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BARAC workshop, People’s convention

22 Feb 2011: video of BARAC workshop at People’s Convention, February 12th 2011

We’ve saved the forests, now let’s save the NHS.

21 Feb 2011: Andrew Lansley’s vision of the NHS has already started to take shape without a mandate. The government is proposing to spend …

Hackney march(ed) against the cuts! 19/2/11

21 Feb 2011: Nearly 700 people braved cold drizzle on Feb 19th and joined the Hackney Alliance to Defend Public Services “Hackney Marchs …

Islington Protesters ejected from council meeting. Activist and councillors speak out

20 Feb 2011: It was called sham politics by councillors the night the people of Islignton were forcibly removed from the gallery for …

Connexions Careers Service Slashed

19 Feb 2011: Unison has accused the Government, Dorset County Council, Poole and Bournemouth Councils of abandoning support for youngsters …

Unison meets with Oliver Letwin MP

19 Feb 2011: Unison representatives met with Oliver Letwin MP in Dorchester on 21 January. During the meeting, the first since May 2010, …

Meeting Future Challenges - What’s been decided and what it all means

19 Feb 2011: Discussions are underway as Dorset County Council enters into a 90 day consultation period on the issue of your Terms & …

Hundreds march in Dorchester in opposition to Public Sector Cuts

19 Feb 2011: Hundreds march through Dorchester to protest at the cuts agenda!

Zita Holbourne, BARAC, at People’s Convention

13 Feb 2011: ZITA HOLBOURNE, JOINT CHAIR OF BARAC SPEAKING AT PEOPLE’S CONVENTION, FEBRUARY 2011

LGBT Community Gets Organised in Manchester

13 Feb 2011: There have been a number of initatives recently showing the LGBT community in Manchester is starting to organise and join …

Northern Towns Against Cuts

13 Feb 2011: Just under 1000 people demonstrated peacefully and joined with trade unions in protest against CUTS in Halifax on Saturday 12th …

Billy Bragg talks about why he supports public sector workers

13 Feb 2011: Billy Bragg sharing a few views on the Public Sector situation in Dorset. See also: …

Billy Bragg Plays Dorchester in support of Public Sector Workers

13 Feb 2011: Billy Bragg joins hundreds of protesters in Dorchester to show opposition against the public sector cuts. See also: …

First Street stall Enfield Town 12th February

12 Feb 2011: Six of us ran a street stall outside Barclays Bank. We got a good reception from shoppers, with many taking leaflets and …

Notts TUC shows solidarity with Egypt and condemns Vodafone for supporting Mubarak

8 Feb 2011: Notts TUC, Stop the War and Nottingham Trent Amnesty Society took Vodafone to task for collaborating with the Mubarak regime. …

Hundreds turn out to support Sydenham Library read-in with Baroness Warnock and Lucy Mangan

7 Feb 2011: Sydenham locals turned out in their hundreds for Sydenham Library’s read-in on Saturday.  Sydenham Library is under threat of …

Hastings Anti Cuts Latest Feb 2011

7 Feb 2011: Hastings Anti Cuts meeting 3rd February Unitarian Church Hastings. 1.It was confirmed that 93 people have taken up places on …

Liverpool Public Sector Alliance demonstration against cuts

5 Feb 2011: Despite the pouring rain protesters have demonstrated against public sector cuts at a march and rally in Liverpool 5th February …

Nottingham supports Egyptian revolution!

4 Feb 2011: Support the Egyptian revolution! Sunday 1pm, Clumber St, Nottingham ***Forward this widely*** On Friday 4 February well over …

Why the welfare cuts will hit blind people hard

4 Feb 2011: Key measures in the Government’s forthcoming Welfare Reform Bill represent a major assault on the incomes and independence of …

Liverpool photographer at Merseyside United against the Cuts March and Rally

4 Feb 2011: Saturday 11th December 2010 saw many local trade union activists and ordinary working class people assemble outside the …

Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC)

4 Feb 2011: See our campaign reports and video: • BARAC at Coalition of Resistance 1 • BARAC at Coalition of Resistance 2 • BARAC …

Southend Against The Cuts revue

1 Feb 2011: Southend Against The Cuts held a night of musical protest with local bands The Endz, Pancho & Lefty and others. Tim Sneller …

Notts UKuncut close Vodafone, Boots against tax avoiding corporations

30 Jan 2011: Today dozens of Notts UKuncut protestors closed Vodafone, Boots and Arcadia shops across the city of Nottingham. Students were …

Standing room only at buoyant Oxford meeting to fight library closures

25 Jan 2011: A public meeting at Oxford Town Hall on 20 January about proposals to close 20 of the county’s 43 libraries attracted well …

National Shop Stewards Network - Jan 22nd Conference

24 Jan 2011: Well over 500 shop stewards/workplace reps, community campaigners and students debated whether the NSSN should launch an …

Cuts by Southend Council hit the young hardest

19 Jan 2011: Southend Borough Council is proposing to axe around 175 jobs. The full extent and impact of the cuts will only become clear …

I’m from the RIGHT and I think cuts are WRONG!

18 Jan 2011: I am not “one of the usual suspects”. When I went to the BETTER WAY march and rally in Edinburgh last year on my mobility …

You’re the Voice! Make the government listen to Autism!

16 Jan 2011: Our concerns are real and our request is simple.  Do not decide what is going to happen to us without first speaking to us and …

Activists protest in Truro against scrapping of EMA

12 Jan 2011: Around 40 students and activists marched over two miles to County Hall in Truro on the 11th of January to protest against the …

Report on the impact of budget cuts in Norfolk

10 Jan 2011: Download pdf

Save Animal World Protest - Bolton (5th December 2010)

29 Dec 2010: PROTEST - SUNDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2010 Despite the deep freeze and icy conditions there was a lively protest against the closure of …

Southend Marches Against the Cuts

16 Dec 2010: Well done to everyone who turned out to make Southend Against The Cuts’ march and rally a huge success! 200 of us marched …

Use energy and anger for effective direct action

11 Dec 2010: We’ve all seen footage of the December 9th action in London on tuition fees: the immense energy and anger there. Energy and …

Thousands of names delivered to Downing street

8 Dec 2010: In May 2010, i launched the ‘It’s Time For Change -Stand-up For Autism’ project. The petition asks the major political …

Suffolk march and lobby

1 Dec 2010: Saturday 27th November 2010 Hundreds join the march to save Public Services Ipswich town centre was brought to a stand-still …

Lib Dem Chicken Protest

22 Nov 2010: Protesters in Oxford took to the streets to call the Lib Dems out on chickening out of coming to defend their u-turn on …

Tell us about your campaign successes

22 Nov 2010: This is the place to tell us about your campaign success or to share a dilemma. Whether you’re involved in a national, local or …

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