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As the conservative dominated County Council's expected decision 
to close Park Street and Brunswick schools draws nearer, 
militancy is growing. They lobbied Parliament on Thursda 
16th November, and on saturday 18th November, a rally drew an esti- 
mated 200 adults, plus Children, from Christ's Pieces, where the 
heard speeches against the Closures, through town, to the Guildhall. 


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The Council's proposals involve a scheme to convert Brunswick 
School into a Further Education Centre, without spending any more 
money than is now being spent on the local education budget. Park 
Street is held to be an Outdated and redundant school. It does 
require some renovation, but the opposition of parents and its stan- 
dards of educational attainment demonstrate, that this Option would 
be much more realistic than closure. Cambridge does need a new 
Further Education Centre, but NOT at the expense of local primary 
schools which provide an invaluable inner city resource, 


A spokesman for the Campaign against the closures estimated that 
the economies that the closures would provide, would be about a tenth 
of a penny per ratepayer per week, whereas keeping the schools and 
building a new Further Education Centre would increase the rates by 
only one penny. As usual, Tory councillors offer the community bogus 
_ statistical arguments (making unsupported assumptions about numbers 
Se Of pupils from the temporarily declining birth-rate),minute economic 
_ Savings and real social hardship. 

_ Once the closure-plan is given the go-ahead, most normal 
annels of protest will be closed. The parents and their supporters 
. Simply have two months to lodge objections with Shirley Williams, 
‘etary of State for Education. They emphasise that they will keep 
ir fight and appeal to all Supporters to bombard her with letters 
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one interested in the campaign should contact Janet Jones, 
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the railway a 3 Sunplest Bakery at the end of Sleaford Street(near 
of the bakers! eee the East of Mill 4Soad) is one of the grimmer sites 
a ike — now in its third week. 
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strike. the rest cro) untonised workers at the bakery, only 6 are on 
the union. lhe 6 Cy esta working even though thgy risk expulsion from 
days 2 week, in si iKers are maintaining a twenty four hour picket, 7 
: x hour shifts - two to each shift. 


support fro 
despite this and ER Cena of other unions has not been too good. Yet 
production has bdecn waar Bhmberg, the picket has had some successs 
each day instead of oe stantially cut and only one shift is operating 
deliveries of Racine tae This is partly due to lack of fuel - drivers of 
The management has Heats for the ovens have respected the picket line. 
step of using diess) 6n the innefficient, costly, and highly dangerous 
Mths bakery in small as fuel for the ovens. They can only get this into 
Bee had near] : quantities. Yesterday the strikers heard that they 
ae y run out and so expected anoth ive v 
 morni 0 og p another delivery. It went through this 
i ick eras ne picketer thought that if there had been two dozen on the 
Me ted haba of two, then they would have stopped it. It was est- 
. at this last supply would last two or three days. 
oe _ Drivers of large deliveries of flour have respected the picket 
oe «line. At one Stage, the management got round this by redirecting supplies 
_ to the Histon Road depot, which is not picketed, and then driving small 
/ amounts into the bakery themselves. Now the bakery has a contract with 
_ @n alternative source of flour whose drivers do not respect the picket. 
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es In Cambridge it is as clear as anywhere that the strike is not 
_ simply about 26% verses 11% - it is much more fundamental. 

oo Whatever the final outcome of the strike, it is unlikely that any 
_ of the 8 strikers will ever get their jobs back at the bakery. One of 
them, a shop steward, has workcd there for 30 years. Most of the others 
_ . who include two shop stewards and a district secretary - have worked 
there 10 years or more. They are fighting because they refuse to submit 
to the extortionate demands of the bakery, because they refuse to work 

_ with scab labour, because, as shop stewards and unionists, they refuse 

7 to betray a cause that they are committed to. As harmful as it must be 

| ‘to their own short term, and possibly long term, intcrests, their 
-gtrugglc, as they put it, will help those like themselves in the future. 


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‘the strikers intend to hold out until after Christmas if necess- 
with no strike pay, as previously low paid workers, and with the 
ke already in its third week, the hardship involved is obvious. 
RT eee eee Sleaford Street, far from the busy centre, 
not have the same opportunity as the Firemen did, for cxample, 
ing recognition, support and funds. It is a grim struggle and 
peratcly need your help in the following ways: 


ons ihe strikers received their first donation on Tucsday - 

Srom ¢ ection. Petersficld Ward Labour Yarty donated £5 from 

ae func . and made 4 collection of £5 » Other collections could easily 

‘eenised - in Colleges for example, or donations voted from JCR 

og ns can be taken to the picket line or go to Graham Srow™ 
Cambridge. Cheques etc should be made out to:"Bakers 

oridge Branch (Strike Fund)", 


" er Me a O p.m. when management su orvisor . 
TLive 2h 440Ul and diesel and drive ant henna : 


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_ 3. Wood Supplies of wood or anything at all that coul id 
for the picketerst tire. It gets very cold on the Picket ita coed 5) oat 


4. Boycott - Sunblest, Betabake and Yooks, 


In Cambridge, Sunolest bakes on but, with t 
a *®*eee a Little suppor 
for the strike, they will not bake on much long er ~ not on their terms, 


. anyway. sidubiadoud 22d Air 
cerns SSR page for the background to the eke end the 
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| After their successful campaign to Be the Council to adopt 
a road closure experiment in St. Matthews, the residents sre continuing 
_ the struggle to defend their streets against excessive traffic -— part- 
cae aculerly heavy lorries. they have started a campaign to oppose the 
Pies proposel by Kerridges to build NINE small factories on its site in 
Ainsworth Flace, behind Ainsworth Street. The site is in a narrow ind- 
pal istrial zone whose only access is through the tiny streets of St Matth— 
ews ~ officially classified as primarily residential, but already terr- 

j rised oy huge lorries entering and leaving a number of other factories 
a lepots in the area. 


a ‘The campaign started with a meeting of over 50 residents in the 
Bath t louse. Two representitives of Kerridges came along to the Council 

| ani ised Residents! Committee meeting to say that they did not think 

pee would increase the number of lorries and to point out 

e contr ition to the community - that would be made by the three shrubs 

: pemen tho! plant at the entrance. to the site. The residents, 

oe were not convinced and the cempaign continues with window stick? 

ee ‘Stickers, petitions, letters to the Council end possibly 
o pane. Council | meeting on 20th December which will consider 

ming application. There are plenty of other, less resid- 

Skersidges: Ppa gies Rano nse 


rty Action ; 1 Group ‘Recently Re trtshed work on the house 

ad. The yroup had leased the house from the City Council, 
x ot wa - to be knocked down for the road- 

. end of Histon Rd. After several months 

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to use as a rest room, while the 

a ho neless: AQuNS man called Steve, | 
should be u whenever possible. 
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meeting on November 22nd. .Lisa een nc wt ne 4 
aa -~-rrowly elected chairperson. A of James St. 
a For next year,The council's planned ev Sey £02 resistance 
} was Ciscussed, but he definite stra ‘tegy 
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NPIST'S: ‘COMMENTS: ‘The lana ‘cone of thisitem about a rt looks 
fer some Of the. less pleasant t ings that are go OF en ‘the liber 
s if KCA is increa: nglybecoming a battleground betwe Hawes 
1 a1 bour fes-in Market Ward. Councillor Lavina CEN arti- 
Pi horne) \igac - tata the Labour party. Recent lvsene 
Lesabo hy pat dipioiad the liberals almost complete oath 
pre eares with Liberal and Labour sit : 
y unfairto accuse Market Ward Lebour Party o 
Sh i cr | ae fits ah Pay of making electoral gains 
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Hidden away in « paragreph at the bottom of the beck page, the 
nationals report the Superficies of the bakers't strike to the public gare 
negotiations break down ...... scuffles .s..s.. arrests :......26% «+99 
TWENTY SIX PER CENT4# the public gesps, horrified at the greedy bakers 
~ Uncie Jim, through liberal use of the front pages, having fixed in 


their mi Las the belicf that nothing short of national disaster looms 
beyond 5%. 


