Uyghur Solidarity Campaign and the Labour Movement Solidarity with Hong Kong (UK) have written this motion for the Labour Party conference scheduled in September 2021.
‘Body, Mind, Spirit’ is the theme of this year’s annual LGBT+ History Month which runs throughout February. First initiated by the education charity Schools Out to mark the second anniversary of the 2003 abolition of Section 28, LGBT+ History Month aims to teach young people the history of the Gay Rights movement.
The NEU needs to act urgently in defence of these union activists, supporting local defence campaigns, helping to link up the campaigns so we can provide mutual support, and seeking to rouse the membership to take whatever action is necessary to force the employer to back off.
Safe and Equal is an organisation of keyworkers and trade unionists that has been campaigning for full sick pay for all since the beginning of the pandemic. Now we want to coordinate campaigning for full sick and isolation pay.
A BBC survey has found nine out of ten major local authorities in England with not enough cash to cover their spending plans in the financial year 2021-2. Coronavirus could lead to them going £1.7bn over budget. To keep services going, say council leaders, billions cut from central government funding to councils over the last ten years must be restored.
On 16 February, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions general secretary Lee Cheuk-yan went into court for his trial for alleged “unauthorised assembly” on 18 August 2019.
The protests at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul have continued: at the beginning of this year, President Erdoğan appointed a puppet rector against the wishes of students and university workers.
Around the world, young people are standing up and calling for greater solidarity with the ethnic minorities facing genocide in East Turkestan, occupied by the Chinese state as “Xinjiang”.
Meeting with John McDonnell MP, Tahmena Joyan, and others. 6pm on Zoom
Julie Ward condemns the military coup. (From North East Bylines)