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Emergency Use Only: understanding and reducing the use of food banks in the UK

24 Nov 2014: Visiting a food bank should be a last resort: we all hope that if times get hard, the safety net is there to make sure we …

Shameful pigs

4 Sep 2014: My mother has moved a disc at the base of her spine & finds it difficult to move in general. She has difficulty in sitting for …

Unite the Resistance Conference

29 Aug 2014: Care UK strikers the latest speakers to confirm for 15 November Unite the Resistance ‘Organising to Win’ conference Care …

Report finds funding cuts are excluding brain injury survivors

16 May 2014: From Headway: https://www.headway.org.uk/funding-cuts.aspx Please help us continue our work to improve life after brain …

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 showroom) and Newham …

Metropolitan Police Civilian Staff striking on New Year’s Eve.

25 Dec 2013: Met Police Staff striking on New Years Eve in protest against below inflation pay rise 1%.

Machine Guns vs Disabled People : Ministers quake facing the wrath of disabled people. - See more

12 Dec 2013: For the past few months, we at Disabled People Against Cuts have been receiving emails daily from disabled people and disabled …

Fighting soaring rents and housing problems: private tenants occupy luxury flat development

18 Nov 2013: With thanks to the Haringey Housing Action group: On 16 November, 15 private tenants from seven local tenant action …

BPACC - Dorset Living Wage Campaign

14 Nov 2013: BPACC supporters joined Dorset Trade Unions (Unite, Unison, GMB, Wey & Dorchester TUC, Bmth & Poole TUC) in their lobby for …

Back to work schemes legally flawed: video & transcript on decision and repayment aims

30 Oct 2013: Video below from outside the Supreme Court today where five justices found that government “back to work” schemes were legally …

Smash benefit sanctions - protest outside job centre in Merseyside

28 Oct 2013: Demonstration outside the job centre in Bootle, Merseyside. Protestors argue that benefit sanctions cause hardship, moving …

Video: claimants protest as DWP tries to overturn ruling on mental health work capability assessment

22 Oct 2013: Video below is from yesterday’s vigil outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Inside the courts, the DWP was appealing a May …

Report from Liberty: Paralympics spin is not about us - disabled people

8 Sep 2013: From Penny Pepper: http://pennypepper.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/my-after-liberty-boris-bashing-blues/ Yawn. Lazy day on this …

Bedroom Tax Activists - a Liverpool photographer reports

29 Aug 2013: Working with a local journalist James Margeson, I provided photography for an article highlighting the work of anti-bedroom tax …

Police sponsorship deals: the thin end of the wedge of police privatisation

3 May 2013: In a recent article in the Bournemouth Echo, Martyn Underhill, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Dorset said he would …

Video: UK Uncut and DPAC occupy Iain Duncan Smith’s house

19 Apr 2013: On Saturday 13 April, UK Uncut and Disabled People Against Cuts occupied Iain Duncan Smith’s house to protest at the bedroom …

Resident groups march and protest in Liverpool against the bedroom tax

30 Mar 2013: Hundreds of grassroots residents groups from all over Bootle, Sefton, Liverpool & Merseyside marched for the first time …

Bedroom Tax protest in city centre - report by Liverpool photographer

16 Mar 2013: As part of nationwide protests, campaigners gathered in Liverpool city centre to demonstrate against a new “bedroom tax” that …

Stand Up In Bootle protests against cuts

11 Mar 2013:

Bedroom Tax demonstration sweeps across Bootle, Merseyside

1 Mar 2013: Stand Up In Bootle; a grassroots campaign group based near Liverpool, organised a demonstration in Bootle town centre against …

MLK50 EQUALITY IN OUR LIFETIME; BRITISH RACISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY

20 Feb 2013: MLK50 CAMPAIGN British racism in the 21st century   Any serious analysis of the scale and nature of British racial …

MLK50 EQUALITY IN OUR LIFETIME

20 Feb 2013: MLK50 CAMPAIGN Model Motion. I/we condemn the continued and persistent existence of race discrimination in the UK some 50 …

Bedroom Tax protest in Liverpool

7 Feb 2013: Protesters demonstrated outside Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) offices and then occupied their reception in the centre of …

Campaign for benefit justice

25 Jan 2013: An organising meeting called on Saturday 19th January by Defend Council Housing (DCH), Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and …

BPACC - Dorset Enterprises Closure Demonstration

16 Jan 2013: BPACC members joined protesters supporting disabled workers destind to join the unemployed following the proposed closure of …

