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Issue No. 1716

Socialist Alliances

THE LONDON Socialist Alliance is campaigning in east London's Hackney Wick council by-election, which is to be held on 12 October.

The candidate is local health worker Diana Swingler, who has been at the centre of a campaign against cuts in nursery provision, among others.

Labour's support in the ward has slumped, with the Liberal Democrats holding all three council seats. But the Liberals have failed to take on the cuts and privatisation pushed through by the Tory-Labour coalition that runs Hackney council.

Hackney UNISON black members' group is supporting Diana.

  • To get involved in the Hackney Wick campaign phone 0958 987 471.
  • SOCIALIST ALLIANCE candidates are also standing in Stratford in east London and south Bristol in ward by-elections both held on 19 October.
  • THE TYNESIDE Socialist Alliance launch meeting is on Thursday 5 October at 7.30pm in the Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle. For details phone 0191 234 606.
  • THE EAST London Socialist Alliance also has a public meeting on Thursday 5 October at 7.30pm in Toynbee Hall, Commercial Street, E1.

Diary dates

Save Mumia Abu-Jamal meeting Sunday 1 October 3pm-6pm Islington African Project, 7A Elthorne Road, off Holloway Road, London N19

Grants Not Fees

Wednesday 15 November Assemble 11.30am, ULU, Malet Street, London Called by the National Union of Students

Private Finance Initiative Conference What it is and how to fight it

Saturday 30 September 11am-4pm Castle Hotel, Merthyr, South Wales Organised by the Welsh Socialist Alliance

In brief

  • TEACHERS, parents and pupils were preparing to lobby a special conference of the EIS teachers' union in Dundee on Saturday.

The conference is to decide the union's response to a package of attacks on teachers' conditions known as the McCrone proposals.

  • Lobby EIS conference, Saturday 30 September, 9.30am, Caird Hall, Dundee.
  • SOME 100 people attended a meeting in Edinburgh on Monday of this week to protest at the way Scottish education minister Sam Galbraith has handled the exam crisis in Scotland.
  • SCOTTISH Socialist Party candidate Davy Landels won 122 votes, 12.3 percent of the total, in a council by-election in Greenock. The Liberal Democrats won with 323 votes. Labour came second with 238.

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27-29 October Salford University �15

To book phone SWSS 020 7515 2646, PO Box 82, London E3 3LH e-mail For details phone 01792 425 231

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Sat 30 Sep 2000, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1716
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