Brief summaries of info shared by members and grantees on the edgeinfo members list.
Date: 25 June 2014
Women resisting the racist ‘security’ state public meeting. 3 July. London. Freedom Without Fear Platform will be sharing experiences and struggles of various communities of women who face persecution by the British state. They will be bringing to the fore voices that are increasingly silenced and ignored by racist mainstream media, politicians, corporates, NGOs and the state.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/FreedomWithoutFearPlatform
Date: 20 June 2014
International Federation of Iraqi Refugees call upon the UN to take responsibility for the lives of displaced people of Iraq by providing for their needs and asking other countries to grant them asylum. IFIR, together with other organisations, are trying to help displaced people in Kurdistan with urgent needs. Your aid and support (financial, food, medicine, clothing… or others) will ease the pain of the displaced people.
More info: http://www.federationifir.com
Date: 19 June 2014
Lisapo is a Congolese heritage programme which has recorded the stories of 29 Congolese nationals living in Greater Manchester. There is also an event featuring live musical oratory and featuring the Sapeurs (the infamous Elegantly dressed persons of the Congo) on 28 June.
More info: http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/article_comments/beyond_the_war_and_ndombolo & http://bandonthewall.org/events/4365/ (event)
Date: 19 June 2014
Shake! Showcase #4: Remembering, Re-imagining, Reparations. An explosive showcase from the participants of the fourth Shake! course. Featuring freshly created poetic, filmic & musical responses to injustice. June 26
More info: http://voicesthatshake.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/shake-showcase-4-rememberingre.html
Date: 19 June 2014
New report from Corporate Watch: To the Ends of the Earth: A Guide to Unconventional Fossil Fuels. This new cutting edge report provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide yet to unconventional fossil fuels, such as fracking, tar sands and coal bed methane.
More info: http://www.corporatewatch.org/publications/2014/ends-earth-guide-unconventional-fossil-fuels
From: One Voice Community Collective
Date: 18 June 2014
NETER HERU. 12 hours of Musikal Medicine & Inspirational WORDS SOUND POWER in Celebration of the Neter Heru 2014….featuring the best of London’s Grassroots Wordsmiths, Singers & Players of instruments….
More info: Facebook post
Police corruption and racism: an endless legacy? What is the significance of the Ellison review, which investigated allegations of police corruption and spying of the Stephen Lawrence family and campaign, and what can done to to ensure that the Inquiry is totally open and transparent to the public? June 23. 7pm. London.
The Sussex Students’ Guide to Popular Education and Freedom. Workshops on radical journalism, anti-imperialist activism, the politics of mental health and more. 22 June. Sussex University.
More info: http://sussexglobal.org/activism-exchange/
Urgent action needed today to stop 19-year old twin asylum-seekers being deported to Georgia tomorrow.More info: Facebook post
The Spark will be a week of workshops, films, discussions, poetry, music, art and more, looking at the fight for social justice in the UK and around the world from 16 – 21 June 2014.More info: http://www.thesparkspace.org
Support the Chagos Islands Team this World Cup. The Chagos Islands team plays for the Chagossian people exiled from their homeland by a US military base. Support the team and the people’s struggle to return!
Journey to Justice launch. A night of music, dance, poetry and film celebrating those working for social justice. London.
Panel Discussion: British Reparations for Caribbean Slavery: Why, When and How? 24 June.
