Wednesday 17 May / 7.45 p.m. / Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RR
Local groups Cambridge City Amnesty, Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group, Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign, Cambridge Stand Up to Racism, and Cambridgeshire Hope Not Hate will hold a joint hustings on their campaigning concerns of rights, racism, and refugees with four parliamentary candidates: John Hayward (for the Conservative Party), Julian Huppert (for the Liberal Democrats), Stuart Tuckwood (for the Green Party), and Daniel Zeichner (for the Labour Party).Read more
Millions of poor UK households face massive cuts to their incomes under Tory benefit cuts, warn researchers
Millions of poorer families face massive cuts to their incomes under Conservative benefit cuts in the pipeline, independent researchers warn.Read more
Tuesday 9 May / 7.30 p.m. / NCI Sports and Social Club, 1 Holland Street, Cambridge CB4 3DL
If the Conservative government pursues its current plans for school funding, ninety-nine per cent will see a funding cut per pupil by 2020, based on the calculations made for the schoolcuts website from data published by the Department for Education and the National Audit Office. Primary schools will see an average cut of £103,754 (£403 per pupil); secondary schools, an average cut of £470,433 (£554 per pupil). These austerity cuts will damage children's education by forcing schools to offer fewer teachers and support staff, larger class sizes, and a narrower curriculum.Read more
Monday 8 May / 7 p.m. / Latimer Room, Old Court, Clare College, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TL
This meeting with the historian John Chalcraft (London School of Economics) will consider the next steps for the international campaign to uncover the truth about the abduction and cruel murder of the Cambridge student Giulio Regeni in Cairo in January 2016, and to secure justice for Giulio and for the hundreds of Egyptians similarly abducted under the government of President Sisi.Read more
Saturday 6 May / 10.30 a.m. / Fitzroy Street, Cambridge CB1
We'll join other local groups this morning to set up stalls on Fitzroy Street, with one message: let's kick out the Tories in the general election on 8 June! Theresa May's Conservative government is reconstructing education, the NHS, and housing law for the benefit of a narrow few, while draping its actions in the flag of a hateful nationalism. Other groups holding stalls will be Cambridge Area Momentum, Cambridge Keep Our NHS Public, Cambridge Stand Up to Racism, Cambridge Stop the War, and Cambridgeshire National Union of Teachers.
ROY BAILEY / JEZ HELLARD AND THE DJUKELLA ORCHESTRA / EVA'S DREAM
Monday 1 May / 3–11 p.m. / Golden Hind, 355 Milton Rd, Cambridge CB4 1SP
After the Trades Council's rally from the late morning, the Strummers music club has organized its own celebration of International Workers' Day and of the continuing resistance to Conservative austerity cuts. The singer and guitarist Roy Bailey (last studio album Below the Radar) will perform from 4 to 6 p.m., and after a break the folk-punk band Eva's Dream, then the folk singer and bandleader Jez Hellard (Heavy Wood), will perform in support from 8 p.m. Tickets are £8, or £6 as concessions: we can write to Strummers or call 07903 521412 to book.