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Corbyn leads tributes to Ted Knight, a champion for the people

Tributes have poured in for ‘Red’ Ted Knight, the south London council leader who defied Thatcher and was the scourge of the tabloids but a tireless campaigner for the downtrodden and under-represented Following the news yesterday that Ted Knight had … Continue reading

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John McDonnell: Next steps for Labour, Ruskin House, Feb 11

Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly open meeting Next steps for Labour Speaker: John McDonnell MP Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Tuesday February 11, 7.30pm Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road, CR0 1BD

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Stop a No Deal Brexit, speaker CWU’s Dave Ward, Sep 12

Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly cordially invite you to an open meeting: A GENERAL ELECTION NOW: STOP A “NO DEAL” BREXIT Speaker: Dave Ward, General Secretary, Communications Workers Union (CWU)

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MP suspended by Labour Party to give talk at Ruskin House

Chris Williamson, the Derby North MP regarded by some as a controversial figure, and a staunch supporter of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party, is the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Croydon Assembly. Williamson will … Continue reading

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Croydon TUC May Day March and Rally, Ruskin House, May 4

Join in the Croydon TUC May Day March and Rally: Saturday May 4

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The Spider’s Web screening, Ruskin House, Dec 14

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‘A party with socialists in it’ – Croydon Assembly, Nov 8

The Croydon Assembly meets this Thursday, November 8, when author Simon Hannah will be speaking on “What are the lessons of the struggle of the Labour left?” The publishers’ blurb for Hannah’s latest book says, “From its origins in the … Continue reading

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The Struggles of the Labour left, Ruskin House, Nov 8

The Croydon Assembly’s next meeting will discuss “The struggles of the Labour left”. The meeting, on Thursday, November 8 at 7.30pm, will be held at Ruskin House when the speaker will be author Simon Hannah. Left-wing trade unionists and socialists … Continue reading

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Latest Croydon Assembly meeting, Ruskin House, Jun 14

Hot topic time at the Croydon Assembly this month, when it meets at Ruskin House on Thursday, June 14, and the discussion is “Why we need a Jewish Voice for Labour”. The speaker will be Pamela Blakelock, who grew up … Continue reading

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Council should block Hunt’s £1bn NHS cuts says Assembly

Candidates in May’s Town Hall elections are today being called upon to pledge to block any attempt to impose £1billion-worth of cuts to the NHS in south London. The Croydon Assembly is meeting today at Ruskin House to discuss cuts … Continue reading

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Croydon Assembly calls for an end to ‘Strong Leader’ council

The Croydon Assembly has issued an overt challenge to the leadership of Tony Newman and the Blairite clique who dominate Croydon Council, calling on them to stop “just being managers of austerity”. The Assembly, a coalition of Trades Unionists and … Continue reading

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Save Our Schools: Croydon Assembly debates education

The Croydon Assembly is meeting at Ruskin House on February 24 for a day’s debate and discussion entitled “Save Our Schools – Stop Education Cuts”. Work by the National Education Union and local Labour MP Sarah Jones has shown that … Continue reading

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Ted Knight: ‘Council housing schemes favour developers’

Croydon has 4,500 households on the waiting list for council homes More than half of private tenants are dependent on housing benefit because rents have soared Almost 1,000 families were made homeless last year as a result of unaffordable private … Continue reading

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Why Croydon needs a People’s Plan to fix politics

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory is a stark indication that the political system is broken, not only in America but in Britain, too, says TED KNIGHT, pictured left, the chair of the Croydon Assembly Many people have … Continue reading

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Croydon Assembly, A People’s Plan, Ruskin House, Nov 26

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Harvey heads line-up for Education in Crisis Assembly debate

Philipa Harvey, one of the National Union of Teachers’ national officers, and Ted Knight are among the key note speakers on June 28 when the Croydon Assembly stages an “Education in Crisis” meeting at Ruskin House in Croydon. Teachers are … Continue reading

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Trades union leader Serwotka to speak at EU debate, Jun 9

The Croydon Assembly, in co-operation with the Croydon TUC, is staging a debate on Thursday, June 9 about Britain’s future membership of the European Union, ahead of the referendum later that month. Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public … Continue reading

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Play your part in the second Croydon Assembly, June 6

ANDREW FISHER on an important discussion coming to Ruskin House Last November, more than 100 attended the first Croydon Assembly – a community initiative that brought together trade unionists, community campaigners and other residents to discuss how we can influence … Continue reading

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