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McStrike workers’ mission will benefit us all

McStrike workers’ mission will benefit us all

As people of Cambridge, we should applaud the McDonald’s workers in Newmarket Road. The first staff at the firm to strike in UK history, they are leading the way on behalf of millions of workers across… Read more »

imagine2027: Book now for major new series on inequality and unfairness in Britain

imagine2027: Book now for major new series on inequality and unfairness in Britain

Tickets are now available for the first events in our major new series on inequality and fairness, imagine2027. From October, we are bringing nationally-recognized thought-leaders to Cambridge to give personal, positive views on how Britain can be… Read more »

Mental Health – The silent crisis. A discussion with Jeannette Harding

Mental Health – The silent crisis. A discussion with Jeannette Harding

  Jeannette Harding has been a long term user of mental health services and a mental health professional. Our Mental Health Trust also created a unique award to acknowledge her work as a campaigner and educator…. Read more »

Equality Trust publishes manifesto for equality ahead of General Election

Equality Trust publishes manifesto for equality ahead of General Election

The Equality Trust has published a Manifesto for a Fairer Society with measures to address inequality. The manifesto covers work, tax, housing and education with some bold policies for candidates to sign up to. You can help… Read more »

Cambridge Commons hustings on inequality opens new space in discussion of city future

Cambridge Commons hustings on inequality opens new space in discussion of city future

Voters in Cambridge spent an evening discussing local issues with mayoral candidates in a new hustings format for the campaign.     Attendees were given a chance to sit with candidates in small groups around tables, introducing the topics… Read more »

Challenge the mayoral candidates on inequality and get beyond the spin

Challenge the mayoral candidates on inequality and get beyond the spin

We are hosting a conversation with mayoral candidates where you can get beyond the politician and meet the person inside. Taking place at the Friends Meeting House in Jesus Lane on Tuesday 25 April at 6.30pm,… Read more »

Four things that councils can do to reduce inequality today

Four things that councils can do to reduce inequality today

Ahead of the upcoming local and regional elections in the UK on 4th May, please help us reduce inequality by asking people standing for election in your area to commit to The Fairness Four actions, which are: Evaluate the… Read more »

Latin graffiti is a wake up call for Cambridge

Latin graffiti is a wake up call for Cambridge

The Cambridge News this month published our opinion piece arguing for reforms to the housing market to stop growing inequality in Cambridge. We say that the mysterious appearance of Latin graffiti on a new housing development on Fen Road… Read more »

‘How can we make a difference?’ Young people discuss housing, work and transport at Cambridge Commons event

‘How can we make a difference?’ Young people discuss housing, work and transport at Cambridge Commons event

Students from sixth form colleges in Cambridge called for a greater role in their city at a workshop organised by The Cambridge Commons. The event, dubbed Talkin bout Our Generation, gave 16-18 year olds a chance… Read more »

Talkin Bout our Generation: Cambridge Commons to convene assembly for Millennials

Talkin Bout our Generation: Cambridge Commons to convene assembly for Millennials

People try to put us down, just because we get around. So sang The Who in 1965. What would be the Millennials’ version? With Brexit, a housing crisis and rising inequality, Millenials in Cambridge face an uncertain… Read more »

What’s our vision for Cambridge?

What’s our vision for Cambridge?

George Weyman, 2016 Sep 13

What is the vision of The Cambridge Commons?  What are our values and how will we apply them? How can we best work together to achieve these goals?These were among the… Read more »

Poverty in Cambridge – Can local government meet the growing need?

Poverty in Cambridge – Can local government meet the growing need?

Stuart Tuckwood, 2015 Aug 26

To take genuine action, councils have to begin re-establishing real local democracy Cambridge City Councillors, Labour, Lib Dem, Independent, Green and Tory, unanimously passed an emergency motion at the last full… Read more »

Cambridge: Wealth and Want, Fairness Review: May 2015

Cambridge: Wealth and Want, Fairness Review: May 2015

Stuart Weir, 2015 May 05

The Cambridge Commons has now published its Fairness Review 2015, ‘Cambridge: Wealth and Want‘ – a shocking dossier of poverty and deprivation in a ‘hidden’ Cambridge. You can buy a physical copy… Read more »

Universal Credit – A Blunt Instrument

Universal Credit – A Blunt Instrument

Mark Page, 2015 Apr 20

Deborah Padfield argues that universal credit might look tidy on paper but the reality is that it does not recognise the complexity of our lives. Evangelical whackos like Ian Duncan Smith… Read more »

Why Young People Should Vote

Why Young People Should Vote

Mark Page, 2015 Feb 25

Send in the clowns I think I like Russell Brand (without knowing him personally of course). I didn’t much like the juvenile prank played on Andrew Sachs (after all I am… Read more »

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