'No Sweat' events

No Sweat dayschool on "Workers and the Olympics"

Date: 

31 March, 2012 - 10:00 to 16:00

Location: 

Unite HQ, 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London

Description: 

A dayschool providing:
* an introduction to No Sweat
* discussion about the Olympics and workers' rights, including speakers from the TUC's "Playfair" campaign, and transport workers' union
* planning campaigning activities.
More details: admin@nosweat.org.uk
Free entry; lunch provided
More: http://www.nosweat.org.uk/story/2012/02/23/workers-and-olympics-no-sweat-dayschool-saturday-31-march

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No Sweat forum with Michael Albert

Date: 

22 October, 2010 - 20:00 to 22:30

Location: 

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London

Description: 

In a rare visit from the USA, Michael Albert, author of ‘ParEcon: Life After Capitalism’, 'Realizing Hope: Life Beyond Capitalism' and co-editor and co-founder of the influential US publication ‘Z Mag’, will deliver an introductory overview of the theory and practice he has developed over 30 plus years of activism.

Drawing on his own experiences and extensive knowledge he will address the key problems facing the revolutionary left today and suggest solutions for more effective organising.

An activist from No Sweat will introduce the talk and discuss experiences in the anti-capitalist movement in Britain.

‘ParEcon: Life After Capitalism’, 'Realizing Hope: Life Beyond Capitalism' is available from Housmans Bookshop here:
http://bit.ly/92bRLN

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Voices from Haiti's workers' movement

Date: 

25 February, 2010 - 18:30 to 20:30

Location: 

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 9DX

Description: 

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=315779104275&ref=ts

Following the devastating earthquake, how can we help Haiti's workers movement in its continuing attempts to organise some of the island's most vulnerable people against exploitation?

No Sweat has a history of organising solidarity with Haitian workers; in 2004, we brought Yannick Etienne - a leader of radical union federation Batay Ouvriye - to the UK for a speaker-tour, and this February we've organised a comedy-music benefit gig for Batay Ouvriye:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=182528614994&ref=ts

Come along and discuss the situation for Haitian workers, and how we can support them.

Speakers:

Andy Taylor (Haiti Support Group)
Vicki Morris (No Sweat)

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No Sweat - benefit for Haiti

Date: 

10 February, 2010 - 19:45 to 23:00

Location: 

Cross Kings, York Way, London N1 0AX

Description: 

A night of comedy and music in support of workers' organisations in earthquake-struck Haiti, featuring:

- Robin Ince
- Josie Long
- Shappi Korshandi
- Hils Barker

with music from:

- Robyn Hitchcock

Tickets available from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/70232

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London No Sweat forum: class struggle in Iraq

Date: 

14 December, 2009 - 18:30

Location: 

Welsh Centre, 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8UE

Description: 

A London No Sweat forum on solidarity with Iraqi workers.

Speakers: Muayad Ahmed (Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq) & Ruth Cashman (No Sweat supporter and UK delegate to 2009 Erbil labour conference)

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No Sweat Solidarity with Bangladeshi Textile Workers Action

Date: 

26 April, 2008 - 12:00 to 14:00

Location: 

Tesco, Bethnal Green (opposite Derbyshire St), London

Description: 

The Bangladeshi Textile Workers have shown enormous courage and resilience in fighting back against sweatshop conditions in the face of mass sackings, state repression and police brutality. The situation in Bangladesh is very bad with trade unionists and labour rights activists being arrested under emergency power legislation. This draconian crackdown seems to be getting worse. Last January, Mohammad Khokon, a worker at World Dresses Ltd. was beated to death by his employer. They deserve our solidarity. Join us outside Tesco to demand the release of all Bangladeshi labour movement activists and for free independent trade union!

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London No Sweat Forum - Solidarity with Bangladeshi Textile Workers

Date: 

31 March, 2008 - 20:30 to 22:30

Location: 

Oxford House, Bethnal Green

Description: 

Public meeting to discuss recent labour struggles in Bangladesh and ways that we can organise practical solidarity for textile workers facing severe state repression.

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