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

27 Aug 14

From Gaza to Iraq to Ukraine: the world is in flames and the western powers are bent on pouring fuel on the fire. NATO gives full backing to Israel, the watchdog of imperialism in the Middle East.

Meanwhile in Ukraine the alliance has been stoking the flames of civil war, holding military exercises on Ukrainian soil at time fraught with international tensions. And in Iraq, horrific sectarian violence has shown how western intervention has failed by every measure.

31 Aug 14

Every Sunday you will find a market and a city farm with all the trimmings. BBQ Chorizo Stall as well as vegan/vegetarian options.  Handmade products, such as crafts, pickles & preserves will be on sale. Café on site.

Just off Brick Lane, this market is for you if you like your vegetables and your herbs pesticide free, like getting involved in DIY crafts, enjoy folk music and are looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy with your family.

7 Sep 14

Every Sunday you will find a market and a city farm with all the trimmings. BBQ Chorizo Stall as well as vegan/vegetarian options.  Handmade products, such as crafts, pickles & preserves will be on sale. Café on site.

Just off Brick Lane, this market is for you if you like your vegetables and your herbs pesticide free, like getting involved in DIY crafts, enjoy folk music and are looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy with your family.

14 Sep 14

Every Sunday you will find a market and a city farm with all the trimmings. BBQ Chorizo Stall as well as vegan/vegetarian options.  Handmade products, such as crafts, pickles & preserves will be on sale. Café on site.

Just off Brick Lane, this market is for you if you like your vegetables and your herbs pesticide free, like getting involved in DIY crafts, enjoy folk music and are looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy with your family.

15 Sep 14

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15th

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

Crisis in Iraq with Sami Ramadani