Justice Now! Make it right for Palestine 04/11/2017

Assemble 12noon at Speaker’s Corner, Marble Arch in London

For the past 100 years Palestinian rights have been disregarded. As we approach the centenary of the Balfour Declaration – on the 2nd November – which built the path for their dispossession, we are demanding justice and equal rights for Palestinians now.

Join us on Saturday 4 November to make it right for Palestine!

Full details HERE

Justice Now! Make it right for Palestine 04/11/2017

Assemble 12noon at Speaker’s Corner, Marble Arch in London

For the past 100 years Palestinian rights have been disregarded. As we approach the centenary of the Balfour Declaration – on the 2nd November – which built the path for their dispossession, we are demanding justice and equal rights for Palestinians now.

Join us on Saturday 4 November to make it right for Palestine!

Full details HERE

Meeting 11/10/2017: London NUT Women’s Network

Our Bodies, Our Choice: the Abortion Act 50 Years On
by London NUT Women’s Network supported by the TUC and Abortion Rights

Date and Time
Wed, October 11, 2017
18h30 to 20h30

Venue
NUT, Hamilton House

Description
It is 50 years since the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act which gave most women in the UK access to safe abortions. We are meeting to celebrate the passing of this Act but also to build the campaign to improve women’s rights to abortion.
Women in Northern Ireland are still not covered by the Act and many women across the UK are still obstructed by poor access and cuts to reproductive rights services. It is also the case that abortion is only available on the authorisation of two doctors and, without this, it is still a criminal act.
We know that worldwide millions of women do not have access to safe abortion and thousands of women die.
Globally, the rights we have won are under threat. Come and hear from experts and campaigners about what we’ve won and what is still to fight for.
This meeting will be a rallying call to act.
Confirmed speakers:
Caitlin de Jode, London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign,
Kerry Abel, Abortion Rights
Dr Marilyn Thomson, specialist on abortion rights in Latin America
Diana Johnson MP
Supported by Trades Union Congress, Abortion Rights, Marie Stopes UK
There will also be stalls from Humanists UK, Abortion Support Network and Bookmarks
London NUT Women's Network Meeting Poster for 11/10/2017
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London NUT Women’s Network Meeting Leaflet (pdf)
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British teachers draw inspiration from Cuban system

The National Union of Teachers has produced a report into the Cuban education system following a recent delegation to the island.

Schoolchildren in Cuba
Schoolchildren in Cuba

“There is another way we can teach, inspire and work with our young people to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their education – it’s just a shame I had to go half way round the world to it see it.” Mari Burton, secondary school history teacher, said after visiting Cuba on the NUT delegation in October half-term.
Read and download the NUT delegation report

Irish History Month event: History of Irish Immigrants to Britain

The first Irish History Month event in TUC Congress House:

“Migration of labour – History of Irish Immigrants to Britain of the last few centuries.”

Time: Registering at 12 midday and starting the session at 1 pm
Date: Saturday 13th May 2017
Lasting for at least three hours, followed by a drinks reception in TUC Congress House. We may have a social in a pub with a band afterwards.

Venue: Invision suite, TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3L. It is near the British Museum and the nearest tube station is Tottenham Court Road.Irish migrant workers in 19th century factorySpeakers:
Austin Harney, Joint SERTUC Race Relations Secretary
Dr. Sonja Tiernan from Liverpool University
Phien O’Reachtigan
& others to be confirmed.

For further information, please contact:
Austin Harney, Joint Secretary of the SERTUC Race Relations Committee.
Email: au5tin67@yahoo.co.uk

Meeting details
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The event is organised by the SERTUC (South East Regional Trades Union Congress) Race Relations Committee

PSC taking legal action to protect the right to boycott

Message from Palestine Solidarity Campaign:

“We are taking the government to court to protect our right to boycott.  Legal fees PSC logo imageare expensive, but you can’t put a price on justice. That’s why we started the PSC Fighting Fund, to make sure we could pay for the best legal defence possible and help us challenge other attempts to close down campaigning.

We asked for help with setting up the Fighting Fund and our supporters have responded magnificently – you’ve donated over £20k towards the target of £100k. We’re getting there, but there’s a long way to go till we hit our target.”

Could you give £10 or more to help protect the right to protest? 

Newham Teachers’ Association is affiliated to PSC.
The NTA recently donated £100.00 to support the PSC legal challenge to protect the right to boycott.
A further £50.00 was donated recently in response to an appeal from PSC.
Please consider making a personal donation to PSC. Continue reading PSC taking legal action to protect the right to boycott

BFI African Odysseys Committee present the film – Kalushi

The NTA has received the following communication:

From: Peter Smith [mailto:peter_smith1949@btinternet.com]
Sent: 15 March 2017 20:49
To: petersmith@newhamteachers.org.uk
Subject: FW: Kalushi

Dear Sir

My name is Wale Ojo and I am responsible for the screening of KALUSHI at the British Film institute on the 6th April 2017.  I saw the film at the Film Africa festival in November last year  and was immediately struck by its potency and beauty. I immediately made  plans for the film to be featured at the premier venue for cinema in the country, namely the National Film theatre at the British Film institute. I am on a steering committee at the BFI called the AFRICAN ODYSSEYS and we are responsible for putting on films of educational content for an eager and demanding audience.

Please feel free to spread the word to all you know.  I have included a poster of the film and here is a booking link  “Kalushi” . Please note that booking for seats will be available from March 14th.

I look forward to seeing you on the 6th April for what promises to be a cinematic and landmark event.

Yours sincerely,
Wale Ojo

Peter Smith will attend the screening as one of the London Recruits.

SERTUC WOMEN’S RIGHTS COMMITTEE EVENT 08/03/2017

On International Women’s Day

Multiracial Women Silhouettes in Women's Day Design

Open Meeting – 50 years since the Abortion Act

6-8 pm Wednesday 8th March 2017
Jayaben Desai Room,
Congress House, Great Russell Street,
London
WC1B 3LS

Kiri Tunks, NUT JV President
Kiri Tunks, NUT JV President

Guest Speakers to include:
Carolyn Simpson, Abortion Rights Executive
Kiri Tunks, Junior Vice-President NUT

 

 

 

83% of people in Britain support a women’s right to choose

Sisters and Brothers welcome.
Meeting to be followed by a drinks reception
SERTUC Women’s Rights Committee Event Poster
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Other SERTUC supported International Women’s Day events:

Ealing Trades Union Council International Women’s Day Event
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http://newhamteachers.org.uk/x-docs/sertuc/20170305-Ealing-IWD.pdf

Reading Trades Union Council International Women’s Day Event Poster
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http://newhamteachers.org.uk/x-docs/sertuc/20170305-READING-IWD.jpg

UNITE the UNION International Women’s Day Event
Details in poster
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http://newhamteachers.org.uk/x-docs/sertuc/20170305-UNITE-London-IWD.pdf

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