1. Protesting against attacks on disabled people. The Tories are intensifying their assault on disabled people's rights, particularly access to benefits. I will be circulating information about protests and other events in and around London. Please look out for these and encourage members to take part.
Public transport - publicly-owned and -accountable, democratically run by workers and passengers, affordable, accessible, safe, efficient, environmentally-friendly ... cor, that'd be good, wouldn't it?!
When: Sunday, August 9th, 1pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto, Canada
Sponsored by Centre for Social Justice, Free Transit Toronto Campaign and Socialist Project.
Written in support of RMT's campaign to stop the (SNP) Scottish government privatising the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services:
Our Cally Mac's for sale
Public service coffin's nail
We'll nae let fares go skywards
Piranhas 'neath the waves
Lurk hungry in the caves
We've seen your profit figures
- Gold diggers!
Venue: Birkbeck College, London
Oh ticket office, ticket office, why
Is your fair window really gone for good?
However much I touch or hard I try
The robot can not serve me like you could
If you had closed 'cause I don't have to pay
If transport were a public service, free
I'd no more need to use you anyway
Or miss your glazed familiarity
But still the faceless charge a fortune fare
Janine will be speaking about the experience of the London Underground Public-Private Partnership at a workshop at the World Social Forum, hosted by Observatoire Tunisien de l'Economie.
The workshop will bring together campaigners against PPP, and the London Underground experience is rich with lessons on what a disastrous policy it is and how to fight it.
Presentation by Janine Booth at AutismCon, January 2015
Conway Hall, London
Janine will be giving a presentation about London Underground during the day, and performing poetry in the evening.
The organisers say: