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Barnet careworkers fight pay cut with strike action this week on 24 & 25 February

23 Feb 2015: Low paid careworkers at private company Your Choice Barnet strike again this week in protest at a harsh 9.5% pay cut.
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February 14: day of action for the NHS!

2 Feb 2015: 999 Call for the NHS calls for a National Day of Action on Valentine's Day 14 February 2015 to show support for the NHS.
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Focus E15 campaign to lead march against housing crisis

26 Jan 2015: This coming Saturday, (31 January 2015), people from across London will march on City Hall to demand solutions to the housing crisis and better housing.
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West Hendon estate residents protest today against eviction and social cleansing

22 Jan 2015: Our West Hendon campaigners and residents protest today at the loss of their homes to private housing.
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Join the day of action against Maximus

15 Jan 2015: A national day of action has been called on March 2 against Maximus, the company which will take over the despised Work Capability Assessments.
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Demand an end to the housing crisis: join the March for Homes

11 Jan 2015: Join the Focus E15 mothers and campaigners, unions and housing groups across London as they call for housing for all.
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Campaign to save the Independent Living Fund goes to parliament today! #saveILF

6 Jan 2015: Join the fight against government plans to close the ILF - a fund for extra carer hours for disabled people with the highest support needs.
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#SaveILF: join the mass action to stop the closure of the vital Independent Living Fund

17 Dec 2014: Disabled People Against Cuts is calling for a mass action at the House of Commons at the start of next year to save the Independent Living Fund.
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URGENT ACTION: #SaveILF judgement due 10am Monday 8 December 2014

5 Dec 2014: The Independent Living Fund is used by disabled people with the highest support needs to employ the personal assistants they need to lead independent lives. A court decision on government plans to close the fund is due on Monday.
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Tonight: start the Hashtag Hijack to save the Independent Living Fund #SaveILF

27 Nov 2014: The #SaveILF Campaign is touring the most popular UK hashtags to highlight this attack on disabled people's right to independent living.
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Fees have failed - march on parliament to demand free education!

17 Nov 2014: On November 19, thousands of students will march on Parliament to demand an end to tuition fees and education cuts as well as the abolition of student debt.
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No more deaths from fuel poverty: join the day of protest 28 November

12 Nov 2014: On the day the government reveals how many people died last year from the effects of fuel poverty, demand ‘No More Deaths from Fuel Poverty: Energy Rights Now!’
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Wednesday: rally to stop changes to Access to Work 12pm-1pm Old Palace Yard

28 Oct 2014: Join the protest against changes to Access to Work that are driving deaf and disabled people out of employment and undermining employability.
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New film with the Daily Mirror: Save the Independent Living Fund #SaveILF

22 Oct 2014: Today at 12.30pm, there is a vigil to support disabled people who are fighting the government in court for the Independent Living Fund. Watch our film and join the vigil at the Royal Courts of Justice.
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Saturday 18 October: Britain Needs A Pay Rise! Join the march and rally

17 Oct 2014: Join the march and rally in London on Saturday 18 October 2014, to call for an economic recovery that works for all - not just those at the top.
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Fuel Poverty Action to launch the Energy Bill of Rights

10 Oct 2014: With winter on the way, action against energy companies and soaring energy prices becomes even more important.
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Why the Independent Living Fund battle matters so much

3 Oct 2014: The plan to shut the ILF is at the core of the government's callous attacks on disabled people everywhere.
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New short film with the Daily Mirror: Save the Independent Living Fund! #SaveILF

21 Sep 2014: Disabled people talk about their right to live independent lives and the role that Independent Living Fund support plays in that. The government must not be allowed to close the ILF.
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Join the #FocusE15 mothers for their campaign anniversary this Sunday!

19 Sep 2014: The Focus E15 campaigners are inviting people to join a day of fun and music on the Carpenters Estate in Stratford this Sunday.
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Take part in the Boycott Workfare week of action: 4 to 12 October 2014

14 Sep 2014: Forcing people to work for free by threatening to remove their benefits is unfair, unjust and wrong. Tell the companies and charities who profit from this exploitative regime what you think of them!
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Unmasking austerity and organising for new challenges: Dexter Whitfield

12 Sep 2014: Austerity measures will continue for many more years: cuts to services, jobs and wages will not automatically be restored. Organising fightback is as important as it ever was.
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Day of protest this week: End Bedroom Tax! No Sanctions for Claimants!

9 Sep 2014: This Thursday, the Anti-Bedroom Tax and Benefit Justice Campaign is holding a day of protest: Say no to claimant sanctions, bedroom tax and benefit cuts.
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Britain Needs A Pay Rise - 18 October march and rally

4 Sep 2014: Book your coach seat now via False Economy's interactive travel map.
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Court case to fight the closure of the Independent Living Fund set for October #SaveILF

24 Aug 2014: The ILF is the fund severely disabled people use to pay for the extra care hours they need to live independent lives.
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The 999 march for the #NHS begins!

