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Make Poverty History

by Nick Grant
Issue No. 1948

Make Poverty History events are planned to take place in schools and colleges.

South Gloucestershire NUT teachers’ union officer Paul Vernell will be speaking to the Bristol NUT branch soon on the project he initiated at Filton High School earlier this year.

Paul’s “Is Another World Possible” week, as reported in Socialist Worker, was so successful in reducing truancy and misbehaviour that he has been invited to speak at his local educational authority.

In North Somerset the NUT branch secretary Anne Lemon has arranged for a full meeting of the county council to watch the NUT teachers’ union DVD on Make Poverty History.

Anne says, “We are working closely with Oxfam to book a train to take protesters to Edinburgh for 2 July.”

In Leeds the response has been so overwhelming that local organisers booked their second train to Edinburgh last week.

At City and Islington college in north London lecturers have decided to hold a day’s debate on Make Poverty History.

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Sat 23 Apr 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1948
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