Tony Benn, Alfie Meadows and lots more. More details here.
Monday 15 October
7pm. Rally: March for an alternative – the case for a general strike
Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
(nearest tube Euston). Called by Unite the Resistance. Details of speakers here. Petition urging the TUC to follow up the congress vote by naming the day for a general strike is here.
Tuesday 16 October
1pm-2.30pm. Southwark Disabled People Against Cuts meeting at Southwark Independent Living Centre, 10 Bradenham Close, SE17 2QB. Please RSVP to Southwarkdpac@mail.com Please invite others you think would be interested.
Saturday 20 October
Mass TUC demonstration in London “A Future That Works”. More details from the TUC at http://afuturethatworks.org/march-logistics/ and here. 10.30am. Assemble for South London Assembly outside Imperial War Museum. Facebook Event http://tinyurl.com/oct20feeder . Contact email@example.com for bulk supplies of the local assembly flyer.
Sunday 28 October
All day. Our Universities are not supermarkets: National conference of the Education Activist Network. Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG. Facebook event here. Supported by Campaign for the Public University, Postgraduate Workers Association, Liverpool Guild of Students, Essex Students’ Union, Goldsmiths Students’ Union, Young Greens, Student Broad Left, Woodcraft Folk, Defend the Right to Protest.
Wednesday 31 October
NPC National Lobby in defence of the bus pass and other pensioner rights. 11.30am. Protest, George V statue, Old Palace Yard.
1pm. Rally/Lobby, Committee Room 14, House of Commons. Leaflet to download and further details at http://npcuk.org/
Saturday 17 November
11am - 5pm. Unite the Resistance National conference.
The Emmanuel Centre, 9 – 23 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW
(nearest tubes Victoria, Westminster, St James’s Park, Pimlico). Registration: from 10am. Full list of speakers and tickets here.