Other Events

Other 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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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

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

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News from Derby Climate Coalition

‘The Time to Act Climate Change’ demonstration

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 7thTime 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

Last week was hectic for fracking campaigners. Greenpeace have a visiting speaker who will talking about ‘the latest on our defeats, our victories and our campaign plans’:Monday 2nd Feb, 6 pm, at the Five Lamps, Derby.

TTIP and NHS Meeting

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

John Hilary, from War on Want and an international authority, will be introducing the discussion and he is well worth hearing.
The ‘TTIP  (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America.  This is secretly negotiated outside the public sphere.
The meeting brings together the TTIP and NHS.  However there is a very clear environmental threat. The European Commission has openly acknowledged that TTIP will further intensify pressure on the environment, as it will “create dangers for both natural resources and the preservation of biodiversity. In respect of greenhouse gas emissions, the Commission states that its preferred outcome from TTIP will add an extra 11 million metric tons of CO2 to the atmosphere, challenging the EU’s own emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.”  The above extract is from John Hilary’s pamphlet:click here.

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.


In addition to forthcoming events Derby Climate coalition has been rather active: have a look at our website to get a glimpse.
All our Steering Group meetings are open and the next one will be held at the Council House on Monday 9 February at 5 pm, in room 11, on the ground floor.

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

Meeting 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

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.

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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