A group of autonomous benefit claimants from around the country have called for a National Day of Protest Against Welfare & Housing Benefit Cuts on December 15th. They call on all claimants, unemployed action groups, service users and service providers to organise protests in their area.
Suggestions have included sit ins at Civic Centres, Town Halls and MP constituency offices, mass sign ups to the housing register or why not call a Christmas party in your local Housing Benefit office.
London claimants will be attending the Housing Emergency Demonstration at Downing Street at 12.30pm, organised by newly formed Housing Emergency Coalition. Bring cardboard and sleeping bags to create a cardboard city and then onto Trafalgar Square at 3pm for Christmas fun under the tree.
Rumours abound of events already being plotted in Edinburgh and possibly Brighton. Please join the event page on facebook and help spread the word far and wide. This is our first chance to say no to these cuts and warn we won’t pay for their crisis.
The students have shown the way, now it’s our turn.
Talking of students, they’ll be getting up close and personal with Lib Demmers at their London conference on Saturday whilst elsewhere activists will be visiting Top Shop’s flagship store at Oxford Circus.