Bolton Trades Council presents this Banner Theatre production! 7.30pm. Book Free Tickets through the Octagon Box Office.
As battle lines are drawn across the United States between the corporate elite and the mass of the population, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and their community allies joined together to fight for public sector education. Their demand was for an education that teaches children to think, create and challenge and not provide zombie labour for the profit machine.
Chicago tells the story of the CTU’s strike and explores their successful organising agenda that empowered their members and mobilised parents, students and the wider community. That agenda produced a strike vote of 98% on a 90% turnout, 9 days of mass pickets, creative sit-ins and demonstrations covering 840 schools across the city, and hundreds of thousands of vocal and active supporters.
In 2012 the CTU and their allies managed to stall the corporate onslaught and develop a fighting agenda demonstrating that another education system is possible. By weaving together music, song and inspirational video footage and interviews Chicago provides compelling lessons for both educational and broader public sector resistance here in the UK.
The national demonstration against the renewal of Trident nuclear weapons, organised by CND and supported by Stop the War Coalition, will be one of the most important political events this year, in addition to being the biggest demonstration against nuclear weapons since the 1980s. The arguments surrounding Jeremy Corbyn's reshuffle and the attacks on Stop the War from resigning shadow ministers, speak to the continuing importance of foreign policy, war and nuclear weapons issues. It will therefore have a high political significance and hopefully impact.
Apart from making the world a more dangerous place, nuclear weapons are an incredible waste of money. It is estimated that the cost of Trident renewal and maintenance is going to be £183 billion (£183,000,000,000). A tiny proportion of that would have been sufficient to prevent the terrible floods which hit the north of England in recent weeks.
Sign up to the demonstration on Facebook and invite your friends. We also encourage everyone outside of London to get in touch with the CND office and book their coach ticket. We need to make this demonstration into an enormous show of opposition to these pointless and wasteful weapons of mass destruction.
Saturday 12th December sees the closure of the Paris Climate Change summit talks, which will be marked by a gathering of climate change activists on the streets of Paris. Bolton environmental groups will be out in Bolton town centre in solidarity with the Paris protests, drawing attention to the threat of global warming and to fracking in particular. Meet at Fred Dibnah's statue at 12.00
. 1. Bolton County Court 10am, 2. 6.30pm Bolton Council, Town Hall.
Bolton Against the Bedroom Tax has issued a call to all our friends and supporters to turn out in numbers outside Bolton County Court, Blackhorse Street, where a member of the campaign team is due in court, threatened with eviction.
Bolton against the Bedroom Tax campaigners will once again be lobbying Bolton Council on at 6.30 Wednesday December 2nd at the Town Hall. This is part of the on-going campaign to persuade Bolton Council to adopt a "No Evictions" policy in relation to the Bedroom Tax. Bring banners, whistles and voice to add to the call for No Evictions