Protest works for Cambridge Mental Health service users

Signs on doors of occupied Cambridge mental health serviceAfter spending five months occupying their drop-in centre, Cambridgeshire service users are celebrating a deal with local mental health bosses to keep a vital lifeline open. Lifeworks in Cambridge was threatened with closure, but now users and managers have agreed to maintain the service for the next 5 years. As welll as occupying, they held street stalls around the county and meet with everyone from local managers to government ministers. The campaign continues in search of an improved deal and better national provision.

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and why we Oppose it

What is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) ?

The TTIP is a scheme organized by international big business to gain access to public budgets. It’s a trade treaty that is being negotiated in secret between the European Union (EU) and The United States of America (US), and what knowledge there is of negotiations comes from leaked papers.

Your elected representatives, the Members of the European Parliament (MEP), only get to vote yes or no after the negotiations are completed! Continue reading

A different perspective on World War 1

We’ve been asked to let people know about an exciting day of workshops and talks coming up in York later this year. York Against the War are hosting The War to End All Wars? A day-school from The Anti-War Perspective. Our own Chris Fuller is giving a talk on strikes during the war, and other topics include the Suffragettes, Ireland, the Middle East and famous war poems. A great counter-balance to Cameron’s official centenary events. Why not register a place today?