Rally and march against Trump

Monday 20 February / 5.30 p.m. / Market Square, Cambridge CB2

On Monday parliament will debate the state visit to which Theresa May as prime minister invited the new US president Donald Trump, who shortly afterwards delivered a version of the Muslim travel ban he had promised in his openly racist election campaign. Anti-racists are responding with a national day of action in protest at Trump's government, and our friends in Cambridge Stand Up to Racism have called a rally and march, supported by the Cambridge People's Assembly among many other organizations.

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Events for One Day Without Us

Monday 20 February / From 1 p.m. / Various venues

On 20 February, under the slogan One Day Without Us, some of us who are immigrants will withdraw from our usual activities in protest at the racism and xenophobia which has poisoned British politics and everyday life. We'll also come together during the day for demonstrations and discussions.

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Rally for One Day Without Us

Sunday 19 February / 1 p.m. / Market Square, Cambridge CB2

Ahead of One Day Without Us on 20 February, when some of us who are immigrants will withdraw from our usual activities in protest at growing racism and xenophobia, the local organizers and Unite the Union will hold a rally in Market Square. We'll hear speakers address the experience of harassment and violence, as well as the immigrant contribution to life in Britain.

Why the People's Assembly should Stand up to Trump

DONALD TRUMP’S rise to power has struck a nerve. Perhaps it’s something to do with the man himself, an outrageous narcissist, sexist, racist and bully, Trump is certainly one of the most vile individuals imaginable.

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Scrap Trump's State Visit Statement

Scrap Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain

Mass organisations from across society formed the Stand Up to Trump Committee on Friday 10 February 2017, in order to build maximum unity to stand up to the very real threat posed by the Trump's administration.

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♥ Unions

Saturday 11 February / 10.30 a.m. / Market Square, Cambridge CB2

The Cambridge and District Trades Council will hold a stall on Saturday to encourage union membership and participation, as part of the Heart Unions campaign supported by the Trades Union Congress. We'll never tire of saying that organizing in unions gives us our best everyday chance of a fair deal at work and outside.

Film screening: I, Daniel Blake

Tuesday 14 February / 7 p.m. / Unitarian Church, Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW

Next week Cambridge Unite Community, in collaboration with Cambridge Area Momentum and the Cambridge People's Assembly, will hold a free community screening of Ken Loach's acclaimed film I, Daniel Blake. The film depicts the new cruelty of Britain's welfare system, redesigned by the coalition and Conservative governments to punish their scapegoats for austerity: here, that means those of us who are unemployed or disabled (as for other state agencies it means those of us who are immigrants).

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Vigil for Giulio Regeni

Friday 3 February / 6 p.m. / Outside Great St Mary's Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ

On 25 January 2016 the Cambridge student Giulio Regeni disappeared in Cairo, where he was conducting research on Egypt's trade unions. His murdered body was found nine days later. A year since Giulio's abduction there is still no justice for him, nor for the hundreds of Egyptians similarly disappeared under President Sisi's government (see Amnesty International's Egypt report of July 2016).

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Agenda for the February CPA meeting

Wednesday 1 February / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our February 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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Trump Visit Statement

The invitation to Donald Trump by Theresa May to make a State Visit to the UK is an endorsement of the vicious anti working class, racist, sexist, war mongering policies of the new American President.

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