The important facts, however, are:not mentioned: The besic pay of 

| most ovakers ratiges from €4] ~#44:por week. The present claim igs for an 
| extra tenner -— hardly outrageous. the Bakers' Union submitted its claim 
2 | inwJune. Over four wzontiis: leter nicely timed to catch the rising tide 

| hysteria against wage claius — the Federation of Bakers agreed to 

| negotiate On November 3rd. The ‘negotiations’ consisted of the follow-— 
ingoffer made on a flatly, take it or leave it basis: 11% (that is#4 — 
| £4.50 on the basic) but - and this is the crunch of the offer — only in 
return for the acceptance of the following productivity-~increasing 
conditions: 


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Pete et eT oe ed AS} * SP ER ad ‘SD ae 7S PV Os St * Mar OR ee ee a Ly 
fl. A return to"customary holiday work - the bakers lost - weekts pay -<~ 
last year fighting for the ovtion to work on customary holidays or 
not (a right which, of course, wost workers have as a matter of 
course). 
2s The right of management to saove a worker to work anywhere (that is, 
' “to any plant, 
5. Permanent night work. | ; 
4. Elitination of texcessive' weal orvcaks (this is a delicately put 
- requirement for cutting. breaxs to a to#al of HALF AN HOUR in a 
TWELVE HOUR shirft). sah . 
2. . AN assurance that plants start up irrespective of whether they are 
Short handed. There’ now exists in agrecment with’ the Union prevent— 
ing this, If this were revoked, why should the bakeries ever waste 
‘honey employing furtner labour when they can force workers. to run 
an uridérmeauned plant? “<< > ~ ee | | 
this, of course, is not so much » seyious offer in a negotiation, 
as a 'Y¥* sign in the face of the Union. | .2% 


For a wiserly four quid the vakers are being asked to revoke their 
most basic rights protecting working conditions ~ rights which the Union 
has fought for and won in the past. What Union could agree to that and 
retain eny confidence ‘in itdelf? In the works of the executive, "We 
have given so ijuch for so little in return in the past.... enoggh is 
enough." On November*6th an official strike was called. 

5 _ 1 the Midlands_2nd the North, weaberst support for the strike has | 
been, —clid-is, neariy’ 100s? “In the “South Bast weny bakers those -not<tos ) 
support their fellow workers on strike and seemed content at the prose 

pect of submitting to (even more) slave-like workihg conditions. You 

do not have to look far to see why. Gor an | 
. The Bakers! Union is & Shall union and cannot affort to pay strike 
Bey ‘In tts first’ mejor strike a’few years cgo, it nearly baukrupted 
itself by payine$2 a week strike pay. Last year's strike succveded 

| on no strike pay. Strikers, of course, cannot clain unemployment bene— 

_ fit or supplementery penefit. In this situation and on a wage like 

theirs, who cen ufford to go on strike? . Furticrmore the Federation 

of bakers has dangied in’ front of the sc: b& the promise of & good and 
well protueted! life without ithe Union: after the strike. | , 

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ower has recently becoue more co 
Bakers and is now neiniy in the hands o 
MeDougel, controllcg by Lord Rank, andAssoci< 
Sunblest is 2 Part), controlled vy Barfield Westone 
heve accepted tne 26% cleiuw aud dropped out of the Federa 
These two tycoons consider themscives big enovgh to opt for = fing) 
show-down. By béndering to the short term needs of a’low paid work force, 
they are aiwing to break the back of this small and penniless union, 
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The Union ig stili hoping for support from otker unions — which : 
has so fer not peer, very forthcowing - end is trying to scrape together | ~ 
enough money for g full page ad in the nationals to .edress the valance 
of information, The Union can, and has, expell«d nekbers for not supp— 
orting the Strike, but if the strike feils and the Feleration uanages to 

break the closed shop egreoment (and it seens clear 10 meny of, the 
strikers that this ig what they are aiming for), then ome bakeES would 
get along very well without the union and some of its t1ieubers who are 
now on strikes They would have a work force of expelled union meubers 
who would have no weans of protection of their rights r:gcrding working 
conditions. This danger is very real at the Cawbridge tSunblest bakery. 
At Ipswich, the lergest bakery in bast Anglia, of a wortforce of sev- 
eral hundred, only 30 are breaking the strike. At only two bakeries in 

- the area - Caabridge and Chelasford ~.is the strike poorly. supported. 
if Just so happens that “achinery at those bakeries is ou: of date and 
probably soon due for replaceacnut by machinery woich, in Gambridge, 

WO id require 4 workerg to operatic the whole plent. If th: strike fails 
tthe closed shop sagreenent ig broken, the management here cculd secure 
& very cheap redundancy payment deel with their noneunionis2d workforce 


The strike 1s not about 26% versus 11%. It is e power struggle 
at the wost fundamental level, between Renk and Westoniand t.:e Union and 


its 26,000 nexubers, 22 November 1978 Gril Colenso 
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Bakery workers get a very vad deel. In wodern plant b: Gries, the hours 
are long, the conditions are bad, and the weges ere low. The hours are 
long:— people frequently work a 12 hour day, 6 day week just to get 
Teer wage near the average manual wage for this country. Levels of 
noise ere frequently over the legal liwit of 90 decibcls for an 8 hour 
day. Flour dust in the air is a direct cause of high incidence of 
bronchitis and tooth decay in bakery workers. The floors ere Slippery 
with dust and waany acciaents are caused by. people carrying heavy loads 
losing their footing. Much of the machinery is dengerous, eg dough 
dividers all to often also act es finger dividers. The mechines which 
aerate the cough are seldow pwoperly fenced and in one case, a nen was 
killed in such a wechine in Gillinghau at the same time as the factory 
Inspectorate were in the process of prosecuting Allicd Bekeries because 
the wachine could be entered when the blades were still in 4uotion, 

They were fined 209. Peopleare made to enter hot ovens at temperatures 
up to 370 F to release snerl ups when the lines of trays set stuck - 
one mek who did this in Welthaustow was in hospital afterwerds for gev- 
eral weeks with the inside of his lungs dried out. The. list of hazards 
is almost endless - and one of the reasons that so little progress has 
~ ig in fighting these threats is that the lebour force in <« bake 


4~ hecn wade i rs 
_ (© ery is frequently transient and not in one phace long enough to develo? 


