Saturday, 21 January 2017

Conference - ‘Climate Refugees’- The Climate Crisis and Population Displacement: Building a Trade Union and Civil Society Response

 National Conference - ‘Climate Refugees’- The Climate Crisis and Population Displacement: Building a Trade Union and Civil Society Response 

Organised by the Campaign against Climate Change and Friends of the Earth, supported by FBU, UCU, TSSA, CWU, PCS, NUT, Unite, Unison, International Trade Union Confederation, Stand Up to Racism, JCWI, Global Climate Jobs and BARAC UK

 Saturday 11th February 2017, 10.30-16.45 (Registration from 09.30)

 Climate change is devastating peoples’ lives and livelihoods and whole economies, and is a growing concern to trade unions for whom effective responses are now a fundamental issue of justice - economic, employment and income security. Yet people displaced from their homes have no legal status in international law, and are vilified as 'economic migrants'. The overwhelming majority are given safe haven by other poor countries, whilst in the West, racism and xenophobia are leading to demands for more walls and fences.

 ‘Climate Refugees’ - The Climate Crisis and Population Displacement: Building a Trade Union and Civil Society Response is supported by trade unions and environmental, refugee and human rights campaigns. It will include expert briefings, and new evidence of the impact of climate change on human security. We aim to dispel myths about refugees, debate the need for the need for a global response based on justice and solidarity including the need for legal protection for those being displaced by the climate crisis, and discuss how we can build a powerful movement that can demand stronger government leadership on this fundamental issue. 

 Venue: NUT Conference Centre, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Euston, London 

 Event page:

 Registration: Attachments area

Friday, 20 January 2017


7pm, Thursday 19 January, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, NW1 2BA.
Amelia Womack - Deputy Leader, Green Party
Kevin Courtney - General Secretary, National Union of Teachers
Lindsey German - People's Assembly
Malia Bouattia - NUS President
Steve Turner - Assistant General Secretary, UNITE
Alex Gordon - Former President RMT. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

a stand against all Trump stands for - racism, misogyny, corporate cronyism and fossil-fuelled climate change denial

As the world enters a new era with the inauguration of President Trump, join others in your area to make a stand against all Trump stands for - racism, misogyny, corporate cronyism and fossil-fuelled climate change denial that puts our whole planet at risk.
There will be rallies and banner drops from bridges ('Bridges Not Walls') in at least 23 cities across the UK, with others in smaller towns. Events we know about so far are listed on our website. It's not too late to organise one yourself, either. As climate activists it's vital that we are there with a clear message, standing in solidarity with anti-racism and women's rights campaigners. Let's help build and promote these protests so they are heard within our own country as well!
In London we'll be joining the rally outside the US embassy with a climate bloc. (Facebook event)
Stay in touch and let us know what's going on.
All the best
Claire and everyone at CCC

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Monday, 9 January 2017

The NHS crisis has reached a new level.

The NHS crisis has reached a new level. In the last few days the Red Cross declared a 'humanitarian crisis' in the NHS and were forced to intervene. This Government has knowingly and wilfully created the crisis in the NHS. Hospitals are underfunded, social care has collapsed, which puts more pressure on hospitals, staff are overworked and conditions are deteriorating. 

The Governments drive to privatise the NHS will only make this situation worse. We must take action to defend our NHS or we risk losing it forever. 

Over the next few weeks there are some key events/actions building up to a massive#OurNHS National Demonstration on Saturday 4 March. 
Please do all you can to make sure they are as big as possible.

Over the next few days we're calling on all local groups and campaigns to do an emergency action at a local hospital. 
In London this Thursday, we're organising an emergency rally at the Department of Health from 6pm. 

