Monday, 3 December 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
You can read the official consultation document HERE:
and you can read the view of the Fire Brigades Union on the proposed cuts HERE:
You can also see some extremely good arguments against the proposed cuts at: http://firecutscostlives.blogspot.co.uk
Please let the West Yorkshire Fire Service know your views by either sending a letter to:
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Oakroyd Hall, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw
or e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 1 November 2012
The West Yorkshire Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called for a mass march and rally to protest against the cuts to Fire Stations and staff in West Yorkshire.
On Saturday 03 November 2012 The March will start at 12:30 outside the Art Gallery on the Headrow in Leeds and march around the city centre followed by a Rally with speakers including Matt Wrack the general secretary of the FBU.
Please attend to show your opposition to the decimation of your fire service.
Monday, 10 September 2012
Please attend the Leeds TUC Public Meeting for A Future That Works.
Mark Serwotka - General Secretary of the Public and Comercial Services (PCS) Union will be speaker plus many more.
The meeting is on Wednesday 19 September 2012 at 6pm.
Please attend and book your coach for the March for a future that works in London on Saturday 20 October 2012.
To get your ticket call 07904 045320 or e-mail: secretary@Leeds-tuc.org.uk.
Tickets are £10 waged or £1 unwaged.
Monday, 4 June 2012
If you wish to attend please RSVP to: email@example.com
Professor Paul BlackledgeProfessor Paul Blackledge is a political theorist working within the classical Marxist tradition. His most recent works include a monograph, Marxism and Ethics: Freedom, Desire and Revolution, and a coedited collection, Virtue and Politics. In these books he articulated a Hegelian Marxist ethic through the lens of a neo-Aristotelian critique of liberalism and capitalism. The understanding of Marxism developed in these books builds upon arguments first presented in his second monograph, Reflections on the Marxist Theory of History, and in a series of related articles.
Beyond the Impasse of the Modern Moral
The lecture takes as its starting point Raymond Geuss’s claim that contemporary moral philosophy “has little to tell us about real politics”. According to Geuss this failure stems from the way that the Kantian colouration of most modern normative theory informs a tendency to separate discussions of what ought to be from questions of what is. It is precisely because we live in a world in which ethics has been reduced to an emotivist caricature of itself that Marx was scathing in his criticisms of moral discourse. This has often led commentators to erroneously claim that he had no interest in ethical theory. The opposite is the case. It was because Marx understood the social basis for our emotivist culture that he was able to grasp that competing moral claims would tend towards incommensurability, and thus that moralistic politics would take the form of “impotence in action”. Unfortunately, because Marx’s critics largely naturalise the modern moral point of view they tend to interpret his rejection of the moral form as evidence either of a crude mechanical materialism or of simple incoherence. In contrast to these approaches, this lecture seeks to outline an interpretation of Marxism that is able to point beyond the impasse both of modern moral philosophy and of much of modern radical theory towards an ethically grounded criticism of, and alternative to, capitalism. Blackledge argues that, understood thus, Marxism provides indispensible resources for contemporary political theory (and practice).
Point of View: Towards an Ethical Marxism
The meeting will take place at Holy Trinity Church Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6HW.
Please come and join in the discussion on how we can save the NHS from the attacks of the privateers.
For further information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also find below a link to the petition to Save Airedale Hospital Laundry Service. This in-house service is under threat, and the petition asks the management of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to do everything possible to keep the laundry in-house and its 40+ staff in work.
Please also sign the petition here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-airedale-hospital-laundry-service
Please support this petition, sponsored by UNISON, GMB and Keighley TUC, and distribute it to friends, family and colleagues, asking them to also sign.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Eclectica - A gig and social night in support of Positive Action for Refuges and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS)
A line-up of local music spanning jungle, reggae, tubas, handlebar moustaches, indie, and psychedelic blues.
Positive Action for Refuges and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS) works with asylum seekers, refugees and local communities in Leeds and the surrounding area. (Regd charity 1120950)
Please come along to share ideas about how we can fight against the coalitions cuts in Leeds.
Monday, 14 May 2012
We will be discussing Mayday, the pension strikes and what we can do next in Leeds as an anti-cuts group linked to the unions and TUC.
So please come along and let's put our heads together on how to make the ConDems' summer a hot one!
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
The Leeds Strike Day Rally in support of the M10 industrial action by PCS, UNITE and UCU will take place at millenium square tomorrow at 12:00 noon.
Bring your banners and show your support and say to the government 68 is too late.
Monday, 23 April 2012
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Defend international workers day.......defend workers rights
Stop the Tory Cuts.....Defend the NHS.....Fight Austerity Now.....
Join the May Day March Saturday May 5th. Assemble 11.30 am at Victoria Gardens (outside Leeds Art Gallery). Speakers include John McDonnell MP (t.b.c)
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Wednesday 22nd February, 12p.m.
Leeds Civic Hall
Labour-controlled Leeds City Council are about to implement £55 million of Tory cuts. This will mean, among other things:
- 400 more job losses
- Council rent rises of 6.8%
- Further cuts to home care
- Increased costs for meals on wheels
There is an alternative. Come and join the protest.
The Tories are Coming to Leeds
February 25th 2012
Assemble 10:30 a.m., Woodhouse Moor
marching to City Square
The protest will be followed by an anti-cuts conference.