Co-operatives: springboard to revolution or hipster capitalism?

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Bridport International women’s day festival: 4th – 11th March

Festival Programme Pdf

Autonomy Films presents: Carry Greenham home.

The Nasty World of the JSA Sanction!

From Good Advice Matters – Free benefit advice!

The Nasty World of the JSA Sanction!

Came across this today. Seems there is a clause in the Welfare Reform Bill which will negate people from claiming assessment rate during reconsideration if ESA is stopped by ATOS forcing them onto JSA. Bastards.

No ESA for claimants who want to appeal

BE PART OF OUR HUMAN CHAIN AROUND ST THOMAS’ HOSPITAL NOON – 2PM WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH 2012

THE NHS IS UNDER THREAT
Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill promotes competition for services, reversing the recent successes of co-operative, joined-up, efficient services that benefit patient care

BE PART OF OUR HUMAN CHAIN AROUND ST THOMAS’ HOSPITAL NOON – 2PM WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH 2012

Lansley’s bill paves the way for wholesale privatisation of the NHS. Tell him where to go with his competition! Show the government how co-operation works! Join us in protest against the Health and Social Care Bill

Meet at 11.45am Outside A&E St Thomas’ Hospital Lambeth Palace Road London SE1 9RT

LONDON’S LOCAL ANTI-CUTS ALLIANCES

False Economy     Haringey Alliance for Public Services

Meeting for all London’s local boroughs anti-cuts alliances Wednesday 7th March, 7pm
Camden Town Hall – Judd Street, WC1H 9JE (near Kings Cross): Room 4 – venue fully accessible – NOTE NEW VENUE.
To promote communication, solidarity and co-ordination. Reports of local anti-cuts campaigning, plus local angles on London-wide anti-cuts struggles (eg NHS, housing, welfare, industrial disputes etc). Active members and reps of all London’s local alliances and coalitions, and supporting organisations, are welcome.

Memorial demo for Murdered 21-year-old Russian Antifascist Nikita Kalin – 25th February

Nikita Lives!
Urgent: This Saturday 25th February, London Antifascists will be laying a wreath at the International Brigades Memorial, Jubilee Gardens SE1 (Southbank) at 1pm to commemorate our fallen comrade.

We encourage all antifascists and radicals to join us. The nearest station is Waterloo.

Anarchist anti-fascist murdered in Samara, Russia friends and family need support

Nikita’s family and friends have a lawyer from a human rights organisation, but they still need money to help pay for the funeral. If you cannot make it to the memorial demonstration, please consider donating to the funeral fund via Moscow Anarchist Black Cross.

The Art of Protest – A Day of Skills Sharing

Saturday, 3 March 2012
10:00 until 20:00

The cuts are biting, the economy is faltering, and UK Uncut needs to grow in strength. Bournemouth Uncut are proudly hosting “The Art of Protest”. This free event will be a fantastic day of skills sharing; training in the core aspects of what it takes to be an organised direct action network.

We have invited key organisers from UK Uncut, Occupy and Green and Black Cross who will facilitate workshops and training in:

• How to organise direct actions
• How to run an effective communications campaign
• Knowing your rights / legal observing
• Tips and tricks in organising

This is a massively important opportunity for people from all around the region to come together and start planning for future Uncut actions in the South.

For any more information please get in touch bournemouthuncut@riseup.net

Poole labour club 22 Wimborne Road Poole, BH15 2BU United Kingdom
Right by Poole railway station.

Russian Antifa framed – call-out for solidarity.

Nizhny Novgorod anti-fascists need your solidarity and support! A call for coordinated actions around the world on March 16–18, 2012

Friends and comrades!
We, the anti-fascists and anarchists of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), appeal to concerned people around the world. The political police (the Center for Combating Extremism or Center “E”) have fabricated a criminal case against our comrades. Anti-fascism has been outlawed in our city. We need your solidarity and support!

Full story here:

Facebook group

Benefit Party for Russian antifascists Friday 24th February 19:00
London Action Resource Centre (LARC), 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1ES

The Black Rose hosts Jeff Monson in London; Sunday 25 March 2012

London Action Resource Centre (LARC), 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1ES. 17:00 until 19:00

The Black Rose Martial Arts Cooperative is a Free martial arts training group, based in the London Action Resource Centre (LARC)
Jeff Monson – World famous mixed martial artist, antifascist and anarcho-communist will be at LARC on Sunday 25th March 2012 to talk about politics and martial arts.

There will be food and drinks available, and donations/money raised will go into the upkeep of LARC and the Black Rose Martial Arts Cooperative.

Jeff Monson’s Wikipedia entry facebook event

Victory for the Electricians! – Congratulations from the London IWW GMB

17/02/2012 | London IWW GMB – In what could be a major breakthrough for rank and file action, Balfour Beatty has withdrawn the imposed ‘BESNA’ contracts at the heart of a 7-month dispute. Balfour Beatty and six other construction companies were aiming to scrap longstanding pay and conditions arrangements and impose new contracts on sparks and other workers, involving deskilling and cuts in pay and allowances of up to 35% – with threats of dismissal for those not signing up.

IWW CLEANERS LIVING WAGE VICTORY

Friday 17 Cleaners Demo against NTT Communications CANCELLED

London, 16/02/2012 -IWW Cleaners and Allied Trades | Once again vindicating the IWW mottos – “An Injury to One is an Injury to All” and “Don’t Mourn – Organise!” – the Fighting Industrial Workers of the World Cleaners and Allied Trades Union today gained yet another victory notch on their belt against unscrupulous bosses!