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Post Office campaign: 140 MPs now support EDM 428 ‘Royal Mail’

14-02-2009 12:52

We're pleased to inform you that 140 MPs have now signed up in support of EDM 428 which calls on the government to abandon plans to privatise Royal Mail and the Post Office. Please continue to lobby MPs who've not yet signed up. We must urgently get new MPs to sign up, in order to keep up the pressure on the government to think again its proposals for privatisation of post services.

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IWW Valentine's Day Blood Service protest - Sat 14th Feb

11-02-2009 14:36

Solidarity forever
On Saturday 14th February the IWW is taking a mobile protest to hospitals around the city, to inform the public and healthworkers about the looming closure of the Birmingham blood processing lab in March.

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May Day Solidarity Conference

27-01-2009 21:35

Advance notice of a working conference on Saturday May 2nd on the theme of "Trade Unions for Asylum and Migrant Rights" in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
Organising meeting 7pm this Thursday 29th Jan at UNISON office in Barnsley.

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Leeds Uni - The Occupation Continues!

23-01-2009 15:58

Join us!

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Keep Salome Chikuta in the UK, do not return UK Zimbabweans to Malawi

17-01-2009 11:27

Salome Chikuta, a Zimbabwean national and resident of Leeds, currently detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, is due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Monday 19th January at 19.00 hrs on Kenyan Airways Flights KQ101& KQ424 to Malawi (via Nairobi).


March 14th 2009 - 25th anniversary of the start of the Miners strike event

12-01-2009 11:31

The 25th anniversary of the start of the Miners strike event is taking place with the 3rd North East Working Class Bookfair in North Shields - (Eastern) Newcastle. There will be meetings, a cafe, books, old and new, mags, and space to discuss relevant politics. This would be a good time to discuss left and @ responses (or not - fek the ultra left) to the situation in Gaza.


The Fargate Speaker - It's Back!!

28-12-2008 17:28

The Fargate Speaker - Sheffield's antidote to crappy local news rags - is back for its new year January/February edition. The publication will be returning to a bi-monthly run with a brand new look and a soon-to-be-completed accompanying web site.

In this Issue: The Struggle for Anonymity, Post Office Closures, Nick Clegg, Homelessness, Religious Nutters and Temping Agencies.


Work-to-rule on Leeds bins

27-12-2008 22:53

Refuse collectors and street cleaners in Leeds will be taking industrial action over the Christmas period.

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Film Showing in Bradford Monday 22nd December - Rubber Jungle

15-12-2008 18:33

Rubber Jungle (70 mins 8.00 start) - the story of Chico Mendes and the rubber tappers of Brazil - When a big budget Warner Brother's movie project about slain Brazilian activist Chico Mendes goes bust, Bill Day, Terry Schwartz and Caito Martins head deep into the Amazon to find out who Chico Mendes really was and why Hollywood couldn't make a big budget film about him.


Britain's Youngest Prisoners: 5 Children, 'Done no Crime but doing Time'

25-11-2008 07:40

Tell my teacher Mrs. Khalk and my friends Marshall, Damian, Asaid and Adam at Peel Park Primary School that I am in prison with my family.' Ziyad Zighem aged 6 years 3 months,


Bangladeshi Textile Workers Speak in Leeds

24-11-2008 15:15

Paid as little as 14p an hour, working up to 18 hour days, the garment workers of Bangladesh are not only some of the most exploited workers on the planet - they are also some of the most militant activists and trade unionists in the world.
Come and hear them tell their courageous story of how the forces of workers solidarity are winning the battle against the sweatshop bosses and the military government of Bangladesh. Thursday 4th Dec 7pm at the Playhouse.


Class consciousness in the North East

17-11-2008 19:17

You are invited to visit the 2nd Ever North East Working Class Bookfair, sponsored by North East area NUM.

2nd Annual Working Class Bookfair
Sat 22 Nov 2008 12 - 4pm
Durham Clayport (central) Library
Millennium Place, Durham City

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Hip Hop Artists fighting back against the fascists

23-10-2008 06:57

Found this video of some anti fascist anarchist hip hop

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2nd North East Working Class Bookfair Nov 22nd 12-4pm

14-10-2008 16:38

North East Working Class Bookfair
Durham Clayport Library, Millennium Place, Durham City.
Saturday November 22nd 2008, 12-4pm

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Trade Unions for Asylum/Migrant Rights Meeting

12-10-2008 18:00

Trade unions can play an important role in supporting the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers. The South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) has called an organising meeting on Monday 13th October to plan action.


Help stop a school being torn down for "private affordable housing"

11-10-2008 09:42

the old burradon community school. is being tared down to make way for "affordable privet housing" this is an outrage especially with the current finances in ruins

there need to be quick action as demolition has already started to take place but if were quick we can get this turned over and even possibly turned in to a community center as the council prommised



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Class War Classix launch "Introduction to Big Flame"

09-10-2008 21:09

New publishing venture consisting of reproducing old seminal class war publications from interesting groups and traditions.

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The nature of the Labour Party

02-10-2008 00:14

Please reproduce the article in local bulletins as you please and so desire, but please let us know at the email address


Friends of Elsa and Bethlehem / We want them to Stay in Leeds, where they belo

29-09-2008 09:51

Elsa and Bethlehem
Elsa Temesgen Imbaye and her 11 year old daughter, Bethlehem are currently detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre and due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Wednesday, 1 October 2008 on British Midland Airways flight BD913 from Heathrow @ 14:15 to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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2nd Annual Working Class bookfair, Durham, 22nd November

25-09-2008 14:36

2nd Annual
Working Class Bookfair
Sat 22 Nov 2008 12 - 4pm
Durham Clayport (central) Library
Millennium Place, Durham City