June 01, 2011 : Diary

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30th May - 5th June. Labour Behind the Label week of action

Join Labour Behind the Label in a week of action to lobby brands to ban the technique of sandblasting denim.

www.labourbehindthelabel.org/urgent-actions/item/939-killer-jeans-week-of-action-get-involved

www.killerjeans.org

Tuesday 7 June, 9am. LCAP Welfare Uncut day of action.

Welfare “reforms” don’t fool us!

A conference at the Royal Society will bring together those who will play a role in “the biggest shake up of the [welfare] system for 60 years”. In the same week, the Welfare Reform Bill looks set to return to parliament for its third reading. We’re not fooled by the proposals for “reform”: we know they mean abolishing our rights to welfare. While the conference may include some speakers who challenge aspects of the government’s plans, its blurb reads like a DWP press release. Come along and help us decode the spin…

Location: Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y

www.lcap.org.uk/?p=454

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June, 10.30am – 5.30pm each day. Common Ground for Climate Action

Location:Grow Heathrow, Vineries Close, Sipson, West London, UB7 0JG

www.transitionheathrow.com/grow-heathrow/

Who's it for? The meeting is for people who have previously been involved in organising the Camp for Climate Action, or other radical grassroots climate action, who are interested in and feel positive about co-ordinating nationally. (If you're quite new to all this and are just wanting to find out what’s going on with climate action in general, this is probably not the meeting for you - though we do recognise the importance of a future meeting for that very purpose.)

What's the aim? The aim of the meeting is to see if we can find common ground to continue working together nationally. It's to find out who and where we are now, and how we can work effectively together into the future. This may include learning from our past experiences but the focus will be on how we go forward. We want to stress that this is not ‘the next Climate Camp meeting’, but an opportunity for a fresh start, based on identifying common ground.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June. Party Against The Pipe Festival

A festival celebrating a decade of resistance to Shell's Corrib gas project on the west coast of Ireland. With bands, circus, dance, comedy, crafts, kids activities, camping. Calling all performers and workshopers - and if you can lend equipment get in contact.

Location: Pollathomas, Co.Mayo, Ireland

www.rossportsolidaritycamp.org www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/PartyAgains

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Sunday 12th June, 10am – 5pm. Stop the Arms Fair action planning day

Arming repressive regimes. Boosting arms company profits. Displaying the latest killing technology. The world's largest arms fair - DSEi (Defence and Security Equipment International) - will take place in London in September. Come along to this day of workshops, organised by the Stop the Arms Fair coalition, to plot and scheme for our day of action on 13 Sept, an end to DSEi arms fair and an end to the arms trade.

Hear the latest on who's coming to DSEi and what goes on there. Learn new skills for taking action in workshops from direct action to clowning to putting your message across. Meet others to work with on the day of action. Help finalise plans for DSEi week: from creative ideas for action to the logistics of how people will eat and sleep!

Location: Friends Meeting House, Euston, London, NW1 2BJ

www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/12-june-get-ready-to-stop-the-arms-fair/

Saturday 18th June, 11am - 6pm First Green & Black Cross Network Gathering

The gathering will be a chance to: come together, meet the network, share what we've been doing and learn from each other. We aim to work out common practice amongst working groups and affiliated groups, and establish methods of communication amongst the network. If you're new, come to work out how to get involved.

Location: The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

http://greenandblackcross.org

22 – 26 June, UK Uncut at Glastonbury Festival

Bono claims to care about the developing world, but U2 greedily indulges in the very kind of tax avoidance which is crippling the poor nations of this world. UK Uncut want to get as many people as possible to get involved in a direct action at this year's Glastonbury Festival which U2 are headlining, in order to send a strong message that this kind of hypocrisy is not acceptable.

www.ukuncut.org.uk/actions/559