Defending public services
Battles against privatisation and cuts
On Facebook Live! Tune in to Janine's Facebook page for an hour of poetry on this year's two big issues - the Covid-19 crisis and racist police brutality.
**An online meeting for Tube and rail workers to discuss how to defend our jobs.**
Thousands of job cuts are being announced across the economy, including in the rail and transport industries.
An online discussion on experiences from the resistance against the partial privatisation of the London Tube with:
- Janine Booth (author “Plundering London Underground: New Labour, Private Capital and Public Service”)
- Phil Rowan (RMT Finsbury Park International officer)
The event takes place at 19:00 Berlin time, 18:00 UK time.
Janine will be speaking from a transport worker's perspective at this online event hosted by Another Europe Is Possible.
In 2008, the state bailed out the banks. In 2020, it is bailing out the whole of capitalism. State intervention and public borrowing are at their highest level in peacetime history.
Book Launch The Big J vs The Big C: Issues, Experiences and Poems in the Battle Against Breast Cancer by Janine Booth
Venue: Manchester Central Library, St. Peter's Square M2 5PD
6.30pm - 8pm (doors open 6pm)
Free entry & refreshments provided
Author reading and book signing
Poet, author and activist Janine Booth was part of the ranting poetry movement in the 1980s, performing as ‘The Big J’. In late 2016, she discovered a strange indentation in her right breast and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Her new book is a collection of candid and enthralling journal extracts, poetry, meticulous research and substantive politics, in which Janine details her journey from detection and diagnosis, through surgery, to ‘getting over it’.
Janine will be reading from the book at a series of events around the country, where she will be joined by comedian Kate Smurthwaite, local poets, and/or speakers from local campaigns in defence of the NHS.
Details of each event: www.janinebooth.com/events-BigJvsBigC
Thursday 12 September: Doncaster
Friday 20 September: Reading
Friday 4 October: Liverpool
Thursday 10 October: Forest of Dean
Tuesday 15 October: Windsor
Thursday 17 October: Hackney, east London
Wednesday 23 October: Portsmouth
Thursday 14 November: Harrow
Thursday 21 November: Doncaster
Wednesday 18 December: Cardiff
More dates to follow!
@Company of Words presents The other side of Christmas with guest poets Janine Booth and Alix Edwards with Open Mic
@ fabulous new cafe:
28 Tudor St, Cardiff CF11 6AH
Tired of lists, Christmas shopping, stuffing the freezer and bierkeller vomit?
Come and enjoy some great performance poetry from Janine Booth, stories from Alix Edwards - and share some of your own Christmas gems!!