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“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”

~ Albert Einstein

The People's Assembly Against Austerity

2 March Pembrokeshire

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2 March Cambridge

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9 March Sheffield

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12 March Newcastle

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13 March Nottingham

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14 March Brent

Learie Constantine Centre 7-9pm

43-47 Dudden Hill

London NW10 2ET


Kevin Courtney (Gen.Sec NEU) Ronnie Baker (Gen. Sec. Bakers Union), Eddie Dempsey (RMT), Dr. Aislinn Macklin-Doherty (People's Assembly) and Cllr Jumbo Chan.

23 March Doncaster

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Saturday 2nd March 2019 11.00 am till 3.00 pm

South Cleley Benefice presents

Singing Hymns for the First Time

at St Nicholas Church Potterspury NN12 7PU

A day of singing and discussion led by Rev. Cannon Adrian Alker chair of PCN Brit- ain, cantor Anne Paget and music director Andy Thomas.

If you really think about the words we sing in some of our hymns and songs and are not always completely happy about the theology expressed, this is the day for you.

Tickets £5 (to include hot drinks) available from: southcleley.bookings@btinter-

For more information contact Monty Lynds on: 01908 543206

A light lunch for £5 will be available on the day (or bring a packed lunch)

Milton Keynes Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Dear Friends

On Tuesday March 5th we will be celebrating Palestinian produce and crafts as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. The evening will include presentations, a variety of delicious Palestinian snacks, displays, a special Fairtrade quiz and a raffle. Please see the flyer below for all the details and do come along with friends and family.

This is another reminder about the play "The Shroud Maker" being performed at Stantonbury Theatre on March 3rd. Here's some information about the play:

Hajja Souad, an 80-year old Palestinian woman living on the besieged Gaza Strip, knows about business. She has survived decades of wars and oppression through making shrouds for the dead. A compelling black comedy, The Shroud Maker delves deep into the intimate life of ordinary Palestinians to weave a highly distinctive path through Palestine’s turbulent past and present. Loosely based on a real life character still living in Gaza, this one-woman comedy weaves comic fantasy and satire with true stories told first hand to the writer, and offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian life in Gaza underscored with gallows humour.

Follow this link to book tickets:

Network for Peace

5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DY

Tel: 07794 036602



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6 March

UK. Ash Wednesday. Witness at the Ministry of Defence, London, meet 3pm in Whitehall Gardens. Contact Pax Christi 020 8203 4884. In Liverpool, annual gathering in the city centre, contact In Glasgow, 2.45 at South Gate, Faslane, transport from Glasgow at 1.30, contact Flyer

LONDON. Screening: These Dangerous Women. Who are the women who have something to say about war and the causes of war? Members of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) have been raising these issues for 103 years. Speakers: Katrina Gass and Helen Kay. 12.30-1.30pm. Library Education Room (Lower Ground Floor), LSE Library, Houghton Street WC2A 2AE. Free with no ticket or registration required. For any queries 020 7955 7229.

8 March

EVERYWHERE. International Women’s Day.

8 – 10 March

LEEDS. APF Joint Conference. A joint event with Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and other Christian Peace Organisations including Fellowship of Reconciliation and Methodist Peace Fellowship. Keynote Speaker: Fabian Hamilton MP, Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament. Hinsley Hall 62 Headingley Ln, LS6 2BX. Info: 07494 272595.

9 March

LEYTONSTONE. The End of the NHS? Much Closer than you Think. With Carol Saunders, a campaigner with Tower Hamlets Keep Our NHS Public. 7.30pm. Epicentre, West Street, Leytonstone, E11 4LJ. Org by News from Nowhere Club. Contact: 0208 555 5248. Free, donations welcome. Please bring a veggie buffet item if you can. Wheelchair accessible.

9 – 10 March

LONDON. It Starts Here. Planning, workshops, trainings, to resist the DSEI arms fair which returns in September 2019. Resource for London 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA.

9 – 17 March

UK. Science4 Society Week. A collection of science education activities, co-ordinated by Scientists for Global Responsibility, and designed to inspire young people. 01524 812073

12 March

LONDON. Embassies Walk. Join us on a walk to various London Embassies of nuclear-weapons states to discuss their countries' progress with nuclear disarmament and (probably) some of the non-nuclear states as well to discuss what plans they have for the forthcoming conferences on nuclear disarmament. Walk or take a bus! Will start at St Martin-in-the-Fields for a short prayer service then briefings in the cafe. All welcome. Timings, routes, embassies to visit will be decided in due course. Org by Christian CND, 020 7700 4200 christians@cnduk.org

13 March

LONDON. LSE, Internationalism, and Peace, 1914-1945. This lecture will examine the LSE’s experience during and after the First World War, considering in particular the emergence of the modern internationalist movement and the League of Nations. 6.30 – 8.30pm. PAN.G.01, Pankhurst House London School of Economics and Political Science Houghton Street WC2A 2AE. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. For any queries or call on 020 7955 7229.

16 March

LONDON. Remember Fukushima march on parliament and rally. The march will assemble outside the Japanese embassy in London at 12pm for a 12.30pm start.