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2 other jovs in @ racist society. Many of the workers still working at 
| the Caudfidge Sunblest Bakery ere Poles and Italians). The erent 
militancy has partly come about because other jobs are herder to find 


> industrizl solidarity. Often workers arc lumigrents, who could find n° 


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through fighting uenascuent where they cre, rather thay trying bQ oo" dep 
other job cGlsewhere. Coupled with this, wany of.the Asian Astod a 
over the last LO years or s0 have tended to spend a year or so at & ior 
-. shit gob in Bugland.. tte hn detK uk. 70 Hoi (sowetines illegally) Be to 
to returning howe. with gone Cash, are finding it. far wore difficult * 
return howe and -So again arc discovering the neod to stand togethey: Sa 
, fight where they are, 


BUT IS THE STRIKE REALLY CRUMBSLING? The medic heve lost no oppor= 2 ) 
tunity to tell us of bakers returning to work. But wuch of what wel Va Ta 
heard aud sven is due .to 


& Clever caupaign by the Bakers Foderation 
which effectively is <¢ Spokesperson for tne two gians of the industry ~ 
Renk Hovis McDougal & Allicd Bakeries, who bake 69% of the bread. pre- 
duced in this country. Ailiecg Bakerics are, incidentally, a subsidiary, 
of Associeted British Foods (ABF), itself a subsidiary of a giant ee 
Canadien multinational called Garfield Weston Holdings. They say pro@= 
| uction is not far fron Oral — but there is good evidénce tha$ much baw 

of the. plant baked bread that is available has come out Of cold storage 
| as it has to at this tine of year, as now is the tine hot crogs buns” 
| are baked and put into cold Storage for Easter§ In weny arcas delivury 
r VensS are Stut out eupty or elmost cupty to convey the impression of 
bakeries working at high capacity. The low Staffing level weans that 
hygiene levels cannot be “et, and so problems of cockroaches and fungal 
contasination will not be aealt with properly. Some reports have made 
| much of reports of violence on the. picket line, byt an angry confront— 
@tion at Walthaustow where 1 picketers were arrested was precipitated 
by an unprovoked police charge. The police even asked firenen to turn 
i | theirthoses on tne picketers, but the firements reply was "wetd rather 


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bene 2h Aanother aspect of the dispute is that wher Spillers pulled out-of 
> Meking in April 1978, the ABF and KHM, in order to prevent a threat of 
nationalisation, wade « deal with Roy Hattersley (then prices Minister) 
to continue operation of 13 of the 36 Spillers bekeries which Closed. 
The Federation of Bekers ‘now Say that in view of the strike they will be 
forced to go back on this agreement, despite the fact that they made the 
agrcenent with tne Govermient, ‘not the unions. ) 
The psy demaud for 10 a week is entirely justified, Since the 
rs closu gh Other nationalisation, productiga Der 
€ has been steadily rising. So have prices, as there are only 
anies "Coupeting" for Sales, and so have profits: half year 
woth A8F abd HHM are up this year despite strikes at Christ— 
St August. Even thc Governuent has. soue ellowance for espec-—> 
aid sroups to get wore than the 5% nora, a 


























ss BUPPORT THE BAKERY WORKERS | | - 
- SUPPORT THE PICKET IN SLEAFORD STREET ° 


on about the brceac industry (working conditions, 
7 relation to other sectors of tic econoly, liquid 
on ily bread, who makes the dough". | 
21 Group, of #SSRS (British Society for Social 
» AVeilable from Arjuna or from: . 
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Ear ANA [gat hing ww tHe DHSS. 


organise itself Foge 
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A 
Btemring tee Claimants* Union is beginning to 
information ser Unite claimants around an effective we 
penefit-rate Vice and to provide a pressure group 88° cs 
restriction and discrimination by the local D.H.S-s- 


Claimantse : tani aims not onl 
, ver radica ‘D9 ily 
unions have in general had v of the unemployed, 


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being non-hiernrah; : ‘ons 
Bistinguishing “atishysstonenoiasgenreroote eet ereseare eroupe ate be CL 
Child Poverty Action SAGA tales Ha Apihoe for popular control of the 
DeH.®eSeyond an ong a fe ene ? ee amacnok: areca the wave of 
communi t ans testing.The C.Ue § t hen it 

Yi activien and eptinisn..f the late , 6ofe/early, 105.20 apper: 
aot Rreristio to fight for- such radical political goals .The BEY. tf day 
collective confrontation with the D HsS.S.,the direct attempt tof Suints 
the berdship and poverty of many Social Security Cleimente,ats0 seemed . to 
provide avinable medium fot the realisation of | Libertarian gocialiet aims, 

Hewever. C.U.ts have bad to face inherent organisations! Problems 
preck Of netionsl co-ordination. ; 
Whilst locel D.H.s.g. offices have cansiderable diseretion in policy they 
are besically under national eontrol and cannot be sigificently chenged 
Sais groups,but only by national work aiming at political and legal 

Me 

“One small sestion af claimants can ell too easily end “UP providing «4 
service for the rest.Often only middle-class aativists have the ~ free time 
‘and access to welfare rights information.Personel pressures on all claimants 
can be very high,especially those with large families,having problems etc, 
Many claimants can become alienated from .C.U. activists end treat. then 
such like social workers.The activists themselves need to make long-term 
commitments yet are subject to pressures to find work .C.U.%s can thus be 


very short-lived. : 
~- Widespread Lencrance of welfare ‘rights and the witholding of information 
-and consequently of benefits- leads to a. very heavy workload for C.U.'‘s, 
C.U.'s increasingly take on the role of the state,acting as unpeid 
Ssocial/community workers-while at the same time having to confront the 
T.H.S.S- politieally im order to alleviate herdship. ee 
_—The lack of funding and of stable premises makes it difficult to 
maintain continuity and build up long term popular erganisations. ae 
--Restrictions on public spending have tightened up “the"™benevolence”™ .of the 
D.HeSeSe and wersened: the situation of many claimantseAs David Donnisor, 
Chairmen of the Supplementary Benefits Commission,wrote in New Society, 
ell 3 million claimants were to ask for everything they might get, 


lfare-rights 
inst cases of 


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nif o 
the service would simply ‘eollapse......it has to rely on*rationing" 
‘ procedures af some -kKind..-claimants igmorance of their rights,delay,lost 
files end the generally forbidding character of the system". 


c.wu.e's and the welfare rights groups are being forced into more # 


mere defensive pes itions,struggling even to help. provide claimants with 


basic inf ormatione 


} These problems are illustrated by the © experien | , 

Re aks 7 ce .of ‘the. lest 
Cambridge C.U. which epereted from sutum’ '77 -into the Ste. Box ine.Tt 
eventually ecllapsed through Overwerk. ef the few active members,a lack 

and finance and a fnilure.te invelve claimnts at  lsreo.But 


ises 
ts seeking advice,s | 
response Of = olalnne »Support and yvepresentats at appers 
tpibunels etc. also bore out the need for en ee, which hts | 


oeagaes Pet in 1978 
In Gambridagey 72 Gantt 
espirations of the old 6,.U,¢s, ee sae a. Maintaining the 


: ve 0 
2 i0cal need and Maintain » polit 


for 


1 need to fulfill ’ 
snorificed, we stil js 

ommitment to lain es | {we 
perspective, cf em oraiments democratic cbt 
Beifere polioiee where te paneMe Git off the.” ground “inoushy +O 
first neses veness eo a ; f 


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this position, Claimants' maximum participation can be encouraged: 
Stable premises, which are a possibility, are essential, but 
Claimants must be able to call them their own. If the welfare rights 
LO movement 1s to get out of its defensive rut, effective advice and 
57 an element Of popular grass roots control need to be preserved. only 
then can national boverty - to say nothing of the cultural poverty of 
Y daily life to which claimants are ‘subjected - be effectively fought. 


ti These are just one Claimant's views of how welfare rights activities 

()- might be re-established in Cambridge and a viable CU set up; they 
aren't necessarily representative of the views of those currently 
involved in the CU. If you agree or disagree or can help with a_ 
claimants’ union in any way, please get in touch with Julian, Tel: 52813: 


Te aiwhile ack in IL XT ON 


Part One: British police harass anarchist dissidents. .. 





