30 Sept 2014

Is it time to set up a People’s Assembly in Brent?

The People's Assembly Against Austerity
Dear Peter,

Calling on all people living in Brent, please read this invite from some activists in Brent wanting to set up a local People's Assembly group. There'll be an initial meeting on:

Monday 6 October @ 6:30pm
Prince of Wales Pub,
101 Willesden Lane,
London NW6 7SD

Is it time to set up a People’s Assembly in Brent? 

The People’s Assembly against Austerity was launched last year to help organise nation-wide opposition to government austerity policies which are doing untold damage to working people and communities while allowing the super-rich to increase their wealth to unprecedented levels.
Since its launch, the Assembly has organised a 50,000 strong anti-austerity demonstration in London and has mobilised support for public sector workers’ pay demonstrations and for the Jarrow to London People’s March for the NHS. It is now mobilising for a huge turnout for the TUC’s Britain needs a pay rise demonstration in London on Saturday 18 October.

It has also established over 80 People’s Assemblies at town, borough and regional level around the country, and these have done a great deal to involve ordinary people in resisting cutbacks and other austerity-based attacks on their communities.

A number of People’s Assembly supporters in Brent now believe that it is time to consider establishing a People’s Assembly in our borough, and we are inviting a range of progressive thinkers and activists to a meeting to discuss the matter.

You are invited to this meeting, which will be held at 6.30pm on Monday 6 October at the Prince of Wales Pub, 101 Willesden Lane, London NW6 7SD (a short walk from the junction of Kilburn High Road and Willesden Lane).

We believe that there is an urgent need to step up resistance to attacks on living standards, workers’ rights, state benefits and on our local health, education and community support services. We believe that a People’s Assembly in Brent will help do that and we look forward to meeting you at the 6 October meeting and to hearing your views on what should be done.

Please contact us if you require further information about the People’s Assembly against Austerity or, alternatively, call the Assembly’s national office on 020 8525 6988 or look up the national website
Hoping to see you all there,

Mary Adossides
                         Richard Lynch 
07719 383 322                            07889 028 281

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22 Sept 2014


20 Sept 2014

Join the Greens at People's Climate March on Sunday

The World Leaders' Climate Summit in New York this September will be a key moment in the fight against climate change. The march organised in New York aims to be the biggest climate demonstration the US has ever seen, and over 900 solidarity events are planned globally on the same weekend.

The Campaign against Climate Change is helping to organise the People's Climate March in London along with many other organisations including Avaaz,, UKYCC, People & Planet, Operation Noah, Wake Up London, Oxfam, Art Not Oil, BP or not BP, CAFOD, UCL Students' Union, Greenpeace UK, Rising Tide...

Join the March! 12:30 pm Temple Place (Embankment) – Sunday Sept 21st

12.15pm - Multi-faith gathering in Victoria Embankment Gardens
1pm - March sets off. Just join the throng or march along with the Fossil Free bloc, the families and children bloc, the 'BP or not BP' Viking longship, the trade union bloc, the Bike bloc, the Queer bloc...
1.45-2.45pm - Rally in Parliament Square

18 Sept 2014

London Green Parties oppose Boris's Development Corporation in Old Oak/Park Royal

The following  motion, proposed by Brent Green Party, has been passed unanimously by the London Federation of Green Parties.

“We call on the London Federation of Green Parties and the Green Party GLA members to oppose the Mayor’s plans to remove local planning powers over the Old Oak/Park Royal area as we believe this undermines local democracy and may further worsen  social and housing inequalities in order to increase private profit.”

17 Sept 2014

Love and Marriage: an installation by artist Kevin Vincenzo Keating

A centre piece of this years Cricklewood festival will be an installation by artist Kevin Vincenzo Keating. An art work called Love and Marriage will be displayed in Keyes rd NW2. The 10 ft sculpture made of a stainless steel arch and 35 wooden pegs is a humorous symbol of love, marriage, and human relationships in modern life. Kevin continues to exhibit his installations in the street and believes that here is a whole new audience of the public who never go to galleries or art events but love to see and interact with art in the street. The Cricklewood festival is on Saturday 20th Sept. 12-6pm. Activities will include an open mic and free portrait painting for the public by other Creative Cricklewood artists. The installation will remain at Keyes Road until the 23rd Sept. For info, Facebook, Creative Cricklewood or Kevin Vincenzo Keating. http://

Solo exhibition by Henryk Terpilowski at the BAR Gallery

This week sees the opening of a solo exhibition by  Henryk Terpilowski at the BAR Gallery, Willesden 17th - 27th Sept Henryk has been using the skills, processes and compositional ideas he has learnt from his background as a decorative artist to develop a highly individual expressionistic style of painting. Some of the results are presented in this show.

 All invited to the Private View Friday 26th Sept 6 - 9pm when further musical entertainment will be provided at the 'We Love the Blues' event at A Pop-up Wonderland - next door

14 Sept 2014

Shahrar Ali and Amelia Womack are the dynamic deputy duo for Greens May 2015

Shahrar Ali, the Green's Brent Central candidate at the 2010 General Election and a candidate for the GLA and European Parliament, was elected Male Deputy Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales earlier this month.

This is his first speech as Deputy Leader recorded at our Birmingham conference last weekend:

Amelia Womack, elected Female Deputy Leader, and an experienced member of the Young Greens also made her first speech at the Conference. Together with Natalie Bennett they are the team that will take the Greens into the General Election in May 2015 in which Greens are fighting hard to retain Caroline Lucas' Brighton seat.