Late May events listing: Palestine, free Siyanda, sparks and more

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:

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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 Tuesday 25th, there’s a protest at Goodlord referencing in London, demanding the reinstatement of sacked workers who’ve been unfairly dismissed while on strike.

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.

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There’s also a group of people appearing in Highbury Magistrates’ Court that day charged with allegedly taking direct action against the Israeli arms company Elbit.

Workers at St Mungos housing services have been on all-out strike against bullying management since April. They’ve arranged the following events as part of the strike:

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  

You can donate to their strike fund here.

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.

Strike Map UK are starting up a virtual book club, and will be holding their first event on June 7th, a discussion of Robert Ovetz’s book on Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle.

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.

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