- + + On May 25th Iris Mills and Ronan Bennett were arrested in 
their London flat for being in possession of two bags of flour, a 
bag and a half of sugar, and two very small tins of weedkiller. 
According to the police this evidence proved the existence of a 
| bomb-making conspiracy. Dozens of raids were carried out in London, 
Huddersfield, Bristol and Manchester, resulting in several arrests 
for possession of cannabis but very little evidence of a conspiracy 
to “overthrow society”. . 


| Eventually the police arrested two friends of Iris and Ronan, Stewart 
Carr and Taff Ladd. The number was increased to six when the police 
arrested two members of the defence group which had been formed to 
secure the release of the other four - Trevor Dawton and Vince Stevenson. 
Vince .was arrested in a KGB style snatch operation, when 15 policemen 
ieapt from unmarked cars while he was on his way #6 the Persons Unknown 
defence group meeting ( the name comes from the charge against the Six’ - 
"Conspiracy with Persons Unknown"). He was held illegally for six days 


without being charged (see Grapevine 5 for the full story). 


_ Hysterical reports appeared in the national press abgut “extremists 
3 thought to be planning attacks*on several establishment targets", and 

Iris was branded the most .dangerous woman in the country, and libelled 
several times in the process. She has now been released after spending 
5 months in virtual s@litary confinement in Brixton Prison, and the so- 
called bomb-making materials have been returned to her. Trevor is also 

out on bail, and the conspiracy charges have been dropped against all 
six. The police are still planning to bring charges of conspirag to rob, 
on the basis of guns they allegedly found during the arrests. It has- | 
aken them six months and literally dozens of fruitless identity parades, _ 
nd they still have not brought these charges. And this is the age of 

lice computers with split second response! 
s about time that the state was forced to bring this farce to an 
Letters demanding that the charges be dropped and an end to the 
ent of the six should be sent to the Home Secrétary. The Persons 
















en: 


defence group can be contacted at 182 Upper St., London Nl; or 
contact. the local defence group via Grapevine. yi giipert 








ea toad “of supcortera of the Astrid Proll defence 
m Cambridge to Brixton for a torchlit demo around 





ee German Government of membership of the Red Army 


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differenc f Unive 
of A fake z ee Social gervices run 4 group .home with , y  Grapevir 
handicapped WN age. Tt aks aa with five mentally handicapped people >) gna, 
-ituti People . efan in July 1974, when qa dew more mm . Ae! 
by Rud and to eae: chance +o. ‘esoape ‘the constraints of ay ri 
Tats Laem ts and okie ‘a live like the‘ rest of Us It was © home inst, - em} 
Bee os itat Kaan “— : live in it.The ‘non-studernt residents(in beh, Set wy te ert. 
= was + Ane ther impe eld to be too handicapped for discharge f ely iit 
Bae | he em g portant differe rom J 
Bb fae, down th Phasis placed weno. detween this project end others <2 ee 
Be as Bicone. Ce social igolati on building links with locel people to h SO] 
> bw: | ae, a Soe that often affects ever the smallest aa jus 
pete colle Ssidents either ) ae | : vd t aff 
- cee bees iusteg nes an adult training -certre, or their yr A071 ry Wif 
: Bro tanks Ee re dayjat avenings” and weekends they share G  6Y 
use of th participate in a range of activities whi lare Ol 
et en. ee ipl Bere Ke ac a 
links ang Dp and. » Palletins eosial as possible.There &5 a stug. its 
« peice ty os MONROE oe sciel worker employed %0 develop communis the 
ie | PPQUEDE. ogress in. the home.The home is aot, j a 
ety: ; \ e € 
af the h n Just eighteen months | | 
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ae a Pee res residents Sat hires pachse pel pee by each acc 
would be enother.The critics n one cas , +1 
; beck ‘ities had predicted that. tho eR We i 
people whovei in hospitel in th Sia ad ay se Same peopl thi 
given ree months.They tad expect pie 
something oni an. atmosphere ef 1 ected* nothin Sec 
coe igque + ove and respect,showed » & of 
rospenaitility lfentally” hen pie on prow towerds the es had ies 
ve cappe eopl : — 
Success - eae tase these ae 5 geen Sted galls norms) G.  Isn 
Svoosss ‘or intellectual scheivement.Ther +: e not those of mater; = 
= mpetition and fear whi ago & +By! alternative to the erid ind 
ba h In Cembridge,a ‘ ich divide both #ndividual ey bane oe 
Spa. endicap ed . Hi week age,a resid ais. and nati th 
_ by “When —.. ~. mne-ene else 1i ident fot ¢ jbosigi..tor the ao F 
. @ hestel was o ived in,was found dead | Je Am 
pleas from voluntary — pened two. years ago,social s ° by a passer- ) 
should be care and societies concerned with the h Piodcpe Seer ad i | 
at . supervisio | _ handicapped . - 
es eros oe growing eee eee ee within _ the reba? Fer of 
Se id out’ the mest et experiments as: meas 
is needed now i st hope for a future of the Cardif oe 
w is people uture ef co-op sett inc] 
* sag pbex by supporting fate an Bo commit eke pining oat G 
a community. 3 y giving time and money nas experiment; _ Ben 
2 = Bi | m a ¥ % Oini ds 
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ee } OI I IO ako ek me | Oi aba 
— = Proll, continued from previous RREKKKKA KK RK EK KKH KE ET @." +> Amne 
ast G ; tion from Britai 
2st German high securit ritain to.a 1i : pl | thos 
Fock & y prison. She i life of hell : 0 
raat. | - She is now in Brixt 11 or death in’ Ppo 
ut 150 3 ! hes 4 ixton prison. awaitin OPPO 
out - people took part in theca nh a“ : Je Ohv: 
er political content | Gemo. One u Po | Y co 
3 it took t : nt to the slo unfortunate ! - 
ee ae ok the Cambridge group ak shouted by th thing was the oR 
Rh Re agate as with systemati think up a slogan London contin, G+ Ame 
itrary injustice. What was ee eich. nesociz : 
-Gambrid Fi alee s very en x Pressio t 
Car pridce who came down sla cen re see ta rather than perh 
nink about the implications of ee that onthe number of peo?" inte 
‘ t ‘ = ’ ¢ e s 
yosiavia recently refused to rid's proposed aa beginning i 
im g that the German oli aaa ee a grou ! radition. J. No. 
ae oi ee ——. evidence : sence hot prov Sudpeat don Germans; G. Fol} 
sremely wea ¢, and we must contin against Astrid i ficient evidenc’ to 
ie Britain. The Cambridge aoe to demand Vin 1974 was also Amn 
y visiting local groups and expiaiy gga be s110%<! a 
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Amnes ty 


human 
rights as laid dowr: by the U.N, Declaration and Other 
embodiments of international law.Do you think that there can 


