Sunderland 29th March 2014 – North East Infidels, EDL and anti-fascists protest

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N.U.T. Teachers’ Strike 26th March.

If you’re a teacher and you’re striking tomorrow, good luck and solidarity!

If you’re a teacher, not in a union or in a different one and you’re thinking of crossing a picket line:

  • A. Don’t
  • B. No one wants a scab, your pupils will lose all respect for you.

If you’re  in the N.U.T.  and you’re thinking of crossing a picket line:

  • A. Don’t.
  • B. What are you fucking thinking of? Don’t you know there’s a war on!
  • C. What sort of example are you setting the youth? Selfish, cowardly, treacherous…

If your children have a scab teacher, keep them home:

  • A. This is about more than just the future of their education but about resisting the ravages of this despicable neoliberal regime.
  • B. This is the most important lesson they will ever learn, don’t scab.
  • C. Forcing them to cross a picket line before they are old enough to understand the enormity of betraying their class is child abuse.

If you’re at school and you’re old enough to think for yourself (hint), join the picket line, show some support, one day others will do the same for you.

Join a march or rally

Solidarity, and a bit of fun.

iwwlogo-buttonOur fellow workers at Gainesville’s local food cooperative, Citizens Co-op, announced The Citizen Co-op Workers Unions in early March.

A couple of days letter they brought their demand for union recognition to the board during a meeting, and a few days ago they met with the General Manager.

By unionizing, the workers want to ensure that the patrons of the store are promoting a business that respects its worker-owners and operates in a fair, democratic, and truly cooperative manner.

7 of 10 Citizens Co-op Workers petitioned to have a union. In response Citizens Co-op fired 5 of them and 2 of them are now on strike because of Unfair Labour Practices.

However, it seems Citizens Co-op might be hiring scabs. They have advertised the position of a current Worker Rep on the Board and Workers Union member:
http://gainesville.craigslist.org/fbh/4385258888.html

We are asking that every IWW member and supporter immediately apply for these positions regardless of your location or qualifications.

Thank you for you help and Solidarity!

To keep in touch with Citizens Co-op you can follow them online:

Facebook:   Tumblr:  Twitter: @coopworkerunion

Here look we’ve done it for you –  Sample e mail:

To: mvdkn-4385258888@job.craigslist.org

Subject: Grocery Purchaser (Gainesville, FL)

To whom it may concern:

I wish to apply for your crappy fucking job, I’ve been purchasing groceries for years.

I am a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.

OBU

Cindy Callist.

You can support the strikers financially here:

George Osborne’s Budget Was Class War, Let’s Give The Bastard What He Wants

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class-war-stencil.gif Who the fuck has got fifteen grand a year to spare that they can stash in an ISA to take advantage of George Osborne’s so-called saver’s revolution?

The answer is George Osborne, his parents, and everyone he knows.  The same could be said about David Cameron, Nick Clegg, David Miliband and even Nigel Farage.  And that is the reason why high earners with whopping savings are now presented as the norm in the UK – and the only people that matter to all of the main political parties.

The reality is that the average weekly wage is just over £500 a week, which doesn’t leave much room for an ISA if that’s all a family has to live on.  Around 5 million people are paid below the living wage, and another five million or so live from hand to mouth on meagre benefits.  Nearly six and a half million households…

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Launch of Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival & Call For Entries To Radical Short Film Competition.

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The Small Axe Short Film Competition is a brand new initiative for radical filmmakers being launched at the inaugural Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival in July 2014.

Young people, students and activist filmmakers from all over the world are invited to submit short films that are rebellious, angry, radical, revolutionary, socialist, anarchist, militant, progressive or subversive!

Films can be any length between 1 and 30 minutes, they can be on any theme and can be documentary or fiction, arty or agitprop, funny or serious – as long as they contribute to the fight for progressive social change.

The Small Axe screening and awards event will take place on the morning of Sunday 20th July in the Vintage Mobile Cinema on the festival site of the Tolpuddle Festival in Tolpuddle, Dorset.

Short-listed films will be screened between 10.00-12.30 with the winners being announced between 12.30 and 13.00.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES Friday 30th May 2014

Award Categories:

Best Student Film – Fiction
Best Student Film – Factual/Documentary

Best Activist Film – Fiction
Best Activist Film – Factual/Documentary

All submitted films and videos must have been completed after 1 January 2013.

Apply online, either include a link to an online preview copy of your film or post us a DVD.

Dorset Socialists organise against deportation 24/03/14

The Verne ex-prison on Portland is due to open its doors to detainees on Monday 24/03/14.

The opening of the Verne as a Detention Centre has been postponed, but the MOJ has declared it will house detainees there from Monday whilst it is still a prison, according to the Echo.

Dorset Socialists have collaborated with Detention Action and others to help set up Dorset Against Deportation.

1/. There will be an Anti-Deportation vigil to mark the opening on the roundabout at Victoria Square on Portland from 17:00 to 18:00 on 24/03/14, followed by
2/. the inaugural meeting of DAD in Osprey Quay nearby from 18:30 to 20:00. This will be addressed by Bill Mackeith from the Campsfield campaign and Oxford TUC. Banners and placards welcome.

All welcome.

Train carries straight on from Dorchester to Weymouth. It is a no1 bus to Portland from Debenhams.

IWW Social Folk/Punk night at Harland Cafe March 21st!

Steel City Wobs

Suzie’s Saloon is back for another night of folky fun with a line up of great local Sheffield wonders:

From 6pm till late.

The venue is 1 minute from Bramall Lane football ground on John Street.

Harland Cafe

72 John St
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 4QU

Line Up:

JUPITER IN JARS
Predominantly female group of studenty types who utilize a similarly diverse selection of string and percussion instruments and heartwarmingly harmonise their gentle vocal chords to properly express their quirky folk pop ditties.

https://www.facebook.com/JupiterInJars

12 DEAD IN EVERETT
Syndicate-folk, Anarcho-Americana and old time rebel songs. Music to fan the flames of discontent and tell the Boss to go to hell.

https://www.facebook.com/12deadineverett

GOLDEN AGE MAGICIANS
Harmonious melodies and powerfully subtle guitar riffs, the magicians are back to full strength spreading their musical creations across the seven hills.

https://www.facebook.com/GoldenAgeMagicians

ISEMBARD’S WHEEL
Returning to the saloon to headline and make noise. Foot-stompin’, tub-thumpin’…

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