About National Day of Protest Against Welfare & Housing Benefit Cuts
December 10, 2010
Take action now to defend the Welfare State. We will not pay for their crisis.
The National Day of Protest Against Welfare & Housing Benefit Cuts on 15th December 2010 aims to be the first of many and this time will concentrate on the Housing Benefit cuts.
Facebook event page at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181074851903167&
The National Day of Protest Against Welfare & Housing Benefit Cuts on 15th December 2010 aims to be the first of many and this time will concentrate on the Housing Benefit cuts. With this in mind, why not organise a sit in, protest or demonstration in your local Civic Centre, Housing Benefit Office or Town Hall.
Alternatively hold a public meeting, organise an info stall or even just leaflet your local Council offices. If you are organising an event please contact us asap to be added to the facebook page website which can be found at: http://benefitclaimantsfightback.wordpress.com/
Local groups, individuals, ideas and support needed, please get in touch.
This is just the beginning, further actions and events are planned for the New Year.
15th December – Everywhere – National Troll A Tory Day!
Clock Tower Brighton – Bring a large cardboard box! 4:30PM http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128786790513854
15th December – Outside the benefits office in Lancaster – Mitre House – Near Castle
12th December (getting it in early)
Squattastic – In the face of government plans to make squatting illegal, see how we can organize and resist. 52-56 Lancaster Street, SE1 from 2pm: http://squattastic.blogspot.com/
12.30 Downing Street, Housing Emergency Coalition protest, take cardboard boxes and sleeping bags
3pm Trafalgar Square, Disabled People Against Cuts – No Room at The Inn nativity under the tree: https://disabledpeopleprotest.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/housing-emergency-coalition-a-call-to-action-15th-december/
15th December – Defend Council Housing And Fight The Welfare Cuts Public Meeting – Belvedere Centre, Belvoir Street, Norwich, 15th Dec 7.30pm – 9.30pm: http://norfolknonaligned.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/defend-council-housing-and-fight-the-welfare-cuts-public-meeting/
Plans afoot so far in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Lancaster, Nottingham, Hastings, Stoke, Lewisham, Lydney and Nuneaton
Actions called for/enquired about in Bristol, Southampton, Stoke, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Cambridge, Hackney, Oxford, Leeds, Lincolnshire, Exeter & Ipswich
Called by autonomous benefit claimants around the UK.
National Troll a Tory day
For all those unable to attend the National Day of Action Against Benefit Cuts we are pleased to present the first (we think) National Troll A Tory Day* on December 15th 2010.
*WE aim to be as inclusive as possible. With this in mind Tory can also be taken to mean Lib Dem, as we can longer see any difference between them.
Spend the day online firing out as many passionate, mischievous, heartfelt or just down and dirty rude messages to the Tory press, Tory or Libdem bloggers and Tory/Lib Dem MPs wherever they may skulk.
For too long the media have portrayed benefit claimants as scroungers, lazy or fraudulent. This is our chance to tell the truth about life on benefits and how these cuts will affect us all.
The obvious candidates are the Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. All allow comments and in the Mail’s case these comments are sometimes unmoderated. Find a recent story about benefit claimants, or just dive in an interrupt the latest chat about X Factor.
In the event comments are removed or strictly moderated then why not switch to Tory/Lib Dem bloggers. Government supporting website Guido Fawkes and MP Iain Dale are two of the most prominent. Again comment moderation may be turned on, but don’t let that put you off, make them work for their living for a change. Should you tire of these, then Iain Dale has a handy list of the top 100 Conservative blogs to get your teeth into. There’s a similar list of Lib Dem blogs on Libdemvoice.
Facebookers might want to pay a visit to the facebook pages of David Cameron, Nick Clegg or Vince Cable. Conservative Home, and conservatives.com also have the facility to leave comments. Lots of Tory councillors and MPs have blogs, use google to find them and give them a piece of your mind. If you have a blog yourself why not write a post about the upcoming benefit cuts or use facebook, twitter or any of the new fangled devices available to show your contempt.
You can write to your MP via theyworkforyou.com. Or how about a letter to your local paper explaining to them how the vicious benefit cuts are likely to impact on you or your family.
The internet gives us unprecedented opportunity to tell this spineless Government exactly what we think of them. Let’s come out in force on the 15th December and start the fight back against the welfare and housing benefit cuts set to devastate so many lives.
Please feel free to leave more links to Tory and Libdem scumbag’s sites in the comments.