Upcoming Actions

Leeds 3rd Day of Action: Demonstrations/Strikes
Happening on 8 Dec. 2010 (Wednesday):

SHUTTING DOWN SCHOOLS. DEMANDING ACTION. TAKING BACK EDUCATION.

☆ In morning: Mass strike of schools, colleges, universities to resist the efforts of governmental cutbacks on education and public services.

☆ At 12 pm: Protesters should meet outside of Leeds Met Student Union for demonstration.

Location of Leeds Met Student Union (across from Dry Dock):

*Join & share this event on Facebook

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National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts: 15/12 (Wednesday)

Take action now to defend the Welfare State. We will not pay for their crisis.

The National Day of Protest Against Welfare & Housing Benefit Cuts on the 15th December 2010 aims to begin by focusing on the Housing Benefit cuts so why not organise a sit in, protest or demonstration in your local Civic Centre or Town Hall.

How about a Christmas party, gather up some friends, take a ticket and bring cake, food to share, crackers, music and kids presents. …Make a day of it, why not apply for Council Housing whilst you’re at it or clear up that nagging benefit issue. Then collect contact details to organise bigger and better events in the New Year.

Make sure to support people present who are in emergency need of help to access it and be treated properly. There’s no rush after all, you can easily stay late, or even all night.

Alternatively hold a public meeting, protest outside your MP’s office, or even just leaflet your local Council offices. It all counts and this is just the beginning. If you are organising an event please contact us asap to be added to the page.

London benefit claimants will be attending and supporting the Housing Emergency Demonstration at Downing Street, 12.30pm. Bring cardboard boxes, sleeping bags etc and create a cardboard city opposite Downing Street. then onto Trafalgar Square at 3pm for Christmas fun under the tree.

http://disabledpeopleprotest.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/housing-emergency-coalition-a-call-to-action-15th-december/

Local groups, individuals, ideas and support needed, please get in touch.

This is just the beginning, further actions and events are planned for the New Year.

Called by autonomous benefit claimants around the UK.

National Day of Protest Against Welfare & Housing Benefit Cuts: http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Day-of-Protest-Against-Welfare-Housing-Benefit-Cuts/106945382710717

Disabled People Against Cuts: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=121196194603310

Black Triangle – Anti-Defamation Campaign In Defence of Disabled Claimants: http://www.facebook.com/blacktriangle1

Work Programme & Flexible New Deal Scandal: http://www.workprogramme.org.uk/

Benefit Claimants Fight Back: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116432071735566

(Text copied from Disabled People Against Cuts. Solidarity!!)
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PREVIOUS ACTIONS
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30 Nov. 2010
Second Day of Action @ Leeds

11 am: Students walk out and meet on the steps of the Parkinson building

12 pm: Begin march from Parkinson building to Town Hall

After Town Hall: March back to campuses, with sit-ins expected
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Message about 5 Dec. National Day of Action

“There has also been a National Day of Action against edu-cuts called for Sunday Dec 5th, at a weekend so that more people can participate. The decision for this was reached via votes at assemblies of some of the occupied universities up and down the country. Some people have also suggested that weekend should be a general national time of action around all cuts and austerity measures. Details are on the ROU website here: http://reallyopenuniversity.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/national-day-of-action-against-edu-cuts-sunday-5th-december/”

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3 responses to “Upcoming Actions

  1. Josh

    Hi. does anyone know if any Unions/SU’s are putting on transport from Leeds to London for students on Thursday? Thanks, Josh

  2. Much has been made, in the UK press and broadcast media, of the various attempts by student activists to disguise their identities, whilst engaged in ‘peaceful protest’. And yet, many will have travelled to previous protests using the London Transport system, where RFID-enabled ‘Oyster cards’ are commonly used as a convenient means of pre-paid travel. For the uninitiated, a small passive RFID microchip within these ‘contactless’ travel cards enables swift access to the tube trains, and other services too. Each card is directly linked to its owner, and a full name and contact address will have been recorded prior to the issuance of each new card. Oyster card readers are located at tube stations across London, (i.e. in the access turnstiles), although this technology can in theory be made portable at a relatively low cost.

    The travel cards themselves contain passive RFID devices, meaning that once an appropriate card reader is in close proximity then the card has no choice but to ‘give up’ the information contained therein…

    Before heading off to the big smoke Josh, you might want to read more at the following blog: http://trackandshield.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/will-rfid-technology-be-tracking-student-protesters-this-week/

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