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Financial Appeal

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Financial Appeal

Northern unity meeting 1 February

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On 1 February there will be a northern unity meeting co-organised by the IS Network with Anti-Capitalist Initiative, Socialist Resistance and Workers Power. Observers from RS21 are also to be invited.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Saturday 1 February 2014

Venue: Collier Room, Central Methodist Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JQ

Proposed Agenda

1000-1100: Registration and informal meet-up
1100-1230: Introductions plus reports (Leeds to Chair)
1230-1330: Lunch
1330-1500: State of the labour movement: Andy S (Sheffield) to introduce (Manchester to Chair)
1500-1530: Break
1530-1700: Practical discussion, how we can work together, common campaigns, future meeting and taking revolutionary unity forward (Sheffield to Chair)

Childcare will be available if needed, provided on a volunteer basis.

Refreshments will be made available.

There will be a pooled fare for the day