Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Dates for your diaries

Round up of events coming up.

The HFE Bill

A reminder that next Tuesday is "For a woman’s right to choose:
Campaigning to defend and extend women’s abortion rights in the final stages of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill," a meeting at 7pm at the House of Commons. More info here plus links.

There is also an opportunity with the HFE Bill to push for improved rights for women.
Please lobby your MP to support:

· New Clause 1 - to remove the two doctor requirement
· New Clause 2 - to allow nurses and midwives to administer early abortions
· New Clause 30 - to extend abortion rights to women in Northern Ireland

Its about time we pushed for more rights instead of letting those anti abortionists set the agenda.

Jean Charles de Menezes Inquest

Do check out the blog set up to cover the inquest for updates and reports.

Support at the inquest is welcomed. There are details about what is being covered each day and details of how to get to the Oval and the procedure for getting tickets.

SYN Rally: Public Services Not Private Profit

17th October

7pm at ULU, Malet Street, London

Speakers include: Ross Marshall (RMT Young Member), Hazel Rees (NUT Young Member), Wes Streeting (NUS President)

See Public Services Not Private Profit for details and other events

Stand Up for Your Rights Festival

18th October

2pm-8:30pm, Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road, London, SE1 7AA

A one-day event organised by A World to Win. The historic struggle for rights in Britain will be presented through music, drama, poetry, films and political debate.

Confirmed speakers include Bill Bowring (Professor of Law at Birkbeck University), John McDonnell MP (LRC Chair), Global Women's Strike, Coalition for Independent Action, Paul Feldman, Kevin Smith (Carbon Trade Watch), John Stewart (HACAN), Rahila Gupta (Southall Black Sisters), the Gypsy Council, Ted Knight.

LRC Conference 2008: The Future of the Left

15th November

10am-5pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL (nearest tube: Holborn)

Speakers include: Tony Benn, Brian Caton (POA), Katy Clark MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Jeremy Dear (NUJ), John McDonnell MP, Elaine Smith MSP, Matt Wrack (FBU), plus international guest speakers.

More details at the LRC website.

LRC LGBT Caucus: Conference for LGBT Liberation

29th November

debates / speakers / politics / workshops / film / art

10am-4pm at ULU, Malet Street, London, WC1. Sponsored by CWU. More details soon.