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Notting Hill Carnival – Join the Love Music Hate Racism float

Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) and the National Education Union (NEU) will be running a float with the Smokey Joe Roadshow on both days of the Notting Hill Carnival; Sunday 26th (T-shirt Day) and Monday 27th (Masquerade aka costume Day).
Carnival began as a celebration of culture to unite the area against racist attacks and our slogan is to ‘party with a purpose’. We want as many people as possible wearing LMHR T-shirts in the precession behind the truck.
On both days from 10 am till midday we will load in behind the Smokey Joe Roadshow truck on the route at Ladbroke Grove (the exact location is yet to be announced and will be released closer to the date), then the procession will set off.
We will dance and walk our way through the route until the event finishes approximately around 7pm, so it’s important that you are fit and in good health to participate as they’re long days.
You can book your T-shirt or costume to join us on the float:
More details will be sent out to those who buy T-shirts but here’s a summary:
  • It’s an all-day event on both days from approx. 10 am to 7 pm.
  • Refreshments can be provided at a small cost beforehand.
  • You can come for one or both days.
  • If you can volunteer for 1 hour during the day it would be a major help.
  • The main collection day for T shirts where we will also customize them is Wednesday

PENTONVILLE 5 – CELEBRATE A GREAT WORKING CLASS VICTORY APPLY ITS LESSONS TODAY TO FIGHT THE ATTACK

Friday December 1ST 2017 18.00
East Ham Working Men’s Club, 2 Boleyn Road, London E6 1QE
Nearest tube – Upton Park, Buses 5, 58, 115, 147

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Len McCluskey Unite General Secretary, Ann Field, Ken Loach, Brian Holmes, plus special guests

In the blazing hot July of 1972, 5 London dockers were jailed in Pentonville prison. They had picketed in defiance of Tory anti-union laws. This led to a wave of unofficial industrial action and protest involving hundreds of thousands of workers sweeping the country forcing the release of the 5 within a week.

It was a massive working class victory – part of a wave of actions during the early 1970s including factory occupations, work-ins like Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, Briant printers and Fakenham women. A long battle against anti-union laws was underway. There were epic miners strikes in 72 & 74.  In Ireland 1972 saw Bloody Sunday in Derry.

This event celebrates the great Pentonville victory but also looks at the lessons for our battle today against anti-union laws and rampant capitalism. Pentonville stands in the list of historic victories from Tolpuddle onwards.

Join us for this historic celebration and find out about our history and our future.

Solidarity with McDonald’s Workers fighting for Rights at Work – Fundraising Music Night

Barnet Trades Union Council presents for Trades Union Congress Young Workers Month 2017

7pm Friday, Novembefastfoodr 17th at the Elephant Inn, Finchley, 283 Ballards Ln, London N12 8NR

A night of music and solidarity. All proceeds to the official support fund!

McDonald’s UK workers are striking for the first time in UK history, over the company’s failure to offer them acceptable working conditions, job security or even an affordable living wage. Workers have found themselves living on low wages – with no guarantee of hours. Now, workers feel as if they have no alternative but to take action – all in line with their basic workplace rights and company procedures. This McDonald’s UK strike forms part of a growing global movement calling for the fair and decent treatment of workers.young_workersMcStrike_Leaflet_WuTip_2

Despite McDonald’s being one of the UK’s largest, most profitable, and globally recognised employers, its employees are subjected to difficult, yet avoidable working conditions – working on insecure zero-hour contracts for low-wages. This historic strike forms part of a growing global workers movement for fairness. In the USA, more than 10 million workers in the U.S. are on a path to $15 an hour, and 20 million workers total have won wage increases since 2012.

Now, McDonald’s workers in the UK will fight to achieve the same impressive results seen by their transatlantic colleauges. Barnet Trades Council invites anyone who wants to support this struggle, and thanks  the Elephant Inn and our excellent band, Wutip. See you all there!

Download the leaflet here: McStrike_Leaflet_WuTip_2

Facebook event here.

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See more on the band, Wutip.

UNITY FOLK CLUB… helping to keep left-wing folk singing alive

18d9758da3332c7b5f2583def55b006cThe Unity Folk Club meets on the last Monday of every month at 7.45 p.m. (doors open at 7.30) at:

TORRIANO MEETING HOUSE
99 TORRIANO AVENUE
NW5 2RX
NEAREST TUBE KENTISH TOWN
BUSES 393, 134, 214, C2

How to find us

Next session: Monday 25th September 2017

Everybody welcome, especially singers and poets who sing or read against war, capitalism, exploitation, privatisation, imperialism and globalisation.

Admission fee: £4

Love Carnival Hate Racism

6da3e909-3b1c-41ad-b8e6-614b256fd2b9This weekend’s Carnival is set to be a massive celebration of London’s diversity and tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower Disaster.

As well as supporting Love Music Hate Racism’s procession, Stand Up To Racism will be at carnival getting the anti-racist message out – if you’d like to help out at our stall, join us on from 12noon on Monday 28th August Cambridge Gardens (W10 6JD) just up from Ladbroke Grove tube station, or email us at info@standuptoracism.org.uk
And to get involved with LMHR’s procession on Sunday 27th, get along to the Love Music Hate Racism carnival pre-meet 7pm Thursday 24th August at Maida Hill Place, 2-4 Fernhead Road, London W9 3ET. You can book your place in the procession, pick up and customise your t-shirt and find out details for the day. See event page here
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