16 Aug 2014: From August 16 to September 6, campaigners are marching from Jarrow to London following in the footsteps of the Jarrow Crusade of 1936.
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The full impact of cuts disabled people face

3 Aug 2014: Disability: we now know that this government have harmed the very people they promised us they would protect.
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August: join the anti fracking action camp in Blackpool

30 Jul 2014: This summer stand up for social, environmental and economic justice - August 14 - 20th.
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Tax justice tour August 9: find out more about fighting tax dodging businesses!

27 Jul 2014: Join Action Aid on August 9 on a tax justice tour as they talk and walk people through many of the ways big business gets away with paying less tax than the rest of us.
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Part of an organisation? Pledge to Boycott Workfare now!

22 Jul 2014: Already nearly 400 voluntary sector organisations have pledged to Keep Volunteering Voluntary and over 20 councils have pledged to avoid workfare too.
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The Saving Our Safety Net campaign - and the DWP’s response….

17 Jul 2014: The Saving Our Safety Net campaign is up and running - and the DWP's response is already inadequate...
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Public sector strikes on 10 July: solidarity!

9 Jul 2014: This week’s strike by public sector workers is a manifestation of the anger and frustration about sustained attacks on pay and pensions.
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More strike action on the 10th and beyond: firefighters to strike across 8 days

6 Jul 2014: Firefighters in England and Wales will strike on eight consecutive days this month in protest at unacceptable, unworkable, unrealistic government attacks on firefighters’ pensions.
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Save the Independent Living Fund: join the party and picnic this Friday!

2 Jul 2014: Following their successful action at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, Disabled People Against Cuts continue with their fight to save the all-important Independent Living Fund with a Fourth of July picnic this Friday!
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Help UK Uncut boot out Boots this Saturday!

26 Jun 2014: Boots have dodged £1.3bn in Tax since 2007. That’s £1.3bn of our money that could be spent on safe homes, schools, hospitals, women’s services, legal aid and keeping our NHS public.
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Save the Independent Living Fund: get your MP to the House of Commons Debate on Wednesday

15 Jun 2014: The future of the Independent Living Fund - the fund that severely disabled people use to pay for extra carer hours so they can live independently in their own homes - will be debated this Wednesday 18 June from 11 to 11.30am.
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Vodafone stores around the country to be targeted by nationwide UK Uncut protests

11 Jun 2014: Protest group Focus E15 Mothers to join in national day of action to highlight cuts to social housing
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New legal challenge to government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund

9 Jun 2014: Last year, the government tried to close the Independent Living Fund. The court of appeal overturned that decision. The government is trying again - so disabled people are going back to court.
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July 4: Independent Living Day party and picnic

5 Jun 2014: On 4 July, Disabled People Against Cuts will hold a day of protest and action as part of the fight to save the Independent Living Fund
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Flagship workfare scheme is delayed again following voluntary sector opposition

2 Jun 2014: The government's community work placement workfare scheme is in trouble as hundreds of voluntary sector organisations pledge to keep volunteering voluntary
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ILF recipient Gabriel Pepper: we must save the Independent Living Fund

29 May 2014: Today, Independent Living Fund recipient Gabriel Pepper gives a speech to the TUC disabled workers' conference explaining why the government must not be allowed to close the ILF.
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Justice for sale: the impact of privatisation and cost-cutting on criminal justice

25 May 2014: The TUC has launched a speak up for Justice campaign (www.speakupforjustice.org), together with trades unions with members in the justice sector.
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Time the DWP explained how it will now adjust Atos WCAs for mental health claimants

21 May 2014: Join the vigil to highlight the DWP's responsibilities to mental health claimants going through the work capability assessment
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UK Uncut return to Vodafone

18 May 2014: This follows wide anger at news of Gary Barlow's tax dodge: expect to take action against the mobile company in June.
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Second day of strike action to support the Land Registry

15 May 2014: PCS members working for the Land Registry continue with their two-day strike against privatisation, job cuts and office closures.
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Join @fuelpovaction for ‘Bin British Gas: Put Power in Public Hands

11 May 2014: Join Fuel Poverty Action for a creative protest against poverty profiteers British Gas at their Annual General Meeting on Monday
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Why I’m sick of #Serco: join the protest on 8 May!

6 May 2014: Stephen Struthers from We Own It explains why Serco is now too big to fail and why he's sick of it:
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Save the Independent Living Fund: join the protest at the DWP!

4 May 2014: "We’d Rather Go to Jail Than Die in a Nursing Home": disabled people prepare to battle again to save the ILF
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Sick of Serco? Join the protest with We Own It on 8 May

27 Apr 2014: Serco is kicking off the outsourcing AGM season with its meeting on Thursday 8 May. Join We Own It to tell Serco that they're part of the problem, not the solution.
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Patients occupy threatened mental health clinic - send messages of support!

