Wednesday 30 September / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP
Everyone's welcome at our monthly meeting in a new venue, the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre. We've moved the October meeting back into September to make space for our event on Wednesday 7 October, Everything About TTIP (details here soon). As always we'll agree the agenda at the start, but here's the draft which circulated on our mailing list yesterday.Read more
Friday 25 September / 4 p.m. / Addenbrooke's Hospital (the front car park), Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ
Our friends in Cambridge Keep Our NHS Public and the UNISON Cambridge Acute Hospitals branch have organized a rally, Hands Off Addenbrooke's, to show support for the hospital and its staff after the regulator placed Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in special measures on Tuesday (see our statement). The Care Quality Commission, whose rating of the trust as inadequate provoked the action by Monitor, went out of its way to praise hospital staff.
Please join us if you can!
Thursday 17 September / 7.30 p.m. / Friends' Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA
Our friends in Cambridge Left Unity and Cambridge rs21 – under the label of a still-wider Cambridge Left Forum – have organized an open meeting, Corbyn: What Next?, where we can discuss what we can do together in Cambridgeshire to realize the themes of Jeremy Corbyn's extraordinary, irresistible anti-austerity campaign for leadership of the Labour Party. We'll discuss what we can do 'to defend our public services, to campaign for the living wage, to make sure everyone has a decent home, and to fight spiralling inequality.'Read more
Wednesday 16 September / 7 p.m. / Keynes Hall, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST
This Wednesday our friends in Cambridge Left Unity will show the 2014 film Agorá by Yorgos Avgeropoulos, documenting and analysing the Greek crisis – where severe austerity has brought unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and resurgent fascism – as it develops from 2010. The film will be followed by a discussion with Greek activists from the Antarsya coalition and the new Popular Unity party. Admission is free.Read more
Wednesday 2 September / 7.30 p.m. / CB2 Bistro, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Everyone's welcome at our monthly meeting, in the basement room at the CB2 Bistro. 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 19 August / 7.30 p.m. / 82 Akeman Street Community Room, Cambridge CB4 3HG
As announced on the mailing list last week, we're holding a special meeting tonight to plan for the rest of the year and to discuss the direction of the group: that is, how we can avoid the Cambridge People's Assembly becoming another local campaign group and make sure it's an instrument that other groups can use as needed! This will be an open discussion without an agenda.
Please notice the new, wheelchair-accessible venue.
Wednesday 5 August / 7.30 p.m. / CB2 Bistro, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Everyone's welcome at our monthly meeting, in the basement room at the CB2 Bistro. As always we'll agree the agenda at the start, but here's the draft which circulated on our mailing list at the end of last week.Read more
Saturday 18 July / 12.30 p.m. / Sports Direct, Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3NA
Cambridge Unite Community has called a picket of this branch of Sports Direct in protest at the company's practice of hiring the majority of its staff on insecure zero-hours contracts. This is a company which, as reported in today's Guardian, can afford to pay its managers total bonuses of £155m after a pre-tax annual profit of £300m. It and others can afford better terms for workers.
Wednesday 8 July / 5.30 p.m. / Station Road (outside the railway station), Cambridge CB1
On Wednesday the chancellor, George Osborne, will give his second budget in four months, to tell us what he didn't want to tell us before the election – above all, how the Conservative government will find an extra £12bn in welfare cuts.
The prime minister, David Cameron, has hinted at major cuts to tax credits. Journalist observers suggest disability and housing benefits are other likely targets, while the household benefit cap introduced by the Conservative-led coalition government may be lowered. Wealthy households meanwhile are expected to be given an inheritance tax break.Read more
Wednesday 1 July / 7.30 p.m. / CB2 Bistro, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Everyone's welcome at our monthly meeting, in the library room at the CB2 Bistro. As always we'll agree the agenda at the start, but here's the draft which circulated on our mailing list earlier this week.
The minutes for June will be published soon.