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 15th December 2010 aims to be the first of many and this time will concentrate on the Housing Benefit cuts.
Facebook event page at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181074851903167&
The National Day of Protest Against Welfare & Housing Benefit Cuts on 15th December 2010 aims to be the first of many and this time will concentrate on the Housing Benefit cuts. With this in mind, why not organise a sit in, protest or demonstration in your local Civic Centre, Housing Benefit Office or Town Hall.
Alternatively hold a public meeting, organise an info stall or even just leaflet your local Council offices. If you are organising an event please contact us asap to be added to the facebook page website which can be found at: http://benefitclaimantsfightback.wordpress.com/
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.
15th December – Everywhere – National Troll A Tory Day!
Clock Tower Brighton – Bring a large cardboard box! 4:30PM http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128786790513854
15th December – Edinburgh Council City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh – 09:00 – 12:00
15th December – Outside the benefits office in Lancaster – Mitre House – Near Castle
8.45am – Haringey – Meet at Apex House, Seven Sisters Road (by the junction with Tottenham High Road) to leaflet and talk to housing benefit claimants and council workers. Bring placards and banners.
Later on, meet 11.30am, Seven Sisters tube (by West Green Rd) to travel together to the protest in central London: http://www.haringey.org.uk/
12.30 Downing Street, Housing Emergency Coalition protest, take cardboard boxes and sleeping bags
3pm Trafalgar Square, Disabled People Against Cuts – No Room at The Inn nativity under the tree: http://disabledpeopleprotest.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/housing-emergency-coalition-a-call-to-action-15th-december/
15th December – Newcastle Monument, 12 noon
Called by Tyneside Claimants Union
Come and join us for an afternoon of activity against welfare and housing benefit cuts and reforms.
15th December – Defend Council Housing And Fight The Welfare Cuts Public Meeting – Belvedere Centre, Belvoir Street, Norwich, 15th Dec 7.30pm – 9.30pm: http://norfolknonaligned.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/defend-council-housing-and-fight-the-welfare-cuts-public-meeting/
15th December – Uninvisible People – Bonn Square, Oxford – 12:30pm – 2:00pm
A speaker’s corner for disabled people and their families, job-seekers, anyone who relies upon social care, housing benefit, or any other form of welfare that is being cut, as well as those who (currently) use none of these services but who stand in solidarity with them: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177479322282134
Actions called for/enquired about in Bristol, Nottingham, Lewisham, Stoke, Lydney, Nuneaton, Hastings, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Southampton, Stoke, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Cambridge, Hackney, Oxford, Leeds, Lincolnshire, Exeter & Ipswich
Called by autonomous benefit claimants around the UK.
When I was seriously ill with grand mal epilepy and a heart attack the ATOS doctor from Porthmadog came and interviewed me – luckily I had my heart nurse from Calon Lan with me because the doctor made up so many answers and lied in order to make his money. We fought and won but it was only thanks to Nerys that we did.