Derby People’s Assembly Events

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PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION.  3 TO 7 OCTOBER INCLUDING THE DEMONSTRATION ON 4 OCTOBER

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In addition to the national demo on Sunday 4 October, the People’s Assembly is organising a series of anti-austerity actions against the Tory conference in Manchester between 3 and 7 October. These include protests, debates, gigs, films and more.

Cheap accommodation – just £2 a night – will also be available for those who wish to participate.

Further information, including details of accommodation options, can be found on the People’s Assembly website at www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/manctimetable.

Derby People’s Assembly will be running buses to the event.  Please see details for booking a seat on the website or facebook discussion page.

DERBYSHIRE DISABLED AGAINST CUTS

Monthly meeting to be held October 1, 7 to 9 pm in Chesterfield Community Centre.  More information on, http://www.facebook.com/groups/309692995883605/

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL

Hosted by Vox Feminarum, 1-4pm Saturday 10th October at Mandela Community Centre, Pear Tree Road. Arts, crafts,films, treats, inspiration, fun, stereotype-busting goody bags, postcards to make wishes for girls worldwide; event for girls aged 5-17yrs, mums/carers welcome

ANTI TTIP EVENT

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October 10       1100 to 1300    Will be advertised on website and facebook page

PROTECT THE RIGHT TO STRIKE PUBLIC MEETING

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7.30 pm, Monday October 12th at Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF

Guest Speaker: Lee Barron (Secretary, Midlands Region TUC)

This autumn, MPs and peers will discuss the Trade Union Bill which threatens the basic right to strike. For the first time, employers will be able to break strikes by bringing in agency workers. The bill proposes huge restrictions on peaceful picketing and protests. Striking workers will have to tell their employer all their plans – including what they will post on Facebook – two weeks before they strike. The Bill also imposes “ supermajorities”  on strike ballots as well as many other restrictions on trade unionists carrying out their duties to represent members.

Come along to find out more about the threat the Trade Union Bill poses to our right to organise effectively  and join the discussion about how we can mobilise effectively to stop these proposals.

For further details email:  tucchesterfield@tesco.net phone/text 07778480484

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FUNDRAISER:

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Suffragette – new film screening, plus talk by local historian Rosa Straw on Derby’s unsung Suffragettes and heroes, 5pm Friday 16th October at Quad, Derby.

PROTEST AGAINST ” BRITAIN FIRST “

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Protest to stop, “Britain First” activists from having a Fascist event in Burton.  The anti Fascist event will take place on October 17 at 12. 30 pm and will assemble at Burton station, on the bridge

RAILWAY EVENT

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Will be advertised on website and facebook page

IN A RIGHT STATE

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21 October in Belper High school theatre and 22nd October Derby Guildhall

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Talk about sale of public assets.On October 28 at 0730 pm at the Old Bell Inn on Sadlergate (www.derby50k.co.uk)

MEETING ABOUT FRACKING

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Meeting to be held at the Council House in Derby  on October 30 at 1800

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AFTER THE ELECTION: HOW DO WE BUILD A SOCIETY THAT WORKS FOR US?

Whoever wins the next election, the problems in Britain’s economy remain. How do we fix the housing crisis, abolish zero hours contracts and reverse the privatisation of the NHS? these questions and more will be addressed in the context of the general election.

Speakers so far include:

Owen Jones, author of ‘Chavs’ and ‘The Establishment’
Frances Ryan,
Guardian journalist who writes on austerity
Lisa Mckenzie, author of Getting By, academic and housing activist
Christine Blower
, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers

Chaired by Louise Regan from Nottingham People’s Assembly

WHEN
May 19, 2015 at 7pm – 8:30pm
WHERE
Friends Meeting House
25 Clarendon St
Nottingham NG1 5JD
United Kingdom
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CONTACT
People’s Assembly · contact@nottspeoplesassembly.org · 07599 735853
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–     28th March – 38 degrees tax event to highlight the Mayfair loophole.

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–        1st April – Planned leafleting at railway stations.   All who can attend times are 7.30-9am

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–        11th April – NHS convention day in London (an effort to unite the NHS campaigns, sharpen our focus and raise the profile of our work.

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–        18th April  – TTIP action day (European day of action).    with a Derby stall and possibly  Chester Green

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–        22nd April – Justice & Peace / Churches groups have a hustings evening at St Alkmund’s church.  More details to follow, a good opportunity to ask key questions

 

–        25th Silk Mill event – a big event for the Derby locality and an important one to make many links with other campaigners and activists.

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity seeks to unite the common struggles and bring the various campaigns together so there will always be something you may be particularly passionate about – get in touch!

Demonstration against the Derby City Council Cuts

WEDNESDAY MARCH 4th
5pm – 6pm at Derby City Council Offices
Corporation Street Derby DE1 2FS

Please give just an hour of your time to DEFEND DERBY alongside all other communities
NO MORE SERVICE CUTS, NO MORE JOB LOSS

We will be sending you a leaflet as soon as it is ready.

TTIP

On January 7th we had a public meeting on TTIP with John Hillary of ‘War on Want’ visiting and sharing his knowledge and personal experience (including with MPs and ministers) on what this is all about.