Organisation for individuals with 
libertarian Outlooks? 


ic have no doubt that there are serious flaws in the philos- 
sOphical basis ef the concept of Humen Rights and in’? the 

justification of international law.sHowever,the fact remains that 
People are imprisoned and tortured for their heliefs and. that 


: . 7 V9, , ousnt,, $a, Rg t Try Ing... =O, .. 49. WwW sanething I ehaut., TOT Bs vc! 4 is 


harls t Tdusc 
You Say that peophe ar'g imprisoned for ts sah, atlas reli 
eee “portent is what people do.Does Amesty restrict 


its” activities to Campaigning ‘shout people who have not put 
their beliefs into practice? 


There are two points to he made here.Firs tly, spreading ideas 
is important ® ¥ “witness Grapevine-and if we are going to 
accept a pragressive theory of history,we should acknowledge 
that the development of ideas plays. an important Part 
this process. 

secondly,people wha are locked up for just Saying things 
9ppressed and suffer,just as much as those who have been 
been imprisoned for taking more concrete politicsl action, 


in 


are 


ien®t~ thie sll rather abstract?Don't¢ you think thet whilst 
indulging in all this academic fantasy ‘you might he ignoring 
the fact that Amesty is ‘not in fact effective in acheiving 
the aims anyway? 


Amesty’s principle methods of worki&ge are writing letters to 
Gevernments and publicising cases of repression.Obviously it 

is very difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of this sor t 
of Ppressure,particularly as the results should not he just 
measureé in the terms of people released immediately, but 
include longer term Changes in attitudes. 


How do you know that goveknments don?t just laugh at you? 


Perhaps they do,but that doesn’t mean that they will not also 
respond positively to our campaigns. 


“7 +: «-rAmnesty-rceladms: thet A$ 1. ts ‘mot trying: oto string down \goverrimenits: « mons 


but rather that it>is. opposing certain specifiie:actions) off -ryc-~ 
those goverrnments.Do you claim that it is possible te separate 
opposition to partiwular acts of repressin by the state,from 


opposition to the governments themselves? 


Js 


G. 


_Obviously,the suppression of Opposition views by more or less 


coercive means is intrinsic to the nature of gevernment and by 
Opposing such policies we are inevitably opposing governments. 


Amesty also claims to he a non-political ergenisation whilst 


“it also,for example ,Opposes apartheid and works in what is 
perhaps one of the most sensitive fields of contemporary 


J. 
G. 


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consistent? 
No. t 


international politics.Do you think that this position is 


Following on from this;do you not feel that it. is impossirhle 
to campaign effectively sbout, individuals ‘in the way that 
Amesty tries to,without contributing to the broader political 
Strugele in that country? agin 7 


Undoubtedly en effective campaign about individuals must bear. 


din mind + broader issues which relate to it.In a place 
like Cembr idge, where campaigns tend to be of a short duratim 
Ca! ck _cont inuity, there is smcn tO be said sroingt 











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*>s responding to th; 
-term c i Amnesty 1° 483 fe 
en coPtion for other reasons) £29: ountriess but the adoptio, 
tangible result for a 


suffer by being 


Amnesty, Continued. 


of prisoners rema; : 
41Ns a useful way Sie now real people 


campaign, and of a7 ‘ 
put in prison. Saining awareness °? 
ison 

G. DO you think tha da adopt people impr 
sexual orientations AUIn® Rise a 

: x Reator Of the 
J. This question d in Amnesty: + 

eet as > discusse . ; 
opposition to this Peg based on Beedeeces about Says But 
eee 82s provide much of the supper t fon AMNSE TY s vO which it ca 
effectiveness - which is ultimately the only ee ore to be ea 
be judged, would be severely reduced if this suppor 


G. Is Amnesty a pacifist organisation? 


Pee eesty Opposes both the death penalty an 
adopt as 'Prisoners of Conscience’ people im 
lence. It takes no position on acts of violence 
within these guidelines. 

G. What would be your attitude to the imprisonment of members of 

National Front? a 

J. Amnesty tries to adopt prisoners irrespective of their po 
But individual members Seo be free to do what they want. In the Case 
of the imprisonment of people who advocate unpleasant measures, it is 


necessary to weigh up the need to oppose State repression - fascists fee] 
pain too - and the need to oppose the ideologies of those people. The . 


Simplest option is to go away and campaign about something else. 


G. Amnesty is now becoming absorbed into the establishment in many Wester; 
countries, and is becoming bureaucratic. What do you think about this? 


om, insofar 


edfor their 


d torture, but does not 
prisoned for acts of vio- 
which do not fall 


the 


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litical vieys 


as this increases the respecability of A.I. in the eyes of 
those whom we are trying to influence, this change shouldn't be opposed, | 
Insofar as it leads to inward-looking attitudes and a lot of futile 


paperwork, it should be ignored. 


Beto uN aie a 

CS Bea a ) AG ™ LID) ) 
Gingerlrsaels . 
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Over the past few years the name Gingerbread has come to be quite well- | 
known, but there are still a lot of people who do not yet know who we: 


are, Gingerbread is a self-help group for single- parent families (Note 
'for', not ‘of' - we welcome anyone who is in tune with what we stand fo 
and who is prepared to help ug). We don't ask what sort of single parent 
you are - we are there to help all and any whether widowed, divorced, [| 
separated, unmarried, or with a partner in prison, long-stay in hospital™ 
or even travelling abroad for much of the year. Many of these different 
kinds of people have the same problems, especially when it comes to 
coping alone with the chiddren. If you need help we will try to provide Ps 
it, or help you to find ene right place for advice, or maybe go along [i 
with you, or else say ‘We're all angry about that too, come along and [ee 
join us in our campaign to get it changea', ; : : 2 


Our office is at 2 Petersfield, and is open on Tuesdays sdays Se oe 
from 1 - 3 pm. Or you Can Fing Frankie at 52927 or Heather at 870961. io ean 
Ree = 


Of course we provide social events for members, and the 1enty 0 7 
events for the children too, from afternoon teas at ne . “ apap - % ee 
eee nse: ree Shao enough money to let the children | 

» Ne ae s as Ba ed 
ee beam ends when they join Ceo hut eee member s Reo a 
fund-raise. We've had to charge for our newsletter eee can c. ie 
cost of postage and stationery is now so high ON as the th re ; 
or £1 a year. We have lots of pamphiets and ir mat 1s 10p a ™ eo ae 


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“elsewhere. White people cannot speak for then. 


