Help the AWL to raise £20,000

Submitted by Matthew on 20 June, 2012 - 8:54

On 9 June, the North East London branch of the AWL hired the tenants’ hall on the estate where one of our members lives and showed the Gillo Pontecorvo film Burn, a 1969 classic starring Marlon Brando and dealing with issues of imperialism, racism, and class struggle.

Members of the branch helped make food, and we invited friends and contacts of the organisation. We charged £8 (£4 unwaged) for tickets, which included food and drink. As well as raising £70 for the AWL funds, the event was a good chance for AWL members to spend some time together outside of more formal political settings.

Organising the event took relatively little effort; all we needed was the space, projection facilities, and couple of people to look after the “catering”.

If you’re already an AWL member, why not discuss organising a similar event in your branch?

You can also help our fundraising drive by:

* Taking out a monthly standing order. There is a form at and below Please post to us at the AWL address below.

* Making a donation. You can send it to us at the address below (cheques payable to “AWL”) or do it online at

* Organising a fundraising event

* Taking copies of Solidarity to sell at your workplace, university/college or campaign group.

* Get in touch to discuss joining the AWL.

More information: 07796 690 874 / / AWL, 20E Tower Workshops, 58 Riley Rd, SE1 3DG.

Total raised so far: £14,972

We raised a really good total of £1,477 this week — all from one-off donations. Thanks to Dan, Dave, Ed and Mark.

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