We will make 205,704 chalk markings on the pavement outside the Irish Embassy; making visible the 205,704 Irish and Northern Irish women who have travelled to Great Britain for an abortion since the 8th Amendment in 1983.
The main gathering with speeches will begin at 2pm sharp, so please arrive promptly. Banners and signs are very welcome. If you’re on Twitter, feel free to use the hashtags #205kTravelled and #TimeToAct.
We hope you can join us to stand in solidarity with the women* who have made this journey and to demand legislative change which guarantees choice.
*trans, and non-binary people..
Demonstrate at the Tory Conference
No more austerity. Scrap the pay cap. For decent health, homes, jobs & education.
12:00 – 14:00: Castlefield Arena – Speeches, music, performances, campaign stalls & more
13:30 – 14:00: Demo form up on Liverpool Road
14:00 / 14:30: March leaves off
15:00 / 15:30: March reaches end point
15:45 – 16:30: Closing speeches in Piccadilly Gardens
*please note timings are subject to change but are not likely to change much from the above outline
Assemble: Castlefield Arena / Liverpool Road
March: Deansgate, Whitworth Street West, Great Bridgewater Street, Chepstow Street, Portland Street
March Ends: Portland Street / Charlotte Street
Closing speeches: Piccadilly Gardens
The main speeches and performances will take place at the assembly point in Castlefield Arena where there will be multiple stages with separate programmes running at the same time. The march route will officially end on Portland Street / Charlotte Street. Attendees are then invited to walk to Piccadilly Gardens, where we will have a few closing speeches and our events marquee with campaign stalls & information about the rest of the week of action, or make their way to the coach pick up point (tbc).
The Spanish state is cracking down on the democratic referendum process and the rights of Catalonians to self determine their future.
The independence movement in Catalonia stood side by side the movement for Scottish independence in 2014.
Now we must show our opposition to the repression of the Spanish state, and our solidarity as democrats with the people of Catalonia and our friends on the Catalonian left.
Join us in Westminster on 17 October, to tell our MPs that Britain’s dedicated public servants need a pay rise.
For 7 years, government has restricted public sector pay rises to less than inflation – or nothing at all. But prices haven’t stopped rising in that time, and inflation means nurses, firefighters, and other public servants’ wages are worth over £2,000 less than they were when the coalition government started in 2010.
Pressure is growing on all sides for a change of course, and a fair pay rise for public servants.
Union members will be travelling to Westminster to meet with their MPs on the afternoon of 17 October. And afterwards, we’ll be hosting a rally in Parliament Square, so MPs won’t be able to ignore our message.
We’ll be posting more details as they are confirmed, but save the afternoon now.
This demonstration and rally is supported by trade unions representing workers in the public and private sector across the London region – we will march from Downing Street via the Department for Health, The Treasury, Department for Education and the Home Office to a rally in Parliament Square. Please come along and show your support for the campaign against the pay cap.
FREE EDUCATION NOW – TAX THE RICH
// SCRAP ALL FEES // LIVING GRANTS FOR ALL // STOP THE CAMPUS CUTS
ASSEMBLE 1pm // MARCH 2pm // WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER // LONDON
***The time is now – march with us on 15th November to make free education a reality!***
The snap General Election, with Labour’s pledge to tax the rich and fund free education, sent waves through society and brought the abolition of tuition fees closer than ever. The time for free education is now. We’re going to organise for action to push it through into reality: on our campuses, in our communities, and on the streets.
There is no shortage of wealth in our society: enormous riches lie hoarded in the pockets of a few. Let’s tax that wealth and put it to better use by investing in an education run by and for students, workers and communities. Instead of a decimated adult education sector and ongoing job cuts on many university campuses, we’re fighting to reverse cuts to further and higher education, to invest, to create decent jobs, and to support students.
Scrapping all fees must mean that no student, home or international, will pay a penny in tuition fees. We want an end to the cash cow treatment of international students. And we want an end to the regressive maintenance loan system which sees poorest students graduating with the highest amount of debt. In its place, and in the place of the shamefully axed Education Maintenance Allowance, we demand living grants for all: every student across further and higher education will receive enough money to study and live without navigating the bureaucratic mess of Student Finance that assumes parental support which many students do not have.
Tuition fees are at the heart of the ongoing marketization of our education system, which is driving cuts across university campuses and a dramatic reduction in further education provision across the country. Marketization drives, and depends on, inequality between institutions and eroding the job security and working conditions of university staff. The Teaching Excellence Framework meant to ‘drive up standards in teaching’ is directly linked to the intensifying exploitation and casualisation of university staff. Scrapping all fees cuts the legs out from underneath this marketization agenda.
Free education accessible to everyone is within our reach. By taking action in our thousands, we can seize it now. March with the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts on 15th November: for an end to tuition fees, for living grants, and for an education system that serves people not profit.