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Join the Rebellion

March/April 2020

Extinction Rebellion is working hard to grow and become more diverse and massive. When coronavirus eases, we still face climate chaos. The recent budget yet again doesn’t properly tackle the eco-crisis. A promised national net-zero infrastructure plan wa...

City Council leader staying on for Coronavirus

March 2020

Julie Dore, Sheffield City Council leader had planned to step down in May at the local elections, but says she will stay on during the Coronavirus crisis at these "extremely worrying times". Elections have been postponed by central government until 2021....

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CORONA VIRUS

March 2020

WE MAY BE FACING THE WORST PANDEMIC IN LIVING MEMORY. ALT-SHEFF WILL REMAIN ONLINE, TRYING TO PUBLICISE USEFUL AND ’ALTERNATIVE’ INFORMATION AND ADVICE FOR PEOPLE IN SHEFFIELD.

SEE ---> *** HELP DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS *** <--- HERE

If you can share details of activities and resources, online or offline, to help our Sheffield communities, please get in touch. Thanks.

Extinction Rebellion online workshops

March/April 2020

XR is developing its "regenerative culture" to keep everyone balanced, especially during this difficult time. They offer a whole programme of online workshops and more, using the video conferencing service Zoom.

This page (Google document) gives the programme, timetable, themes and user guides. All are welcome! For any queries contact mailto:xr.regenerativeculture@gmail.com

Extinction Rebellion Monday meeting

Mon 30 Mar 2020, online from 6.20pm

Extinction Rebellion’s Main Monday Meetings (MMM) will take place on Zoom, an online video conferencing platform that can be accessed via your phone or computer. If you haven’t used this before here is a handy Youtube video showing how to join and a Guide to using Zoom from XR.

Here is the Zoom link to click at the time you would like to join the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/113741152

It may take time to get everyone used to a meeting of this size, so it will start early, from 6.20pm, to sort technical issues, chat with the facilitators and have a general catch up with other rebels. The main meeting will start as usual at 6.45pm.

If you are struggling, the XR Sheffield email inbox will be monitored and you can access one-to-one support by contacting 07872 489683 or 07474 373673.

How it will work:
During the main part of the meeting, they will be muting all members other than those actively presenting to the group.
The chat function can be used to bring things to the attention of the facilitator.
Hand signals can still be used to interact, just like real life meetings, and the facilitators will be watching out for this.
Please be patient, meeting online is a new experience for all!

Here is the Zoom link to click at the time you would like to join the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/113741152

Angry Workers: online meeting

Tue 31 Mar 2020, 7pm, online, on Zoom

The Angry Workers are a group based in West London, in an urban area not so different from Sheffield. In recent years they have been self-organising in workplaces to challenge exploitation, and producing a free newspaper. Before the Coronavirus lockdown, they planned to tour Britain from April, sharing experiences, holding discussion meetings and talking about their upcoming first book, "Class Power on Zero-Hours".

These are tough times, in which collective responses from the working class - strikes, rent boycotts, solidarity and mutual aid groups for survival are popping everywhere. Crises spur many into action, they observe, but how could we use this to build a political force to actually enforce things, rather than just ’charitable’ and spontaneous actions? They foresee longer term local solidarity structures, independent political, working class organisations rooted in larger workplaces and throughout communities, for workers’ self-emancipation.

Instead of travelling, they will be live online on Friday 27th March on Facebook, and Tuesday 31st on Zoom, to present the book, answer questions and discuss together.

Longer term, they still want to meet people who are interested, in other parts of the country, in strikes and struggles, to share ideas and experiences. Through discussion and collaboration, common strategies could be agreed. Interested in discussing this? Please contact them, and support by ordering a book here.

Angry Workers
Facebook page

If you want to take part in the Zoom meeting, please email angryworkersworld@gmail.com for a link to join in.

A Basic Income for refugees

Wed 1 Apr 2020, 6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St. S1 2EW

SORRY THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED

Over the last few years, the media’s increasingly hostile rhetoric towards migrants and refugees has led to the demonisation and ’othering’ of people born outside the UK. Could a UBI (Universal Basic Income) form part of the solution, giving refugees a real stake in the UK as well as an economic platform from which to build a new life?

Join UBI Lab Sheffield’s Tchiyiwe T Chihana (Migration Matters Festival, African Voices Platform) for an informal talk followed by a discussion. (Followed by ongoing project updates and planning from 7.30pm)

All welcome, free.

UBI Lab Sheffield

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