Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Climate Jobs Caravan London Final Rally

May 25 2012 5:00 
LONDON - Friday 25th 7pm Friends Meeting House, St. Martin's Lane, (off Trafalgar Square)
A chance to catch the excitement the Climate Jobs Caravan has been generating across the country as it has visited over 25 towns and cities with its message that investment in climate jobs can help solve both the economic and environmental crises. 

Jean Lambert MEP, (Green Party),

Murad Qureshi (Chair, GLA Environmental Committee),

Tony Kearns (Sen. Dep. Gen Sec of CWU),
Questions and discussion I
Izzy: Young Campaign Against Climate Change
Professor Barbara Harris-White (One Million Climate Jobs Report),

George Barda (Occupy, London)
Graham Petersen (UCU)

Graham Thompson, (Greenpeace)
"Fergus" contributor to One Million Climate Jobs pamphlet
Suzanne Jeffery (Chair, Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union group)

Performance poetry from Pete and closing remarks from Ken Montague

Friday, 11 May 2012

What Happened In Bradford?

GRASSROOTS 26 may Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS

Grassroots 2012

We’re a community of trade unionists and progressive organisations committed to tackling the big challenges we face right now.  To do that we’ve set up Grassroots, a conference and space that lets us share and hear the most exciting and practical ideas on campaigning, organising and mobilisation.

This year, Grassroots is going to focus on three areas that will help us tackle the challenges we face right now.

Rise up! Building support

How we campaign effectively on issues.

2, 4, 6, 8: How will people congregate

How can we build membership organisations that engage?

Reaching Out

How do we communicate our messages effectively?
For each theme we have three speakers who will be given 20 minutes to put forward their idea and demonstrate its practical use.  After we’ve heard all the ideas, there is a networking session to allow all participants to discuss what they’ve heard and share experiences.




Grassroots opens


Grassroots begins
Opening Speaker: Frances O’Grady, TUC Deputy General Secretary


Rise Up! Building Support starts
Stephanie Bloomingdale, Wisconsin AFL-CIO


Lunch break – Lunch is included in the ticket cost


2, 4, 6, 8 How will people congregate starts
Fiona Ransford, UK Feminista
Carl Roper, TUC


Reach Out theme starts
Giles Fraser
Michelle Stanistreet, National Union of Journalists
Clifford Singer, False Economy 

4.30 pm

Networking event – one drink is provided in the ticket cost

Saturday, 5 May 2012

EVENTS IN MAY: Defend the NHS, Pensions Strike, Remember the Nakba, Climate Jobs Caravan

Red Pepper invites you to:

Defend the NHS! Strategies of resistance

Wednesday 9 th  May 2012 7-9.15pm

Somers Town Community Centre

London NW1 1EE (Kings Cross tube)

Red Pepper brings together NHS experts, health professionals and activists

to discuss the impacts of the bill and plans to resist it:

• Professor Colin Leys outlining the bones of the Bill and its implications for people

• Jonathon Tomlinson (GP) on current plans for resistance from GPs / health professionals

• Wendy Savage (Keep our NHS Public) on current plans for resistance from Keep Our NHS Public

• Dr. Jacky Davis TBC

The Coalition government has forced through the Health and Social Care Bill which seeks to further open up the healthcare market via welcoming ‘any willing provider’. This decision opens the door to the creation of an unequal two tier system based on ability to pay. The leading private companies stand to gain lucrative new contracts, subsidised by the tax payer, to squeeze private profit through damaging ‘cost efficiencies’ while poor people across the UK lose their access to important healthcare services.

Red Pepper is bringing together NHS expert and health professionals with campaigners and activists to hear about the plans already underway from those in the health sector to defend the NHS. We will discuss how activists and campaigners can support these efforts and block the implementation of the Bill and defend the principle of a comprehensive, universal free service for all, that values people over private profit.

Places are limited, please RSVP to

Pensions Dispute:
10 May strike

Next Thursday will see Unite, PCS and UCU take action to defend pensions up and down the country.

Get down to the picket lines to show support.

There will be a march and rally in London:
March: St Thomas’s Hospital, SE1 from 12 noon
Rally: Methodist Central Hall, SW1 from 1pm

Saturday 12 May




Saturday  12th May 1–3pm opposite Downing St, London

Help us to build a new mass anti-Apartheid movement
for Palestine

Organised by: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Friends of Al-Aqsa, British Muslim Initiative, Palestinian Forum for Britain, Stop the War Coalition.

Supported by: Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine (APJP), CAABU, CND, CWU, FBU, Green Party, GUPS UK, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, ICAHD UK, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights, Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine, London BDS, PCS, Viva Palestina, War on Want, Zaytoun.

climate caravan meeting  

LONDON - Friday 25 May

Public Meeting, 7pm Friends Meeting House, St. Martin's Lane, off Trafalgar Square. Speakers include Tony Kearns (Sen. Dep. Gen Sec of CWU), Jean Lambert, (Green Party), Murad Qureshi (Chair, GLA environmental committee), Professor Barbara Harris-White (Million Climate Jobs Report), Suzanne Jeffrey (Chair, CaCC TU group), Sachi Lloyd (author), Graham Petersen (UCU), Greenpeace.

 Further climate caravan meetings throughout UK detailed at