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TTIP events coming up!

John Hilary, War on Want Executive Director, will be speaking on TTIP at the following public events. For the latest information regarding timings, please contact the host or venue via the link provided:

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Popular Education: The University of the Peoples

An evening with the Intercultural University of the Peoples 
 5pm, Sunday 19 October, Unite the Union, 128 Theobalds Rd, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN 
Free event
 
You are invited to share in the visit of Colombian human rights activist OLGA ARUJO (Nomadesc) and CARLOS GONZALEZ ex-President of Sintraunicol university workers union in Valle del Cauca, and current Professor of Sociology at Universidad del Valle. The meeting will be an informal opportunity to meet and debate with Carlos and Olga, to listen to music and to eat traditional Colombian snacks!
 
Carlos and Olga will be discussing the Intercultural University of the Peoples, an important new initiative which represents the continuation of years of grassroots community education and organising by Nomadesc with trade unions, indigenous, Afro-descendent and rural communities, students and women's groups. Through their visit Olga and Carlos are seeking solidarity, knowledge exchanges and links/contacts for this unique initiative. 
 
We hope to see you there!
 
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Resisting Coal: Community Resistance and a Fossil Free Future

7-9pm Thursday 23 October 

University College London (UCL)

Chemistry Auditorium, Christopher Ingold Building, Gordon Street, London WC1.

Speakers:

  • Rogelio Ustate and Francisco Tovar from community alliance FECODEMIGUA in La Guajira, Colombia, will talk about the impacts of theCerrejon coal mine, part-owned by BHP Billiton, which sponsors research at UCL.
  • Pius Ginting from WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia) will speak about the campaign to stop BHP Billiton constructing a massive new opencast coal mine in the rainforest of Central Kalimantan.
  • Daryll Lopez, Campaign Co-ordinator of SOCKSARGENDS AGENDA in the Philippines, will speak about the impacts of another London-listed mining multinational, Glencore, which is planning a coal-fired power station to provide energy for its proposed Tampakan copper and gold mine.

The meeting will be chaired by activist journalist Ewa Jasiewicz and hosted byFossil Free UCL.

This public meeting is being organised by London Mining Network (LMN) with the support of LMN member groups Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Coal Action Network, Coal Action Scotland, Down to Earth, War on Want and WDM, along with People and Planet and Fossil Free UCL.

It is part of a national Dirty Coal Tour, making links between students and others working for disinvestment from fossil fuels, communities in England and Scotland resisting new opencast coal projects, and communities affected by London-listed mining companies in Colombia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

 
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Leeds for Change presents...Summat New

Saturday 8 November 09:15am –22:00pm

Leeds University Union, University Square, University of Leeds, LS2 9JZ

Registration now open!

Summat New


Over 20 Workshops | Guest speaker panels | Art | Film | Music | Food | Kids Space | Comedy

War on Want is involved in putting on this event in Leeds through the Economic Justice project. It’s hoping to be an inspiring day to bring together activists and those who havent’ been involved before to learn and take action together.

Summat New is an event which aims to bring people together from Leeds and across the region to promote social change, connect groups, improve access to and facilitate the sharing of resources and skills amongst those who share a similar vision.

GUEST SPEAKER PANELS
At 10am and 5pm, we will have speaker panels featuring;

  • Paul Mason - Channel 4 Economics Editor, prolific author and digital media guru
  • Pragna Patel - Founder of Southall Black Sisters, activist and listed in the Guardian's 100 Top Women
  • Clara Osagiede - RMT representative, powerful living wage campaigner for London Underground cleaners
  • Eleanor Lisney and Armineh Soorenian - Sisters of Frida, a Disabled Women's Cooperative
  • Aderonke Apata - Lesbian from Nigeria fighting for asylum in the UK, and a campaigner for LGBT rights
  • Representatives from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty - campaign group fighting austerity measures

In the evening, we will be celebrating with dinner cooked by The Real Junk Food Project, music courtesy of Summat New's own workshop choir, and comedy from some exciting guests.

Registration now open!

For more information visit www.leedsforchange.org.uk

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Assembly for Change

8-9 November 2014

Lancaster University Students' Union, Bowland College, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YT

Nadia Idle from War on Want will be speaking on 9 November on Campaigning as an Antidote to Apathy.

More info on the event website

 

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