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Issue No. 2428

York remembers the slaughter of war

More than 100 people attended the York Against the War First World War dayschool last Saturday. 

People made clear links to the new imperialist wars of today. 

The conference also collected over £170 for the striking firefighters. It was supported by York TUC, among others.


Leon Briggs death anniversary vigil

A candlelight vigil to mark one year since Leon Briggs died in police custody was set to take place on Tuesday of this week.

The vigil was planned to start at 6pm outside Luton Police Station. At a pre-inquest hearing last month the coroner heard that the inquest into his death would be delayed for another year.

Visit facebook.com/justice4leonbriggs 


Defend the Right to Protest conference

The annual Defend the Right to Protest conference is on 16 November.

The We Do Not Consent day of workshops and rallies will include a wide range of speakers and campaigns against state violence.

Saturday 16 November, 11am until late, Soas, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG

£5 waged/£3 unwaged/£10 solidarity. Go to defendtherighttoprotest.org/national-conference


Protest over Orgreave delays

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign is to protest outside the Independent Police Complaints Commission.  

It is complaining about the length of time it has taken to review allegations of violent policing at Orgreave during the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. 

IPCC, 90 High Holborn London WC1V 6BH, Friday 14 November, 12 noon-2pm, facebook.com/OrgreaveTruth AndJusticeCampaign 


Huddersfield health demonstration

About 50 people demonstrated in Huddersfield last Saturday against the privatisation of the NHS. 

A coffin and funeral band led the march through town, stopping at various shops owned by privatisers—Specsavers, Boots, Sainsbury’s and Virgin.  

A short message was read out at each, describing its involvement in the commercial take over of the NHS. 

The protest was organised by Keep Our NHS Public.

Martin Jones


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Tue 4 Nov 2014, 17:44 GMT
Issue No. 2428
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