Critical Information Collective’s first environmental and social justice exhibition; Irreplaceable: Nature Not For Sale.More info: Online exhibition
Occupy London Tours in JuneMore info: http://www.occupytours.org/book-a-place/
Demand justice for Dunya, a 15 year’s old child bride brutality murdered by her 45 years old husband in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust has announced new funding programmesMore info: http://www.jrct.org.uk/sustainable-future
Trust for London, New Economics Foundation (NEF) and Islington Council are convening a National Fairness Convention. This high profile event will bring together commissioners, policy makers and councillors from across the country to explore local approaches to tackling poverty and inequalityMore info: Register
Paid internship at Campaign Against the Arms Trade
What can radical historians offer to a world threatened by climate change?’ SeminarMore info: www.raphael-samuel.org
Communications Manager vacancy at Lankelly Chase Foundation
The Spark!: week of free workshops on social justice issues in LondonMore info: www.thesparkspace.org
New report about Joint Enterprise from Bureau for Investigative Journalism/ JENGbA
Support Aderonke’s (Lesbian Immigration Support Group) asylum claimMore info: Events: Liverpool https://www.facebook.com/events/1421437391444457/ and London https://www.facebook.com/events/677173582340840/
Brief info: Update from Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, reminder about co-optees to join grant committees.More info:
Our Tottenham update; support the community planMore info: wardscornercommunituplan.wordpress.com
Updates from the Empty Cages Collective; starting the Tear Down the Walls Tour, weekend ‘Organising for Abolition’, conference planned for November, publication with stories from people about how it feels to support someone in prison.More info: http://www.prisonabolition.org
Why Refugee Women regional conference; raising the profile of asylum seeking women
Date: 19 March 2014
Co-operative Group wants to sell all of its land to the highest bidder. Help stop them.
More info: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/9760-halt-sale-of-co-op-group-farms?locale=fr
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust looking for co-optees to help its new programme committees in areas such as rights, justice, sustainability, new economics and corporate accountability.
Upcoming events in London re immigration, racism, gypsy heritage, Indian electionsMore info: Welcome to Britain? Immigration, generation and belonging, Gujarat: Human Rights Violations, Impunity and the Indian General Elections, Narendra Modi & the rise of “Hindu Fascism”, People’s Parliament: Racism and Injustice in the UK; Community campaigns and transforming Society, People’s Parliament: Launch of the gypsy heritage project
Protest British gas grabbing and arms sales to the Algerian regime – 10 Feb
Conference on Radical and Autonomous EducationMore info: http://stateofeducation2014.wordpress.com/
Realising Mandela’s people-powered dream: London event 11 Feb. Join Koketso Moeti and Paul Mason, and hear Amandla’s plans to ensure that those most affected by poverty, violence and corruption, can access tools and information to drive accountability and change.More info: Rebuilding South Africa’s People Power email
New campaigners’ forum and expert advice available through Sheila McKechnie FoundationMore info: http://www.campaigncentral.org.uk/forum
Campaigning training available (Campaign Bootcamp)
Write to your MP: Save the Independent Living FundMore info: http://vimeo.com/79330726
There’s a whole floor full of excellent modern office furniture which the NOVA organisation is willing to give away to groups and activists who need it.More info: Call Amina on 07747 338869
Passionate Collaboration: report on the UK environmental sector
£2,500 prize money is for projects which use the growing potential of digital technologies for the improvement of the lives of homeless and vulnerable people.
Applications open for Poetry is Freedom Masterclass; the Poet’s Guide to Popular Education and FreedomMore info: Apples and Snakes website
The Story of Crossroads Women’s Centre; video, photography & illustration project. Looking for someone 16-21 to participate in designing and creating the video story.More info: Contact Rob firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s a charity just handing cash to poor people, and testing the results
Mark Duggan Inquest. Please attend if you can.
Save our Bank Campaign: Co-operative Bank campaign to keep its ethical policies and for the bank to return to being mutual.More info: http://saveourbank.coop
Date: 1 November 2013
On 16 October 2013 the Fund for Global Human Rights convened a lunch time briefing on “Donor challenges to supporting new activism- reflections from the field”. The meeting was held at Oak premises and was attended by 15 representatives from 10 foundations.
More info: Contact Poonam Joshi Head of London Office and Program Officer for South Asia Fund for Global Human Rights email@example.com@globalhumanrights.org
At the NESTA FutureFest in London last weekend there was a talk by Paul Mason prefiguring the themes of his forthcoming book “Post Capitalism”.More info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5teO3W4LrM
UK Uncut action against legal aid cuts
Date: 4 November 2013
Event: 25 Years of Radical HIV Activism – An Afternoon with US ACT UP Veteran Peter Staley
More info: Facebook page CLICK HERE