Posts Tagged ‘UK Uncut’

4000 UK Uncut members in mass civil disobedience tomorrow in central London

by Newsdesk.

UK Uncut is planning a spectacular act of mass disobedience opposing austerity in central London tomorrow, with over 4,000 people expected to attend. Precise details of the action are being kept under wraps, but the group has promised bold, exciting and creative direct action at a prominent location. Protests are also being held in a […]

UK Uncut targets Vodaphone in new wave of tax dodging protests

by Jon Lansman.

The announcement that anti-austerity direct action group UK Uncut is to target Vodaphone in a new wave of protests follows wide anger at news of Gary Barlow’s tax dodge. The campaign expects hundreds to take action against the mobile phone company in a “national day of action” on 14 June in protest against their tax dodging activities. UK Uncut, backed by […]

They Owe Us! 14 June, 12.30pm, Canary Wharf, London

by Newsdesk.

We are not all in this together. Look at Canary Wharf, home of some of the world’s biggest banks, located on a private estate in east London. Its shining glass towers are entirely within the borough of Tower Hamlets, where four out of ten children are growing up in poverty. Like so many councils under the coalition […]

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 […]

CALL OUT! 8 Dec. Refuge from the cuts – target Starbucks!

by Newsdesk.

It’s time for the government to wake up and smell the coffee. Women have had enough of being attacked by a cabinet of millionaires. But there is a refuge from the cuts. Join us on Saturday 8 December to transform the tax dodger Starbucks into services women depend on, such as refuges and crèches. Check the UK Uncut actions […]

Tax boss Dave Hartnett awarded for “services to tax avoidance”

by Newsdesk.

For he’s a jolly good fellow…

High street horrors

by Lucy Reese.

You’ll be pleased to know that I reconsidered buying a pair of very short shorts in Topshop yesterday – only to go online and buy a pair from George at Asda instead. I buy a lot from George – especially for the boys. It’s cheap – why it’s so cheap is a matter I choose not to dwell on. Asda may not be owned by Green – unlike Miss Selfridge or Dorothy Perkins – but it is owned by Wal Mart, another liberal bugbear, who you can see are not very nice.

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 London Stock Exchange takes it to the City this Saturday

by Newsdesk.

As protests on Wall Street capture the imagination of the world, with people taking to the streets to hold the global financial system to task, a diverse group of Londoners is coming together to launch a peaceful occupation near the London Stock Exchange (LSX) at Paternoster Square. In little over a week, the OccupyLSX Facebook […]

YouGov poll says the public support UK Uncut tactics

by Jon Lansman.

A YouGov poll out today reveals that about three-quarters of the public support the tactics of civil disobedience adopted by UK Uncut. In answer to the question of whether “peaceful civil disobedience (such as people staging sit-ins or occupying shops)… was an acceptable or unacceptable way of protesting,” 73% of people said it was acceptable and […]

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