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.


Agenda for the November CPA meeting

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

Everyone's welcome at our November 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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Seminar: Oral History of the 2010 Student Movement

Wednesday 1 November / 5 p.m. / Audit Room, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

The latest seminar in the Critical Theory and Practice series organized by students and staff at the University of Cambridge will discuss the tremendous student protests of 2010, in the light of the publication of Matt Myers's oral history Student Revolt. (The protests were set off by the coalition government's early austerity measures in higher education, above all the near tripling of tuition fees.) Myers and Nick Evans as participants will speak alongside the current student activist Ed McNally. The seminar is co-hosted by Cambridge Defend Education, the key student organization founded here at the time.

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Minutes of the September and October CPA meetings

There follow the minutes of our September and October meetings. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 1 November at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Disorientation

Tuesday 10 October / 5 p.m. / Keynes Hall, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

A short notice to say that we're glad to be taking part in Cambridge Defend Education's Disorientation event tonight! The student-organized meeting is 'intended to bring together those who are made to feel uncomfortable at Cambridge, or who refuse to grow comfortable with the way that the systems in this university and town operate.'


Children's centres under threat

Tuesday 10 October / 1.30 p.m. / Shire Hall, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AJ

Cambridge Labour Party has called a demonstration today against the Conservative-controlled County Council's proposed £1m austerity cuts to Cambridgeshire children's centres, which will involve closing 30 of 40. (The Council's Children and Young People Committee is meeting at 2 p.m. to discuss the cuts.) These important centres offer family support, advice about education and childcare, parenting courses, and play sessions. The Cambridge People's Assembly supports this demonstration and will bring its banner.


'We have the streets'

We present the text of our steward's speech on the coach from Cambridge to the Take Back Manchester demonstration on Sunday 1 October.

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Agenda for the October CPA meeting

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

Everyone's welcome at our October 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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For fast food rights

The Cambridge People's Assembly Against Austerity sends a message of solidarity to the McDonald's workers in our city and in Crayford taking strike action as members of the Baking, Food, and Allied Workers' Union on Monday 4 September. Forty people have organized to stand up for workers' interests against a multinational corporation: their bravery, judgement, and careful preparation have already been rewarded with a 95.7 per cent vote for strike action and immediate concessions from the employer. We stand by the McDonald's workers as they demand action against management bullying, a £10 hourly wage, union rights, and guaranteed working hours.

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Manchester Appeal

The last few months have seen enormous political shifts, a trend that looks set to continue. Theresa May and the Conservative Party have got themselves in a real mess, with a dramatically weakened Government, a divided party, and no obvious way out of the situation.

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