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| prising, but we want you, the readers of this paper, to have a complete! 


gly about, or the: events you're planning. That's what Gingerbread 
ae tae Claimants Union did in this issue, and what Fricénds EP ihe | 


‘ {s helping groups like this reach more people, then it's doing one of 


a 3 as i 't mind if you're a bit 1fi 
} Actually, we don't mind unselfish and would like to 
| help produce the paper. We'll be having a meeting to plan the Christmas 

















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THE GINGERBREAD PLAY -SCHEME 
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Self-help is a basic part of the philosoP 










































in which we put this into practice is in Orgalerscuity in arranging g, 
our working members in Cambriduye find great the parent hag 4,5 


7 


me cases ree 
In sO loyment ¢ 1seE ‘wher 2 


for their children quring the holidays. re 
tional distress, 


to leave his or her job, in the hope of finding emp 
after the holiday, rive chen cause financial and emo | re 
eet a “4 SUPE rvi1isec 
, To help alleviate this problem, Cambridge Gingerbread eo der te 
playschemes at half-terms and during ‘school  combinca 
costs and function for longer hours (8.30. am = : eS and “Seti, 
with the Nursery Action Group. A playleader is employes Bioad 5 es ate 
obtained from Student and Gingerbread volunteers. The te ciuc ; 
‘play’ Since, after all, the kids are on hotaany Pants Rey ot 
Bey oveded, but many of the most sucessful activities nave : Bee eg 
from the children themselves. During the Autumn half-terit some ce cee 
donated scraps of material led to a creative sewing creee among oth 


no: and boys. They eventually progress to deat grind en. 
awkes. Thi . winning e May rs 
S fulfilled all expectations by £ end on the Midsummer 


Common bonfire. a 
The numbers attending the N.A.G. and Gingerbread playscheme (forty 
Children during the last half-term) establish beyond doubt that there 

_ is a desperate need in Cambridge for Projects of this nature. We have 
already booked St. Matthews School from January 2nd until the sth, thi 
time without N.A.G. So any extra help would be very welcome, especially 
by the children,who value a volunteer's time and interest as much as 
do the playleaders. 


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War Inna Cambridge? continued from previous page Sy CRAP ir) US’ 


Although they may be legal grounds for police interference, this will 
in no way alleviate the problems young blacks face in Cambridge, to 
which no local powers are giving. seriousattention.. Being relatively smal, 
in size, the Cambridge black community has even less of a voice than © 








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Just a quick word from the Grapevine collective. This may sound sur- 











selfish attitude towards us. Think how you could use the paper to tell | 
people about the group you're involved with, the causes you feel most 


Barth and Student Community Action have been doing regularly. If GrapeY 





rtant jobs. 





its most 



















Taane at the Bath House, Gwydir St., on Tuesday De | 
ee oe is welcome to come along. # Mevennar th at 8 pe 


aye. articles, ads, details of meetings, requests fo tions 


















Grapevine, 
10 Kimberley Rd., 
Cambridce,. 










ONFLATABLE OREAM ) 


eee ees Couple of years, you or your kids may at various times. 
and places (suumer playschemes, schools,Strawberry Fair, adventure a 






playsrounds)have been anused, thrilled , or maybe even a bit’ scared 
ea tosee, or fling yourself around on large red and yellow PVC monsters 
These are inflatables \We=-— air filled structures---— and there's a 















A ——— 
a group of us in Cambridge wno build and use them. We're committed (2X 
i WY to giving community groups cheap, er where necessary, freeuse of 
ee ep rkotes end this winter we went to build some more, : 
0 Cambrid.e Inflatables G roup was set up in 1976 by a:sroup C) 
; er playleaders end students, and it financed the first inflatable. 
Vig from donations frem Arbury avid Romsey adventure playgrounds, and 
\\ Rees Thomas and Roger Ascham schools(who all retain a share in it) D 
\ plus prepayment of a fee for two weeks work on Cambridge's summer ig 
' playschemes for the Amenities and kecreation dept. Last year we © 
\ built another one, a huge , red yellow and blue mattress, and we've 





, also got some smsller mobile structures, good for smaller children 
but =1s0 capable of causing total c¢hsos. 
inflatables can add a new dimension 
toplay and exercise for all ages(including 
for instance, handicapped c ildren, who - 
; gain ® freedom of movement they wouldn't 
cot otherwise have)They invariably attract 
| dozens of wild, energetic children, and 
_ C€an be used, provided there's adequate 
Ee ee as portablenurseries orcreche 
at festivals, rallies or conferences etc. 
Play and youth provision in Cambridge 
has rather limited ztesources, and so teénds 
3 to be inade.uate and unimaginative, 
suffering fron a lack of sensitive ,creative | 
woe democratic planning . Like other local 
| independent groups( notably Overstream H ousd¢ 
end the pla aybus, although we're by no means 
well es ablisned as these), we want 
teas our work and supplement existing 
whe ely create wore effective, 
silities, through cooperation. Ol 
groups and the local authority. 










































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ta g “dramas of PVC Neder é 
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| al RK Rader... 1 said that they Wer hy 
ey : ople Pearce Cre. O! 
At the last Gra oO cannabis» sin most | 
‘worried about bevine maehings (=F ticles about 1ittl1e nervous about Ce 














| | Carrying too many afr ie : 
‘people have never ye the drug and many aches magaZine » but might Put 


it - it probably wou1an't stop you reading 
fee, OFF participating more actively: 


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| MC | id oLears we decided “that “ 

C<ier a number of ro ee Seoura Decone aa self-censorship. Soy 
_Grapevine should not subject itself to any me ne1p puild a community - me 

“please don't be put off - anybody who wants a. we would 1ike to Stragg th 

,paper for Cambridge is more than welcome. Bae ey any but their own 

/ that contributors do not necessarily agree W* 
articles, é / 

a | eople who have been (XH, 
At the same time, I think that almost al} eet ounlic Becket tty +0 
working on the magazine so far would agree t Arte Peecacular, to ~ 

So. Gannabis smoking is due mainly to misingOrmake Serene, PULPOSSs of 
"the irresponsible coverage in the mass media « that have grown up TE 
Bill's article isto counter some of the my ee abion based on actual] m3 
- around cannabis smoking with some factual into ort | tt 


Pee rtence. THEDRUGSQUAD ie Smith 


a“ ; 
at Cambridge police are 
According to the student newspaper Stop Sat eqpposeaLy because Of the 


“taking a new hard line on cannabis smoking, a fae rs 
arrival of a new head of the Drugs Squad . Although difficult prove, 
_-~ our own observations tend to bear this out. 






