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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Israeli Apartheid Week events held in the UK, as Israel intensifies its colonisation

28 February 2017 - 12:30am

This week universities across the UK will hold educational, cultural, and campaigning events under the banner of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). The events, part of an annual international series, seek to raise awareness about Israel’s military occupation, apartheid policies and decades long settler-colonial project.

IAW builds support for the growing Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to end government and corporate complicity in Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights and international law.

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Operation Hedgehog - free training for you!

27 February 2017 - 5:15pm

War on Want and Talk Socialism have teamed up to bring you Operation Hedgehog, and we want you to join us on this journey!

 

Operation Hedgehog is a free ‘train the trainers’ programme. We will train you to deliver fun, interactive workshops which will help people in your community win arguments over the economy, progressive policies and a fair future. Or in other words, we’ll work on countering the ‘common sense’ economic arguments we hear in the pub while avoiding boring people stiff!

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Registration is reopened now for tonight's London #IsraeliApartheidWeek event. Book free tickets here by 3 PM today: https://t.co/YItxZftNk5 6 hours 14 min ago
Resist attempts to censor critical discussion by attending our #IAW2017 events: https://t.co/1T4J5DvXXV https://t.co/y9lxtxPApH 21 hours 31 min ago
Kate Bell from @TUC speaking at #GMBNatEqualitiesConf on the rise of insecure work Ifentifies over 800k on zero hours contracts 1 day 1 hour ago