Saturday, 25 October 2014

Southwark Action Alert 23 October 2014

The campaign to stop the demolition of council homes to be replaced by private housing is gathering pace. Details of meetings and how to join this campaign are shown below. Meanwhile, watch our facebook page and website for updates on public sector and health unions taking action over pay.

***Please put in your diary the events not just happening this week but the dates for big events next month, shown below.***

Please tweet this listing, link to our website or post on your own Facebook page. Thank you.


Thursday 23 October
6pm to 8.30pm.  Understanding the TTIP, a meeting organised by South East Region TUC at Congress House, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LS. All meeting details here. Registration is essential. Phone Joanne Williams on 020 7467 1218.

Saturday 25 October
10am - 4.30pm Ruled By the Banks - a day symposium on how they rule us all, including over health and TTIP. Venue: UNITE building, 128 Theobalds Rd, Holborn (5 mins north of Holborn tube, via Southampton Row, next to Holborn Hotel). More details at

Saturday 25 October
3pm. How can we stop the council demolishing our homes? What should be the future of the Aylesbury? Public Meeting called by Southwark Group of Tenants organisations (SGTO). Venue: Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street London SE17 1QR. Join the campaign by contacting Southwark Defend Council Housing on 02076227201 or write to

Monday 27 October
5pm. Launch event for an Energy Bill of Rights in a Committee Room (number TBC) at the Houses of Parliament. Come along to tell your story, to join the conversation and to learn about the Energy Bill of Rights. Facebook event here. Called by the Fuel Poverty Action Group. Contact

Tuesday 28 October,
7pm. Meeting of Southwark Defend Council Housing campaign in the Parish Office at St John’s Church, Larcom Street, SE17 1NQ. Map. Agenda to include plans for building for a London-wide demonstration in January.

Tuesday 28 October,
Benefit gig for Southwark Defend Council Housing. Parva Hinton and three other bands appearing at the Montague Arms, New Cross SE14.

Saturday 8th Nov
11am - 1pm. Lambeth KONP stall at Kennington Market opposite Oval tube station. For more information, contact

Saturday 15 November
11am-4pm. ‘Striking together - organising to win’ national conference. After the NHS strikes and the TUC demo on 18 October, this conference addresses the question: “what happens next?”
Speakers include US Fast Food strikers, Peter Pinkney (RMT president), Matt Wrack (FBU Gen Sec), Mags Dalton & Roger Hutt (Care UK), Frank Wood (Unite NEC & King’s Coll Hosp), Barbara Pokryszka (UNITE, Hotel s organiser), Mandy Brown (Lambeth College), John McDonnell MP, Ian Hodson (BFAWU), Ian Lawrence (NAPO gen Sec), Helen Davies (Unison NEC, Barnet), Bryan Kennedy (One Housing). Model motion here. For more information and to register, click here. Called by Unite the Resistance campaign.

Saturday 15 November
Croydon Assembly (TUC) – Join Together To Fight Inequality. Venue: Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd, Croydon, CR0 1BD. Speakers include: Mark Serwotka, Philipa Harvey, Nero Ughwujabo. For more info visit

Sunday 16 November
Defend the Right to Protest Conference. Opening plenary “Injustice somewhere is a threat to justice everywhere”; workshops on Undercover cops and the secret state, Policing the neoliberal university, Deaths in custody - is justice possible? Know your rights, Fracking: the future face of protest policing, Strikes, solidarity and the law, Resisting the assault on civil liberties. Book your place. Other contact at


Wednesday 19 November
12noon. National Student Demonstration - No Fees, No Cuts, No Debt! Called by the National Union of Students. Venue: Central London (TBA). Facebook page here .

OTHER LOCAL CAMPAIGNS not listed above:

Keep Our NHS Public meet monthly in the Phoenix Pub, 348 Clapham Road, Stockwell, SW9 9AR (between Clapham North and Stockwell stations). Please note there is no Southwark KONP group so Southwark activists please make contact with this Lambeth group to find out about local activity. For more information, contact

SolidariTEA, a weekly drop-in between 2pm and 4pm for those affected by work capability, benefits & housing problems etc. Mutual support & planning direct action. at 97 Dawes House, Orb St, Walworth, London, SE17 1RD.
For information, email to or phone 07966180429 on Mondays pm.

South London People’s Assembly. See the website at and to sign up for updates and alerts.

South London Unite the Resistance. For news updates and action alerts on trade union and anti-austerity events in south London, join the email list by writing to or phone 07956579466.

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

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

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