~ { We'll concentrate on one road :- Kimberley Rd. Between poceeet peen and 
‘November 3rd; three houses have been raided, using up to e1g members 
‘of the DS at a time. A total of 1/15th oz. of cannabis resin was found. 
(worth about £2.) Presumably, the taxpayers’ money wouldn os have been . 
 spent’in this way, if they'd known this beforehand. Despite this, DS 
 /ears- are still to be seen watching the houses that have already been 
) raided. - good-luck-to.them I suppose, although 1t must cost at Least - 
) £10 an hour to keep three police officérs and a Ford Escort occupied 1 
’ this way. i 


~~, 


DIT OAHUDBWEHENE Ole 


Much more important, though, is the fact that on Friday 10th November 
| two 13-year-olds were stopped’ in Kimberlee Rd. by two plainclothes 
~~ policemen, had their names and addresses taken, and were then searched 
2 after being asked how old they were. Having to turn out one's pocket: 
is an uncomfortable experience and likely to be very. upsetting for 


\ children. 


io]! dimiianiy; Wwe know Of "a case in which a house was searched at 11.00 # | 
without anybody over re age of 17 being present. Again, when no. 10 
~ | gag searched one'of the Cag eee had his ear twisted for refusing %, | 
“answer questions - as is his right. The worst instance of pS malpract 
__Swe've heard about occurre Ai few months ago. After a raid on his hou 
ot Bf student; three months under 21, was tola that his boyfriend would be 


the homosexuality laws uni . 
charged under tt ; ; nhiess he adm ssessind 
NS very small quantity of cannabis that had been Seat to — ai 
: es f concern 1s the DS habit of removing SE gl . 





mWti)YOAasm@rtnagsgeinore 


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address lists from hous 


bis is not a dangerous drug. All user n 
national and internationa Bees and thine ey 


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9 wny are the DS using methods that are nor uaa | 


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combatting violent criminals (sic)? It's ; madly associated with Xr 
>A SIG), - S not because they 're Looking s 


ee hcy Ee (thie tor were they'd search @ lot! more enorougn Tens) 
4t5 isn an invitatinni eee a ai : n +10 
rere ety ano cutee oe ee ee 
ee ce 4 gets smoked. One possibility is that thie ait are simply) 
an Sai pee Information about ‘left-wingactiwats — carrainayy 
oo "i ei es interest in political literature: that the conte °e 
: across. cy aoe doesn't explain the physical’ intimidation a infor) 
mation gathering has been anything but. systematic « More to the point } 
: perhaps, individual members of the DS have made it ‘quite clear that@—75 
they don't like the people that they have been 'raiding-- neither theirs, 
politics, nor their appearance, nor their lifestyle. Also, simply, thes] 
methods do secure convictions - people have been frightened into seo 
a admitting more than they needed to sees 
anal ’ Bill Walker - with a little helPy 
> Bm jonting Se eR Cee 
| , ) Cl ios 
This article is addressed primarily to. those who’ have or think they> 


might become victims of the DS. How can we protect ourselves? Broadly} 
there are two approaches. .-"~ Se eee ee 


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7 ee Oe 


First, the vast majority of raids would have been unsuccessful (or not) 
taken place at all) if sgimpié precautions had been taken and/or people 


had known their rights. So... 3 = areca 
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1) Phones may. or may not be tapped. All we know is that phone-tapping 

ie legal (the Heme Secretary gave permission on more than six thousand 
occasions last year;) and that the Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire, 
Vic Gilbert, used to be Head of British Special Branch, who are spec— |’ 


jalists. DONT arrange transactions over the phone. ar 
2) Simply, hide your stash where it won't be found. Cambridge DS 100k ) 
.in all boxes and tins, open up clocks, leaf through books but Gon't.« «/ 
3)At night, don't smoke where you can be seen through the window. — 
4) Destroy your roaches, despite a possible change in the law. 9 ~~~ 
5) It's almost impossible to get busted smoking in a locked roomt (or \ 
locked house,) if you're ready to burn or eat ;the amount you have Outs 
6) How about keeping address lists;or books out of sight - or making € 
bogus ones? (NG Pete CaS. | a 
7) We hear third-hand that Cambridge police ‘station.receives a constant “—. 
stream of information about student smokers from other stucents. Watch out! 


WHEN RAIDED:- ~ ee 


1) Ask to see the search warrant, if possible before they come in. 
Check the address, date, the reason given for the search, and er 
any individuals are named, Unfortunately, they can legally enter and. 


search without a warrant,if they have ‘reasonable’. grounds for sus~ C 
picion. If it's a drug warranr, then try hassling them if, say, they? 


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2) Ask to see the warrant card of the officer in charge, and note his _/ 

Or her Timber. | SPT ee es 
and various kinds of pressure may b_ 


| 3) You'll be questioned separately SU 
‘applied, You don't have to say anything other than your name and ? 
address. INSIST:- "I don't have to admit anything.” =... Cl 
4) Try and watch everywhere that is being searched: Try and get wit- ae 
} nesses, if possible a solicitor. moO OOO 
te you are STOPPED IN THE STREET the police officer(s) 


n only dema d your name and address (if you're on foot) or search you,” 












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i/Richard and Linda Thompson/Lady 
)Asitcheli Hall/Monday 6th November 
i- ; : | 
4 pooking relaxed and confident, des- 
V/ vite heir long break from touring, 
¢ y Richard and Linda Thompson played 
Yan enjoyable set to an appreciative 
audience at LM. 
their previous material, 


saoene ts in 

i eerece e night's music came from 

| their new album First Licht. With - 
‘their backing musicians John Kirk- sy 

ff strick (accordion and concertina), 

7 Pe Harris (oboe and dulcimer), Dave 

My Foc: (bass and mandolin) and Dave | 
> / Meee 1, (drums); boule 

|| (4 ieage and immediately launched into » 

a s/f lari ght Lights" (better known to 

YW) “Il paaio one listeners a5 Julie Coving- 

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plothes, hairstyle etc, remind them nc, fusing t? g 


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wed : of what happened as SO~ 
1 Sea this. Sign and date it and take it 


you to go to the police 
Tf you're not, then you don't 


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eB n refuse to have your photograP 
\, /you have been charged, the police can aPP 


infringed, don 
police must inform a person of yo 


or if you want 


thetic s 
see _a_Synpe ones in Cambridge. 


Release (001-289-3878) will probably know the best 
ao 

So much for measures which can be taken by individual 
shouldn't we go further? Here are some ideas: 

Ford Escorts with short aerials at the 
back. Take their numbers; ask the occupants what they're doing (politelyy 


phone the police about people acting suspiciously. } 
had a safe address we could collect information “=< 


3) A Bust Fund - also, students can try and get their student unions to Ru 


4) .Organise demonstrations in Cambridae, | 
#5) Inform ourselves — read News Release, The Release Bust Book etc. Ht 
6) Most important: we should have a meeting to share our ideas. ii 


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they wandered, onto | ‘ was superbly sung by Linda Thome 


a Home Of-; Wie 
+ they 're “ LVve your name and c- 2 ié 


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on when you're not Carrying anything {this ae whether eae nec or not! a 
| ((G]}.3) Take th : fficer(s)» NACo lite 


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and coaches -to national demos) (ee 
Graham and Eileen 


Linda, dressed in bright-coloured 7 
Satins, moved around thestage at 
ease. In contrast, Richard appearey. 
more like an awkward adolescent tf 
a major British singer-songwrite!” 
alee aae remaining inthe backory, 
Meher Re and quiet when he spoke ° 
ut producing those brilliant Th" 
son guitar breaks every so often: 
They sang fine versions of "restl< 
oe amd "Don't let a thief * 
ae your heart", much more dyna 
ve than on Vinyl. "Pavanne"> ¢ . 
moving Song about a female terror? 


while"Layla"featurca some excel 
playing from Richara 


dipped here ang there for 
“Of their material - a John 


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t 2\) stance behind - they've ripped off . The Campaign for Homosexua lL 2 is 
oes robes and turbans and have meets every Thursday evening. peta 


Ne Vay) become once again more aware of OW from Graham Payne, 9 Upper Gwydir i 
mo YoJi their audience, talking to them, ™ tel: 311971 or Christine Donald, Lo 
\ SSB playing to them. No telling how or“\\Chesterton Rd., tel: 56344, 
1a \VA\\when we'll see the Thompsons again, .iEvery Monday evening we holda qay 
| but it was a fine concert at LMH, wy aisco in the Cellar Bar, The Anmhor » 
‘Sand they certainly haven't lost ca ,-y/Silver St - everyone welcome. 

