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SWAN has issued a message of solidarity in support of the current protests in Hong Kong. You can read more about these protests for democracy and univeral suffrage in this article by Lynn Tang. SWAN's message follows below:
There is growing support for SWAN's Mental Health Charter (please see attachments below), which was launched at this year's SWAN National Conference in Durham this April, with a London event in November. A list of around 300 signatories to the charter follows this article. To add your name or your organisation's name to this list please email jeremy.weinstein [at] tiscali.co.uk
Those who attended this year's SWAN conference AGM will have heard about two keys struggles against austerity playing out in England at the moment - Your Choice workers fighting for adult disability services and jobs in Barnet, North London, plus the Care UK workers fight in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. A vote at the SWAN AGM agreed to donate £100 to both campaigns, plus to take a collection at the end of the conference for the Care UK workers - on strike from today (18th April) until 22nd April. This collection raised £325 - thank you to all who contributed, the donation is on its way to Yorkshire.
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