|Thursday 19 September 2019 |
18:30 – 20:30
TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Month is a five-week period that celebrates the shared cultures and
experiences of the three million people who are resident in UK whose
first language is Spanish or Portuguese. |
It starts each year on 7 September, which is significant as the ‘independence day’ of Brazil and Mozambique, where 90 per cent of the world’s 260 million Portuguese speakers live. And Amigo Month ends on 12 October, which is significant as the international Day of the 600 million Spanish speakers, and of the indigenous people of the Americas.
Amigo Month promotes awareness, joint working, friendship and solidarity between communities. It promotes cultural, artistic, social, economic, tourism and educational links between communities and cultures too, on the basis of shared values.
During these 35 days of Amigo Month many events are being organised and the importance of the event will be recognised by many key institutions, such as the Mayor of London, national Embassies and of course, the trade union movement.
This event is hosted by the TUC region that is responsible for London, the East and the South East of England, where nearly two million trade union members live and work.
The TUC believes that every worker in Britain should have a good job, high-quality rights at work, and fair pay. And we are confident that the best way for every worker to have a voice at work, to be respected, and to secure their full employment rights is for them to join a union and to organise to defend themselves and their workmates.
If you are not a trade union member already there is a facility on the TUC website to help you identify which union might be the right one for you to join.
Brazil: Stand with the resistance against far-right Bolsonaro by Brazil Solidarity Initiative Thursday 28 March 2019 @ NEU 18:30 – 20:30
Brazil: Stand with the resistance against far-right Bolsonaro
18:30 – 20:30
Hamilton House, 4 Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BB
Opposing Bolsonaro’s attacks on human rights — Free Lula – Remembering Marielle Franco.
With: Julia Felmanas, PT nucleo in Londres, for a special eye-witness report back from Brazil
Danielle Rowley MP
Christine Blower, former NUT General Secretary
Kate Hudson, CND
Chair: Claudia Webbe, Labour NEC
Windrush: Impact into Action Briefing Update is now accessible from the Serious About Solutions home page at https://www.seriousaboutsolutions.com
The Education International, which is the global union federation for teachers around the world, is very concerned about news it’s been getting from the Philippines.
During a recent press conference, where the Alliance of Concerned Teachers was denouncing harassment and threats faced by its members and leaders, its general secretary, Raymond Basilio (pictured), received death threats on his phone.
Raymond was warned that unless he gave in to the caller’s demands, an order to kill him would be carried out.
The police deny any knowledge of this, but the union has learned of continuing unlawful profiling of its members carried out by the police in different regions of the nation, in a serious breach of both national and international law.
Please take a moment and send a message to President Rodrigo Duterte demanding that the government protect Raymond and other union leaders, that they investigate the death threats, and that they guarantee the privacy of union members and stop any illegal collection of data about them.
Support the campaign here:
In March 2017, 15 people peacefully stopped a secretive deportation flight from leaving. After a 10 week trial they were found guilty of a terror-related charge. Join us outside Chelmsford Crown Court to stand with the Stansted 15 as they face sentencing and to demand an end to brutal deportation flights, inhumane indefinite detention, and the hostile environment.
Join the protest at 6pm at the Home Office in London to protest in solidarity with refugees and migrants and to challenge the disgusting racist scapegoating being used by the Tory government and the establishment. Outside of London? Contact us if you are planning a local protest on the day in your town or city.
The establishment has whipped up a frenzy of racism towards refugees and migrants after a hundred or so refugees were reported to have crossed the Channel since Christmas Day. This latest attack on refugees and migrants comes off the back of the Tories’ ‘hostile environment’ that has aimed to create a climate of division.
Yet in reality, in 2015 1,015,078 refugees arrived in Europe, with more than 800,000 trafficked by sea from Turkey to Greece. Since then the numbers reaching Europe have plummeted. From the beginning of this year until mid‑September 20,120 arrived in Italy, down from 180,000 in 2016 and 20,760 arrived in Greece.
The number of clandestine arrivals at UK southern coastal ports in 2017-18 was 1,832, a 23% decrease on the 2,366 of these arrivals the previous year. Don’t believe the lies that are being used to dehumanise people who are escaping war and poverty to seek a better life for their families and blame them for the problems created by politicians and their austerity agenda. We say #RefugeesWelcome #MigrantsWelcome
- Take a picture of yourself holding up this coat and post it on social media with a message such as:
“Show you @Care4Calais by donating a coat to a refugee this winter #Coats4Calais”
- Donate your coat at your nearest drop off point – see here
- If you don’t have a coat to donate you can buy a coat to keep a refugee warm all winter for just £25 here