Marxist Mondays - short videos on current political issues from a Marxist perspective - Latest video "What you need to know about Marxist economics - in under 5 minutes!"
This week's Oxford and Thames Valley SWP branch meetings - all welcome
7 PM Wednesday 16th June
Zoom meeting ID: 861 2001 6477 Passcode: 967537 http://bit.ly/OxTVSWP
Depression has soared during the pandemic—and if you’re poorer, younger, female or disabled you’re much more likely to have been affected. A report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) last month looked at depression among adults in Britain in the first quarter of the year. It revealed starkly how money and class shape the quality of people’s lives. One in five adults, 21 percent, suffered some form of depression between January and March this year. That’s more than double the 10 percent figure before the pandemic. It’s also an increase from November, when the figure was 19 percent. The Tories have spent a decade gutting mental health services and slashing benefits. Now Boris Johnson’s failures to stem the rise of Covid-19 mean that those already hit by austerity are finding it harder than ever to get the support they need. Does mental distress come from individuals' genes or is it caused by wider social conditions? Come and join the discussion.
Unite national officer Joe Clarke told protesters outside the coffee plant on Saturday that he was shocked when JDE representatives confirmed at the previous day's talks that they effectively engineered this dispute over fire and rehire. Brazen Jacob Douwe Egberts (JDE) bosses admitted to the workers they recently sacked that they had been planning for industrial action for two years. What JDE bosses hadn't banked on has been the fantastic resilience of workers at the plant in Banbury who have stood up to bullying bosses attempts to force them to sign new contracts that put many thousands of pounds out of pocket and impose tougher shift patterns. Please send messages of solidarity to email@example.com Please collect in your workplace and visit future pickets when they're announced. Next strike days: Wed 16 Jun 2021 06:00; Thu 17 Jun 2021 07:00
Stand Up To Racism
SATURDAY, 26 JUNE 2021 AT 11:00 Facebook event here
Stand Up To Racism International Conference
SATURDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2021 FROM 11:00 UTC+01-16:00
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