Torbay Fightback against Workfare and Atos

13 Jan 2013: Activists took part in a leafleting and discussion operation in Paignton on the 12th January, as part of a campaign against …

Anti-cuts demonstrations as David Cameron visited Liverpool

4 Jan 2013: About 60 people from trade unions, anti-cuts and other groups gathered at the front of the Museum of Liverpool ahead of the …

Protest groups target Starbucks in Liverpool over tax avoidance

10 Dec 2012: Boycott Workfare, UK Uncut and North West Anti-Cuts targeted branches of Starbucks in Liverpool, UK over tax avoidance. …

Ken Loach speaking on Barnet- The Billion Pound Gamble

7 Oct 2012: The world Premier of Barnet - The Billion Pound Gamble will be at the Phoenix Cinema on Monday 22nd October. Doors open at …

BPACC - Oct 20 Solidarity Night

1 Oct 2012: A solidarity evening was held at the British Legion in Boscombe on Friday 28th September with food and a background ambience of …

BPACC - Atos Protest

29 Aug 2012: BPACC supporters joined the national day of action against Atos. Pickets leafletted members of the public outside the …

how can we stop public money being diverted to to tax havens

9 Jul 2012: I am trying to raise awareness of the awarding of NHS contracts to privatisation sharks particularly those registered in a tax …

BPACC - Chilly day in Poole

20 May 2012: . . . not so busy on our Street Stall at Poole Stadium Car Boot Sale. A chilly morning kept the masses away, although we …

BPACC - Lobby of Police Federation Conference

16 May 2012: Local Anti Cuts campaigners in Bournemouth lobbied the Police Federation Conference (May 16) on the day the Home Secretary says …

BPACC - Pensions Attack

11 May 2012: Thursday 10th May - Public Sector Strikes BPACC members joined striking public sector workers in Solidarity across …

BPACC - Workers Memorial Day

11 May 2012: Saturday 28th April - Workers Memorial Day Members of BPACC joined local trade unionists for Workers Memorial Day in Poole …

BPACC - Boscombe, meeting the public

11 May 2012: Saturday 24th March - BPACC street stall Members of BPACC were out in the sunshine in Boscombe signing up members of the …

BPACC - A year on . . . another cuts Budget

11 May 2012: MARCH 21st - Budget Vigil Another cuts Budget from the Conservatives and Lib Dems. BPACC members stage vigil in Bournemouth …

Save Our Youth Service in Derbyshire - fighting the Tory Council plan to kill Council Youth Service

20 Apr 2012: Save Our Derbyshire Youth Service - A successful Rally was held on Wed April 18th 2012 to Save Our Youth Services (SOYS), at …

Welfare Not Workfare meeting at parliament on Tuesday

7 Mar 2012: There was an extremely productive and useful meeting on Tuesday in parliament on “Welfare not Workfare” which was organised …

BPACC - DVLA closure protest

15 Feb 2012: BPACC joined PCS members on the picket line at the Bournemouth DVLA office. They were supported staff staging a lunchtime …

why black people must fight the cuts

14 Feb 2012: http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/why-black-people-must-fight-cuts article in The Voice newspaper, written by Zita …

100 jobs saved at Connexions, Birmingham

14 Feb 2012: Over 100 staff at Connexsions had good news on Monday 13th February after hearing that Birmingham City Council have backed down …

Implications of the Health and Social Care Bill

22 Jan 2012: This is a copy of a letter that I am sending to members of the House of Lords prior to the Health and Social Care Bill going …

Poole LINk - report on local social care cuts

16 Jan 2012: Poole LINk (Local Involvement Network) is an independent voluntary group, working to improve health and social care services in …

Charles House saved from closure

12 Jan 2012: Charles House respite care home in Birmingham has been saved from closure. The reply from the Cabinet Member for Children, …

UK Uncut protest in HSBC, Top Shop and Tesco, Liverpool

7 Jan 2012: UK Uncut activists visit a series of shops in Liverpool city centre. The aim was to protest against cuts to public services; …

BPACC - Fair Pensions For All, Bournemouth

2 Dec 2011: Following a very successful Day of Action on 30 November in support of “Fair Pensions For All” here in Bournemouth and Poole, …

Day of Action by UNISON at Liverpool Hope University

1 Dec 2011: The Day of Action on 30th November was a real success, with very low numbers of staff turning in to work. Whilst our action was …

N30 public sector strike and rally in Liverpool

30 Nov 2011: In Liverpool, picket lines were in place outside the vast majority of public buildings in the city centre. These included the …

