Class struggle events listings for mid-June

A few quick notes and upcoming events:

Belarus Anarchist Black Cross are running an important fundraising campaign, appealing for donations so that they can continue to support defendants facing heavy repression from the Lukashenko regime. On a related note, the number of imprisoned Kill the Bill defendants who are requesting public support now stands at 12.

Grassroots cleaners’ union CAIWU has begun a series of Friday protests at the Royal Opera House, in support of cleaners and porters demanding rest breaks, sick leave, decent holidays and full pensions.

This Saturday, June 11th, will see the international day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners, which will be marked by events in a number of places including a solidarity cafe in Dalston, London. There’s also a Kurdistan solidarity demo happening in London that day.

On Sunday 12th, there’s a solidarity demo at Brook House against the proposed Rwanda deportation flight, which will be followed by a protest at the Home Office on Monday 13th, and there will be a week of action against the hostile environment across the country from the 13th-19th.

On Tuesday 14th, the Anarchist Communist Group are holding an online public meeting on the cost of living crisis, and Wednesday 15th sees an online meeting hosted by Strike Map on how to sustain strike action and win, a meeting in Manchester on learning from the New York tenants movement, and the App Drivers and Couriers Union have called a London strike against Bolt that day. Two defendants associated with Palestine Action will be appearing in court for a bail hearing in Bristol that day, so there’s a call for people to get down to the court and support them there as well. You can also donate to their support fund here.

On Thursday 16th, the IWGB union have called for a protest in support of workers at London Bridge Hospital demanding a pay rise, adequate sick pay and staffing levels.

On Saturday 18th, a call has been made for an anarchist bloc at the London TUC demo, and the Orgreave march and rally will be happening in Sheffield.

Further ahead, the RMT will be holding a national rail strike on the 21st, 23rd and 25th, and the ADCU are calling a strike at Uber on the 22nd.

On Saturday 25th, bar staff who’ve organised through the UVW union will be striking at Saint James Tavern in Brighton, with pickets running from 4pm-8pm. That day will also see a debate on anti-war positions on Ukraine in Bristol, with speakers from Operation Solidarity, Commons Journal, Angry Workers, Plan C and the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign.

Closing out the month, Wednesday 29th will see three GMB officials arrested on a picket line appearing at Hastings Magistrates Court, and the St James Tavern workers will be striking again on Saturday 2nd July


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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