A motion of affiliation to the PTUDC was
successfully passed at the meeting of the University of East Anglia Union
Council on 21st February. The Union is now officially affiliated and
an emergency motion on Pakistan was also passed to be sent to the NUS Executive
in time for the National Conference.
Meeting at Leeds University with Darrall Cozens.
On Thursday 7th February, having recently returned from a speaking tour of Latin
America, Darrall Cozens visited Leeds University to share his experiences with more
than 20 students and “Hands off Venezuela!” activists.
On Tuesday 5th February the Manchester Hands of
Venezuela held a successful meeting with over 60 people attending. The meeting
was held jointly with the Green Party of Manchester to raise awareness of Venezuela,
discuss the revolutionary situation and look at changes and developments in the
country and more widely in South America as a whole.
Since 1979 UK child
poverty has doubled. In 2006, 3.8 million children were living in poverty in
homes on less than 60% of average income. Although this is a fall of about
600,000 since 1998, this still leaves 500,000 children above the Government's
own target. This is not the whole picture either - poverty in the whole
population is increasing.