Precarious Workers Brigade in October!
We’ve got loads of opportunities to meet, discuss and act together this month. Come join us at the Cuts Cafe this Thursday (11th), at the TUC Anti-Austerity demo (and our prep sessions beforehand) and at the Anarchist Bookfair later this month!
PWB Open DROP IN SESSION at Cuts Café
When: Thursday October 11th, at 8pm
Where: CUTS CAFÉ
Informal meet-up. Call in, tell us your stories of precarious work, housing and life in London and hear about what we do. Check out Cuts Café blog: http:// /cutscafelondon.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @Cuts_Cafe/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cuts-Café/362777590463045
PWB PROTEST LAB (in preparation for TUC Anti-Austerity Demo on Oct 20th)
When: Thursday, October 18th from 7.30pm
Where: Goldsmiths College, Main Building RHB 325 (follow carrot signs from front door)
This session takes place after the pre-Demo rally at Goldsmiths (http://goldsmithsucu.org/content/goldsmiths-united-against-austerity-0) and the space for making and preparing remains open until the end of the day on Friday 19th
Join Precarious Workers Carrot Bloc at the TUC ANTI-AUSTERITY DEMO **
When: Saturday, October 20th, at 11am
Where: Outside the ICA on the Mall, Central London
What does austerity mean for precarious, freelance & flexi, non-unionised workers and how do we fight it? How do those living off short-term contracts, internships, ‘artist fees’, low paid non-contractual labour; those who are exhausted from juggling a job-to-job, place-to-place, unionless, pensionless, infinitely flexible and silently exploitable existence - go on strike? We ask this question on the demonstration together in solidarity with all those fighting against cuts and for social justice and the creation of sustainable forms of life.
Anarchist Bookfair: Precarious Worker Brigade’s Carrot Counter Guide to Internships and Alternative Curriculum
When: Saturday, October 27th 10am-7pm
Where: Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
Watch out for Precarious Worker Brigade’s Carrot Counter Guide to Internships and Alternative Curriculum on various stands at the bookfair and come for the talks on workfare and radical pedagogy!
November heads up: PWB Open DROP IN SESSION
When: Thursday November 8th, at 7pm
Where: Adam and Eve Pub, 155 High Street, Homerton, London, E9 6AS
Informal meet-up. Call in, tell us your stories of precarious work, housing and life in London and hear about what we do.
** “if no one organises childcare, we won’t be at the revolution”
a creche and kids play space during the TUC demo Oct 20
A parent and volunteer run creative and fun space for kids of all ages - with painting, games, toys for younger kids and films and printing press workshops for older children. Light and healthy snacks will be served throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch for your child :: organised by plan c london
email: for venue details, to volunteer to help out with childcare or to book a spot for your child
Plan C is about making plans – real, concrete and achievable plans - to improve the conditions of our lives and to make the strategy of austerity more difficult, costly and ultimately impossible to implement. These plans must include taking seriously the work of organising childcare. We don’t think organising childcare is just a job for Plan C. But in organising childcare for the TUC demo we are challenging the current status quo in the Left which fails to collectively support those with kids and having children in political spaces and events. While some of us are more than happy to take our kids to demos, others of us would prefer to organise childcare options that mean our kids are looked after away from the action. To overcome the divisions in our movement, we can’t simply demand that people ‘unite and fight’. Instead we have to do the work of addressing these rifts by organising and acting in ways that imagine and create a new and different social and political culture.