Hear about Ecuador, Latin America & Resisting Trump on October 7

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Join us to discuss Ecuador & Latin America,
October 7, 1.30pm, Unite, WC1X 8TN.

*** Register here ***

Friends of Ecuador is supporting this panel event, where Australian expert on Ecuador’s citizens’ revolution Denis Rogatyuk will look at what we can learn from 10 years of social progress in Ecuador, alongside speakers from Nicaragua, Brazil, Argentina, Britain and Europe.
We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a fascinating event.

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11th RMT CONFERENCE ON REPARATIONS

“ Reparations is simple, it’s unpaid wages”

Wednesday 23rd August 18:00 to 22:00
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Town Hall Approach Road Tottenham London N15 4RX
Directions: Underground – Seven Sisters (Victoria Line) – Tottenham High Road exit, five mins walk from the station
Buses – 149, 259, 243, 476, 230, 123, 41, 341
Trains – Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale

IFAGUNWA TEMITOPE of Nigeria – Youth Reparations Activists
DAVID COMISSIONG of Barbados – Founder member of the GAC

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My Bro Needs a Donor

Omar, has the condition aplastic anaemia.  This is a fatal condition if untreated.  The best treatment is the transfer of blood cells from a suitable donor.  A fundraising evening of music and comedy will take place on Saturday 5th August.

However, the main purpose of the evening will be to spread information about the condition and to get potential donors to register.

Come along to what will be a fun, and informative, evening.  Please circulate the information to family, friends and work colleagues.

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The British General Election

We are appalled by the increase of anti-immigrant and islamophobic propaganda being pumped out by the Conservative-supporting media in a last desperate attempt to revive their faltering campaign. The current focus is against EU migrants and Muslims, but this government has equally been responsible for the increase in deportations of people from the Caribbean. If the Tories win, it will be worse for all ethnic minorities.

This racist fake-news deluge is to hide the fact that the Conservatives have nothing to offer working people on the politics that matter to their daily lives: public services, jobs, wages, housing, the health service and education. On each of these issues, the Labour manifesto offers an improvement, as it says “for the many, not the few”.

In particular, the proposed National Education Service promises to put an end to the privatisation of education under the names of free schools, academies and, worst of all, grammar schools. Children of Caribbean heritage have long suffered under a racist education system, a National Education Service will not overcome this overnight, but it will give us a forum in which we can fight for real equality.

The current Labour Party leadership have a record of opposing the ghastly wars in which successive governments have involved us and are not tied to the coat-tails of President Trump. Theresa May’s refusal to condemn Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreements against climate change is short sighted and dangerous, particularly for the Caribbean. Small island nations suffer the worst from the effects of climate change: more hurricanes, droughts and rising sea level. If for no other reason, our solidarity with the Caribbean against climate change makes a vote for Labour the only sensible option.

We are proud that Jeremy Corbyn is a long standing member of Caribbean Labour Solidarity. He has stood beside us in all our campaigns and has a fine record of active anti-racism. We therefore urge you to vote Labour on Thursday 8th June.

ISIS – from Port of Spain to Manchester.

The Islamic State group who has claimed the lives of thousands in Syria and Iraq – and now 22 young people in Manchester – has also found a strong following in Trinidad and Tobago where over 100 of that country’s citizens have swapped carnival and calypso for a dessert battlefield.
Why has this group been able to gain such a large following there? And what does this say about what is going on inside Trinidad and Tobago?
Amandla Thomas-Johnson a journalist at the Middle East Eye who also worked for Channel 4 Dispatches and written for the Guardian will be showing ‘Caribbean to Caliphate’ a new Aljazeera documentary that he worked on to help tell us more.