Cambridge Group

A speech on populism

We present the text of our secretary's speech at the rally held on Saturday 21 January in Market Square by Cambridge Stand Up to Racism, and supported by the Cambridge People's Assembly alongside many others.

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Stand up to racism

Saturday 21 January / 12 midday / Market Square, Cambridge CB2

Our friends in Cambridge Stand Up to Racism have called a rally in celebration of our diverse and multicultural city for Saturday, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the USA.

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Agenda for the January CPA meeting

Wednesday 4 January / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our 2017 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 the week before last.

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Minutes of the December CPA meeting

There follow the minutes of our December meeting, including a discussion on developments in the politics of the Right. Our next monthly meeting will be our annual general meeting for 2017, held on Wednesday 4 January at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Film screening: Seven Days in PAH Barcelona

Wednesday 14 December / 7 p.m. / CB2 Bistro, 5–7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD

Our new friends in the Cambridge circle of Marea Granate (Maroon Wave), the transnational organization of Spanish emigrants formed to fight the inequality and austerity that forced them from their country, will screen a film this Wednesday.

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Agenda for the December CPA meeting

Wednesday 7 December / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our December 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 earlier this week.

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Cambridge Trades Council Winter Warmer

Poetry and music by ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER / Music by GRACE PETRIE / LAST GANG DJS / Poetry by JANINE BOOTH

Friday 2 December / 7.30 p.m. / Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3BA

Tomorrow our friends from the Cambridge and District Trades Council will hold their annual Winter Warmer at the Portland Arms, with Attila the Stockbroker, Grace Petrie, and the other performers above, speakers from the Labour Party and from Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, and the poet and Peterborough Trades Council president Ron Graves as compère.

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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 7 December at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Two letters to the Cambridge News

Dear Sir,

Cambridgeshire library services suddenly introduced charges for book reservations in June this year – they are £1 per book for books between Cambridgeshire libraries, £2 for books from Suffolk libraries, and £7.50 for inter-library loans from other national libraries.

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Twelve questions on the campaign against the library reservation charge

Q1. What is the reservation charge?

If the library item you need – let's say it's a book – is out on loan, or if it's held at another Cambridgeshire library, you can ask for it to be reserved for you. When the book's returned from loan or delivered to your library, it will be put aside for you to borrow next. This system helps ensure that shared resources are used efficiently.

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