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Issue No. 2478

Protest at Jack the Ripper museum 

A protest on Saturday of last week outside the Jack the Ripper Musuem in east London. The museum had invited people to take selfies with the women murder victims

A protest on Saturday of last week outside the Jack the Ripper Musuem in east London. The museum had invited people to take selfies with the women murder victims (Pic: Guy Smallman )


Day of action for Fast Food Rights

The Fast Food Rights campaign was set to hold a day of action on Tuesday of next week in solidarity with striking fast food workers in the US.

The day of action is set to coincide with a planned strike by US workers. They are demanding $15 dollars an hour and the right to organise in a union.

l6pm at Westfield shopping centre, London W12 7GF. For more info go to fastfoodrights.wordpress.com or Fast Food Rights Facebook page

Students demand end to grant cuts

Students were set to join a national demonstration in central London on Wednesday of this week against the scrapping of Maintenance Grants.

The march was called by the National Campaign against Fees and Cuts and supported by the Student Assembly Against Austerity.

Assemble 12 noon, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY

Anti-racists in Kent plan new actions

Activists are planning a series of events along the Kent coast.

These include a Love Music Hate Racism gig and a rally in solidarity with migrants and refugees on both sides of the channel.

Jon Flaig


Middlesbrough is with Palestine

Some 80 people attended a march in solidarity with Palestine in Middlesbrough last Saturday.

Labour MP Andy McDonald spoke, but his support for a two-state solution didn’t seem to fit with the majority of people on the march.

March organiser Shabana Kosar insisted on support for all Palestinians.

Shabana said, “If somebody attacks my house, I will not stand still, I will resist”.

Nader Alhussein


High Court quashes protest injunction

A High Court judge has overturned an injunction preventing protests outside an Israeli arms factory in Shenstone, Staffordshire.

It had restricted protests within 50 metres of the UAV Engines Limited factory.

The factory is owned by the Israeli company Elbit.

But at an appeal hearing on Tuesday of last week, Judge Purle, who originally granted the injunction, repealed it.

And, in a ruling that has far-reaching consequences, she declared the injunction had been “dismissed ab initio”—as if it never existed.


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