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 with many 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.

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.

Actions/events organised so far:

Brighton

Thursday April 14th 2-5pm

Churchill Square Brighton

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=210782635605158

Bristol

Thursday April 14 · 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Benefit Cuts Hurt Protest – 3rd National Day of Protest

Government Buildings, Flowers Hill, Bristol, BS4 5LA

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199413500079998

Burnley

Thursday April 14 – 12.30
Protest 14/4 at the bandstand in Burnley town centre from 12.30 onwards, everyone welcome, bring homemade placards and banners. Called by East Lancs Right to Work.

Edinburgh

Thursday April 14th – 11am – 1pm
ATOS, York Place (near top of Broughton St)
Edinburgh protest against ATOS

http://www.edinburghagainstpoverty.org.uk/

Glasgow

Thursday, April 14 · 1:30pm – 2:30pm
ATOS ‘Health Care’ Corunna House 29 Cadogan Street, Glasgow
Glasgow Anti-Benefit Cuts Leafleting outside Atos

http://www.facebook.com/pages/event.php?eid=159094307482975

Leeds

Thursday, April 14 · 10:30am – 2:00pm

Meeting @ Leeds Train Station 10am before moving to picket ATOS from 10:30 for an hour then move onto A4e/BEST for a couple of hours. The last picket was a great success and we hope to have another good day. Bring banners, flags etc.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155593464493862

Livingston
Thursday, April 14 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Atos Origin ‘Healthcare’ Ltd, Scotland HQ Livingston, Appleton Parkway – Eliburn
Please contact: blacktrianglecampaign@hotmail.com for details of travel and transport if you are attending this event.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200668179965448

London

Thursday, April 14 · 8:30am – 9:30am
Islington Protests Against Benefit Cuts

There will be a protest at 8.30am to 9.30am outside the Atos Healthcare assessment centre at 1 Elthorne Road, just off Holloway Road, 2 minutes walk south from Archway tube.

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208099605885448

Thursday, April 14 – 2pm
Protest Outside The Daily Mail – Stop the Defamation – Stop the Lies

Daily Mail Headquarters, Young Street (off Kensington High Street), London W8 5TT

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161556473898500&

Protest Outside Westminster City Hall & Mass Food Give Away!

Thursday, April 14 · 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186039361439862

Poole

Outside the Jobcentre at noon. Everyone welcome!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161332900587762

Truro

Thursday, April 14 · 11:00am – 4:00pm
Lemon Quay Truro

In line with the third National Day of Action against benefits cuts Cornwall Anti Cuts Alliance will be staging an awareness demo in Truro.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183889834991317

Everywhere

National Troll A Tory Day 3 and Rat On A Rat!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173026406078054

Armchair Army

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183300865049055&

and then Cardiff on Monday 18th April – 2:00pm – 8:00pm

Cardiff Unemployed Daytime Disco
The Rockin Chair, Lower Cathedral Road, Cardiff

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105823702832091

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 in the comments here to be added to the website and the facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164277070288955

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. We will do out best to promote and co-ordinate all activity.

Supported by:

o Anti-Benefit Cuts Glasgow
o Armchair Army
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 East Lancs Right to Work
o Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty (ECAP)
o Free London Listings
o Goldsmiths in Occupation
o Haringey Solidarity Group
o Ipswich Unemployed Action
o Islington Hands Off Our Public Services (IHOOPS)
o Islington Poverty Action
o Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group
o Lancaster and Morecambe Against the Cuts
o London Coalition Against Poverty (LCAP)
o London Foodbank
o Mad Pride
o Medway Against Cuts
o Mental Health Resistance Network
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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One response to “National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts – Day 3

  1. Jennifer Hilliard

    I noticed from your blog that you were at the Demo in London on 9th December and witnessed the police officer fall of his horse. I am wondering if you can help me out – did you see the events leading up to and the arrests of two students accused of pulling a police officer off his horse – if you did or know someone who did please could you contact me as we’re looking for witnesses to help the defense of these students
    Thanks
    Jennifer

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