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Fracking in Cambridgeshire?

Ken Montague, Trade Union Group of Campaign against Climate Change, spoke to the Trades Council about ‘Fracking’ which has seen widespread use – and protest – in the US and is beginning to be used in the UK. Fracking is a technique for extracting gas from the ground by drilling into pockets of the gas and [...]

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One Billion Rising Coverage

Thanks to everyone who supported the One Billion Rising event in Cambridge and beyond. If you missed it, have a look at the coverage in the Cambridge Evening News or a film of the event by Varsity student reporter Hannah Davis which has made it onto the 1 Billion Rising UK national webpage.

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TUC Exhibition – Young Black Artists

See below for a call for submissions by 28 February 2014 from Zita Holbourne, member of the TUC Race Relations Committee:

Dear Colleague,
I am curating an art exhibition in April which is hosted by the TUC Race Relations Committee.  Please see details below and pass on to your networks and individuals who you think may be interested in [...]

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One Billion Rising – Cambridge

[ February 14, 2014; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] Trades Council have been asked to circulate details of the following event in taking place in Cambridge on 14th February as part of a global movement ‘One Billion Rising’. Details follow:
Dear brothers and sisters,

As part of the global One Billion Rising movement organised by the V(alentine’s)day movement the people of Cambridge will be gathering peacefully [...]

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‘Hands Off Our Homes’ report on bedroom tax

The grassroots campaign ‘Hands Off Our Homes’ has produced a detailed report on the effect of the ‘bedroom tax’ on the lives of 60 families as well as on citywide statistics. You can download the report from their website here:

http://handsoffourhomes.org.uk/2013/11/07/the-impact-of-the-bedroom-tax-on-the-right-to-adequate-housing/
Liz Kitchen from ‘Hands off Our Homes’ visited Cambridge to meet residents and talk about their [...]

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Axe the Bedroom Tax – Public Meeting

[ November 8, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Friday 8th November , 7pm, Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road.

Speakers:

Kevin Price, Labour Housing Spokesperson, Cambridge City Council
Liz Kitchen, Leeds ‘Axe the Bedroom Tax’ Campaign
John Marais, Tenants Against Privatisation & Defend Council Housing

Affected by the ‘Bedroom Tax’? Worried about the future of secure tenancies? Hit by the shortage of affordable housing? Want to fight back against Tory housing policy?

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