From Monday 27th to Friday 31st of August, join Disabled People Against Cuts for The Atos Games – five days of action against a company that’s sponsoring the Paralympics but wrecking disabled people’s lives.
We are calling on disabled people, disabled activists, families, colleagues, friends and supporters to come together and fight back against Atos’s attacks. Atos represents as dangerous an opponent as any government, law or barrier the disability movement has faced in its long history. It’s not just welfare, but our very identity and our place within society that is under attack.
And we are asking the whole of the anti-cuts movement to join us in our opposition to the company most responsible for driving through the government’s brutal cuts agenda. Let’s make it Games over for Atos!
Latest info from around the UK:
Plymouth: 11am – Tuesday 28th August
Argosy House, Marsh Mills (next to McDonald’s)
For lifts from the City Centre and Mutley, please contact PCU at: email@example.com
Manchester: Noon – Tuesday 28th August
ATOS, Manchester, Albert Bridge House
Protest outside the offices of ATOS Healthcare, the company profiting from sick and disabled people’s misery: https://www.facebook.com/events/408151362575794/
Birmingham: 1pm – Tuesday 28th August
Islington Row, Five Ways House, Five Ways: https://www.facebook.com/events/334907739929304/
Sheffield: 12.30pm – Tuesday 28th August
Hartshead Square, Sheffield – UKUncut Sheffield have joined forces with Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC)to make sure it’s Games over for Atos during the Paralympics: http://www.facebook.com/events/196007200530031/
Bournemouth: 12.05pm – Tuesday 28th August
ATOS Healthcare WCA Assessment Centre, 1st floor Tamarisk House, c/o Job Centre Plus, 1, Cotlands Road, BH1 3BG: https://www.facebook.com/events/427050914002653/
Northampton: 11.30am – Tuesday 28th August
Disabled People will be demonstrating at the offices of Atos in Gladstone Road Northampton on Tuesday 28 August from 11:30 to 1:30 and are calling on the whole of the anti-cuts movement to join them.
Liverpool: Noon – Tuesday 28th August
Mann Island Lower Ground Floor, Port of Liverpool Buildings, Liverpool, L3 1LT: https://www.facebook.com/events/211880045607754/
Swansea: Noon – Tuesday 28th August
A static protest outside of the Swansea ATOS
assessment centre from 12:00 to 1:00 at Grove House, Grove Place,
Swansea. (This is a big building across the road from the police
Cardiff: 4.00pm – Tuesday 29th August
Atos KIlls- mass die in to commerate lives lost. 29th August at 16:00 at Aneuren Bevan Statue, Queen Street, see DPAC Caerdydd-Cardiff: https://www.facebook.com/#!/bronwen.caerdydd
London: 12.45pm – Friday 31 August
UK Uncut and DPAC will be shutting down Atos’ London HQ for the Closing ATOS Ceremony. Meet in Triton Square at 12:45pm for direct action and creative protest, with plenty of surprises: https://www.facebook.com/events/217652368360892/
Other actions currently being planned:
Join in The Atos Games however you can – online, on the phone, or on the streets!
· Monday 27th: We’ll hold a spoof Paralympic awards ceremony, hopefully with some very special guests…
· Tuesday 28th: Pay a visit to your local Atos office – and maybe even take your protest inside!
· Wednesday 29th: A coffin full of your messages about Atos will be delivered to its doorstep.
· Thursday 30th: Phone jam! Let’s flood Atos with calls, and generate a Twitter-storm they can’t ignore!
Please tweet, share, blog, spread the word.
Organise locally – contact DPAC to be added to the list of events around the UK: firstname.lastname@example.org
For latest updates visit: http://www.dpac.uk.net/