PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION. 3 TO 7 OCTOBER INCLUDING THE DEMONSTRATION ON 4 OCTOBER
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
October 10 1100 to 1300 Will be advertised on website and facebook page
PROTECT THE RIGHT TO STRIKE PUBLIC MEETING
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: firstname.lastname@example.org phone/text 07778480484
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FUNDRAISER:
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 “
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
Will be advertised on website and facebook page
IN A RIGHT STATE
21 October in Belper High school theatre and 22nd October Derby Guildhall
WE OWN IT
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
Meeting to be held at the Council House in Derby on October 30 at 1800
News from Derby Climate Coalition
The UN climate talks in Paris this December are crucial if we’re going to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions. So far the pledges on the table are nowhere near enough. The March the 7th ‘Time to Act! on Climate’ demonstration in London is gathering momentum. Have a look at the new site;www.timetoact2015.orgFriends of the Earth are the latest NGO to support the demonstration. Vivenne Westwood and Caroline Lucas are speaking, along with a number of other noteworthy speakers.
You will probably know by now that we have booked a coach from Derby; it would help greatly if we could hear from you if you are planning to come.
You will understand that booking a coach, with a potential cost of £590, can be quite a headache. All the details can be seen here. If you cannot come but would like to give a donation please use the above link.
Greenpeace Fracking meeting: TOMORROW night,Monday 2nd
TTIP and NHS Meeting
St. Peter’s Church, St. Peter’s Street, Derby
Tuesday 17th February, 7.30pm
Local launch of Global Justice Now: Tuesday 3 March
Global Justice Now (formerly known as the WDM), in co-operation with Derby Justice & Peace Group, are holding a meeting called
Another World IS possible!
Tuesday 3 March 2015, 7.00 -8.30 pm
St. Mary’s Church Hall
Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX
Refreshments from 6.30
This talk and discussion is being led by Nick Dearden, National Director of Global Justice Now.
If you are concerned about growing inequality, Climate Change, TTIP, corporate control of food production and energy resources and how we can work together for a fairer world, this meeting is for you. For more information click here.
Derby Climate Coalition
Thursday 13th November 7.30
A 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 here
Saturday 15th November from 11.00 to 1.00
DERBY PEOPLES ASSEMBLY STALL IN DERBY,
St Peter’s St (by St Peters Church & BHS)
Saturday 15th November from 11.00 to 1.00
PRO-PALESTINE PROTEST OUTSIDE SAINSBURYS
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.
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.
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)