May Day rally and celebrations

Monday 1 May / 11.30 a.m. / New Square, Cambridge CB1

Our friends on the Cambridge and District Trades Council have organized a rally and celebrations on May Day, International Workers' Day. There'll be speeches by trade unionists and by the Labour Party candidate for mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Kevin Price, as well as arts, music, and children's activities.


Agenda for the May CPA meeting

Wednesday 3 May / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our May 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 latest draft.

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Minutes of the April CPA meeting

There follow the minutes of our April meeting, including a short discussion on the People's Assembly and Brexit, and with a report on the Our NHS demonstration on 4 March and the text of our secretary's speech on the coach attached. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 3 May at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Radical bookfair

Saturday 29 April / 1–5 p.m. / Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3BA

Publishers and distributors (Active Distribution and Freedom Press in London, Haymarket Books in Chicago, PM Press in Oakland) and activist and community organizations (including our friends Cambridge SolFed, Cambridge Unite Community, and Rebel Arts) will have stalls at this anarchist-leaning left bookfair, organized by Anti-Capitalist Cambridge. There'll also be an open mic for musicians, poets, comics, and speakers.

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Mayoral hustings on inequality

Tuesday 25 April / 6.30 p.m. / Friends' Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA

Our friends in The Cambridge Commons have organized a hustings with the candidates for mayor of the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough combined authority, on the key issue of inequality. To our city's shame, it was identified as the most unequal in Britain in the Centre for Cities' annual Cities Outlook report for 2017.

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#ToriesOut!

Theresa May's announcement that the government will seek to hold a general election on 8 June is a turning point for us all. 

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RCN Ballot over pay

A historic decision was made by the Royal College of Nursing last week to have an indicative ballot of their members for industrial 
action over pay. 
Writes Nurse Danielle Tiplady
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The Lions of Durham: Teaching Assistants Roar

IT WOULD be a mistake to think that the revaluation of business rates, from which Chancellor Philip Hammond is to receive a payout, had been designed to benefit him personally. 

 

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TAX AND BENEFITS. Make no mistake, these are not necessary cuts.

 

The government hides behind the fallacy that these are necessary cuts, forced by the state of public finances. But make no mistake: they are a choice.

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Agenda for the April CPA meeting

Wednesday 5 April / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our April 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 latest draft.

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