Oppose the EDL in Coventry this Saturday

Oppose the EDL in Coventry this Saturday

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On Saturday 21st May, the English Defence League (EDL) will be holding a national demonstration in Coventry. The EDL are a far right organisation that seek to divide working class people and deflect anger away from the real causes of problems in our city  – austerity cuts and ultimately the capitalist system.

They have no solution to problems such as lack of housing, decent jobs, closure of public services such as libraries and play centres and more.

Coventry Socialist Party, with anti racist organisations and trade unions in the city are supporting and building for a counter-protest that will assemble at 11.30 in Broadgate Square on Saturday. The protest is using the banner of #wearecov to show unity against those that seek to divide ordinary people.

We urge everyone to support the counter protest to show the EDL that they are not welcome in our city

Saturday 21st May

11.30am, Broadgate Square

 

 

What’s on in Coventry – Dates for your diary

What’s on in Coventry – Dates for your diary

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The coming weeks will see a number of protests, rallies and meetings taking place in Coventry. We have compiled a diary below of some of the events we are aware of. If you would like to help us put forward Socialist ideas at these events, for e.g distributing leaflets, our newspaper The Socialist etc. Please get in touch!


Tuesday 26th and Weds 27th April – Junior Doctors are on strike! Please support the picket lines at Walsgrave from 8am

Thursday 28th April – International Workers’ Memorial Day. Commemoration organised by Coventry TUC 12-1pm, in the garden behind Drapers next to Council House. Includes speakers from UCATT, Coventry TUC and other trade union organisations

Saturday 30th April – May Day event organised by Coventry TUC. Shout out against austerity. 12 noon, Broadgate Square. Speakers include Matt Wrack, leader of the FBU

Thursday 5th May – Local elections. Vote TUSC!

Saturday 7th May – Coventry Friend of Palestine are organising a Flashmob as part of international solidarity events to coincide with the anniversary of the Nakba (creation of the state of Israel). For more information and other events, visit their FB page

Thursday 12th May – 7.30pm Methodist Hall, City Centre. Coventry Socialist Party post election public meeting. Panama Papers, Tories split over the EU, rise of Socialism in the US. How can we build the fight for the 99 per cent. FB event here

Saturday 21st May – #wearecov protest against the English Defence League. The EDL are coming to Coventry. There will be a counter protest. Provisional time and location – 11am Broadgate Square.

Thursday 2nd June – No to the bosses’ EU – yes to a Socialist Europe. Public rally on the EU referendum organised by the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition. More details to follow