Wednesday 5 July / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP
Everyone's welcome at our July 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.Read more
Monday 12 June / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP
Everyone's welcome at our June meeting, at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre (halfway along the road, opposite the junction with Beche Road and next to a small playground). Please note that it's not on the first Wednesday of the month as usual: we agreed last time to wait until after the general election on 8 June. 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
Saturday 3 June / 11 a.m. / Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB5
After our participation in Cambridge's mass stall days on 6 and 27 May, we'll go into the field (this time literally) once more ahead of the general election with a stall in the Love Music Hate Racism area at Strawberry Fair. We're saying again, let's vote to kick the Conservatives out of government on Thursday 8 June!
Tuesday 31 May / 7.30 p.m. / NCI Sports and Social Club, 1 Holland Street, Cambridge CB4 3DL
This meeting, sponsored by the Cambridgeshire National Union of Teachers association, is a chance for us to question the Cambridge parliamentary candidates on all matters related to school education, including the crucial one of funding. The Institute for Fiscal Studies recently calculated that the governing Conservative Party's plans imply a cut of 3 per cent in real terms by 2021/22, rising to 7 per cent if the last two years' austerity cuts are included (see for example the report of the Daily Telegraph for 26 May).
Saturday 27 May / 11 a.m. / Fitzroy Street, Cambridge CB1
This Saturday we'll join other local groups as we did three weeks ago to set up stalls on Fitzroy Street, with one message: let's kick out the Tories in the general election on 8 June!Read more
Friday 26 May / After school / Cambridge and Ely
The new Fair Funding for All Schools group in Cambridgeshire has organized a day of action on Friday, the last day of half term, with parents at several schools taking part. This growing, national campaign demands that the government should protect per-pupil funding in real terms for the term of the next parliament, and provide additional funding so that no school loses by the National Funding Formula which, as it stands, will increase funding for some schools at the expense of others. The schoolcuts website shows with frightening clarity how individual schools will be affected.Read more
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
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.