25 Apr 2014: A seven-week occupation of a Cambridge NHS mental health clinic in Britain threatened with closure is having more success than past campaigning. This is the way forward.
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Save the Independent Living Fund - join the campaign!

21 Apr 2014: The Independent Living Fund is used by severely disabled people to pay for the extra carer hours they need to live independent lives. The government wants to close the fund. The fight to save it is on.
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“A Tale of Bob in Barnet” - Barnet Unison video on the perils of privatisation

16 Apr 2014: For six years, Barnet Unison has been fighting Barnet council's plans to mass outsource council services to Capita. The union branch has made this video to show the challenges facing the union and its members.
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George Eliot Hospital: an anti-privatisation success story

7 Apr 2014: Patients, campaigners and union members have been celebrating the success of their campaign to keep George Eliot Hospital from private companies.
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Our latest research in the Independent: councils running out of funds to cover bedroom tax

5 Apr 2014: The bedroom tax has resulted in thousands of people being “driven into destitution” as councils run out of the emergency funds set aside to rescue those worst affected.
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Support the teachers’ strike: 26 March 2014

25 Mar 2014: "I’m striking on Wednesday, March 26 to indicate just how desperate the situation is for the concept of an equal, universal education in this country."
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People’s inquiry into the NHS: stop cash-driven closures and attacks on services

23 Mar 2014: The People's Inquiry into London's NHS raises serious concerns about pressured NHS services in the capital.
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“A future without the ILF is terrifying:” government’s new attack on the Independent Living Fund

7 Mar 2014: "To callously strip disabled people of their most basic freedoms cannot by any reasonable person be considered a promotion of equality."
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Stop workfare in its tracks: take action with Boycott Workfare from 29 March to 6 April

6 Mar 2014: New and even harsher conditionality is coming to people on JSA. Join the fightback. Workfare does not help people find jobs and being unemployed is not a crime.
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Hospital closure clause: the toxic addition to the Care Bill

3 Mar 2014: Email your MP now and help spread the word about this threat to our local NHS hospitals.
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The Fair Tax mark could help close UK’s tax gap

2 Mar 2014: The Fair Tax Mark has been developed by a team of tax justice campaigners, including Richard Murphy, and experts in corporate responsibility and ethical consumerism.
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Join the workfare action on 1 March

27 Feb 2014: Boycott workfare invites other groups to pay a visit to your local store too and put the pressure on for Peacocks to pay its staff!
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There’s still time to persuade your MP to attend the WOW debate on Thursday

24 Feb 2014: The WOW petition calls for a cumulative impact assessment of the impact of "welfare reform" on sick and disabled people. Tell your MP to be there!
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Video from the protest: Focus E15 mums take their petition for social housing to City Hall

23 Feb 2014: Boris wasn't in. The women left him a signed greeting card as well.
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Campaigners to meet at Royal Courts on Friday for bedroom tax appeal judgment

20 Feb 2014: Disabled people and supporters to meet at the Royal Courts of Justice for the Court of Appeal judgment in the 'bedroom tax' legal challenge.
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Join the Focus E15 mothers this Friday in their fight for housing for all!

18 Feb 2014: This group of young women have been battling Newham council for accommodation for themselves and their small children for about six months. On Friday, they're holding a special event...
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This week: take part in the protests against #Atos

16 Feb 2014: This week on Wednesday February 19, protesters will gather nationally outside Atos centres to peacefully protest the inhumane treatment of people on ESA.
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Make sure your MP attends the WOW debate! 11.30am February 27 at the House of Commons

13 Feb 2014: The WOW team have secured 27 February as the date to debate the WOW petition. Let your MP know.
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The teachers’ strike: the reasons

9 Feb 2014: More on the reasons for the national teachers' strike across England and Wales on Wednesday 26 March.
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Why we need libraries

8 Feb 2014: Today is National Libraries Day. In this post, Lousie Whittle explains what libraries mean to her and how cuts to library services are affecting people:
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Feeling the squeeze: service users and staff are worth more than this

4 Feb 2014: Rarely can the old adage about lies, damn lies and statistics have been better demonstrated than with the ongoing spat around the latest pay and incomes data.
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The WOW debate is a go - now the WOW petition needs your help again! Contact your MP….

3 Feb 2014: Help secure a full debate on the WOW petition in the House of Commons
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From Save Lewisham Hospital campaign: fight Clause 118 and potential hospital closures

28 Jan 2014: Contact your MP to stop government plans for a care bill clause that will make it far easier to close hospitals without proper consultation
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Fight sanctions, energy bills, housing problems, WCA - join the welfare action gathering!

