Sunday, 23 February 2014

Southwark Action Alert 23rd February 2014

Lobby Southwark Council this Wednesday 26 FEB

Join us on Wednesday when local people will be lobbying Southwark Council to use its discretionary funds to help those affected by council tax cuts and the bedroom tax, and to campaign with local people against further Government cuts to council funding. Come along between 6pm and 7pm to the council offices at 160 Tooley St, 5 mins walk from London Bridge, and bring your workmates, friends or neighbours with you.

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Monday 24 February

7pm. Annual General Meeting of Southwark Defend Council Housing campaign at St John’s Church Hall in Larcom Street, SE17 1NQ. Map. Main business: Elephant and Castle regeneration scheme and priorities for campaigning over the next 12 months.

Wednesday 26 February

6pm. Fight the Cuts! Lobby of Southwark Council Assembly at 160 Tooley St, SE1. Called by Southwark Trades Council, supported by Southwark UNISON, Unite Housing Workers LE1111 & Benefit Justice Campaign.

Thursday 27 February

10.15am. ‘Axe Clause 118 on Hospital Closures’. Assemble for handing in NHS petition at Downing Street at 10.30. 11am: Rally at College Green outside Parliament. 1pm: Indoor meeting in the House of Commons with MPs (including shadow health secretary Andy Burnham) and campaigners. Organised by Keep Our NHS Public. You can still sign the 38 Degrees petition here.

Thursday 27 February

7pm. Education Question Time. Politicians, academics and activists answer questions from the audience. At the Karibu Education Centre 7 Gresham Road SW9 7PH. Info from Tickets are free from Details here.

Tuesday/Wednesday 4 & 5 March

All day. Strike by cleaners at SOAS, members of UNISON, demanding parity with in-house workers for sick pay, annual leave and pensions. More information on Facebook here. Send messages of support or ask for speakers at your union branch/campaign meeting by emailing

Tuesday 4 March

6.30pm. Next Southwark Benefit Justice Campaign organising meeting. Walworth Methodist Church (Blue Room), 54 Camberwell Road SE5 0EN. Agenda from

Sunday 9 March

12.30pm. Singing Flashmob - mystery singing and leafleting tour to publicise the St Helier Public Meeting. Meet at Sutton Rail station entrance, High St, Sutton SM1 1DE. (See 13 March below)

Wednesday 12 March

7pm. Southwark Trades Council meeting in Room G03, 160 Tooley Street SE1.  Delegates and observers always welcome. Further details from

Thursday 13 March

7.30pm. Keep Our St Helier Hospital - public meeting in the Council Chambers, Merton Civic Centre, Morden. Map: Called by Keep Our NHS Public.  Offer help with their campaign by contacting

Saturday 15 March

10am – 5pm. Recall People's Assembly conference at the Emanuel Centre,

London SW1P 3DW. More details at Register for the conference at

Wednesday 19 March

5.30pm. ‘Send Osborne a message on Budget Day’ Protest march and Rally. Assemble Malet Street WC1. March to Downing Street for rally starting at 6:30pm. Called by People’s Assembly. More information at

Saturday 22 March

11am. No to Racism and Fascism demonstration. March from the Mandela Statue in Parliament Square to rally at Trafalgar Square 12 noon. Called by United Against Fascism and the TUC. Details at and

Wednesday 26 March

All Day. National strike by members of the National Union of Teachers. Initial information at Further details to be announced. Send messages of support to:


Saturday 5 April

Benefit Justice Day of Action. Contact for details.


Southwark Defend Council Housing campaign usually meet at St John's Parish Offices in Larcom Street SE17, just off Walworth Road. National campaign website here. For info about meetings contact initially

Southwark Disabled People Against Cuts meet at Southwark Independent Living Centre, 10 Bradenham Close, SE17 2QB. Details from

Southwark Pensioners Action Group. Meets bi-monthly. Campaign information at

South London People's Assembly. Contact for details of local and national events.

South London Unite the Resistance. Meet monthly. For more information phone 07956579466. For information about the national UtR organisation go to

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