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.Read more
Captain Ska, the band behind this summer’s viral smash hit Liar Liar GE2017, (a scathing attack on Theresa May and her government released just before the General Election), have today announced they’ll be joining the race for the Christmas charts with their new track Sons and Daughters.Read more
PILES of food were displayed outside Downing Street today on the eve of the Tories’ Budget to show the effects of the government’s public funding cuts.
The People's Assembly Against Austerity bought the huge collection of food and women's sanitary items, which will be donated to foodbanks. It also carried out protests across the country, encouraging those attending to bring donations with them.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!