Protect Local Democracy

The government is changing the way local authorities in England and Wales invest their members’ pension funds. Under the new policy, central government has the power to veto investment decisions made by democratically elected local authorities.

This is an attack on local democracy.

The new pension regulations went into effect on 1 November 2016, but the fight for local democracy is not over.

For more information read our Q & A.

 

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Pint & Politics workshop - countering ‘common sense’ economic arguments in the pub!

23 March 2017 - 12:15pm
  • EVENT DATE: Saturday 22 April 2017
  • TIME: 3-5pm
  • PLACE: Marchmont Street Community Centre, 62 Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AB
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War on Want patron Omar Barghouti enters fourth day of interrogation by Israeli authorities

22 March 2017 - 5:30pm

This repressive treatment of Omar Barghouti and other Palestinian human rights defenders shows that Israel is cementing its system of violence and discrimination towards Palestinians. The repression of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists only proves why it is so necessary in the first place, and will only make the movement grow more.

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