Sunday, 15 August 2010
Next steps for coalition against cuts and privatisation
Derek Wall has posted a new circular from the organising committee for the Coalition of Resistance conference, which is on 27 November in central London:
'Thank you adding your name to the Coalition of Resistance statement. Support in our first week has been incredible, with well over 3,500 people pledging their names and offering support. Other people signing this week include comedian and activist Mark Thomas, Andrew Murray, chair of the Stop the War Coalition, writer A L Kennedy and actor Roger Lloyd Pack.
What you can do to help:
Ask everyone you know to sign the statement - available here. A printed version with a sign up sheet is available here.
There's a planning meeting for the Coalition of Resistance at 7pm on Thursday, 2 September, in University of London Union, Malet St, London WC1E 7HY. Please try to attend. We'll be holding other meetings around the country - details to follow shortly.
Set up a local Coalition of Resistance meeting, with everyone who wants to oppose the cuts invited. We can supply speakers nationally to help build the campaign in your local area. Let us know what events you have organised.
We'll email you with details and a booking form for the 27th November conference soon.
Get your trade union branch, tenants' association, anti-cuts group, pensioners' association, club or society to back the statement.
Make a donation to the campaign. Cheques should be made out to "Coalition of Resistance", and mailed to Coalition of Resistance, c/o Housman's Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX.'
I'll just add that in Newcastle there's a Tyne and Wear-wide planning meeting for the conference (and proposals for local activity) on Wednesday 25 August, 7pm, at The Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle. See the Facebook Event.