The Struggle for Palestine

The Struggle for Palestine

Monday 11th June 2018, 6.30pm
27 Broad Street Bristol

Palestine Museum Cultural Centre are pleased to welcome Dr Aqel Taqaz to Bristol for a much needed talk, at a time of serious difficulties and uncertainties,  exacerbated by key US decisions. Dr Aqel Taqaz will focus on the implications of recent events, and the historical contexts which lead us here.

Dr Aqel Taqaz is the president of the Palestinian Committee for Peace & Solidarity (PCPS) which is based in Ramallah,

This event is organised by the Palestine Museum Cultural Centre

Cuba-US relations: Back to the future with Donald Trump?

Cuba-US relations: Back to the future with Donald Trump?

Tuesday 12 June, 7pm
Old Council Chamber,
Wills Memorial Building,
Public meeting with Canadian author Arnold August

Since his election US President Donald Trump has overseen a reversal of improved Cuba-US relations: tightening the 56-year-old US blockade against the island, approving funding for ‘regime change’ programmes and reducing staff at the US embassy. Expert on Cuba-US relations Arnold August will discuss what the future holds under the Trump administration.

A leaflet advertising the meeting can be downloaded from Cuba-US relations: Back to the future with Donald Trump?

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This event is organised by Bristol and Bath Cuba Solidarity Campaign

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Stop Universal Credit Rally

Stop Universal Credit

Thursday 24 May, 1.30pm
Temple St, Citizens Service Point,
Bristol, BS1 6AG

Despite knowing Universal Credit causes serious problems for claimants, the Tory government is pressing ahead and rolling it out to thousands of people who will have to wait weeks to receive any money.

Claimants are descending into debt, relying on food banks, getting into rent arrears and in many cases getting evicted from their homes because of in-built problems with Universal Credit.

Who gets Universal    Credit

Universal Credit replaces five benefits – child tax credit, housing benefit, income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, income-related employment and support allowance and working tax credit.

Seven million households will be affected, including over one million low paid part-time workers. For the first time ever people in work could face being sanctioned (having their benefits stopped) if they don’t prove to the job centre that they’re searching for better paid work or more hours.


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This event is organised by Unite Community Membership

More information on Unite’s Community Membership campaign can be found here Stop Universal Credit

Turning Swords Into Ploughshares

The Lucas Plan

Tue 22 May 2018
19:30 – 22:00 BST

BAWA Centre, 589 Southmead Rd,
Bristol, BS34 7RG

This screening of an edited version of the recent film “The Plan” in Filton should be seen as a contribution to the discussion on how to move forward con the Defence diversification Agency resolution passed overwhelmingly at the 2017 TUC Conference.

The Lucas Plan was a pioneering effort by workers at the arms company Lucas Aerospace to retain jobs by proposing alternative, socially-useful applications of the company’s technology and their own skills. It remains one of the most radical and forward thinking attempts ever made by workers to take the steering wheel and directly drive the direction of change.

Today, more than 40 years after the Lucas Plan — we’re facing a convergence of crises: militarism and nuclear weapons, climate chaos, and the destruction of jobs by automation.

Further details about the evening and information on booking tickets can be found at the eventbrite link Swords into Ploughshares” – The Lucas Plan, 40 Years On

This event is organised by Bristol Radical History Group (in conjunction with Bristol North West Labour Party)
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Asbestos In Schools

Thursday 26th April 2018, 16.30am
The Fountains, Bristol

A few days before Workers Memorial Day the National Education Union (NUT Section) will be leafleting parents warning of the dangers of Asbestos in Bristol’s Schools. Come and join them to spread the message.

  • Asbestos remains a killer in schools and there is simply no evidence to support the Government’s case that it is safer to manage asbestos than to remove it.  Removal must take place under strictly controlled conditions and is highly regulated.  It is misleading and scaremongering to suggest that removal might be unsafe.
  • At least 319 teachers have died from mesothelioma since 1980, and 205 of these deaths have occurred since 2001. The real numbers are likely to be much higher because these figures do not include anyone over the age of 75.
  • Teachers are now dying from mesothelioma at an average of 17 per year, up from three per year during 1980-85.

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This event is organised by Bristol National Education Union (NUT Section)