Posts Tagged ‘Protest’

Political Scandal and Indifference

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Let’s look at what you would’ve won. No more privatisations. No market fundamentalism. An extension of trade union rights. A thriving mining industry using the most advanced technology in the world. A joined up approach to finance and industry. A strong labour movement. Communities proud of their history. All under three successive Labour governments, dating […]

Save the NHS and join the march and rally 29 September!

by Newsdesk.

Watch this great video by Unite which explains how the NHS was first established and the privatisation threat that it faces today and get ready to join the march and rally for the NHS on 29 September. Then put this date in your diary! Defend Jobs and Services. No to Austerity. March and Rally – […]

Join another round of protests against the ‘Bedroom Tax’ next weekend (30 March)

by Jon Lansman.

Following the nationwide series of protests on 16 March, a further fifty protests are taking place on Saturday 30 March throughout Britain against the Bedroom Tax. to send a further message to the Tory-led government that we’re united in opposition to this cruel, unworkable and counter-productive attack on poor and vulnerable people. These events are […]

Join the protests against the ‘Bedroom Tax’

by Jon Lansman.

This weekend, Saturday 16 March, over 50 protests are taking place (mostly at 1pm) throughout Britain against the Bedroom Tax, to send a clear and unequivocal message to  David Cameron that we’re united in opposition to this cruel, unworkable and counter-productive attack on poor and vulnerable people. The majority of the protests have been organised […]

Over 40 UK Uncut actions target Starbucks over tax avoidance & cuts impact on women

by Newsdesk.

Growing public anger at Starbucks was clear yesterday as over 40 of their shops across the UK- including in Liverpool, Cardiff, Bristol and Shrewsbury- were targeted by the anti-cuts direct action network, UK Uncut. In central London a creche and women’s refuge were set up in Starbuck’s flagship stores, and in Birmingham people slept in […]

If trade unions don’t fight the workers’ corner – others will

by Owen Jones.

Our Prime Minister certainly has few doubts about who’s orchestrating the backlash against workfare. “Trotskyites!” Cameron boomed during Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions; if he’d thrown in “wreckers”, it wouldn’t have been a bad impression of Andrej Vyshinsky, Stalin’s semi-hysterical prosecutor during the 1930s Show Trials.

Fortnum 145: guilty of protesting sensibly

by Jon Lansman.

This morning 10 protesters have been found guilty of “aggravated trespass” at Fortnum & Masons. Laurie Penny commented “this is bloody ridiculous. I was there, it was a peaceful protest.” They were given a 6 month conditional discharge, with a£1000 cost order each, and one person got a £215 fine. This was for an action […]

Occupy whatever it takes

by Michael Meacher.

Now that the deeply reactionary Corporation of the City of London have decided to uproot Occupy London, bang on cue with Mayor Bloomberg’s similar action in Zuccotti Park in New York and under the same specious pretext of health and safety, the question arises as to where Occupy goes from here.

Polite protest – reading the riots and the occupations

by Carl Packman.

Jay-Z’s clothing company Rocawear have launched a T-shirt which reads “Occupy All Streets” blazoned on the front. A press statement on the shirt from the company goes: The ‘Occupy All Streets’ T shirt was created in support of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement. Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or […]

Protest without politics will change nothing

by Owen Jones.

My first experience of police kettling was aged 16. It was May Day 2001, and the anti-globalisation movement was at its peak. The turn-of-the-century anti-capitalist movement feels largely forgotten today, but it was a big deal at the time. To a left-wing teenager growing up in an age of unchallenged neo-liberal triumphalism, just to have […]

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