noel | 20.08.2001 20:40
The Green Party Brighton Councillor who spoke invited every activist in the UK to Brighton, John Mulrennan, Unison officer from Southwark, joined him on the platform. Workplaces were well represented & coaches are being booked from the FBU in Islington, UCL Unison, Milton Keynes, Medway in Kent as well as all the major cities.
The current plan is to have a festival of free speech & anti-capitalism from 12 noon, to contrast with the stitch up that will happen at New Labour’s conference, followed by a mass Unity march at 2pm. Street theatre, a mass die-in against Star Wars, banner hanging & other stunts are planned.
Motions supporting the protest are getting a good hearing in trade unions & almost everywhere are being passed. In TGWU London Housing branch, the motion was passed unanimously supported by the branch secretary who is herself a delegate at the conference. MSF London Region voted to provide a coach most of the people voting were Labour Party members. Other sponsors include South Buckinghamshire AEEU, PCS Public Records Office, TGWU Housing Branch 1/11/11, Leeds Top the Daycentres Closure Campaign. MSF London Medical & MSF Computer Staff.
and the day before...
As the Labour Party meets to push privatisation and neo-liberalism in Brighton, we say:
Another World is Possible
Rallies • Workshops • Videos • Debate • Discussion
Speakers confirmed so far include: John Pilger journalist • Tony Benn • George Monbiot journalist and author of The Captive State • Vittorio Agnoletto Genoa Social Forum • Caroline Lucas MEP Green Party • Barry Coates World Development Movement • Candy Udwin Socialist Alliance • Mike Rosen broadcaster • CND speaker and just confirmed are Gary Younge, Guardian columnist, & Luca Casarini spokesperson for Tute Bianche in Italy.
10.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 29 September
Ponana (Hammersmith Palais), Shepherd's Bush Rd - Hammersmith tube
Tickets £12 waged, £6 unwaged
To book ring 020 8980 3005 or 07956 681 328
The new Genoa Special edition of Resist (gr's zine) will be out by the middle of next week. It’s a full colour 44 page diary & analysis of the Genoa protests. It features articles by many activists including Mumia Abu-Jamal, George Monbiot, Starhawk & Alex Callinicos. Bulk orders can be placed with GR, £1.75 each for orders of more than 10, the cover price is £2.50.