CLS Meeting – May 6th

The next CLS meeting will be on Sunday May 6th at 12 noon

HEROINES OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION: Tales of Victory and Valour by: Christine Ru Pert-em-Hru.

In her newly published work (after many years of research into the history of Ayiti/Haiti, its people and the revolution of 1804), Christine Ru Pert-em-Hru presents a compelling story outlining the magnificent contributions which the African women of Haiti made in order to make it the first African country outside the continent to take back its freedom from the western European superpowers of that time.
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Windrush – What next!

A discussion on where we go from here to ensure that there is a Full Amnesty, that those who have been deported be brought back immediately at no cost to themselves, that those denied the right of return, or denied medical treatment, or lost their jobs, homes or pension rights, be given full reinstatement and compensation.… Read on ...

Deportations Crisis – One step forward, much more needed

The Home Secretary’s statement in Parliament yesterday is good as far as it goes. She promises:

  • A new taskforce dedicated to helping those affected
  • Plans to work with departments across government to gather evidence on behalf of immigrants – documentation for every year is usually expected, such as bank statements or payslips
  • A pledge that all cases will be resolved in two weeks
  • All fees for new documentation waived so people are not “out of pocket” – normally £229
  • A new website will be set up with information and a direct contact point

This is the very least they could do.… Read on ...

Petition: To impose an immediate two-way arms embargo between the UK and Israel

Trading arms with Israel makes the UK complicit in Israel’s continuing violations of human rights and international law.

On the 30th March 2018, Israel murdered 15 and injured 1,500 Palestinians, who protested the occupation and siege on Gaza.

The Israeli assault on Gaza in July-August 2014, in which 2,205 Palestinians (including 521 children) were killed, was only one example of Israel’s acts of violence against the Palestinian people. Yet UK-made weapons and military technologies continue to be sold to and used by the occupying Israeli forces.

Israeli military and industry sources openly attribute the success of Israeli exports to the weapons and technologies being ‘combat proven.’

Sign here…

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Stop the Deportations

Petition Amnesty for anyone who was a minor that arrived In Britain between 1948 to 1971
Windrush Generation were invited as settlers and as British subjects. Minors also had the right to stay.We call on the government to stop all deportations, change the burden of proof and establish an amnesty for anyone who was a minor.The government should also provide compensation for loss & hurt.
Sign this petition…

50,000 people from the Caribbean are being threatened with deportation from England. Many of them came to Britain before 1971 in answer to a call from the motherland to come and assist with the Labour shortage here in Britain.Read on ...

Austerity and Policing

Since the 2010, the government have been making cuts in police funding. First it was called “efficiency”, then it was called “saving resources”. The Neighbourhood  police teams were reduced and  the desk sergeants removed in order to to save £260m. After the Conservative  government was elected, they changed the 6% savings into 23% cuts. This meant no more Community Patrol Officers, cuts in admin staff and cut in station police officers. They pushed for  another £450m by selling off police hostels and section houses.
Overall there has been a loss of nearly 20,000 police staff. When she was Home Secretary, Theresa May was asked what she would do about the deaths of young people from knife and gun crime, she told the Police Federation to stop scaremongering.
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A FAIR DEAL FOR GUYANA – A FAIR DEAL FOR THE PLANET

“A Fair Deal for Guyana – Fair Deal for the Planet” is a campaign by concerned citizens from Guyana and around the world.

Lawyers acting for the Guyanese campaigners are to lodge the latest challenge in a court in Guyana this week. They are funding the battle against oil giants Exxon Mobil, Hess Corporation and Nexen, a subsidiary of Chinese national oil, through the crowdfunding site CrowdJustice.

Major oil reserves have been discovered off the coast of Guyana.  The government and the oil companies have talked about ‘unimaginable wealth’ for the country. However, there is widespread fear that this is a bad deal for Guyana and a disaster for our planet.… Read on ...

A modest success…

… but one that proves the value of solidarity – so thanks to all of you who signed the petition

Deportation-threat academics allowed to stay in UK

Two Durham University academics, members of UCU, and their daughter who were ordered to leave the UK within 14 days have been told they can stay in the UK.
Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin, Dr Arely Cruz-Santiago and 11-year-old Camila faced leaving the country by Saturday 24 March.
The Home Office said the couple breached rules by spending too much time abroad during their visa period.
But it halted proceedings following the intervention of their local MP.… Read on ...

Help University of London outsourced workers fight for equality – donate to the strike fund

Over 100 University of London cleaners, porters, security officers, gardeners and others are preparing for the biggest-ever outsourced workers strike in UK higher education, and they need your help.

These workers, who are demanding for an end to outsourcing, an end to zero-hours and for pay rises, are close to a historic victory that could end years of discrimination at the university.

After a near-unanimous ballot in favour of strike action, the IWGB has announced strikes for 25 and 26 April. But sadly, for these workers going on strike means that they lose out on two days’ pay.

That’s why we need your help.… Read on ...

An audience with Bernard Coard

A joint meeting of UNITE the UNION London and Eastern BAEM Committee and Caribbean Labour Solidarity

27 March 2018 – 6:00 pm for 6:30 start
Ron Todd House, 33-37 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB
Tube: Angel Islington (Northern Line)

Programme:

  • Introduction
  • An Audience with Bernard Coard & A Launch of
    The Grenada Revolution: What Really Happened?
  • Alan Scott will present his analysis of documents released under the 30 year rule which disprove the justification for the American invasion.
  • Caribbean Labour Solidarity Reports
  • Questions & Answers
  • The Way forward …
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