Saturday, July 30, 2005 

Human Rights Lawyer Helena Kennedy Speaking in Stratford

Monday 12 September, 630pm, Stratford

The human rights lawyer Helena Kennedy, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and a life peer who has been described the government's anti-terrorism legislation as “an affront to the rule of law”, will be speaking at Stratford Library on September 12 to promote the paperback edition of her book "Just Law: on the state of Britain today and the Changing Face of Justice and Why it Matters to us All."

When:
Monday 12 September, 6.30pm

Where:
Hopkins Room, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, Stratford E15

Contact:
To book tickets (£3 each) call Newham Bookshop on 020 8552 9993

Thursday, July 28, 2005 

Jean Charles de Menezes Vigil and Memorial Service

Friday 29th July, Parliament Square and Westminster Cathedral

The family of the young Brazilian, Jean Charles de Menezes, who was shot and killed by the police at Stockwell station on 22 July, is calling upon the people of London to join them this Friday in remembering Jean Charles.

Newham Monitoring Project is playing a central role in helping to set up the Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign and it is vital that as many independent Newham activists as possible get along to the vigil and inter-faith memorial service to show their solidarity.


Where:
The vigil will be at Parliament Square from 5.30pm - bring Brazilian and peace flags. The memorial service is 7pm at Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW. Tube: Victoria/St James' Park. Buses: 11, 24, 148, 507, 211.

The service will include readings from friends and family of Jean and includes a live link to Jean Charles' funeral in Brazil. There will also be readings from Bianca Jagger, Gareth Peirce and Professor Tariq Ramadan.


Flyer:
Download here

Contact:
Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign, PO Box 273, London E7. Tel: 07956 210332 / 07931 337890. E-mail: Justice4jean@hotmail.co.uk

 

Free NMP Training on Anti-Terrorism Laws for Faith Groups


Wednesday 10th August, 7pm to 9pm, Forest Gate

Newham Monitoring Project is providing free training for mosques and other faith sector groups in Newham on the recent anti-terrorism laws and their impact on local people.

The session will provide information and advice on what to do if you are stopped and searched or arrested and detained under anti-terrorism legislation, as well as other aspects of the law that are most likely to affect our communities. Events since the bombings in London have made it vital that communities are aware of these laws and are informed of their rights.


The two hour session will include information from solicitors at Birnberg Peirce, one of the country’s leading human rights law firms, as well as from Newham Monitoring Project.


When:
Wednesday 10th August, 7pm to 9pm

Where:
Minhaj-ul-Quran International, 292-296, Romford Road Forest Gate, London, E7

Flyer:
Download here

Contact:
To book one of the limited places at this event, call Zareena Mustafa at Newham Monitoring Project on 020 8555 8151 or e-mail: cdw@nmp.org.uk

 

Campaign day against the DSEi arms fair

From 3.30pm to 7.30 pm, Wednesday 17th August, Stratford

The
Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) will have a stall and will be talking to members of the public in the area around Stratford Station about the arms fair at the ExCel Centre in Canning Town in September. If you can spare an hour or two on that day, then please come along.

When:
Wednesday 17th August, 3:30 – 7:30pm (though you don't need to come for the whole time).

Where:
Meet from 3:30pm, on The Grove in Stratford (outside the entrance of Stratford Shopping Centre) The stall on the pavement near the war memorial in Stratford centre until 7:30pm.

Contact:
If you would like to come along or have questions about the day please contact Beccie in the CAAT office (beccie@caat.org.uk). If you need to contact CAAT on the day, you can call this mobile number: 07903 648 034.