List of Southwark campaigns and meetings for the next two weeks: get involved!

Southwark Action Alert 19 November 2013

Five local events, all on Wednesday, show the range of active campaigns that you can get involved in. Plenty more in the next two weeks! Don’t forget to buy your ticket on-line here for the South London People’s Assembly on 7th December.

Please tweet this listing (link to our website ), post on your Facebook page, or help us with leafleting for these events. Thank you.


Wednesday 20 November
11am – 1.30pm. Leafleting against the privatisation of the student loan book. Called by The Student Assembly Against Austerity. More info on Facebook. Meet at South Bank University in Keyworth Street, behind the London Road Building.

1pm onwards. Crown Post Office staff on strike from Lunchtime onwards over a pay freeze, plans to close and/or franchise 75 offices and cut up to 1,500 jobs. Offices in Rye Lane SE15 and Lordship Lane SE22 closed. Please visit beforehand and express your support!

5.30pm – 7pm. Protest Lobby of Lambeth Council meeting: Save Brixton from Property Developers. Save Lambeth College in Brixton, No Bedroom Tax Evictions. At Lambeth Town Hall SW2. More details at

6.00pm. Southwark Save Our Services organising meeting – A speaker from ‘Save London’s Fire Stations 10’ campaign will introduce discussion on how to stop closure of Southwark Fire Station, planned for January. Venue: Walworth Methodist Centre, 54 Camberwell Rd, London SE5 0EN. All welcome – email to for an agenda.

7.00pm. Southwark Benefit Justice campaign organising meeting (in same venue as the SOS organising meeting, above). Contact or see their Facebook page.

Thursday 21 November
7pm. Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public campaign organising meeting at Duke of Cambridge pub, 74 Lansdowne Way, SW8 2DR (5 mins from Stockwell Tube). As there is no Southwark KONP group, supporters are invited to attend your nearest group meeting. More details from

Tuesday 26 November
11.30am ‘Bring Down the Big Six: Fuel Poverty Kills’ protest against fuel poverty deaths. Called by Fuel Poverty Action, UK Uncut, the Greater London Pensioners’ Association and Disabled People Against Cuts. Meeting point in Central London at a pre-arranged venue (to be notified via Twitter at @fuelpovaction and Facebook at )

12noon – 2pm. Rally outside Department of Health, Supported by organisations 4:1, RCN, KONP and save Lewisham. Further details from the 4:1 Campaign (for mandatory minimum staffing levels) at Facebook event at

Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 November
Judicial review of the Mayor’s decision in the high court on the plan to close ten London fire stations, including Southwark fire station. Details of lobby/protests to be announced. Contact for more information.

Tuesday 3 December
All Day. Strike by three university trade unions against successive pay cuts. Picket lines expected at all HE institutions including South Bank Uni, London College of Communication and Camberwell Art College. Send messages of support via

Saturday 7 December
10am – 5pm. South London Peoples Assembly Venue: Richard Hoggart Building (Main Building), Goldsmiths University, New Cross London SE14 6NW.
Speakers include Owen Jones, Francesca Martinez, Kevin Courtney, Mark Campbell, Louise Irvine, Billy Hayes. Workshops include Austerity and Racist Scapegoating, Welfare not Warfare, Alternatives to Austerity, Disability, Austerity and Resistance, How can we save our NHS?, Explaining and Fighting the Benefit Cuts, Austerity, Language and the Media, Protest Films – Making our own news, Banner Making – a practical workshop, The Battle for Education, Crisis in Housing. More tba. Get tickets online (£5 advance, Concessions (JSA/ESA/Income Support) are free – please send an email to See full details at


Saturday 25 January
12 noon. SBJC Demonstration against the bedroom tax and benefit cuts. Assembly in Peckham Square. Get flyers and more details from or see their Facebook page.


Fire stations closures
Southwark campaign information and their action plans are to be found at and London action at See a hard hitting film on fire brigade cuts:
Online petition at

Royal Mail campaign against privatisation
Background information and petition sheet from the Communication Workers Union at

Southwark Defend Council Housing campaign usually meet at St John’s Parish Offices in Larcom Street SE17, just off Walworth Road. National campaign website here. For info about meetings contact initially

Southwark Disabled People Against Cuts meet at Southwark Independent Living Centre, 10 Bradenham Close, SE17 2QB. Details from

Southwark Pensioners Action Group
Meets bi-monthly. Campaign information at

South London People’s Assembly. Contact for details of organising meetings. See more on Facebook or go to

South London Unite the Resistance. Meet monthly. Usual venue: Rear Bar, Effra Hall Tavern, Kellett Road, Brixton, SW2. For more information phone 07956579466. For information about the national UtR organisation go to

Twitter @southwarkSOS
Facebook: Southwark SSOS

Are you part of a community group or campaign? We’d like to hear from you. Tell us what you’re doing and we can advertise your anti-cuts campaign activities. Email us at All our organising meetings are open. Please come along.

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