Mid-September round-up

Following on from my previous updates about Matt Duran, it turns out that the original address that was given was slightly wrong, and the correct address for writing to him is in fact
Matthew Kyle Duran #42565-086
FDC SeaTac
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198
You can now also donate money to the Grand Jury Resisters at http://supportresist.storenvy.com/. Also in North American news, the incoming Quebecois administration have confirmed that they’re cancelling the increase in tuition fees and repealing the controversial Bill 78, handing a major victory to the student movement.
Back in the UK, it’s been a busy week for the Sparks network of rank-and-file construction workers, with a week-long mass picket of the Crossrail site at Westcombe Park. It’s looking like there could be national strike action in the pipeline for Mechanical & Electrical workers, who’ve just voted massively to reject a new pay offer, and thousands of civil servants in the PCS union also went out on a one-day strike against cuts today.
Elsewhere, foreign students threatened with deportation at London Metropolitan University have won a reprieve in the courts, and Boycott Workfare report on the terrifying changes to the benefits system that could see JSA claimants being punished for three years at a time, as well as new crackdowns on the disabled. If you want to get involved in resisting the attacks on welfare, this weekend will see action against workfare in Brighton and Liverpool, as well as a benefit gig for the workfare campaign in London.
It looks to be a busy weekend, since London will also be hosting a Slutwalk tomorrow and a demonstration in solidarity with imprisoned Belarussian anarchists on Sunday. Finally, looking to the future, anti-abortion campaigners are looking to seriously step up their activity, with plans for lengthy vigils outside abortion providers in Southampton, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Brighton, Birmingham and three different locations in London – Bedford Square, Brixton and Whitfield Street. If you live in any of those places, it’d be worth thinking about having some kind of a counter-presence.

About nothingiseverlost

"The impulse to fight against work and management is immediately collective. As we fight against the conditions of our own lives, we see that other people are doing the same. To get anywhere we have to fight side by side. We begin to break down the divisions between us and prejudices, hierarchies, and nationalisms begin to be undermined. As we build trust and solidarity, we grow more daring and combative. More becomes possible. We get more organized, more confident, more disruptive and more powerful."
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