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Agenda for the January CPA meeting

Wednesday 3 January / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our 2018 annual general meeting, at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre (halfway along the road, opposite the junction with Beche Road and next to a small playground). 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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Minutes of the December CPA meeting

There follow the minutes of our December meeting. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 3 January at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Agenda for the December CPA meeting

Wednesday 6 December / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our December meeting tonight, at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre (halfway along the road, opposite the junction with Beche Road and next to a small playground). 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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Minutes of the November CPA meeting

There follow the minutes of our November meeting. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 6 December at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Activists donate to food bank in protest at Universal Credit and pay caps

Cambridge anti-austerity activists will donate a car bootful of goods to Cambridge City Foodbank, in protest at the winter food crisis they are concerned will follow the Conservative government's rollout of the Universal Credit benefit (meant to replace six existing means-tested benefits) and at the public sector pay cap.

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A letter to the Cambridge News

Dear Sir,

One of the cruellest effects of the austerity programme pursued by the coalition and Conservative governments since 2010 has been the surge in the number of us who turn in destitution to food banks. In 2008/9, the Trussell Trust provided 29,000 emergency food supplies; in 2016/17, it provided 1.2 million.

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Scrap the pay cap: Cambridge needs a pay rise

Saturday 18 November / 11.30 a.m. / Parker's Piece, Cambridge CB2

As previously mentioned on our mailing list, Cambridge and District Trades Council and Cambridge Labour Party have called a march tomorrow to demand an end to the public sector pay cap and a £10 minimum wage. We'll assemble at 11.30 to march, then rally at 12.30 at Little St Mary's Church, Trumpington Street, where Richard Allday (Unite), Daniel Zeichner MP, Laurie Heseldon (SERTUC), Lewis Herbert (leader, Cambridge City Council), and Jo Rust (UNISON) will be among the speakers. This one's going to be great!


How social media can promote equality

Thursday 16 November / 6.30 p.m. / Anglia Ruskin University, Lecture Theatre LAB002, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT

Tonight the political scientist Helen Margetts (director of the Oxford Internet Institute) will speak and lead a discussion on 'how the UK's social media can be a force for greater equality in the year 2027'. Her talk is part of the imagine2027 series, organized by our friends in The Cambridge Commons. We can book free tickets through Eventbrite.


Trade unions, digital transformations, and power

Wednesday 15 November / 5.15 p.m. / Room 5, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX

The latest seminar in the series jointly organized by the university staff unions Cambridge UCU and Anglia Ruskin UCU will discuss 'the challenges and opportunities for worker voice in the digital age' – including a case study on the People's Assembly Against Austerity! The sociologist Torsten Geelan (University of Cambridge) will draw on his doctoral research on our campaign for a talk titled, 'The Combustible Mix of Coalitional Power and Digital Media'.

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Film screening: Nine Days in Cairo

Thursday 2 November / 6.30 p.m. / Keynes Hall, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

Tonight the Italian nationals' association La Giovane Italia will show in Cambridge the film Nove giorni al Cairo (Nine days in Cairo), a documentary on the abduction and murder of the Cambridge student Giulio Regeni in January 2016. Giulio's mother Paola and the filmmakers Carlo Bonini and Giuliano Foschini (journalists on La Repubblica) will be present. Tickets are presently sold out, but any that become available can be booked through Eventbrite.



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