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Cambridge transport to Not One Day More

Saturday 1 July / 12 midday / BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA

The general election on 8 June wiped out the Conservative Party's parliamentary majority, in a strong reaction against a grim platform based on continued austerity. The People's Assembly has called a national demonstration on Saturday 1 July against the Conservative leader Theresa May's attempts to sustain a government, under the slogan Not One Day More.

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For Grenfell Tower

We can't resume posting here without marking the terrible fire which destroyed the Grenfell Tower flats in North Kensington, early in the morning of Wednesday 14 June. Scores have died in the most horrifying circumstances; hundreds have lost their homes.

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Agenda for the June CPA meeting

Monday 12 June / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our June meeting, at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre (halfway along the road, opposite the junction with Beche Road and next to a small playground). Please note that it's not on the first Wednesday of the month as usual: we agreed last time to wait until after the general election on 8 June. As always we'll agree the agenda at the start, but here's the draft which circulated on our mailing list last week.

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Strawberry Fair stall

Saturday 3 June / 11 a.m. / Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB5

After our participation in Cambridge's mass stall days on 6 and 27 May, we'll go into the field (this time literally) once more ahead of the general election with a stall in the Love Music Hate Racism area at Strawberry Fair. We're saying again, let's vote to kick the Conservatives out of government on Thursday 8 June!


Minutes of the May CPA meeting

There follow the minutes of our May meeting. Our next monthly meeting will be held not on the usual first Wednesday of the month, but on Monday 12 June at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Education Question Time

Tuesday 31 May / 7.30 p.m. / NCI Sports and Social Club, 1 Holland Street, Cambridge CB4 3DL

This meeting, sponsored by the Cambridgeshire National Union of Teachers association, is a chance for us to question the Cambridge parliamentary candidates on all matters related to school education, including the crucial one of funding. The Institute for Fiscal Studies recently calculated that the governing Conservative Party's plans imply a cut of 3 per cent in real terms by 2021/22, rising to 7 per cent if the last two years' austerity cuts are included (see for example the report of the Daily Telegraph for 26 May).


Cambridge activists again say kick out the Tories

Saturday 27 May / 11 a.m. / Fitzroy Street, Cambridge CB1

This Saturday we'll join other local groups as we did three weeks ago to set up stalls on Fitzroy Street, with one message: let's kick out the Tories in the general election on 8 June!

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Day of action on school funding

Friday 26 May / After school / Cambridge and Ely

The new Fair Funding for All Schools group in Cambridgeshire has organized a day of action on Friday, the last day of half term, with parents at several schools taking part. This growing, national campaign demands that the government should protect per-pupil funding in real terms for the term of the next parliament, and provide additional funding so that no school loses by the National Funding Formula which, as it stands, will increase funding for some schools at the expense of others. The schoolcuts website shows with frightening clarity how individual schools will be affected.

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Hustings on human rights, racism, and refugees

Wednesday 17 May / 7.45 p.m. / Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RR

Local groups Cambridge City Amnesty, Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group, Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign, Cambridge Stand Up to Racism, and Cambridgeshire Hope Not Hate will hold a joint hustings on their campaigning concerns of rights, racism, and refugees with four parliamentary candidates: John Hayward (for the Conservative Party), Julian Huppert (for the Liberal Democrats), Stuart Tuckwood (for the Green Party), and Daniel Zeichner (for the Labour Party).

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Stop the STP!

We present the text of a new leaflet against the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan, based on our article 'Fit for the Few'.

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