26 Jan 2014: Join the many people across the UK who are getting together to push back workfare, fight sanctions, demand decent housing and fight rising energy bills.
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Great video about the fight against London Underground ticket office closures

23 Jan 2014: A really good film here from Reel News about the threats to London Underground ticket offices and staff:
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Next week: more IWGB strike action for outsourced workers at the University of London

20 Jan 2014: Outsourced cleaning, security, and maintenance workers at the central University of London prepare for strike action: 27, 28 and 29 January 2014.
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Young mothers occupy Newham council to fight for social housing for all: Focus E15

19 Jan 2014: On Friday, a group of young Stratford mums occupied the East Thames Housing Association building and Newham council's housing offices as part of their ongoing fight for decent social housing in Newham.
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National demonstration against Atos

16 Jan 2014: Next month, protesters will gather nationally outside Atos centres to peacefully protest the inhumane treatment of people receiving employment support allowance.
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Launching tomorrow: Film stories from 50 years of campaigning and fightback

13 Jan 2014: On Tuesday night, the launch of ten short films which document 50 years of campaigning, strikes, occupations, work ins and solidarity for fair pay, decent jobs, and economic justice.
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The many successes in the fight against workfare and campaigning for 2014

8 Jan 2014: A really good post from Boycott Workfare about 2013's fight against workfare and why the ongoing fight against workfare is vital, whether you're in or out of work.
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Protests against legal aid cuts today

6 Jan 2014: A national day of action by barristers and solicitors and a Justice Alliance demonstration today highlight serious concerns with proposed legal aid changes
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Dates to diary: cuts protests and meetings already organised for 2014

2 Jan 2014: Some of the important cuts fightback events and meetings that are already planned for the first weeks of January
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Video from Tyneside MIND: mental health and the work capability assessment

15 Dec 2013: Many people find the process of going through the WCA difficult and distressing and this is reflected in the film.
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Fuel poverty action meeting - and a film with people around the country talking about austerity

12 Dec 2013: With rising energy prices and people not able to afford to heat their homes, now is the time to join the fight against fuel poverty.
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Emergency Meeting on the Future of Disabled People’s Independent Living in the UK

25 Nov 2013: From DPAC and Inclusion London: this is a pivotal moment for the future of independent living for disabled people in the UK.
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#JusticeNotJumpers: protestors to target energy companies on fuel poverty

22 Nov 2013: On Tuesday 26 November, over a thousand people will take action against Npower and other Big Six energy companies on day that Winter Death statistics are released.
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20 November: Day of action against blacklisting. Make the culprits Own Up! Pay Up! Clean Up!

19 Nov 2013: For over 20 years, employers in the construction industry used secret files to vet new recruits and keep out trade union and health and safety activists. Join tomorrow's protests!
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From the excellent Captain Ska - the Iain Duncan Smith legacy…

13 Nov 2013: Iain Duncan Smith: Foodbanks, poverty, bedroom tax, attacks on disabled people, benefit cuts, appalling Atos decisions - it's all there.
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Have you signed the #WowPetition yet? Only a month left…

12 Nov 2013: The petition calls for a Cumulative Impact Assessment of welfare reform, and a new deal for sick and disabled people. Nearly 80,000 signatures - sign now!
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Great result: disabled people celebrate victory over government to save the Independent Living Fund

6 Nov 2013: Video and report today as the Court of Appeal today upheld a legal challenge by five disabled people against the government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund.
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End #sanctions, fight workfare: join the Boycott Workfare week of action 2- 8 December

3 Nov 2013: It looks clear that more than a million people will have faced benefit sanctions - and the hunger, pressure on families and stress they cause - by the end of the year.
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Jayne Linney on the conspicuous absence of IDS

1 Nov 2013: Months after starting a petition which now has over 104,000 signatures, Jayne Linney and Debbie Sayers are STILL trying to hold Iain Duncan Smith to account for his misuse of statistics.
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Is Hunt about to wield the axe on London hospitals?

30 Oct 2013: From Open Democracy: Another attempt is being made to browbeat people into accepting wholesale closures of A&E and other hospital services to “save lives”.
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Vigil to defend #ESA #WCA court decision in favour of mental health claimants

20 Oct 2013: On Monday 21 October and Tuesday 22 October, the Judical Review Appeal for the Atos WCA for mental health claimants will be heard at the Royal Courts in London.
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Leeds Hands Off Homes survey on the bedroom tax: interesting results coming through

15 Oct 2013: An interesting and detailed update from Leeds Hands Off Homes on the bedroom survey they're running.
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Vigil to save the Independent Living Fund

13 Oct 2013: On Monday October 14, join Disabled People Against Cuts in support of disabled claimants challenging the government’s consultation on the closure of the Independent Living Fund.
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Birmingham council lobbied on the unfair, unworkable #bedroomtax

10 Oct 2013: Campaigners lobby Birmingham City Council for a no eviction policy, so that those who are caught by this unfair charge do not risk losing their homes.
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Roads blocked for justice!

6 Oct 2013: Excellent work from UK Uncut, Disabled People Against the Cuts, Plane Stupid and Fuel Poverty Action yesterday, who blocked roads in a mass protest at cuts to legal aid.
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UK Uncut roadblocks: all go for October 5. Save legal aid!