. Clete rose enantio ranges vey Fx oR // Friends of the Earth hold meetings 
iSk NY ie “ every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at 

Re” Jill Fricker (othe Bath House, Gwydir St. On November 
TOF ES SRS SRA EKA TTT ERE Re RR ee 29th we will be discussing bikes 


nt, >) . . ‘} policy and practice. 
reas Jam/Corn Exchan Friday 19th wed 6th: Food in general: Bread in 


’ + The : particular. What does wheatmeal mean? 
| Yo™ er ee es cae the Every Saturday from 2 - 5 at the Bath 


. Tie : House we are running a Bike workshop: 
jbest Who numbers this side of Pete Bring your bike, however dilapidated, 


+ /Townsend, are one of the few out of J 

féene host of New Wave bands with Q and we'll show you how to fix it (free 
; 1 they came into prominence to } The Citizens Advice Bureau is at 31 
ohave retainedtheir credibility. The |} Regents Terrace (by Parkers Piece). 

and have refused to degenerate in-// Opening hours from 10 ~ 4.30 Monday 

'} to the mass world of punk cliches; (to Friday (closed 1 - 2 thursday) ,and 

© they have evolved a new sound all 10 am to 12 am on Saturdays. Tel: 

\j\ of their own, and showed at the Corn)\ 53875 or 56442, (>= 


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Bay tf Pees. Sa SOY are set to move @// claimants Union Sympathetic infor- 
: ER baits See TRIAS c mation and support from other claim- 
uf “They emerged to a crammed and eager ants on problems with supplementary 
. a ence, many of whom had‘ queued > b) benefit or unemployment benefit. Info 
. me ove cr an hour, to hammer home 


'r. first number from All Mod ¢ and Thurs. 2.00 to 5.00. Ring 52813. 


{ic fons, settinc “an. motion the pogo- Women's Centre 48 Eden St, Cambridde. 
| | ey Seer eee ch continued through- Open every Saturday from 2 - 5 pm. We 
{ps pout the sec. ineer thusiasm ofthe also run a pregnancy testing and con- 

traception advisory service at the 


7 sessions Mondays 10,00 to 1.00, Tues 


with rapturous 

RUAVET », Was. erwarded “same address from 6 to 7.30 on Wed- 

paar Aa Dey m to Wy Resday evenings and from 10 to 11.30 

from "Mr. “site © am on Saturdays. Free and confidentia 
. The strident | service available to everyone. . 


“lighting added to the dynamic | 
shere, and their last number, ‘Arjuna Wholefood shop Wholefood Shop 12 Mill Rd. A 
Wal jorf Street", was p_“,\ comprehensive stock of drains, pulses 


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hat for ,4/honey and other amazing comestibles. 
£ as <//hOpen Mon, Tues, Wed: 9.30 - 6 


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December 7th we yw 
Pe. en: meeting ee a Neate : 
Bee. Community House. 


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h Organic Farms 

to spend a few days 
9 various aspects 
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fe farm. Free board 
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| te. work, 

es Contact Helen Seal, 22 Sleaford St 
! (Telt 50857) or write, enclosing 


_S.A.E. to NNOOF, 19 Bp 
Lewes, ee caus ieee Ra, 


ie Beeebietent.- Benefits Review - 
a eee see the threat to benefit 
a me © last Grapevine) st- 
a _ -poned to Tuesday December ath, 8 
|| pm at the Adult Training Centre, 
a Coldhams Lane. Speakers from Women's 

_ Aid and the Chila Poverty Action 
Pero: 
. _ Screen Printing Workshop. Help needed 
ea to set up and run aco 

mmunity print- 

|] ee for use by local groups in. the 
: . House , Gwydir St. Ring 3128C0. 


"1 want a lot of paint to paint a 
ae mural with kdds. Lots of colours 
Be scara be good, ‘especially bright 
ea Ring Jane Cres 


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Rec tat Paper available from Friends 
Bes the Earth, the Bath House, Gwydir 
ios &1.30 per ream. 


Be for Pregnancy - a course of 

eas struction. Every Tuesday, 10.30 

am, Friends Meeting House, Jesus 

eg. ne. 

f at Bf ; 

|| "Immigration and Natignality - ened 

| need for new policies" Anne Dunnett. 

ie ublic meeting called by the Cam- 

| bridge Community RElations Council, 

f | we ey Hall, King BX Thusday Dec 

ES ie 

- Wholefood Supper Friday 24th Nov, 

aa end Galt; Tickets £1 from George 
‘Thorpe, 64845 (work), 49278 (home), 


SN ger aes 

Cambride Communit Education offers 
_ a prog ram Of adult kducation courses 
_ and youth activities in the Cam- ‘= 
- pridge area. For further information 
ring the Shire Hall, Cambridge 
poe: 412. 


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city Rd» 
to 53 for the Bath Hoy 


Benefit Hood centre: Live BLS 


neighbour 

with Mik Moore ane 
inflatabiee ta =. 92nd december at 
7,30 pm, (py the Corn Exchange) 


Fisher House 
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ga‘ by vy Cambrida 
Friends of Setter at 
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WHO ARE THE 
REAL SCROUNGERS ? 


£1,300m lost through gaping loopholes in 
the death duty laws. (Source: Child 
Poverty Action Group) 


£500m lost through self-employed people 
wrongly underestimating their income. 
(Source: Inland Revenue Staff Federation) 


Estimated 103m lost per year through 
V.A.T. evasion. (Source: Financial Times, 
8 July 1976) ' 


£20m taxes "unrecoverable" - for example, 

£9m lost through taxpayers leaving the . 
country without settling their tax bills. 
(Source: Child Poverty Action Group) 


£19.6m sought by the Inland Revenue from 
companies wrongly underestimating their 
profits. (Source: Inland Revenue Staff 
Federation) 

(This doesn't include the latest company 
tax dodge: making fake loans and then 
Claiming tax relief on the non-existent 
interest charges. This probably accounts 
for £100m. (Source: Sunday Times Business 
News ) 


2.1m. lost through all forms of Social 
Security Fraud - Unemployment, Sickness, 
Maternity and Widows' Benefits, Retire- 
ment Pensions, Industrial Injury and 
Supplementary Benefit. (Source: Hansard, 
24 May 1976) 


a Child Poverty Action Group estimates 
that 


950,000 pensioners eligible for Supple-- 
mentary Benefit do not claim; 

360,000 families eligible for Supple- 
mentary Benefits do not claim; 

65-70% of unfurnished tenants eligible 
for Rent Allowances do not Claim; 

80% of furnished tenants @ligible for 
Rent Allowances do not claim, 


This is to say nothing of the 1 
Ow levels 
of most Pareti te. and the humiliating 
conditions, like the six week rule and 


the cohabitation rule. 
‘a them. » which are attached