‘TTIP  (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is a proposed free trade agreement between theEuropean Union (EU) and the United States of America.  This is secretly negotiated outside the public sphere and aims to:

  • Remove regulatory ‘barriers’
  • Create new markets for multinationals by opening up access to public services
  • Increase the power and influence of big business’
  • Things such as minimum wages, food safety and state sovereignty will be of secondary importance.

For more information click on this link:
http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/trade-justice/ttip

NHS campaign

Our NHS campaign is continuing across Derby and Derbyshire and work in the next few months focuses on door to door leafleting and systematically communicating with local MPs and election candidates asking them to take a pro-public NHS stance.

We further ask them to help build the movement to protect our national health service.  With the responses being varied, it is safe to assume that in the end, whichever party may be in government, it is people power, a single, united, strong movement that will protect the public health ethos and practical health benefits.

The next public meeting brings together the TTIP and NHS.  Why should we be worried? What can we do about it? Come join the local NHS campaigning groups and Derby People Assembly to hear about the links and to share your thoughts and ideas about campaigning around this.

St. Peter’s Church, St. Peter’s street, Derby
Tuesday 17th February, 7.30pm

We are extremely fortunate to get John Hilary up to speak again.
Leafleting in Chester Green

Despite gale force winds and needing to adjust the original plan, we still set up a Chester  Green stall on  10th of January and met some local people, leafleted, shared ideas and committed to more events locallyTime to Act on Climate Change!

Following on from the tremendous success of the People’s Climate March in September, on March 7th 2015, the Time to Act on Climate Change march will bring people together again on the streets of London to demand real change and tell politicians seeking election that there is no mandate for climate-wrecking business as usual.

Coaches have been booked from Leicester, Nottingham and now Derby. The Derby coach ticket prices are £12 full price, £4 subsidised, £1 unwaged.  The coach will leave Full Street at 8.30 am. Tickets need to be booked as soon as possible. Click here to reserve your place.

Read here about  the Time to Act meeting where the Peoples assembly along with 11 other organisations, talked about the relevance of the Climate Change agenda. we.

Brilliant actions at Railways stations

Above is a picture from Derby railway station, taken on January 5, including supporters from the Peoples Assembly, protesting in favour of Public Ownership. There were a lot more people at the other entrance.

BBC East Midlands came down and filmed some of us and we were  also interviewed by Radio Derby.

This action was one of about 55 that took place up and down the country. See the report on the People Assembly website. Watch this space for further actions.


Get in touch as we grow in strength and unite our energies to fight back –

We all have a role to play and a skill or a bit of time to offer

Copyright © 2015 Derby People’s Assembly, All rights reserved.
RegardsDerby People’s Assemblypeoples_assembly_logo3Thursday 13th November 7.30A DISCUSSION of Naomi Klein’s new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs Climate”.St Mary’s Parish Centre, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX
[at one end of the new St Alkmunds Bridge]Naomi argues that capitalism is fundamentally incompatible with protecting the planet and that climate change provides progressive people with a perfect opportunity to restructure the global economy: ending the fetishism of economic growth, tackling inequality, empowering local communities and curbing corporate power.We suggest you read the intro and the conclusion click hereMeeting organised by Derby Events (formerly known as 50k).

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Saturday 15th November from 11.00 to 1.00
DERBY PEOPLES ASSEMBLY STALL IN DERBY,

St Peter’s St (by St Peters Church & BHS)

– come and support us.

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Saturday 15th November from 11.00 to 1.00

PRO-PALESTINE PROTEST OUTSIDE  SAINSBURYS

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Sainsburys claims to have an ethical policy regarding the products it sells.  Following Israels repeated bombardment  and  killing of thousands of men women and children in Gaza and the illegal settlements on the  West Bank  Sainsburys had refused requests to stop stocking Israeli products.  Derby PSC are asking people to boycott Sainsburys stores in protest.

The local protest is from 11.00 to 1.00 on Saturday 15th November outside Sainsburys Local, Kedleston Road, Derby.

Everyone is welcome to join for all or part of the time.

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Wednesday, 19 November, 7pm.

RALLY: Time To Act On Climate Change.

Meeting of Derby Climate Coalition and ten allied organisations at St Peters Church, St Peters Street (opp BHS).

Supporters of the Peoples Assembly argue that the climate struggle cannot just be left to environmentalists. It is integral to the creation of jobs.

It helps if you book your free tickets here. Also, visit the  Derby Climate Coalition website.

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Thursday 4th December, 7pm, at Derby Council House

PUBLIC FORUM: “HS2? What do we need for Derby?

Introduced by Christian Wolmar, Britain’s leading transport commentator.

Supported by Derby Unite Community branch, Derby Climate Coalition and the TSSA union.

Derby City Council will be giving an update. Guests from political parties, the unions and community organisations are invited to share their thoughts.

Tickets (free but essential) to be booked from http://hs2inderby.eventbrite.co.uk

Saturday 13th December, 11-1, Derby City Centre

Stall and protest: ‘Austerity Santa’.  (TBC)

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