LONDON. Musical Protest and petition: No More Arms Fairs at ExCel. 2.30pm-5.30pm. Outside ExCeL. Probably East pedestrian entrance (Prince Regent), otherwise West pedestrian entrance (Custom House). Wheelchair accessible, lift from platform level to walkway website or email

LONDON. ELAAF meeting. No more arms fairs at ExCeL or anywhere else! 12.30pm The Garden Community Café, 7 Cundy Road, London E16 3DJ. or email

LONDON, GLASGOW, CARDIFF. UN Anti-Racism day Demonstrations. As cities march across the world to mark UN anti-racism day (21 March), join them to say #NoRacismNoFascism

19 March

LONDON. Remember Fukushima parliamentary public meeting. Room tbc, Houses of Parliament. 7-9pm. Info: CND 020 7700 2393.

20 March

LONDON. Remember Fukushima: film screening and talk by Fukushima mothers. Film screening and talk by Fukushima mothers at SOAS university. 7-10pm. Room B104 (50) 1st floor of the Brunei Gallery (opposite SOAS main building entrance) SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street Russell Square WC1H 0XG. Info: CND 020 7700 2393.



Our annual fundraising campaign is back!

Do you think you could choose six items of clothes from your wardrobe and pledge to wear just these for six weeks from 6th March - 18th April? Don't worry, underwear doesn't count. And neither does your gym kit or if you need to wear a uniform for work. See! Doable, right?

We promise you will find the experience eye-opening, fun and not as easy as you think.

If you are concerned about how the garment industry operates and the human rights abuses which persist throughout the supply chain, taking part in the Six Items Challenge is a great way to raise awareness and vital funds for the work that we do.

You set your own fundraising target, but as a guide we suggest a target of £125. You will be surprised at how quickly you'll reach this. And if you're up for being creative with your fundraising, you could raise a lot more. And don't worry, we can help with that!

Feel free to get in touch with any questions you might have e.g. do leggings count as an item? Great question. The answer? It's up to you! Or maybe you can't do the dates already set. No worries, we can just create your own challenge outside of the main campaign!

In solidarity,

Caroline, Anna and Dominique

Labour Behind the Label

Labour Behind the Label is an NGO supporting garment workers worldwide in defending their rights.

We are a workers' co-operative and not-for-profit company registered in England, no. 04173634.

The Labour Behind the Label Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1159356.

Please visit our website at

Donate to our cause at

International Women’s Day Milton Keynes 2019 #BalanceforBetter

Friday 8th March at 7pm

The Old School, Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes (next door to Slated Row School, MK12 5NP)

Food served from 7.30 pm.

Cost: £12 (which includes food and entertainment)

Tickets MUST be reserved via Eventbrite milton-keynes-tickets-55754655676

Tickets are limited to 80, so please book early!

From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance.

Balance drives a better working world. Let's all help create a #BalanceforBetter.

With entertainment, Fairtrade and campaign stalls and speakers reflecting on their lives in Milton Keynes: this will be a lively and entertaining evening.

Fairtrade wine and juices and local cider will be on sale at the bar. A raffle will be held to raise funds for Branched Out Community Interest Company.

Branch-out MK CIC is a Community Interest Company that supports adults with learning differences and autism through Social & Therapeutic Horticulture. For more information visit


International Women's Day, 8th March

MK Community Foundation are holding small event for International Women’s Day at MK Rose, Campbell Park for 10am where they will hold a short celebration service. Read more.


9/10 MARCH

Every two years, the global arms fair DSEI sets up shop in London. More than 1,000 arms companies promote their wares to attendees from over 90 countries. DSEI is back this September.

Last time the arms fair came to London, hundreds took action to disrupt its set-up. Will you help make 2019 even bigger?

Organising to stop DSEI: It Starts Here

On the weekend of the 9 and 10 March, we will come together in London to skill share, learn, and build our movement to stop the arms fair. Whether you build petitions, speak out online or in your community, or organise direct action, you can help stop DSEI.

Join migrant solidarity groups, LGBTQIA+ folk, green groups, anti-racism organisers, people moved to action through faith, locals and people from all over the world. Together we will take action. And it starts here.

Book your place at It Starts Here

When: Sat 9 March 10.00am – Sun 10 March 4.30pm

Where: Resource For London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

Find out about accessibility and how we can help with travel, accommodation and childcare costs.

See you there.


Campaign Against Arms Trade

P.S. Already booked your place? Please share the event with your networks.


Public meeting: Birmingham Pride #DropHSBC

Join and share the public meeting in Birmingham, on the 20th March at 7pm, to build the movement and campaign for Birmingham pride to drop HSBC as a sponsor and to highlight the pinkwashing nature of Israel and complicit companies such as HSBC.

Address: Unite the Union, Heneage Street West, Birmingham, United Kingdom

More info!


Great British Spring Clean

Are you taking part in the Great British Spring Clean? It's a great way to mobilise your community and make a positive difference to where you live.

More information on how to take part

There are some great initiatives all over MK such as Don’t Rubbish Wolverton, Plogging, Conscious Living MK, and Milton Keynes Against Littering.


Join Community Action: MK and colleagues from the Voluntary Sector for a Spring Networking Event on Tuesday 26th March, 10am - 12.30pm hosted by The Parks Trust.

Julie Dawes, CA: MK Trustee and Events & Community Engagement Manager for the Parks Trust will lead us on a 45 minute guided 'netwalking' walk to get us moving and talking to each other whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings of Campbell Park.

There will also be a chance to hear some headlines from our State of the Sector survey about the health of the Voluntary Sector in Milton Keynes in 2019 as well as a great opportunity to connect with other organisations and explore opportunities.

Please RSVP here, share with friends and colleagues and let us know when signing up what you would most like to get from the event.


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