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Issue No. 2457

National student protests called

The Student Assembly Against Austerity is to hold a protest for free education and an end to student poverty in London on 28 October.

And the National Campaign against Fees and Cuts has called a demo for free education on 18 November, which is also set to take place in London.

Climate campaign plans for Paris

The Campaign against Climate Change (CCC) held its annual general meeting last Saturday.

CCC is preparing for a lobby of parliament on 17 June and mass mobilisations around the international climate change talks in Paris this December.

Suzanne Jeffery was elected as the new chair of CCC.

Protest against Kensington and Chelsea council cuts

Around 50 protesters marched from Ladbroke Grove to the Holland Park opera house in west London on Tuesday of last week. They oppose cuts including the closure of Maxilla Nursery.

The Mock The Opera march was called to highlight Kensington and Chelsea council’s subsidies to the opera. It is the richest council in Britain, but is cutting services for its poorer residents.

Barnsley marches against austerity

Nearly 50 people joined an angry protest against cuts outside Barnsley town hall on Thursday of last week. 

Parents from the Worsbrough Common Rising Stars Children’s centre, who are fighting massive cuts to their centre, also came.

Parent Scott Ireland said, “These cuts will be devastating for our centre.”

Meeting against racists in Sheffield

Sheffield Unite Against Fascism (UAF) has called a public meeting in opposition to racists’ attempts to use the child abuse scandal to whip up division.

The meeting has been organised for Friday of this week. Speakers include Unite Against Fascism joint secretary Weyman Bennett and Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley Louise Haigh.

Fri 12 Jun, 7pm, United Reform Church, Sheffield S12JB

Probation officers set for walkout

Some 4,300 probation workers in England and Wales were set to strike on Thursday of this week. They are Unison union members. It follows a 73 percent strike vote over bosses’ pay offer for 2014.

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