2 Oct 2013: Roadblock protests will go ahead this weekend, campaign group UK Uncut have confirmed, as the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, reiterated plans to slash legal aid in his speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.
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Osborne’s plans to criminalise unemployed people - and more on US workfare

30 Sep 2013: George Osborne’s announcement that more unemployed people will be forced to work without a wage or face losing their only source of income - and some facts on US workfare.
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October vigils at court appeals for ILF and decision on mental health and WCA

27 Sep 2013: Join DPAC and the Mental Health Resistance Network as they fight for the Independent Living Fund and a court decision for people going through the Atos work capability assessment.
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Save the #NHS and join the march and rally on 29 September!

24 Sep 2013: Only a few days to go....
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Lots more coaches added for travel to the 29 September Save Our NHS demo!

17 Sep 2013: More and more people plan to march on Tory party conference in Manchester to defend the NHS, jobs, services and the welfare state. Join us!
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On the bedroom tax…

11 Sep 2013: Video testimonies from bedroom tax tenants about the effect of the bedroom tax on their lives.
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Human chain for arts and culture

9 Sep 2013: Join Lost Arts on Wednesday 18 September at 6pm for a human chain in front of the National Gallery to protect arts funding.
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Listing of coaches to the Save Our NHS rally at Conservative Party Conference

29 Aug 2013: See the coaches to the rally that have already been organised and/or list your own!
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Resist cuts to legal aid: no justice, no peace

27 Aug 2013: UK Uncut: civil disobedience to fight cuts to legal aid and to resist the government’s plans to block access to justice.
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Disabled People Against Cuts: starting 7 days of action to reclaim our futures!

25 Aug 2013: The week of action against cuts, austerity and to fight for the rights of disabled people starts this week on 29 August.
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Assess the assessor questionnaire!

22 Aug 2013: Great comedian and political activist Mark Thomas is fronting a six-month Assessing the Assessors campaign. See ths show - and/or if you're online, you can fill in the Assess Atos questionnaire!
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Video: Save the NHS and join the march and rally 29 September!

17 Aug 2013: Watch this great video and get ready to join the march and rally for the NHS on 29 September.
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Week of action: protest against austerity, fight for rights and celebrate disabled people!

14 Aug 2013: Our history is full of examples of how disabled community has come together when under attack to fight - and win. Join the Reclaiming Our Futures actions.
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The mass sleepout - 24 August!

12 Aug 2013: There already events planned as part of the national day of action on August 24 in over 40 towns and cities across the UK.
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Information for people summonsed to court over council tax

9 Aug 2013: Reducing spending to wipe out the debt left by irresponsible bankers was the excuse but it is those who can least afford to pay who are picking up the bill.
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The handing of a whole council to Capita: this is how they’ll come for the NHS

7 Aug 2013: A judicial review decision will allow Capita to take over almost all our Barnet council services and use them as a source of huge profit for their shareholders. Read this to see how residents' concerns were ignored.
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Is Hoban and the DWP letting you know your rights on Atos assessment recordings?

5 Aug 2013: Have you got an employment and support allowance Atos face-to-face assessment coming up? Has the DWP let you know that you can ask for your assessment to be recorded?
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Tell the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester: SAVE OUR NHS

4 Aug 2013: Defend Jobs and Services. No to Austerity. March and Rally - Sunday 29 September 2013.
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Bedroom tax – why reclassification is best for landlords and councils

1 Aug 2013: Joe Halewood with more on room size and lifting households out of the bedroom tax.
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The fight against council tax benefit cuts

30 Jul 2013: Haringey resident Reverend Paul Nicolson is refusing to pay his council tax in protest at the cuts to council tax benefit and other government welfare ‘reforms.’ Support him at court on Friday.
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Bedroom tax judicial review judgment and vigil on Tuesday morning

29 Jul 2013: Disabled people and supporters will gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday as the judgment in the 'bedroom tax' legal challenge is handed down.
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Supreme Court to hear government’s appeal on the workfare regulations

28 Jul 2013: Tomorrow, the Supreme Court considers the DWP's appeal against the unanimous judgment which held that the regulations under which most of the government’s Back to Work schemes were created were unlawful.
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No surprise there then: IDS runs away from “statistics” questioning

26 Jul 2013: IDS will now NOT appear at the September Work and Pensions committee to answer questions about his misuse of statistics.
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PCS - criminal enforcement staff to take action against privatisation

26 Jul 2013: G4S and Serco scandals prove privatisation has no place in justice. Our members who collect court fines, chase up unpaid fines and breached warrants are taking action.
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Disabled People Against Cuts: 7 days of action to reclaim our futures!

