Thursday, 12 December 2019

December Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Election Day has arrived. If you have not applied for a postal vote, or a vote by proxy, do not miss your chance to vote for this important General Election.

Transport for All have joined up with Uber to get disabled people to the polling stations, if required. 
You can contact Transport for All by phone 020 7737 2339 (press option 1), on Election day only, Thu 12 Dec 10-1pm and 2-5pm.
Uber rides for Thursday's trips to and from polling stations, between 07:00 and 22:00, will be free for disabled and older passengers (up to £10/trip) according to this www.mirror.co.uk/tech/uber-offering-free-rides-polls-21062978

Messages from the USA are flooding in, alerting Britain of what it means having to pay for your healthcare.
Privatising the NHS is pretty much the aim of the Tory, after the last ten years of austerity misery
"In 2016 the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came to the conclusion that the austerity policies of the Conservative government had resulted in grave and systematic violations of disables people's human rights". Use your vote wisely!

General election 2019. Your tactical vote can stop the Tories tactical.vote
 
The full story on the Americanisation of the NHS

The Dirty War on the NHS trailer, by John Pilger
Our last gathering for FEEL meetings - for this year and decade - will be next Monday 16th December, as usual at LARC, 6:30-8:30pm.
We take the chance to thank those of you that supported us over this past year, and those that came along to our intimate 12th birthday bash last month. We had members from several groups and organisations; "intros" went on for hours, while reinforcing the importance of our collective campaigns, activism and presence is, even only to support each other. We must not forget to take care of our health and wellbeing too, first and foremost. It's not easy to be an outsider, an outcast, innit? For those that missed the late cake and performances, some of these were filmed and are available now to be viewed: enjoy! www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvaV6s4HCUmbAq6oBn5HjF9vtYIQqFO40

If you do enjoy the festive season, have a great one! 
If you are more of the hibernating type, please take care and stay safe. Seek for help if required.
Countdown to 2020 has started and all these fake sparkles will be over soon; persevere ;)
Sending the warmest wishes to all with a message from one of our fav weirdos
"The 12 days of Xmas my psychiatrist prescribed for me", by Dolly Sen www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRbccmGcTKw



EVENTS & OTHER NEWS

Together! 2019 Disability History Month Festival​ end-of-festival party
13 December 2019, 7-9pm​, ​St Bart’s Centre, 292b Barking Road, East Ham E6 3BA.
Penny Pepper stops off from her Naked Punk tour to join ​the end-of-festival party. Plus Open Mic compered by Ju Gosling aka ju90. 

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The Dragon Café
Every Monday 12- 8pm, The Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, SE1 1JA
The Cafe' will be open over the Christmas and New Year period with the only change being a slightly earlier closing time of 6 pm on Monday 30th December dragoncafe.co.uk

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NEWS FROM NOWHERE CLUB - Victorian Music Hall, Speaker: John Cain
Saturday 14th December, The Epicentre, West St E11 4LJ
7.30pm Buffet (please bring something vegetarian if you can) No entry before 7.30pm please.
8.00pm Talk. All welcome. Free entry, donations welcome, raffle. Enquiries 0208 555 5248
Please note: This is the last meeting at the Epicentre. From January 2020 it will meet at St John's church hall in Leytonstone.

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"Social Housing Affordable Rents and the Elimination of Homelessness Bill"
A seminar sponsored by Taxpayers Against Poverty and Compassion in Politics
Mon, 16 December, 14:00 – 17:00 PM, Convocation Hall, Church HouseDeans YardWestminster SW1P 3NZ

"SOCIAL DEATH - THE IMPACT OF AUSTERITY AND POVERTY" resources index from the seminar on 1st May 2019

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F.E.E.L. December monthly meeting
Monday 16 December,  6.30 - 8.30 pm
​​LARC 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London  E1 1ES

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“SPIRITISM & PSYCHOLOGY" what is the connexion?, by British Union of Spiritist Societies (BUSS)
Sat, 4 April 2020, 14:00 – 17:00 PM, Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL www.buss.org.uk

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Fight to outlaw mandatory reconsiderations has begun – can you help?

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Mental Health Act Review campaign
Over the last few months, NSUN has continued campaigning with other user-led groups for major changes in the Mental Health Act Review recommendations, to bring them in line with full human rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Find here a one-page campaign sheet which can be used to encourage still more individuals and organisations to sign up to the campaign.
Find out how you can support the campaign and help lobby your local MP here.

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How can shamanism benefit your health and wellbeing?

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Project Twenty21Medical cannabis registry launched to build up evidence base

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Psychedelics for Mental Health

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Standardize, Regulate & Audit Shock Treatments (Electroconvulsive therapy or ECT)

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We Request an Urgent Review of Prescribing Risperidone Drug to Vulnerable Children in the U.K.

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Sally Anne Hart to be removed as candidate and Councillor with immediate effect

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Protect our right to protest

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Free Julian Assange, before it's too late. Sign to STOP the USA Extradition

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F.E.E.L. - Friends of East End Loonies
FEEL meets the third Monday of each month 6.30 - 8.30 pm ​​LARC 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London  E1 1ES 


www.facebook.com/feel.campaign

Anyone willing to come off psychiatric medication, please always seek for reliable help.
Some good resources can be found here:



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