Progressive London: latest
Protest and lobby to save EMA
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:59

On Wednesday 19th January, MPs will debate and vote on the abolition of EMA.

There are currently 95,219 recipients of Educational Maintenance Allowance in London.

On the EMA Ken Livingstone said:

"The abolition of Educational Maintenance Allowances will deter thousands of teenagers in London from learning new skills and gaining valuable qualifications and work experience.

"The combination of EMA cuts and huge hikes in tuition fees threaten to deny oppurtunities to future generations of Londoners and entrench inequality.

"Now more than ever, students in London need our support to oppose thes hugely damaging cuts yet the silence from the Mayor is deafening. It's time Boris Johnson put the interests of students before the interests of the Conservative Party."

Demonstrate

Assemble 4pm Piccadilly Circus. March on Parliament from 5pm.

Supported by London Student Assembly, National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, Education Activist Network and Free Education Campaign.

Lobby

The NUS have called a lobby of MPs - to put pressure on MPs ahead of the vote.

Visit the NUS website for more information.

 

 
Defend Your Postal Service!
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 14:07

National Rally and March to Keep the Post Public.

Kingston-Upon-Thames

Saturday 22nd January 2011

Assemble 12 noon at Fairfield Recreation Ground

Join the Keep The Post Public rally, march and demonstration in Kingston-on-Thames.

Tell Ed Davey, Minister of Postal Services and MP for Kingston; and Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business and MP for Twickenham "That Royal Mail is Not for Sale!"

Called and organised by CWU. Go to www.keepthepostpublic.org.uk for more info on the event and the campaign.

Follow Keep the post public on Facebook: "keep the post public" and Twitter: @cwuktpp

 
Pro London Conference - Register Now!
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 15:41

Registration for the Progressive London conference - "There is an Alternative" - is now open.

Click here for further details and to register.

 
Unfare - Boris and Osborne fare rises
Tuesday, 04 January 2011 13:15
Sign the petition here
Find out what the fare increase means for you here

Today Londoners were hit by Mayor Boris Johnson and Tory Chancellors George Osbornes huge fare increases on all modes of public transport.

Since Boris Johnson was elected the cost of a single bus ticket has risen by a wopping 44%.

Campaigners were out in full force for the morning commute flyering over 70 London tube and rail stations. 
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March for the Alternative: Jobs, Growth, Justice
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:58

Date Sat, 26 Mar 2011

Time to from 11:00

Location Assemble: Victoria Embankment, 11am to march to a rally in Hyde Park

Description
Deep spending cuts damage public services, hit the vulnerable and threaten recovery. They're dangerous, unfair and unnecessary.

But there's an alternative - one that's fair, safe and sustainable: A Robin Hood tax on the banks; Close tax loopholes; Policies for jobs and green growth

Let's march to tell the government they need to change course

Contact for more information
http://www.tuc.org.uk/alltogether

 

 
Cycle Hire: Is that it?
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 13:26

By Jenny Jones AM, Green Party

The expansion of the cycle hire scheme to East London is great news for the people living there, but what about the rest of us? There is no big expansion south of the river to Clapham or Brixton (nor the Peckham border, where I live). There is no push northwards up to Camden Lock, or even westward into Hammersmith. It even falls short of actually entering the Olympic site, due to Met police demands for security and conflicts over sponsorship. It seems that Barclays have managed to secure the cycle hire bikes right outside their HQ while the Olympic site goes without.

This is a real disappointment for all the other people living and working in Inner London who won't have the scheme coming to their area. In fact, the London scheme will have only a third of the number of bikes that Paris has. The London Cycle Hire scheme will have around 8,000 bikes available by 2012, Paris already has 24,000 bikes. The Mayor has had a complete failure of ambition on this.

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