23 Jul 2013: Join this year’s week of action to protest against austerity, fight for our rights and celebrate disabled people.
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From Jayne Linney: IDS WILL answer for misusing stats

17 Jul 2013: IDS will attend the Work & Pensions Select Committee says Dame Anne Begg chair of the Select Committe today
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A list of completely ridiculous benefit sanctions people have experienced

13 Jul 2013: Birmingham Against Cuts presents cases of benefit sanctions that they’ve come across online, in newspapers and parliamentary debates.
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Universal credit rollout delayed, but workfare for workers set to start

12 Jul 2013: More about the growing failure that is Universal Credit - and also, join Birmingham Against the Cuts this weekend to protest at workfare!
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The disability stats the government DOESN’T want you to see

8 Jul 2013: When asked "Would you like to see more or less spending on disabled people who cannot work? 46.7% want MORE or even much more. Just 4.1 % want less.
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Big debate Wednesday! - the effects of government policies on disabled people

8 Jul 2013: On Wednesday 10 July, parliament will see a “debate the changes they have made that affect disabled people
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UK Uncut callout: Foodbanks - Stuff the Banks! Saturday 20 July

5 Jul 2013: Over half a million people in the UK are going hungry. UK Uncut will be setting up our own UK Uncut style food banks inside branches of HSBC – shutting down the UK’s biggest, bonus-munching, crisis-causing, tax-dodging bank.
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Mental health, WCAs, PIP and the DWP appealing judicial decisions

3 Jul 2013: What happens now for people with mental health illnesses who must go through work capability assessment and Atos and Capita personal independence payment face to face assessments?
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PIP mobility consultation: Making the most of the opportunity to input

1 Jul 2013: Make the most of this opportunity to tell the DWP what we think of the 20-metre walking distance criteria for enhanced rate mobility PIP and other aspects of the Moving around activity.
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Fight the bedroom tax: community deputation to Leeds city council

30 Jun 2013: On Monday 1 July, Hands off our Homes in Leeds will give a community deputation to the full Council meeting of Leeds City Council calling for an end to the bedroom tax.
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Austerity isn’t working but Osborne will extend it

26 Jun 2013: The excellent Birmingham Against the cuts on real stories of austerity and spending reviews
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More signatures to stop the War On Welfare!

22 Jun 2013: Time for a reblog of the #WOWpetition for more signatures to stop the war on welfare. Please circulate and share and click here to sign the petition!
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Further consultation on the personal independence payment

19 Jun 2013: This is the press release Jane Young put out this week on the DWP’s announcement of a new consultation on the mobility component of PIP
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A battle of biblical proportions: can Lewisham beat Jeremy Hunt?

18 Jun 2013: A small, community-based campaign group in south London takes on the parliamentary might of the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt himself. In court.
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Boycott Workfare calls for sanctions stories

16 Jun 2013: With your help, Boycott Workfare would like to highlight the devastating impact that benefit sanctions are having on people’s lives by collecting together experiences of benefit sanctions.
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UK Uncut callout: They Owe Us! 14 June, 12.30pm, Canary Wharf, London

11 Jun 2013: As leaders converge on Britain to push their agenda of brutal austerity, join us in Canary Wharf, the soulless heart of financial capitalism, to expose their lies and fight for the alternative.
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The Tories threaten to completely corrupt our justice system

7 Jun 2013: The excellent Birmingham Against Cuts on the government's campaign of destruction against our justice system.
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An update and film trailer from the makers of The Spirit Level documentary…

31 May 2013: Filmmakers are talking to people around the world, in different societies, at different income levels. In this blog, producer Katharine Round talks about making the documentary.
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Bedroom tax and the ‘tenant power bloc’ forming – landlords and IDS beware!

30 May 2013: Joe Halewood on the rise and rise of tenant mobilisation against the bedroom tax and what that will mean for Iain Duncan Smith and social housing landlords
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Saturday 1 June: national day of action against the bedroom tax

28 May 2013: On Saturday 1 June, local protests against the bedroom tax are being called all over the UK. Here are some details of the protests and contact information for organisers.
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Barnet council to hand regulation to the private sector… Remember the horsemeat scandal?

20 May 2013: Today, Barnet council staff were told that Capita Symonds is the preferred bidder to deliver a range of regulatory services to Barnet residents and businesses - the latest step in the council's plan to mass-privatise services.
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Hold IDS to account for his misuse of statistics

19 May 2013: Recent reports show the Work and Pensions Secretary misrepresented statistics to make a political point. Sign the petition to hold him to account.
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The high court and the future of the bedroom tax

16 May 2013: Sue McCafferty from We Are Spartacus on the inconsistency, confusion and hardship people are enduring with the bedroom tax.
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Tomorrow: support claimants taking court action against the bedroom tax

14 May 2013: The ten claims, made by a range of people affected by the Bedroom Tax which came into force from 1st April this year, will be heard together over three days starting on Wednesday 15 May.
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This Saturday: London protest to defend the NHS!

13 May 2013: ●Save Our Hospitals ●No to Privatisation: join the protest this weekend
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After Section 75 - where next for NHS campaigners?

