Tuesday, 14 April 2015

General election – a chance to vote against cuts and austerity

Southwark Action Alert                          11th April 2015

Even with a general election only four weeks away, local campaigns are still planning and taking part in activities. But there is also a clamour for an electoral voice against cuts and austerity. Hustings are a great opportunity to challenge those parties committed to cuts and austerity, and to hear from those candidates who are opposed to them. Details are shown below. If you know of hustings that aren’t listed, please email back to give us information about them. If you haven’t registered to vote yet, you can do it here.

***Please put in your diary this month’s events, shown below***

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Saturday, 11 April
10am – 4pm. People's Convention for the NHS - National Conference at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, SW1P 3DW.  This will bring together all those who are fighting for our NHS activists into a united campaign. Plenary sessions on TTIP, NHS Privatisation, How to Fight it and Win, NHS Reinstatement Bill, Political Campaigning and Mental Health Cuts. Contact for more info: nhsconvention@gmail.com Or go to www.nhsconvention.org.uk, or phone 07904 171413.

Monday 13 April
7pm. Hustings for the general election at The Beormund Centre, 177 Abbey Street, SE1 2AN. Map. Organised by Southwark Trade Union Council. Contact southwarktuc@gmail.com

Monday 13 April
7.15pm. General Election Hustings at the Albrighton Community Centre, 37 Albrighton Road SE22 8AH - on the east side of Dog Kennel Hill, almost opposite Sainsbury’s, within the East Dulwich Estate. Organised by the Ivanhoe Residents Association. Full details are here.

Tuesday 14 April
7.15pm. ‘Sell-Off: the Abolition of the NHS’ Film showing and discussion. Colliers Wood Community Ctr (first floor), 66-72 High Street, SW19 2BY. Organised by SW London Keep Our NHS Public.  Facebook page here. For more info email swl.konp@gmail.com  If you can't make this - there's another on Friday May 1st 7pm at the Irish Ctr, 138-140 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon, SW19 3TG.

Wednesday 15 April
5pm. Demonstration to Defend Lewisham/Southwark College against £7million cut to the staffing budget by July. Assemble outside Lewisham Way campus (SE4 1UT). Click here for the latest on the campaign.

Wednesday 15 April
7pm. Disability Hustings for the general election at Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Road, SE5 0EN. Organised by Southwark Association for Mental Health (SAMH) . Details here.

Thursday 16 April
7pm. Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public organising meeting in the upstairs room at the Phoenix pub, 348 Clapham Road, SW9 9AR (between Clapham North and Stockwell tube stations). There is no Southwark KONP group so Southwark activists please make contact with the Lambeth group to find out about local activity. The group have a new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LambethKONP.

Thursday 16 April
6.30-8.30pm. Volunteers planning meeting for the ‘End Austerity Now’ demo in June (see below) at the UNITE office, 33-37Moreland Street EC1V 8BB. (Nearest Tubes: Angel / Old Street) Organised by The People’s Assembly. Facebook event.

Friday 17 April
7pm.  Hustings for the Bermondsey & Old Southwark Constituency at the Young Vic Theatre.   The event is FREE but you do need to reserve a space – you can do that here. Hosted by What Next? Southwark and the Young Vic Hustings for the Bermondsey & Old Southwark Constituency.

Friday 17 April
7pm. South London People’s Assembly Organising meeting at venue tbc. More information from secretary@southlondonpa.org

Saturday 18 April
12noon. London day of action against TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership): Assembly with invited speakers, followed by action to highlight the threat TTIP poses to our NHS, food and environmental protection. Follow on Twitter @ttipinfo. Organised by Global Justice Now, War on Want, Friends of the Earth, and others. Contact: Sakina.sheikh@globaljustice.org.uk Facebook page here.

Monday 20 April
8pm - 9.30pm. General election hustings at St Stephen's Church, College Road SE21. More information here.

Wednesday 22 April
10.30am. Election Hustings. The Southwark Pensioners Action Group has invited candidates in the general election to come along and outline their parties’ policies and answer questions from pensioners. Venue: Albrighton Community Centre at 37 Albrighton Road, off Dog Kennel Hill, SE22 8AH. Refreshments will be served. More information here or at http://www.spag.btck.co.uk/

Thursday 23 April
7pm - 9pm. General election hustings at East Dulwich Community Centre, 46-50 Darrell Road, SE22 9NL.

Saturday 25 April
Time tbc. General Election Hustings at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA. 220 yards from London Bridge Tube Station. Weblink here .

Tuesday 28 April
7pm Southwark Defend Council Housing meeting at the Alvey Estate Tenants Hall, ground floor of Thomson House, Beckway Street, off East Street, SE17 1TS. Beckway Street is close to the end of East Street at its junction with the Old Kent Road. More information from southwarkdch@gmail.com

Thursday 30 April
5.30pm. Hands Off Our Pay: Healthworkers’ protest against planned attacks to unsocial hours pay outside St Thomas's Hospital main entrance. Flyer here. Facebook page here.


Saturday 20 June
National Demonstration and festival: END AUSTERITY NOW in London, just six weeks after the general election, the message to the new government will be to end austerity. Weblink here.

OTHER LOCAL CAMPAIGNS not listed above:

Campaign to Save the Aylsebury . Campaigners are supporting local tenants to oppose the demolition of council housing in Southwark. Replacing social housing with private dwellings is denying thousands of people decent, affordable housing. If you can help, contact southwarkdch@gmail.com or phone 07792 786 192. Website: www.defendcouncilhousing.org.uk/dch.

London Play and Youth Work Campaign is supported by Unite the Union. If you're a playworker, a child, a mum, a dad, a cousin, a youth worker, or you’re just concerned about cuts to youth services, please join. The campaign’s Facebook page is here. Contact  londonplaycampaign@gmail.com

London Unemployed Strategies (LUS) - a campaign to give a voice to unemployed people. For more information and to get involved, contact Nick on: 020 7467 1283 or 07530 001653, or email nickplus007@gmail.com. Facebook page here.

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 solidariteasouthwark@gmail.com or phone 07966180429 on Mondays pm.

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 southlondonunitetheresistance@gmail.com or phone 07956579466.

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

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