Agenda for activists

Submitted by martin on 6 October, 2020 - 7:40
Black Lives Matter protest, Bristol

As the virus spreads, Safe and Equal is stepping up efforts to get its model motion on isolation pay passed through Labour Parties and union branches. It also asks activists to seek invitations for S&E to speak at meetings.

S&E has recently been approached with an invitation by a local Labour Party with which it had previously had no contact, and has had ongoing links with Redbridge Trades Council's drive to get Redbridge council to ensure full isolation pay in its care homes since an S&E speaker went to the Trades Council in April.

The Uyghur Solidarity Campaign UK and Labour Movement Solidarity with Hong Kong (UK) mobilised on Thursday 1 October, China's National Day, for protests and campaign stalls in London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham, and even Auckland, Aotearoa (New Zealand), in solidarity with workers, occupied peoples and persecuted groups under the Chinese state following a call put out by those campaigns and widely signed. USC has its next regular protest at the Chinese Embassy in London on 5 November.

The Shahrokh Zamani Action Committee, which is seeking to build solidarity with the Haft Tappeh sugar cane workers in Iran, has appealed for trade unionists in Britain to to take selfies with a solidarity poster to show their solidarity. Group selfies are good too.

The Labour Campaign for Free Movement is backing a “weekend of action” on 10-12 October against the “Hostile Environment” policy. The main London action is 2pm, 11 October at Becket House, 60-68 St Thomas St, SE1 3QU: for actions in other cities see the link below.

Workers' Liberty activists are doing street stalls, plus stickering and postering round the uni campuses now restarting. With street protests likely to be smaller now (though there were 300 at a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol on Sunday 4 October), and still no in-person meetings, those stalls are more important than ever for getting socialist ideas out to new people.

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