Category Archives: National movement

Build the Resistance – Leeds Coalition of Resistance public meeting

Lecture Theatre A, The Rosebowl (Leeds Met., Woodhouse Lane) [map] Wednesday 15th June at 7pm Billy Hayes – General Secretary – Communication Workers Union Dr John Puntis – Keep Our NHS Public Neil Faulkner – Coalition of Resistance national steering committee Sheila Spooner – Steward, Leeds Local Government Unison This public meeting will give us [...]

All together for the NHS day – April 2nd

Saturday 2nd April 2011, 12:00pm Millenium Square, outside Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3HE [map] It was a little unclear whose event this was, at first. Although All Together for the NHS Day was originally announced by Unison, and members of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Branch were there with their banner, the initiative in Leeds appears [...]

March for the Alternative on March 26th

We now have only a day to go before this long-awaited demonstration. There are still a few places available on coaches – call 07783 545173 urgently if you have not yet got your ticket.  The PCS and Thompson’s Solicitors have produced a useful protest briefing on your rights and how to respond when dealing with [...]

Weekly Newsletter – 13th March

There’s been some great events over the last week including the International Women’s Day rally and the demonstration in Sheffield at the Lib Dem conference where 3 thousand people (including a coach full from Leeds) protested against the cuts and the betrayals of the Lib Dems. See below for upcoming events: 1. Coalition of Resistance [...]

Rage against the Lib Dems

Right to Work and the CWU are calling a protest outside the Lib Dems’ Spring Conference in Sheffield. Against the background of cuts to our public services, the government is willing to spend at least £2 million of our money, in an attempt to deny our democratic right to protest. Assemble 11am on Saturday 12th [...]

Peoples Convention campaigning points

The Right to Work Campaign organised a successful People’s Convention last weekend. There is a report on the RTW web-site and taken from that is this summary of the ‘campaigning points’ they agreed in the workhops. A brief summary of the campaigning points agreed at the workshops at the People’s Convention Alternatives to austerity Countering [...]

Save Our Libraries Day, Feb 5th

Saturday, Feb 5th is Save Our Libraries Day.  I don’t know if there is an organised campaign in Leeds (we don’t feature on the Guardian map of protests), but at the very least consider going to your nearest library. Leeds is going to be affected - there is discussion of 20 libraries closing in the Leeds [...]

Report of CoR National Council

The Coalition of Resistance National Council met last weekend to decide the next steps to build a united anti-cuts movement and what we think that movement needs to fight for. 70 of the 122 people who put themselves forward at the conference attended and there was a real breadth of representation there from different campaigns, [...]