A quick listing of a few upcoming events:
Although there now seems to be some kind of a ceasefire, there’s still an impressive number of events organised for this weekend in solidarity with Palestine and against the latest round of bombings. There’s a map listing 60, which are also collected in a twitter thread. From Samidoun’s global calendar of resistance:
- Ilford – Friday, 21 May, 6:30 pm, Redbridge Town Hall. Info: https://twitter.com/JazzBee23/status/1395490750306177026/photo/1
- Nottingham – Friday, 21 May, 7 pm, Old Market Square. Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPDw_nuFP7O/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
- Portsmouth – Friday, 21 May, 5 pm, Guildhall, Portsmouth. Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPEWfzhpk55/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
- Sheffield – Friday, 21 May, 5 pm, Sheffield Train Station. Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPBxSRKpWeR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
- Warwick – Friday 21 May, 2 pm, Piazza, University of Warwick. Info: https://twitter.com/uwarsoc/status/1394707222974844928/photo/1w
- Bangor, Gwynedd – Saturday, 22 May, 11 am, Pontio by memorials, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/328890178605492/
- Birmingham – Saturday, 22 May, 2 pm, Victoria Square, Birmingham. Info: https://twitter.com/TINYCUPlD/status/1395490886532964353
- Bournemouth: Palestine Solidarity Demo – Saturday, 22 May, 12 pm, Glen Fern Car Park, march to Bournemouth Square. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/493603321888560/
- Bristol – Saturday, 22 May, 2 pm, March from Shah Jalal Mosque to College Green, Bristol, UK. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/311249393908827/
- Cardiff – Saturday, 22 May, 12 pm, BBC Cymru building, Cardiff, Wales. Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPAxiIcA2Ix/
- Derby – Saturday, 22 May, 2 pm, The Spot, Derby city Centre, Derby, UK. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/539803320352695/
- Dundee – Saturday, 22 May, 2 pm, Dundee, City Square. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/502988511048117/
- Glasgow – Saturday, 22 May, 2 pm, 30 Finnieston St, Glasgow, Scotland. Info: https://twitter.com/fauziaahmad07/status/1395514539320414214/photo/1
- Huddersfield – Saturday 22 May, 3 pm, St George’s Square, Huddersfield
- Hull – Saturday, 22 May, 12 pm, Victoria Square. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/492148565429770/
- Inverness – Saturday, 22 May, 12 pm, Town House. Info: https://www.facebook.com/HighlandPalestine/posts/4458040374240039
- Leamington Spa – Saturday, 22 May, 11 am, Leamington Spa, UK. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/3081528072066096/
- Leeds – Saturday, 22 May, 1 pm, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds. Info: https://twitter.com/chahrazedtft/status/1395526794716004352/photo/1
- Leeds – Saturday, 22 May, 2 pm, BBC Headquarters. Info: https://twitter.com/MIAxAlix/status/1395491926120570890
- Liverpool – Saturday, 22 May, 1 pm, Church St, Liverpool. Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPEi2-XH61o/
- London: National Demo for Palestine – Saturday, 22 May, 12 pm, Speakers Corner (Marble Arch Tube), London, UK.
- Lowestoft – Saturday, 22 May, 1 pm, Outside Britten enter, Lowestoft, UK. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/851092055752578/
- Manchester: Speak Out for Palestinian Resistance – Saturday, 22 May, 12 PM, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/950810015714728/
- Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Protest for Palestine! – Saturday, 22 May, 12 pm, Marks and Spencer, 77-87 Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/196884705596392/
- Northampton: March 4 Palestine – Saturday, 22 May, 2 pm, BBC Radio Northampton, Abington St. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/320235456125245/
- Peterborough: Protest 4 Palestine – Saturday, 22 May, 2 pm, Peterborough Town Center, Peterborough. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/174750394539852/
- Plymouth: Stop Bombing Gaza – Saturday, 22 May, 11 am, New George St, Plymouth. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/465720878064565/
- Pontypridd – Saturday 22 May, 11 am, Mill Street near the bridge, Pontypridd, Wales. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/246215377292865
- Sheffield – Saturday, 22 May, 2 pm, Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield. Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPElXtmJOBa/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
- Swindon – Saturday, 22 May, 2 pm, Morrisons, Regents Circus, Swindon. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/830100164256504/
- Waterdale: Vigil for Palestine – Saturday, 22 May, 2 pm, Sir Nigel Gresley Square, Waterdale, UK. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/299139038487186/
- Wrexham: Support Palestine – Saturday, 22 May, 11:30 am, Queen Square, Wrexham, Wales. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399877630380056/
- Aberdeen – Sunday, 23 May, 4 pm, Nelson St/Marischal Square, Aberdeen, Scotland. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/266089264892559/
- Edinburgh – Sunday, 23 May, 2 pm, Foot of the Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/479122976535232/
- Falmouth – Sunday, 23 May, 3 pm, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/862014761017049
- Hitchin – Sunday, 23 May, 11 am, Windmill Hill, Hitchin. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/144983220882950/
- Scunthorpe – Sunday, 23 May, 12 pm, Britannia Corner, Scunthorpe. Info: https://twitter.com/hasina47092933/status/1395495061106876421/photo/1
Also this weekend, there’s an online rally in support of Siyanda Mngaza, wrongfully convicted for defending herself against a racist attack, on Sunday afternoon. There’s also the Close the Camps day of solidarity with asylum seekers housed in the Napier Barracks on Saturday and an organiser training being run by Glasgow IWW on the Sunday.
On Wednesday 26th, the national construction rank and file are holding a demo at AWE Burghfield outside Reading as part of the ongoing No to ESO de-skilling dispute, the first publicly announced national demo in the campaign.
Wednesday 26th May
Meeting outside Hackney Town Hall, Mare St, Hackney, E8 1EA between 11:00 and 11:15 am
Walking to Mare Street, arriving 11:45. Finish at 2pm
Thursday 27th May
Meeting Outside Mungo Offices at Thomas More Square, E1W 1YW between 11:00 am and 11:30 am. Finish at 2pm
Other upcoming events:
On Friday 28th there’s a call for mass action against Elbit’s London headquarters. Saturday 29th is the next Kill the Bill day of action, and will also see the online Edinburgh Anarchist Feminist Bookfair, which will also be running events on the Sunday.
On Saturday June 5th, there’s a protest at HMP Full Sutton, the site of a proposed new mega-prison which is also where Kevan Thakrar is being held. Transport is being arranged and can be booked through here.
On June 14th, Greater Manchester Law Centre are holding a meeting with speakers including Sheila Coleman from the Hillsborough campaign, Shrewsbury picket Terry Renshaw, Mike Jackson from Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners and the Orgreave justice campaign, and Joe Delaney from the Grenfell Action Group. The annual Orgreave commemoration rally will be happening online again this year, on June 19th.
Other ongoing workplace disputes: the Thurrock bin strike now seems to have been resolved with a deal meaning that threatened pay cuts won’t be happening. Workers at Goodlord referencing services in London are still out on strike against fire and rehire in a dispute that started back in February, and has seen the targeting and victimisation of strikers. Ealing Council and Serco are trying to sack Patrice, a striking union rep, for “bringing the council into disrepute” by saying that the council would lose revenue from parking tickets during a strike by parking wardens.