Midlands Communists in Congress 2011


Paid-up Communist Party and YCL members can gain admission and attend the whole event by presenting a membership card, or obtaining verification from another member (or elected officer) present.
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Saturday 13th August 2011 at Carr’s Lane Centre, Birmingham - 10.00am to 5.00pm
AGENDA: Doors open and registration available from 9.30am on the day.
10am to 11.30am
Andy Chaffer in the Chair:
10.00 – 10.30 am
Obituary: to note the passing of comrades
Report of DC work including Finance
DC motions 1 and 2  on District Finances and  Membership Dues collected via local branch ; lead-off contributions from Graham Stevenson and Andrew Northall
10.30 Youth and students – Daoud Hamdani
11.00 Unemployment and jobs – Graham Stevenson
11.30 am to 12.30 
11.30 Anti-fascism – lead off contribution t.b.a.
Branch resolution: “Anti Racist Work and defeat of the far right” from Coventry & Warwickshire
12.00 Environment – Joe Clark
12.30 – 1.30 Lunchtime
1.30pm – 5.00pm David Grove in the chair
1.30 Fraternal address – TO BE CONFIRMED
1.50 Financial Appeal – Andrew Northall [NB: there is no formal congress fee]
2.00 i) DC elections (approval of DC size and ballot voting)
         ii) Branch Resolutions not already covered.
2.30 Women - Joanne Stevenson – plus branch motion:
“International Women's Day” from Birmingham, Worcestershire & Herefordshire
3.00 Party Development – Bill Greenshields
3.45 The fight back, and the People’s Charter – Andy Chaffer.
Branch resolutions:
“Demo outside the Lib Dem Conference” from Birmingham, Worcestershire & Herefordshire
 “Elected Mayors” from Birmingham, Worcestershire & Herefordshire
 “Inner-Party public sector co-ordination” from Oxfordshire & Northamptonshire Branch
“Campaigns against public spending cuts” from Coventry & Warwickshire
“Democracy and Human Rights” from Coventry & Warwickshire
“March for the Alternative” from Wolverhampton, Black Country, Staffs and Shropshire

MIDLANDS: To hold a Communist University

Workers, anti cuts activists and communists will meet in Derby [18 June] for the 2011 Midlands Communist University. This year the University will focus on the theory and practice of social democracy and its impact on the Labour Movement. To view the timetable and sessions go to events. If you are interested in attending contact us.