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Sussex LRC at the Brighton Fringe 2014

13th May 2014

Sussex LRC at the Brighton Fringe 2014: three meetings

Fracking the Downs – Failing Our Future
2pm – 4.30pm, Saturday 17 May 2014
City College (main hall), Pelham Street, Brighton BN1 4FA
Join the big Energy Debate with Michael Meacher MP - former Labour Minister of State for the Environment, energy policy expert Professor Stephen Thomas (University of Greenwich), Brenda Pollack (Friends of the Earth) and Charles Metcalfe (Chairman, Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association – FFBRA

It Time To Re-Nationalise UK PLC?
7pm – 9.30pm, Tuesday 20 May 2014
Community Base (South Wing entrance), 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG
Join Labour MP and LRC National Chair John McDonnell MP, CWU union activist Maria Exall, PCS Policy Officer Andrew Fisher – whose new book “The Failed Experiment… and how to build an economy that works” will just have been published, and RMT union Executive member Janine Booth.  Discuss if we should stop outsourcing public services, bring council services back in-house, and put industries like energy, rail and telecoms back into public ownership.

Tony Benn: A Radical Alternative To Austerity
2pm – 4.30pm, Saturday 31 May 2014
Community Base (South Wing entrance), 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG
Austerity has failed!  Now Labour must say no to a Tory political doctrine that slashes public services, removes safety nets for people in trouble, punishes the poor and is determined to destroy our NHS.

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By Ian Hodson It’s great news that a mainstream political party has recognised the importance of taking positive action to raise pay. Since 2008, politicians from all parties along with many in the media, have pushed the narrative that society will somehow improve by imposing austerity and blaming minority groups for the state of the country’s finances. Sadly, many have fallen for this deception and the ‘look over there’ politics that has rose to prominence since the Conservatives returned to power in 2010. [continue...]

Folkestone United – coming together to support migrants Bridget Chapman, Folkestone United, reports [continue...]

No Witch-Hunts In The GMB, Reinstate Keith Henderson (The Online Petition) Keith Henderson Essex LRC member and former Regional Organiser of the GMB Union was dismissed from the GMB last December, Keith has always believed that the real reason for his dismissal was because of his socialist beliefs and the manifestation of his beliefs. [continue...]

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The LRC is supporting a broad alliance of campaign groups and trade unions against the proposals in the Welfare Reform Bill (currently before Parliament) and putting forward our alternative based on social justice and welfare for all. [continue...]

Across the country working people are losing their jobs and their homes. Meanwhile the bankers who plunged us into this crisis have been bailed out with billions of pounds of our money. It’s time to fight back. Their Crisis Not Ours! is the LRC’s campaign to bring together workers, pensioners, the unemployed, students, those facing repossession and all those suffering because of an economic crisis that has been imposed on us. The campaign is supporting the demands of the People’s Charter. [continue...]

Rail bosses are using the recession as an excuse to attack jobs and conditions and cut back on services and essential rail works, and hike rail fares - as LEAP research suggested they would. Thousands of jobs are being threatened or have been lost. At the same time rail fat cats are raking in big profits and bonuses on the back of the most expensive fares in Europe. Make no mistake: as the recession worsens so will the attack on rail workers and rail services. [continue...]

The campaign calling on the Government to abandon its plans for privatisation of Royal Mail. The Government has introduced the Postal Services Bill to part-privatise the Royal Mail. With our affiliate union CWU we are fighting to Keep the Post Public! [continue...]

The campaign to demand the Government funds improvements to all existing council housing, and to start building first class council homes to address housing need. For more information see Defend Council Housing website. [continue...]

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