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.Read more
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.
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.'
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
Monday 4 September / 6–7 a.m. / McDonald's, 639 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8WL
McDonald's workers in Cambridge will strike on 4 September against management bullying and for a £10 hourly wage, union rights, and guaranteed hours. Workers in the Baking, Food, and Allied Workers' Union at the restaurant on Newmarket Road and at another restaurant in Crayford, south-east London, voted 95.7 per cent in favour of the action. The Cambridge People's Assembly fully supports the strikers, and will carry its banner to their early-morning picket line.Read more