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News from Sing Political - 26th Apr

Events occurring late April and early May 2020
At our Sing Political meetings we normally spend a bit of time letting each other know about events of interest - here are some that came to light at our Zoom meeting on 22 April.

Tuesday 28 April, two events for International Worker's Memorial Day

11am National One Minute’s Silence
Many workplaces around the country, including the Midlands, are organising a commemoration, with the permission of employers where possible, ranging from a simple minute’s silence to a short, socially-distanced, meeting appropriate to that workplace.  Please join in, wherever you are, whatever you can do.

12:30 IWMD Zoom rally hosted by Birmingham Trades Union Council
You can join via the BTUC website or by clicking here


Friday 1 May,  Zoom May Day
Join the Handsworth Socials Online May Day Celebration event!
7.30pm start, til approx. 8.45pm, songs, comedy, short films
Free of course - & bring your own samosas and drinks…. 
Come together to celebrate May Day!
Please email mogstim@hotmail.com to receive login code and password


Wednesday 6 May: What's the (Lucas) Plan now?
Facing factory closures and looming unemployment in 1976, The Lucas Aerospace Combine Committee published an Alternative Plan to produce “socially useful products” to meet community needs. Many of these products, dismissed by management at the time, are now considered mainstream sustainability technologies. Watch a short documentary made at the time.
At 7pm on Wednesday 6 May there will be a Zoom discussion of the Lucas Plan, organised by MayDay Radio – email audio@maydayrooms.org for joining details


Pandemic Open Mic Mondays
David Rovics sends this message:
“I'm going to start hosting an Open Mic every Monday at 6 pm GMT, and if any Sing Political folks might like to join, I'd be thrilled.  I'm hosting it on Streamyard (kinda like Zoom, but more for hosting stuff like this), and broadcasting it on multiple platforms, including the Song News Network's Facebook page.”  Info on how to join is at on David's POMM webpage