Hunt Must Go - Rescue Our NHS
Emergency Protest - 6pm, Department of Health, Whitehall London
Invite your friends on Facebook

Organised by Junior Doctors Alliance, The People's Assembly, Health Campaigns Together

Saturday 14 January, Nationwide Day of Action

We're asking local groups and campaigns to set up an emergency rally or protest at local hospitals across the country. A series of leafleting actions for the National Demonstration have been organised already, you can find details on the Facebook event here. If you want to add to the list of flyering sessions and actions please email so we can add to the list and promote.

Saturday 28 January
London Rally & Protest - Hands off our NHS 12:30 Old Palace Yard. Invite your friends on Facebook here.


*For a fully funded, publicly owned, NHS & social care service 
*No cuts, no closures, no privatisation 
*End the pay restraint for NHS staff 


Assemble: 12pm, Tavistock Square, London March to Parliament 

Transport is being arranged from across the country, full details coming soon. Called by Health Campaigns Together & The People's Assembly 

Download leaflet artwork here 
Invite your friends on Facebook here

You can arrange to pick up leaflets from our office or we can send some you if you can cover the cost of postage. 

Please email for flyer requests or anything else.

The People's Assembly Against Austerity

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

The People's Assembly Against Austerity: It's Our NHS - National Demonstration 4 March/People's Question Time/I, Daniel Blake community screenings/

I, Daniel Blake community screenings

The People's Assembly is also pleased to announce the first of many community Screenings of Ken Loach's powerful, must-see inditement of Britains benefits system, 'I, Daniel Blake'. Get along to a screening near you or organise a showing yourself.
Manchester: Tuesday 24 January

Folkestone: Thursday 26 January

South London: Friday 27 January

Rhyl North Wales: Friday 27 January
South East Cornwall: Saturday 28 January

York: Tuesday 31 January

North Hertfordshire: Tuesday 7 February
Eastbourne: Wednesday 8 February
Kings Lynn: Friday 10 February

For more info about the screenings and to book your place, click here
Coming up (dates tbc) in, Bristol, Oxford, Swindon, Milton Keynes, North London, Brighton and multiple locations across Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you want to find out more information about a screening or you want to set up your own, please contact, 

People's Question Time: Brexit - What are our demands?

We will be touring the country with a series of Question Time events around Brexit. This tour will be launched in London on Thursday 19 January. In increasing uncertainty about what Brexit will mean for us, we will be developing a series of key demands to put to the Government so that Brexit is negotiated in the interests of the majority and not the bankers and bosses. 

If you're in London please come along, if not, you will be able to watch it live on our Facebook page. We will be announcing a series of new dates early in the new year. 
The People’s Question Time: Brexit – What Are Our Demands?
7pmThursday 19 January, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, NW1 2BA. Register your place

Panel includes: 
Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary, Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader, Green Party, Kevin Courtney, General Secretary, National Union of Teachers, Lindsey German, People's Assembly, Malia Bouattia, NUS President, Steve Turner, Assistant General Secretary, UNITE

Click here for more info

It's Our NHS - National Demonstration 4 March

The People's Assembly has joined forces with Health Campaigns Together to organise a major national demonstration in defence of our NHS. 

Click here for more info

Check out the facebook event and get inviting and sharing. Use the hashtag #ournhs 

Don't for forget if you can afford to help in any way please donate what you can:

  Make a donation here.

Unite the Union General Secretary Elections

We want to also give a special mention to an important election coming up in the UK's biggest trade union UNITE. Len McCluskey who has been UNITE's General Secretary since 2011 has triggered an early election which will take place in early 2017. 

UNITE has been central to the anti-austerity movement and one of the founding members of the People's Assembly. Without the national support of UNITE it would have been impossible to build the broad coalition against austerity we have today. It's for this reason that the right wing media and establishment will throw their weight behind trying to undermine the work that Len and UNITE have done. They will do all they can to make sure the right take hold of one of the most influential trade unions we have. 

If you are a member please make sure you vote. You can also become a member and vote as long as you join before 1 January. If you are unemployed, or unable to join a workplace union, UNITE have a special community membership. Details here


The People's Assembly Against Austerity