Tuesday, 14 June 2016

March for housing, defend our schools – come to these campaign events


15 June 2016

Southwark people will be joining thousands from across the country to march on Saturday against an all-out attack on social housing. We will be meeting up in Southwark to go up to the demo together. Bring your banners, placards, families and friends! The government’s threat to privatise schools has not gone away – Thursday’s south London meeting for parents is one of many being organised around the country – come along. Details of this and more are shown below.




Tuesday 14 June

8.30am. London Real Estate Forum: NO land deals – build council housing. At this ‘premier event for the development sector’, eight councils, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and other public bodies plan ‘deals and networking’. Assemble Berkeley Square, W1J 5AX. See  fb event for more details.


Thursday 16 June

7pm - 9pm. Keep Our NHS Public organising meeting at Stockwell Centre, 1 Studley Rd (behind Stockwell Tube) SW4 6RA. This is a meeting of the Lambeth group – If you want to help set up a Southwark KONP group, reply to this email or contact the organisers at lambethkonp@gmail.com. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LambethKONP


Thursday 16 June

7.30pm. Parents Defending Education – South London public meeting about the impact on your child’s education from forced academisation, funding freezes, more stressful testing of children. At Effraspace, 21 Effra Parade, SW2 1PX. Everyone welcome. Free entry with drinks & nibbles provided. Information about the issues and national campaign on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/ParentsDefending/


Saturday 18 June

12 noon. Axe the Housing Act march. Assemble Hyde Park Corner, march to Westminster. Southwark meet-up point - 11.30am Outside Metropolitan Tabernacle, opposite Elephant and Castle Tube, SE1 to get the bus together to Hyde Park Corner. Leaflet here. See also protest on 14 June above. If you’re going, contact Tanya (Southwark DCH) on 07792 786 192. For further details, go to Axe the Housing Act webpage https://killthehousingbill.wordpress.com/ 

Thursday 23 June

7pm. South London people’s Assembly organising meeting. Reports from campaigns including Convoy to Calais, Housing & Defending Education. Planning. Venue tbc. More information from secretary@southlondonpa.org


Tuesday 28 June

7pm. Defend Council Housing - organising meeting to discuss the Old Kent Road Area Action Plan and Axe the Housing Act. Venue: 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


Saturday 2 July

11am-4.30pm. Annual NSSN conference at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL Speakers: Steve Gillan POA General Secretary, Matt Wrack FBU General Secretary, Ronnie Draper BFAWU General Secretary, Janice Godrich PCS President, Chris Baugh PCS Assistant General Secretary, Sean Hoyle RMT President, Yannis Gourtsoyannis BMA junior doctors committee national executive. Facebook event here.


Tuesday 5 July

Celebrating 68th birthday of the NHS. Get information about local and national events being planned from lambethkonp@gmail.com

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July

11am onwards. Stalls for many anti-cuts/anti-austerity campaigns will be set up at the Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park. Reply to southwarksos@gmail.com if you want to help.


Other campaigns

Stand Up for your Rights – free training for claimants organised by London Unemployed Strategies campaign at Stockwell Park Community Centre, 21 Aytoun Place, SW9 0TE. Further info from 020 7467 1283 or email Nick at nickplus007@gmail.com




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