Newham Teachers’ Association is affiliated to:
Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Justice For Columbia
LMDOC May Day (London May Day Organising Committee)
MENA Solidarity Network (Middle East & North Africa Solidarity Network)
Nicaraguan Solidarity Campaign Action Group
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
Palestinian Solidarity Campaign
Message received from Palestine Solidarity Campaign:
We have some wonderful news. As you know, last week we took the British government to the Royal Courts of Justice to fight for our right to boycott.Today the judge delivered his verdict: WE WON!! INSERT LINK
For details of the Boycott (BDS) Campaign see below.
Support for the Palestinian Prisoners On Hunger strike
On Monday 17 April, over 1,100 Palestinian prisoners held across jails in Israel began a historic hunger strike under the leadership of Marwan Barghouti. Now, their numbers have grown, with over 1,500 prisoners committing to the strike. Family members of the imprisoned are also refusing food in solidarity. Over 1500 Palestinians of all political persuasions are now on hunger strike, asking for their demands and for their human rights to be respected. Read more.
Sign the pledge
Sign up to say you won’t buy any HP products until they stop profiting from occupation and discrimination
Boycott Israeli Apartheid
BDS is people like you and me choosing not to do business with Israel until it respects Palestinians’ human rights and upholds international law.
Israeli settlements are built illegally on stolen Palestinian land. Our government calls them illegal and a barrier to peace and yet they take no action.
Middle East Solidarity magazine issue 6 out now!
Print copies £3 each or £20 for 10 (plus postage).
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MENA MagazinesAmnesty and UCU launch national campaign on anniversary of Giulio Regeni’s murder
Cuba Solidarity Campaign
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.
“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
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign
NSC works in solidarity with Nicaraguan organisations and social movements fighting for social and economic justice by promoting and seeking support for their activities in the UK.
About Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (NSCAG)
Trade union linking is carried out through a sister organisation, the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (NSCAG).
NSCAG has worked with trade unions both in the UK and in Nicaragua since the time of the Revolution in 1979. Our work focuses on fostering and maintaining links of support and solidarity between trade unions in Nicaragua and the UK in order to share knowledge and experience, enhance mutual understanding and promote social and economic justice.
Justice for Columbia
Free Colombian Political Prisoners
There are currently hundreds of political prisoners in Colombia’s jails.
They include numerous trade unionists, student activists, community and indigenous leaders, human rights defenders and academics – all imprisoned for their opposition to the Colombian regime. Most are jailed without trial, though in the few cases in which people are convicted they often face up to 40 years in prison for ‘rebellion’ – a trumped-up charge that the authorities use against their opponents.