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Boycott Workfare counter-conference
10 July, Manchester
While workfare profiteers meet to discuss more ways to privatise and abolish welfare, come to Manchester for a creative counter-conference as part of an ongoing summer of workfare protests across the UK.
Durham Miners Gala
13 July, Durham
The 129th annual gathering. A fun day out with trade union banners, brass bands, speeches and merriment.
Tolpuddle Martyrs festival and rally
19-21 July, Tolpuddle
Music, drama, poetry and speakers make this annual celebration of trade unionism a popular fixture in the calendar. No prizes for guessing that Billy Bragg is the headliner.
Peace News summer camp
25-29 July, Norfolk
The annual Peace News summer camp is taking a lead from the global South after the regular organising committee stepped down to invite activists of colour to plan the event. Join Peace News to consider what it means to build real solidarity with activists in the global South.
Shake! and Demand the Impossible
30 July-9 August, London
Not one but two free summer schools at which 16-25 year-olds are invited to spend five days with a wide selection of activists and artists discussing and creating campaigns for change.
UK Feminista summer school
17-18 August, Birmingham
A weekend of hands-on training in taking action for gender equality. Contributors include Southall Black Sisters, UK Uncut and South Asia Solidarity Group.
Reclaim the Power
17-20 August, West Burton, Nottinghamshire
Take action on fuel poverty and climate change by joining No Dash for Gas for a four-day camp and protest at EDF’s West Burton power station.
Stop the Arms Fair
10-13 September, London
The country’s least popular trade show, the DSEi Arms Fair, is due to return to London’s Docklands this summer. Stop the Arms Fair will be there to greet the arms dealers.
Disabled People Against the Cuts’ Five days of fightback
DPAC will be taking action in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England during September with five days of co-ordinated action against the coalition cuts.
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Ndella Diouf Paye writes about her experiences working as a carer for a private company
Politicians, the state, and the market have failed to come to terms with Covid-19. Can 'people power' navigate a way out of the crisis? K Biswas introduces the TNI Covid Capitalism Report
Oli Carter-Esdale explores the weaponisation of the pint and asks: where next for the hospitality sector?
Materially, the UK is not a nation – with fewer common experiences than ever before, from schools and policing to borders and governance – argue Medb MacDaibheid and Brian Christopher
While economic activity slowed down during the Covid-19 crisis, accumulation of wealth continues for capitalists at the cost of key workers’ health and wellbeing, writes Notes From Below
Utopianism isn’t a rose-tinted optimism: it’s ‘the realism of hope’ we now desperately need, argues Jack Kellam