Saturday 17 February / 11 a.m. / Outside the Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2
The One Day Without Us immigrant solidarity campaign will hold a rally with speakers in Market Square this weekend, supported by the UNISON trade union and the Global Justice Cambridge, Cambridge Stays, Amnesty International Cambridge City, and Cambridgeshire Hope Not Hate campaigns. Its message is 'Proud to be a migrant, proud to stand with migrants'.Read more
Monday 25 April / 7.45 p.m. / St Philip's Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, CB1 3AN
A film that brings our peril into focus and [suggests] what we might learn from despair.
So says the writer Alice Walker of This Changes Everything, directed by Avi Lewis and based on Naomi Klein's major book on climate change and what it means for radical politics (see our review). Narrated by Klein, the documentary film portrays seven communities fighting against the human destruction of the environment: beacons for a struggle that to preserve a viable planet, has to transform its economy. Our friends in Global Justice Cambridge will hold a free screening of the film on Monday, with a discussion afterwards. Visit their Eventbrite page to book tickets.
Wednesday 7 October / 7.30 p.m. / Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG
If the anti-austerity movement in Britain has been strengthened by the arrival of a revived, relevant Labour Party, a huge trade agreement in negotiation between the United States and the European Union still threatens everything the movement could achieve. This is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which targets 'non-tariff barriers to trade' – what workers' rights, product standards, and environmental laws tend to look like from a skyscraper – and would give multinational corporations the power to sue governments, outside any contract, for passing laws which might curb their profits.Read more