Unison members in local government recently voted by 59%, on a low turnout, to accept a 1% pay deal.
Women's rights and Feminism
The opening plenary of Ideas for Freedom 2013 explored key "Marxist ideas to turn the tide". Unite activist Elaine Jones discussed the idea of a workers' government, Unison shop steward Ed Whitby explained the meaning of "transitional demands" such as the call for the expropriation of the banks, and Greek revolutionary Theodora Polenta shared recent experiences of struggle and workers' control in Greece.
Sheffield - Red Deer pub, 18 Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4DD
A meeting for Workers' Liberty women members and sympathisers to discuss current actvity, issues and ideas for the future.
Please comment below to suggest agenda items (we might not get though everything though!). Suggestions so far include:
• follow-up on sexism in the labour movement stuff
• Understanding and thinking what we can learn from student feminist language/organising
• AWL Conference
• Women's Fightback paper/blog
If you have childcare or other support needs, get in touch and we can work out what's best to arrange. If you need to stay over in Sheffield that can also be sorted.
Unfortunately in order to get a free venue we've booked a room (at the Red Deer) that has stairs and no lift. If you have access needs that make this difficult please get in touch and we can discuss how to support you/get another room somewhere else.
More info: email@example.com or 07883 520 852
Venue information: http://www.red-deer-sheffield.co.uk/
It’s fair to say that Facebook and Twitter have changed the face and shape of left-wing organising in Britain, particularly organising young people and students.
Mr. Scruffles thinks the SWP should be politically confronted by being shouted down (“‘Zap’ the SWP?”, Solidarity 285), e.g., when SWP members are speaking at events and demonstrations.
The people who are effectively “no-platformed” now are people who cannot be around the SWP.
Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester
Capitalism, class and the politics of women's liberation
Speaker: Cath Fletcher, Women's Fightback
Excerpts from a discussion among Solidarity readers about the using the phrase "The Witch Is Dead" about Thatcher's death.