9 May 2013: The House of Lords recently voted to open up the NHS to far more private sector competition. The overwhelming opposition fell on deaf ears. Caroline Molloy asks: where do we go from here?
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Welfare reforms not fit to work: leading doctors protest at ‘cruel’ disability tests

7 May 2013: At last year's BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting, doctors voted overwhelmingly to demand that the DWP-Atos Work Capability Assessment end ’with immediate effect’. Campaigners demand action now.
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Independent Living Fund recipient interviews in the Mirror today

1 May 2013: The videos on this page are interviews we made with people who are affected by the government’s atrocious recent decision to close the Independent Living Fund.
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One Barnet: the Judicial Review finding - a moral victory, out of time

29 Apr 2013: The excellent Mrs Angry on today's Barnet council outsourcing judicial review application decision - and why it is vital to fight on to save public services.
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Experts speak: why section 75 NHS privatisation regulations are such a threat

23 Apr 2013: Caroline Molloy explains why the NHS privatisation regulations (which will be voted on in the Lords tomorrow) present such a danger to the NHS.
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How the bedroom tax is unfolding

21 Apr 2013: People are already getting calls and letters about paying the bedroom tax. We're talking to a few of those people, following their stories and asking questions of their landlords.
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This Saturday: demonstrate in Leeds against the bedroom tax!

16 Apr 2013: This weekend, people in Leeds will say No to the bedroom tax and No to evictions!
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Say no to rural poverty - protect the Agricultural Wages Board

14 Apr 2013: On Tuesday, MPs have a vote on the Government’s plan to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board. Send MPs a message that we want them to vote no to rural poverty, and no to scrapping the AWB.
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Write a letter now and save our NHS!

12 Apr 2013: Your letters can make a different and help pevent full privatisation of our NHS at the upcoming Section 75 debate on 24 April.
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Public meeting to bring Your Choice Barnet back inhouse

10 Apr 2013: Barnet Alliance for Public Services calls on Barnet Council to bring services for adults with disabilities back inhouse after its Your Choice "support services" company runs into financial trouble.
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Why I am suing the government over DLA and PIP

9 Apr 2013: Steven Sumpter at Latent Existence receives Disability Living Allowance. In this post, he explains why he is challenging the government's DLA changes in court and how those changes will affect him.
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Tax cut for the richest, tax increase for the poorest and social security attacked

7 Apr 2013: Birmingham against cuts on the unfairness of tax cuts for the rich and tax increases for the poorest.
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UK Uncut: who wants to evict a millionnaire?

6 Apr 2013: On Saturday 13th April, UK Uncut will be using civil disobedience in London against a massive wave of cuts that will hit millions of people across the country.
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Social landlords must stand with tenants against the bedroom tax

3 Apr 2013: Hands off Our Homes in Leeds on the problems people are raising at bedroom tax meetings and calls for councils to support tenants.
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Let’s focus on the real cheats

3 Apr 2013: The excellent Harpymarx on the government's attacks on social security...and the ongoing money lost to tax avoidance.
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Want to Shout about ESA? Here’s your chance #ESAendgame

2 Apr 2013: Act together to end the pain of ESA now!
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Bedroom tax, council tax benefit cuts, DLA to PIP: a perfect storm all right

31 Mar 2013: As the Independent says today, "Britain's poorest will be hit by a "devastating" barrage of new cuts and taxes tomorrow, as a range of government welfare changes are introduced."
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Wednesday: Day of action against cuts to rail staff numbers

26 Mar 2013: Day of Action on staff cuts: Wednesday 27 March. Action for Rail campaigners will be getting out and about and meeting passengers at stations around the UK.
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After their court action this week, Barnet residents march for public services

23 Mar 2013: Barnet residents, campaigners and their many supporters march today in defence of public services and against cuts and the One Barnet outsourcing programme.
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Action for rail: stop cuts to station, train and maintenance and safety staff

21 Mar 2013: Join Action for Rail on their day of action against staff cuts - 27 March!
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A response to Mark Hoban’s lies: workfare doesn’t work

19 Mar 2013: Birmingham Against Cuts lays out the case against workfare.
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Vigil to support legal challenge against Barnet council privatisation

18 Mar 2013: Starting with a vigil tomorrow, there's a week of action against privatisation in Barnet.
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From bedroom to ballroom to courtroom: fighting for independence

14 Mar 2013: Writer, performer and Independent Living Fund recipient Penny Pepper on the first day in court to fight government plans to close the ILF.
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Vigil at court hearing: save the Independent Living Fund

11 Mar 2013: Come and support the six disabled people who are going to court to fight the government's decision to close the Independent Living Fund.
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ESA SOS - the starting gun

7 Mar 2013: Help Sue Marsh show all politicians of all parties that the public is not ok with employment and support allowance and the work capability assessment.
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What the closure of the Independent Living Fund means to disabled people

1 Mar 2013: ILF receipients explain why people with severe disabilities require extra care funding and what the loss of that funding will mean.
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Bimingham: a bitter fight against austerity measures

27 Feb 2013: Scores of protesters block Birmingham council house and demand that councillors stand up and fight austerity.
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Debates on issues like food regulation rage: Barnet privatises regulatory services

19 Feb 2013: More from the fight against privatisation in Barnet - and a petition to stop the outsourcing of regulatory services.
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Birmingham cuts: protest days organised for next week

18 Feb 2013: On 26 February, Birmingham City Council will meet to vote on the cuts amounting to £102m this year and £625m by 2016 to 2017.
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Valentine’s Day protest: Save Lewisham hospital services!