BPACC - Solidarity with the NHS

19 Nov 2011: BPACC held a vigil for the NHS on Wednesday 7th September 2011 at Poole General Hospital, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 …

BPACC - Hardest Hit Public Meeting

19 Nov 2011: BPACC campaigners held a public meeting on Saturday October 20 to discuss the impact that public spending cuts are having on …

Student demonstration in London, Nov. 9th 2011

16 Nov 2011: I covered The NCAFC National Student Demo against Privatisation, London, England, UK for a couple of news agencies. …

BARAC says “hands off our pensions”

2 Nov 2011: 2 PAGE FLYER WHICH CAN BE USED TO ENCOURAGE BLACK WORKERS AND COMMUNITIES TO SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATE IN THE N30 STRIKES

Cardiff sings against the banks

20 Oct 2011: Côr Cochion spearheaded a day of action in Cardiff on Friday 14 October. Our target was the bankers, the main culprit in the …

Occupy Liverpool a photographers report - October 2011

17 Oct 2011: Occupy Liverpool. A non-violent assembly and protest at Barclays Bank, Lord Street, Liverpool, England, UK on Saturday 15th …

BPACC - MPs let down public over NHS vote

4 Oct 2011: Bournemouth and Poole’s three Conservative MPs were criticised by local anti-cuts campaigners for voting in favour of the …

Manchester for the Alternative TUC march photographs and report

3 Oct 2011: I was covering the demonstration in Manchester yesterday by various groups under the TUC banner of ‘Manchester for the …

SOAS Students Day X – The Battle for Education

26 Aug 2011: A 90 minute documentary by Corine Dhondee. Funding to finish the documentary is being raised on Indiegogo: …

Survey of the impact of cuts on the third sector in Birmingham

23 Aug 2011: BVSC, Birmingham’s Council for Voluntary Service, is conducting a survey of the impact of public spending cuts on the third …

IHOOPS target ATOS again!

29 Jul 2011: At 8.30am on Friday the 29th July, armed with a cardboard coffin (‘ATOS Kills’), megaphone, and leaflets for passersby, …

Liverpool against the Cuts - photography from the march

20 Jul 2011: Across Liverpool NUT, PCS, UCU and ATL trade unionist members walked out on strike. Schools, courts and jobcentres were among …

Bolton TUC Public Meeting

19 Jul 2011: 80 people attended a public meeting on Wednesday 15th June at Bolton Town Hall to discuss Coalition government plans for public …

Teachers March through Dorchester

10 Jul 2011: See angry teachers marching through Dorchester, Dorset in opposition to the Government cuts.

Women and pensions, featuring BARAC

7 Jul 2011: Link to video on The Guardian Website.  Women and Pensions. Featuring Zita Holbourne, Joint Chair, Black Activists Rising …

BPACC support Public Sector workers strike

7 Jul 2011: BPACC and UK Uncut members joined hundreds of public sector workers during their joint day of action against pension cuts in …

BPACC celebrate 63rd birthday of the NHS

7 Jul 2011: Bournemouth and Poole Anti Cuts Coalition (BPACC) held a celebratory protest outside Poole Hospital Campaigners fear that …

BPACC lobby Lib Dem MP

7 Jul 2011: Members of the Bournemouth and Poole Anti Cuts Coalition (BPACC) lobbyed Annette Brooke MP at her surgery over the government’s …

J30 Liverpool march against the cuts…

4 Jul 2011: Teachers, lecturers and public sector workers marched en-mass through the town and city streets, the length and breadth of …

30 June report from Hillingdon Against Cuts

1 Jul 2011: Hillingdon Against Cuts was out today visiting pickets and building support for the public sector strike 10 of us met up in …

KSOS Walk Against the Cuts

16 Jun 2011: The Trade Union coalition KSOS (Kent Save Our Services) completed the first leg of their walk against the cuts on 15th June. …

Rochdale Law Centre solicitors take to the streets to defend legal aid

15 Jun 2011: On Friday 3 June 2011 solicitors from Rochdale Law Centre held pop-up advice surgeries at Spotland and Falinge Community …

We must defend public transport in London

10 Jun 2011: The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has produced research which showed how important public transport is in London. Under …

Notts Uncut Emergency Operation

1 Jun 2011: Notts Uncut answered UK Uncut’s call for a national day of action in support of the NHS with a day of street theatre. We told a …

HSBC Covent Garden closes due to Queer Resistance and The London Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

30 May 2011: On Saturday 28th May, Queer Resistance, the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer and intersex collective, and The London Sisters of …

MP gets cold feet over NHS petition

30 May 2011: MP gets cold feet over NHS petition Poole MP, Robert Syms, has pulled out of a meeting with members of the Bournemouth and …

Liverpool photographer at latest UK Uncut protest

29 May 2011: Went along to the latest UK Uncut event against the cuts and focus of the campaign was the NHS cuts and proposed reforms. …

Song: That’s a Cut!

