National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts – Day 3

The 3rd National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts has been called for April 14th 2011.

Millions are set to be affected by savage cuts to housing, disability, sickness and welfare benefits. People with disabilities, illness, the unemployed, single parents, carers, the low waged, part time students, volunteers, homeless people and college students are all likely to see a devastating drop in disposable income and find themselves slipping even further below the poverty line.

The poorest and most vulnerable are being asked to pay for the mistakes and extravagances of the richest. Meanwhile poverty pimps like Atos Origin and A4e are set to rake in hundreds of millions on government contracts to bully and intimidate people from claiming the pittance handed out in benefit payments. Many disabled people have threatened suicide if these cuts are allowed to continue. Some have tragically already carried out that threat.

The first two days of protest against benefit cuts have seen demonstrations, meetings, unemployed discos, public pantomimes and occupations in cities across the UK. Atos Origin have been forced to close offices, protesters have gathered inside and outside workfare sharks A4e and demonstrations have taken place from Downing Street to local town centres such as Lydney and Crawley.

This time we have two months to organise for the biggest day yet. We call on all claimants, as groups or individuals, to organise and take action around the country on April 14th.

If you are planning an event in your town or city please add details to the facebook page at:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164277070288955 and contact us to be added to the website at: http://benefitclaimantsfightback.wordpress.com/

You can also send details to  notowelfarecuts@yahoo.co.uk

If you would like to see action locally, set up a group, event page or ask below for people to join you. Alternatively contact your local friendly claimants union/anarchist group/anticuts groups and ask them if they are organising anything. We will do out best to promote and co-ordinate all activity on facebook, the website and anywhere else we can think of.

We are fighting for our homes, our livelihoods, our very survival. It’s time to show these public school parasites and their poverty pimp collaborators we mean business.

Supported by:

o Black Triangle Anti-Defamation Campaign
o Brighton Benefits Campaign
o Cardiff’s Unemployed Daytime Disco
o Carer Watch
o Carer Watch fb page
o Crippen – Disabled Cartoonist
o Diary of a Benefit Scrounger
o Disabled People Against Cuts
o Dundee Unemployed Workers
o Free London Listings
o Goldsmiths in Occupation
o Haringey Solidarity Group
o Ipswich Unemployed Action
o Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group
o Lancaster and Morecambe Against the Cuts
o London Coalition Against Poverty (LCAP)
o Mad Pride
o Norfolk Community Action Group
o Nottingham Claimants’ Union
o Nuneaton Against Benefit Cuts
o Oxford Save Our Services
o Squattastic
o Tyneside Claimants Union
o Welfare Action Hackney
o Welfare Rights 4 u (UK)
o Work Programme & Flexible New Deal Scandal
o World Homeless Day

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2 responses to “National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts – Day 3

  1. The Independent Review by Harrington suggests ESA WCA decisions have been taken by the Atos HCP’s ,it is a fact the points are awarded by the HCP with the help of LiMA ,the points are the criteria for “passing the test”,if a claimant gets a substantial amount of points the assessment is automatically curtailed by LiMA thus the decision is made by LiMA and not the DM.
    The LAW states decision making cannot be sub-delegated to a third party,in this case Atos.If it can be proven Atos HCP’s make the decisions then all decisions are suspect and should be voided.
    I am sure there is evidence out there ,I have some of my own in writing from the DWP and from Professor Harrington .
    Anyone with any evidence of Atos making the decisions please post it on dwp examination myfreeforum.
    I am in full support of the protest on 14th April and will be doing my “bit”.

  2. Will try to set something going, never done anything like it before but what the heck!

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