Date: 
23 October 2011 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Somers Town Community Centre, 150 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1EE

This gathering is open to everyone who wants to take action to defend welfare. We are a claimant-led network – our response to welfare reforms is led by people who feel their effects the most – but the attacks on welfare will affect us all whether we are in work or may need welfare as parents, if we become unemployed, due to sickness or disability, or as pensioners.

We plan to run the day with lots of discussion and chances to share ideas and information in workshops and an open space session where we can set the agenda on the day. If you can offer a workshop or would like to propose something for the agenda, please get in touch.
Please help make the day happen:
  • Let us know you can make it!
  • The network does not have any funding, so if your group or union branch can make a contribution to the costs of the room or participants’ travel, please help raise funds for it. Groups and individuals may want to approach union branches or organise fundraisers to raise funds for your travel.
  • Let us know if you can help with food, childcare or facilitation on the day.
  • Forward this invite to anyone else you know who might be interested, post it on your blog or social media; mention it at meetings, and help spread the word!

Upcoming events

31 Jan 15

On 31.01.15 people are meeting in East London and South London to march on Boris in City Hall to demand better homes for Londoners and an end to the housing crisis:

Control rents
Hands off council housing
Stop demolition of quality council homes
Affordable and secure homes for all
Cut rents not benefits
End Bedroom Tax and welfare caps
Build new council houses
Better pay & conditions, better housing services

2 Feb 15

Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30).   £3, concessions £2, tickets on door. Info 07905 313 759 or see our website www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

Digital Media and Political Activism with Dr. Joss Hands

5 Feb 15

Public Meeting: Biomass and Coal - Burning the Future

Organised by Biofuelwatch, Friends of the Earth and London Mining Network

Thursday, 5th February
6.30-8.30 pm
Friends of the Earth office
139 Clapham Road, London SW9 0HP

7 Feb 15
Spread the word, the next 
Surround Harmondsworth Demonstration 
is on Saturday 7th February at 1pm
8 Feb 15

(Doors open 10.20 am, screening starts 11.00 am sharp)

THE GREAT BOOK ROBBERY
Benny Brunner, Netherlands 2012 [12], Hebrew/Arabic with EST, 57 mins