12 May 2011: So disgusted with all these Cuts,  wrote a song about it! I’m available for live PA’s for your organised demonstrations. Just …

Notts Uncut Field Trip

11 May 2011: On Saturday 7th May Notts Uncut jumped on the train to Lincoln to support a brand new Uncut group. We met to Lincoln contingent …

BPACC Chancellors Budget Vigil

22 Apr 2011: BPACC members held a candle light vigil in Bournemouth Square following the Chancellors Budget in protest The Budget proved we …

BPACC Council Cuts Protest

22 Apr 2011: At a noisy, placard-waving rally outside Poole’s Civic Centre, the Bournemouth and Poole Anti-Cuts Coalition urged …

BPACC Benefits Cuts Protest

22 Apr 2011: BPACC gather over benefit cuts in National Day of Protest Friday 15th April 2011 PLACARD-waving BPACC members made their …

BPACC - Defense of the NHS Poole

22 Apr 2011: Hundreds of vocal protester marched thought Poole Town Centre to Poole Quay on Saturday 16th April in opposition to the …

UK Uncut activists and supporters perform a play in London

13 Apr 2011: I was taking photographs at the TUC Demonstration in London on March 26th and after I reached the park I went to Oxford Street …

Whose Economy? Winners and Losers in the New Scottish Economy

5 Apr 2011: Many Scots face a life characterised by high mortality, economic inactivity, mental and physical ill-health, poor educational …

Sound Off for Justice at March for the Alternative

26 Mar 2011: The Sound Off for Justice campaign attended the March for the Alternative in order to raise awareness for their alternative …

False Economy used in debate with council leader

21 Mar 2011: From Steve Goodman, Isle of Wight - I have just taken part in a short filmed dialogue with the leader of our council, at the …

Save PDS Website Launched!! Sign our petition please…

21 Mar 2011: The Save Peterborough Drug Services website is now live. Please can everyone sign the petition: http://savepds.com This is …

Look at what privatisation is doing to our care homes

20 Mar 2011: Speaking from experience nothing is more painful than seeing your own mother having to go into a care home. The feelings of …

The Doctors, the Politicians, the People and the NHS.

17 Mar 2011: On March 15th the British Medical Association met for the first special representative meeting in 19 years to discuss the …

EDM 1476 EQUALITY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS ON CUTS

17 Mar 2011: Please sign EDM 1476 tabled by John McDonnell MP on behalf of BARAC. BARAC are concerned that public sector orgs are failing to …

Lorraine on the bus

16 Mar 2011: Lorraine, a secretary from South London, spreads the word of the march for the alternative on Saturday 26 March to fellow …

Hastings against the cuts

11 Mar 2011: Hastings Anti Cuts Meeting 10th March 2011 1) After the hugely successful Anti Cuts benefit Gig we now have a fighting fund …

Liverpool UK Uncut activists have teach in outside Vodafone

5 Mar 2011: I was taking some more photographs in Liverpool as UK Uncut activists set up a “teach-in” outside Vodafone in the city centre, …

Secrets and Lies - How a few men have sold out our NHS

3 Mar 2011: At a recent public meeting at SOAS where Jacky Davis, the founder of Keep Our NHS Public spoke about the Conservative party’s …

Liverpool UK Uncut activists target banks 26th Feb

27 Feb 2011: As a local Liverpool photographer I was covering and supporting the UK Uncut activists, when they set up a hospital inside the …

SOAS - Jacky Davis reveals the truth behind the Tory vision for the NHS.

26 Feb 2011: Jack Davis, founder of Keep Our NHS Public speaks to SOAS students, revealing the truth behind the Conservative party’s vision …

Protests in Islington by iHoops and UK Uncut. People speak about why they are protesting.

26 Feb 2011: On February 26th, 2011, people from Islington again took to the streets. This time they were joined by UK Uncut. With £300 …

Birmingham Against the Cuts march on 26 February

26 Feb 2011: Anti-cuts protestors turned out in force today to send a message to Conservative/Liberal Democrat controlled Birmingham City …

The NHS is rising and health workers have asked for student support.

25 Feb 2011: A few weeks ago I was invited to attend the first planning meeting for Day X for the NHS called by health workers inc ambulance …

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