"I have long argued that the giving of offence, and even hate speech, should be a moral matter but not a matter for the criminal law. That is as true on the football pitch as on the streets. We should always challenge racism. We should also always challenge attacks on liberties in the guise of faux antiracism." Kenan Malik

Join the Student & Worker protests against fees Thursday 9th Dec

NSSN Banner on December 9 March: March with the NSSN banner from ULU, Malet Street, London at 12 noon Thursday 9 December
Our students are fighting to defend education for all- join them. University of London Union and UCU London Region have called a demonstration on Thursday 9th December, the day Parliament debates the raising of the cap on tuition fees, to add support to the mass lobby of Parliament called by UCU and NUS. There was also a lobby of NUS on Monday to push them support the protests and occupations. Incase of the usual bad policing ensure you have legal contacts, a phone tree to support you and others and lots of warm clothes!

RMT calls for full support for student fees protests 9 December

TRANSPORT UNION RMT has called on its members and the entire trade union movement to get out on the streets this week in full support of the student fees protests and to pile the pressure on Lib Dem MP’s as the first signs of major cracks in the ConDem coalition begin to open up. RMT has written to all its branches and is directly emailing and texting members urging them to support the local protests on Wednesday and the national protest on Thursday – the day of the Commons vote. RMT General Secretary Bob Crow will be speaking at the 3pm rally at the Westminster end of Victoria Embankment on Thursday 9 December.

Wed 8th Dec

Manchester Shop Stewards demo – Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester. 7.30-10am lobby before council meets and a demonstration from 4-6pm after council meets.
Tower Hamlets Full Council Lobby 6pm Mulbery Place

North Lanakrshire Council lobby http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cumbernauld-and-Kilsyth-Defend-Public-SectorAgainst-Cuts/125467460813695?v=wall

12.15pm at Gloucester Square, Woking MARCH TO SAVE OUR SERVICES IN SURREY and HANTS Labour and Trade Unions Against the Cuts. Organised by Surrey Labour Party. Further Lobbies, meetings and protests are listed on

Sat 11th
MerseySide Anti cuts march and Rally 11am Met Cathedral.
Lincoln March Against Cuts12.30 Castle Sq

Sun 12th
Southend Against the Cuts March and rally – Pier Hill 12 noon, march to rally at Victoria Circus, Southend High Street

On 13 December the National Union of Students and trade unions ATL, GMB, NUT, UCU, UNISON and Unite are holding a nationwide day of lunchtime protests at colleges to demand that the government abandons its plans to scrap Educational Maintenance Allowances. They have set up an EMA Campaign website, with a petition and useful facts.

Tue 14th
Barnet Alliance for Public Services – Lobby of council 6-7pm at Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BG.

Wednesday 15th December 9.30am: Oppose Boris Johnson’s attack on LU Ticket Offices. Demonstration at City Hall RMT has called a demonstration at London City Hall for the next Mayor’s Question Time to protest against Boris Johnson’s attack on London Underground Ticket Offices. I would like to encourage every available RMT activist to attend for a loud and colourful demonstration.

JAN 22nd
Join us at our National conference
12:00noon – 4:00pm
South Camden Community School
All anti-cuts campaigns, trade union branches, trades councils and workplace organisations are invited to send delegates and visitors. http://www.facebook.com/l/862b4Rtn87AHGTkRIKUNs-M_Oig;www.shopstewards.net/conference.2011.htm


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