I got no love for those ideas you adhere to.

I’m going to try to make the most of the next few weeks by getting down to as many as these as possible. Get in contact if you fancy any.

War on Want – The Fight For A Living Wage:

Monday 12 September – Tuesday 13 September @ Radisson Kenilworth Hotel, 97 Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3LB.

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Case studies from trade unions and organizations in the Global South fighting for a living wage in the cut flower and other sectors.
  • What is the living wage and how to calculate it? The debate will include initiatives from trade unions, workers, academics and campaigners from across Africa, theUK,Bangladesh,Colombiaand theNetherlands.
  • How to effectively campaign for a living wage.

Register by downloading this form and sending it back to celliot@waronwant.org

Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class:

Monday 12 September 17:45 @ Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE. Free.

In the wake of the August riots the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule as the media and politicians dismiss them as feckless, criminalised and ignorant.

In this groundbreaking investigation, Owen Jones explores how the working class has gone from “salt of the earth” to “scum of the earth.” Exposing the ignorance and prejudice at the heart of the chav caricature, one based on the media’s obsession with a white underclass, he portrays the increasing poverty and desperation of communities and suggests some solutions.

Public Meeting – Libya, NATO & The Arab Spring:

14 September 19:00 @ Bloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftsbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8EP

This public meeting will look at NATO’s war on Libya in the context of the Arab Spring revolutions. Speakers include George Galloway, Sami Ramdani (from Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation), Madawi Al-Rasheed (Saudi academic) and Mohammed Matar (a Bahraini political activist)

NATO leaders appear to have learnt nothing from the experience of Afghanistan and Iraq, which should have proved to them beyond doubt that governments imposed by the West’s bombs and bullets and orientated towards western interests cannot bring peace or progress.

Meanwhile NATO has committed itself to a continued bombing campaign against Gaddafi strongholds in a country already suffering from acute shortages of basic necessities including water and electricity. The media is yet again oiling the wheels of imperialism, but the triumphalism of the NATO powers is unlikely to last long.

Disarm DSEi – Day of Action:

Download the protest information pamphlet HERE.

TUC Protest at the Tory Party Conference:

Sunday 2 October at 12 noon @ Liverpool Road (off Deansgate) Manchester.

Download the flyer here.