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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 February 2012

Socialist councillor leads fight to restore EMA

Dave Nellist, Socialist Party councillor. addresses Socialism 2011, photo Senan

Dave Nellist, Socialist Party councillor. addresses Socialism 2011, photo Senan   (Click to enlarge)

Coventry Socialist Party councillor Dave Nellist is campaigning against education cuts and tuition fees. Dave launched a petition in October which calls on Coventry council to demand the reinstatement of EMA student payments.

With hundreds of signatures, the petition has forced the council to meet with Dave and local Youth Fight for Jobs (YFJ) campaigners. The petition was presented by Dave Nellist and local YFJ organiser Jethro Waldron.

Dave said: "Young people haven't caused the banking crisis. Instead of spending billions of pounds to bail out the banking system, we should be creating jobs and homes for all, putting the millions before the millionaires. All three major parties tolerate poverty such as this, because to really change it would mean challenging the big business interests in whose favour the country is run."

The council was forced to agree to help host a meeting with YFJ and city youth campaigns, trade unions, college and university student unions and sixth form representatives.

This meeting will discuss a strategy to campaign against the tripling of students' fees, axing of EMA and to fight for jobs for the city's young people.

Help get Coventry Socialist Party councillor Dave Nellist re-elected in May's council elections. There are mass canvasses of St Michael's ward organised on Sunday 19 February, 18 March, 1 April, 15 April and 29 April. Contact lennyshailduffy@gmail.com


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The funeral service for former Socialist Party councillor Rob Windsor will be held at Coventry Cathedral at 1pm on Friday 17 February. Read obituary:
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Fighting the cuts

Fight Austerity

Building the battle for pensions

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Students to walk out 14 March


International socialist news and analysis

Greece erupts as government and 'Troika' impose new savage cuts

Syria: Anti-regime protesters facing ferocious repression

Kazakhstan: Workers' leaders under threat of abduction or arrest


Socialist Party review

Another attempt to assassinate the legacy of Leon Trotsky?


NHS campaigning

Private hands off our NHS!

We can save our NHS

Llanelli marches to save hospital


Socialist Party news and analysis

More murky doings in Murdochland

Them & Us


Socialist history

The battle of Saltley Gates


Socialist Party workplace news

Stagecoach South Yorkshire - management getting desperate

Workplace news in brief


Readers' comments

Should socialists support the Green Party?


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Socialist councillor leads fight to restore EMA

Racism in football back in the headlines

TUSC


 

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