Coalition of Resistance - Saturday 27 November, 10am-5pm, Camden Centre, London
'More than 500 people have registered to attend. People are coming from all parts of the country. Please ensure that your local anti-cuts group is represented.
There is transport arranged from number of areas including Wigan, Doncaster and Leeds. Those who have registered will receive their tickets by Wednesday of next week. If anyone has any other questions about the conference please ring Andrew Burgin on 07939 242229.
We are pleased to announce that Mark Serwotka will be speaking at the conference.
10:00 - 10:30 REGISTRATION
10:30 - 11:45 OPENING PLENARY
Mark Serwotka (PCS), Andrew Murray, Jean Lambert MEP, Bob Crow (RMT), Christian Mahieux (Solidaires unions, France), Clare Solomon (President of ULU), Heather Wakefield (UNISON), People's Charter, John McDonnell MP, Lindsey German (CoR).
12:00 - 13:15 WORKSHOPS
ORGANISING AGAINST THE CUTS LOCALLY
Range of speakers from anti-cuts and other organisations from around the country
ANALYSING THE CRISIS
James Meadway, Stathis Kouvelakis, Derek Wall, Hilary Wainwright
MOBILISING THE UNIONS
Alan Whittaker President UCU, Rebecca Allen PCS, George Binette UNISON
WHAT SHOULD POLITICAL REPRESENTATIVES DO?
Liz Davis, Samir Jeeraj (Green Party), Billy Bragg, Laurie Penny
YOUTH, STUDENTS AND EDUCATION
Speakers from recent school and student protests, Alex Kenny NUT, Jean-Baptiste Tondu (NPA student , France)
RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Chris Baugh PCS, Jonathan Neale CACC, Peter Robinson
13:15 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 15:15 WORKSHOPS
DEFENDING THE WELFARE STATE
Colin Leys KONP, Chris Nineham CoR, Dr Jacky Davis, DCH
ALTERNATIVES TO THE CRISIS
Ozlem Onaran, Richard Brenner, John Hilary (War on Want)
STATES OF INEQUALITY
Zita Holbourne, Terry Conway, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Katherine Connelly, Linda Burnip
COR: HOW AND WHY
Paul Mackney, Andrew Burgin, Lindsey German
DEFENDING BENEFITS AND PENSIONS
George Thompson PCS, Colin Hampton (Chesterfield UWC), Pip Tindall (BBC), Pensioners' Convention
15:30 - 17:00 VOTING, ELECTIONS AND CLOSING PLENARY
Dot Gibson (Pensioners' Convention), Lee Jasper (BARAC), Jeremy Dear (NUJ), Jeremy Corbyn MP, John Rees (CoR), Kate Hudson (CND), Chris Bambery (RTW), Lowkey, Tony Benn.
Chairing by Paul Mackney and Romayne Phoenix
There will be elections for a National Steering Committee - nominations will be taken at the conference from individuals,organisations and anti-cuts groups that support Tony Benn's statement. There will a vote on a campaigning plan for the forthcoming period. The plan of action will be amendable at the conference and will include suggestions from the sessions.
This is a founding conference and we are proposing that the incoming steering committee prepare a resolution based conference to take place within 9 months.'
Via Coalition of Resistance circular