Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Brighton People's Assembly June/July 17 newsletter.

June/July 17 post election edition
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Hello Friends,

Welcome to the Brighton People's Assembly June/July 17 newsletter.
Good news, the General Election result was devastating for Theresa May and the Conservatives. She called it to gain a bigger majority in Parliament, and despite massive media bias in her favour, she failed spectacularly to deliver on that. Now the Conservative Party are in chaos, forced to try to prop up a Government with the deeply conservative and regressive DUP. Even if they can get a Queens Speech through Parliament this arrangement is unsustainable, it won't last for long.

Thanks to the thousands of you who came out on the doorstep to campaign for the Greens and Labour party to secure victories in the three Brighton and Hove constituencies of Kemptown, Pavilion and Hove & Portslade. We are proud pf the people of this city who worked together to oppose austerity. Long may it last. 

The election result represents a rejection of Tory policies. They know they have no mandate; already the Government has suggested they may have to ease their austerity plans because of huge opposition. We need to make sure the full force of that opposition is felt. If we continue to mobilise in huge numbers we can deepen the crisis for the Conservatives and force big concessions on the NHS, education, housing and jobs. There is already talk of another General Election in the next few months which would likely see the Tories loose further support and be unable to form a Government. So the work carries on.

This Newsletter contains details for:
  • 'Not One Day more'. the  Peoples Assembly demonstration on Saturday 1 July - its going to be big!!!
  • The Brighton and Hove People's Assembly Demonstration this Saturday 24 July
  • The next Brighton and Hove People's Assembly Meeting on Wednesday 12 July 
Thanks for reading and we hope to see you at our next meeting on the 12 July.
'Not One Day More'.  Oon Saturday 1 July we are working with Sussex Defend the NHS to invite everyone - from campaigns and community groups , from the trade unions, from political parties, and any individual - to come together in one massive show of strength. We're marching against another 5 years of a Tory Government committed to austerity, cuts and privatisation. And we're marching for a decent health service, education system, housing, jobs and living standards for all. Join us, bring your friends and spread the word. 
Meet Brighton Station for the 10:18 train to Victoria.
100 Subsidised tickets are available at Brighton Station concourse from 08:30 on a 'pay what you can afford' basis.
Bring placards, whistles, bells, drums and also your friends and family.
It's going to be massive!
Local Demonstration - Saturday 24 June.  Meet at The Level, Brighton at 1pm
 

Join friends from anti austerity campaigns, trade unions, neighbourhood and community groups across Brighton and Hove to show what we think of the proposed Tory arrangements with the DUP and demonstrate our support for those who lost their lives and those that are still suffering as a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
The next meeting of the Brighton People's Assembly
Wednesday 12 July 7:30 pm
Upstairs at The Eagle - 
125 Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AF
All are welcome to join us at our next meeting.
The atmosphere is friendly and informal and your voice and ideas count.


Local campaigns and events
Fantastic events leading up to the election to get involved with:
Tuesday 4 July
Brighton& Hove Clinical Commissioning Group:
‘Big Health and Care Conversation’
Public meeting to discuss Sustainability & Transformation Plans (STP)
10 -1pm Dome foyer cafĂ©. Brighton. Event is free but ticketed.

Wednesday  5 July
69th Birthday of the NHS!
Look out for local and national activities.


Tuesday 11 July
Defend NHS Organising Meeting
7 – 9pm. Dorset gardens Methodist Church


For more info visit the Sussex Defend the NHS Website
Brighton and Hove Stand Up to Racism
Funds raised are for the Sussex Syrian Community Hardship Fund, and Brighton & Hove Stand Up to Racism.
There will also be delicious Syrian food provided by the community.
Entry is £6 - all funds to above causes

For other news please look at Brighton and Hove stand up to racism's facebook page.
This open and frank discussion with Professor of Economics John Weeks and BPA's Sam Coombes strips Tory economic ideology and debunks the propaganda often heard in the main stream media.  Professor Weeks is an extremely accomplished economist and widely respected.He is an author of many books, most recent of which is titled Economics of the 1%.
'Love Kitchen' is still being set up every Sunday where possible. The kitchen is now a collaboration of Love Activists and Sussex Economic Support group. See the facebook page for details. Donations of food and equipment welcome. No cash donations accepted.  If you would like to be part of the Love Kitchen Crews or coordinate please email loveactivists@riseup.net
To help those living on
the streets. Please drop off at the Love Kitchen or email to arrange:
  • Self inflating roll mats
  • Sleeping bags (season 4)
  • Bivvy bags (they help to keep sleeping bags dry)
  • Sun Cream
    Caps/Summer hats
    Bottles of water
  • Waterproof trousers/jackets
  • Thermos flasks
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