15 Feb 2013: Really good short video on yesterday's protest against Jeremy Hunt's attacks on Lewisham hospital services.
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Benefit cuts opposition and calls for benefit summit

11 Feb 2013: The Campaign for Benefit Justice has called a summit to bring together tenants, disabled people, trade unions, the unpaid and the low paid as one national voice.
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Fighting NHS cuts in Greater Manchester

9 Feb 2013: More A&E units under threat of closure or downgrading.
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More meetings, more protests: Seacroft Stop the Bedroom Tax meeting

5 Feb 2013: Campaigns against the bedroom tax continue across the country.
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Barnet: a judicial review upsets the council and its privatisation plans

1 Feb 2013: A court action in Barnet is clearly troubling councillors as they try to push through their privatisation plans...
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The impact of benefit cuts: a Birmingham perspective

23 Jan 2013: A few reasons why Birmingham is seeing a growing resistance to "austerity."
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Will Labour protect disabled people? Pat’s Petition goes to Westminster to find out

21 Jan 2013: Help lobby for a cumulative impact assessment of the effects of cuts on disabled people and carers.
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Lewisham Hospital consultation has been ignored - join the 26 January protest!

15 Jan 2013: Massive opposition to proposals to close Lewisham hospital services continues.
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Occupied Friern Barnet library: ‘The Council’s position has changed’

14 Jan 2013: More on the fight to keep Friern Barnet library in community hands and how community pressure can wrongfoot a council.
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Changes to mobility allowances under PIP – ask your MP to stop this injustice!

13 Jan 2013: Thousand of people are likely to lose their entitlement to mobility allowances under government plans.
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Ethical Consumer: why we’re pursuing a boycott of Amazon

7 Jan 2013: Simon Birch on the tax dodging issue and Ethical Consumer's Amazon boycott.
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DPAC now has an official song for 2013!

6 Jan 2013: See the new video from Disabled People Against Cuts.
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How local people are fighting to save Bolton accident and emergency services

2 Jan 2013: The fight is on to protect Greater Manchester A+Es, hospitals, ambulances and other NHS services from cuts.
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2012: the year austerity economics started to unravel

1 Jan 2013: Very interesting post from Birmingham Against Cuts on austerity's failures and alternatives.
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Have you signed the WOW petition? Nearly 8000 signatures already!

28 Dec 2012: Calling for a cumulative impact assessment of welfare "reform" and a new deal for sick and disabled people based on needs.
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Taking the fight to the government in 2013

24 Dec 2012: Fighting the government and cuts to social security in 2013 - we'll see you there.
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Calls to set deficit budgets: anger and passion at Birmingham council meeting

19 Dec 2012: Birmingham council is to make further massive cuts: residents responded with fury at a meeting last night.
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The Friern Barnet people’s library and their day in court

18 Dec 2012: Blogger Mrs Angry on the occupation of Friern Barnet library and what the protest means for all.
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Legal challenge launched against ‘unfair’ government disability test

14 Dec 2012: Joint statement from Patrick Lynch, DPAC, Public Interest Lawyers and False Economy on work capability assessment legal challenge.
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Action for Rail: join the fight against inflation-busting rail fare rises!

9 Dec 2012: Average rail fares will go up by 3.9 per cent from January. Join the fight against eye-watering fare increases!
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The golden mug, Osborne’s Autumn statement and tax dodgers who should pay

2 Dec 2012: Birmingham Against the Cuts on Osborne's looming Autumn statement and taking on tax dodgers.
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Campaigning for and against a Robin Hood Tax: open or shut?

1 Dec 2012: Owen Tudor on the state of play for Robin Hood...
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Not long to go: UK Uncut, December 8 and a wakeup call for tax dodgers…

29 Nov 2012: UK Uncut's plan to transform Starbucks into nationwide Refuges from the Cuts is taking shape...
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Results from DPAC survey of work capability assessment experiences

19 Nov 2012: The survey show the ways that people are being driven to crisis point by work capability assessments.
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Barnet council’s mass outsourcing plan and the perils of privatisation

14 Nov 2012: Why Barnet council needs to rethink its big and bad privatisation plan.
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How Gloucestershire campaigners stopped NHS privatisation

12 Nov 2012: People power keeps community hospitals in the NHS
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