Saturday 7th October Latin America Day School
0945hrs to 1615hrs Quaker Meeting House, St James Street S1. Hosted by Sheffield Trades Council, Sheffield Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Chile Solidarity Network, Jubilee Movement Sheffield, Alborada, Sheffield Left.
“Economic and ecological crises are bearing down with greatest intensity on workers and poor people in Latin America and other regions of the global South, made much worse by reckless exploitation of their natural resources and living labour by capitalist corporations based in Britain and other rich countries. The struggles in Britain against austerity, union-busting, climate destruction, profiteering corporations, racism & fascism and much else are indissolubly connected to struggles against these same evils in Latin America. We have much to learn from the often much more advanced experiences of workers and youth in Latin America. Solidarity, and seeing ourselves as part of the world, makes us stronger.”
Saturday 7th October Rally for our Bus Services
Organised by Better Buses South
Campaign stall in Sheffield: Wednesday 4th October, 11.30 – 1pm (top of the Moor)
Saturday 7th October Protest re Government’s anti-Boycott Bill
12 noon outside Sheffield Town Hall. National Day of Action by Right to Boycott Coalition.
The government has tabled an anti-boycott bill with the aim of preventing public authorities, like local councils, local government pension funds, unions or universities, from making ethical choices about spending or investment.
The government’s main target is campaigns in support of Palestinian rights but those pushing for action against deforestation, environmental pollution, and the exploitation of children and workers could also be affected.
This toxic bill will erode local democracy, restrict freedom of expression, and undermine campaigns for social and climate justice.
Saturday 21st October “Socialist republic of South Yorkshire -Resisting Thatcherism in the 1980’s
1pm-5pm Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane S10 2FD.
Sheffield Transformed is hosting a free workshop to explore how left-wing activists and politicians in 1980s Sheffield attempted to resist the dominance of Thatcherism and implement their own political ideas.
During the 1980s, the term ‘Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire’ was coined to describe the region’s left-wing political culture. With contributions from historians and local campaigners, this workshop will examine the left-wing, trade union, feminist, and anti-racist activism that made up the Socialist Republic. We’ll discuss what we can learn from this pivotal period in political history and how we can apply it to our present situation.
Saturday 21st October Stand Up to Racism National Organising Conference.
11am to 4pm Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BB
Neville Lawrence father of Stephen is confirmed to speak – book your place now tinyurl.com/SUTR23c