Something to celebrate for a change: our fellow campaigners from the Birmingham demo on 3rd October, Cardiff People First, are having a showcase week in a shop in the Capitol Centre, Cardiff on the corner of Queen Street by Newport Road, opposite Sainsbury’s.

Cardiff People First banner

Monday 21st Feb till Friday 25th Feb 10am till 3pm

Cardiff People First is run by people with a learning disability. We stand up for our rights and campaign to change attitudes, get better services and enjoy more opportunities.

For more information contact
Cardiff People First
Canton House
435 Cowbridge Road East
029 2023 1555

They are also at Facebook

Birmingham City Council are implementing £320 million of cuts which will have a drastic and very negative impact on provision of care and support for disabled people.

The eligibility criteria are to moved again to extra-critical only which will exclude huge numbers of disabled people in Birmingham from receiving the support they need to live inclusive and independent lives. We have submitted a FOI request to get more idea of numbers this would involve.

This protest is only a few days before the council meet to vote through the cuts. It is vital that we as disabled people have a presence at this demonstration.

Assemble Victoria Square,  noon Saturday February 26th

Protestors shut down shops belonging to Arcadia group and Vodaphone in Birmingham on Saturday

Phil pays no tax

From twitter: The venerable @djrubbish took this snap of @sirphilipgreen on holiday in Monaco – UKuncut


Wednesday 8th December

2pm Protest at Waterstones, Bullring

9th December
March on Parliament London
Transport from Birmingham. Contact your Student Union
or call 07956 553 926 to book seats

Lunchtime protest at your University / College / School / Workplace

If you can’t get to London or into the City Centre protest at lunchtime where you are



A Joint Event with Birmingham Labour Party

Key note speakers

Billy Hayes GS CWU & Jack Dromey MP

Saturday 29th January 2011

Assemble 11.30am Victoria Square


Birmingham Against the Cuts

Planning Meeting

December 6th 7.30

Council House, Victoria Square B1 1BB

A meeting about the coordination of anti-cuts activity in Birmingham took place on November 17th . It was attended by representatives from the Trades Union Council, a number of union offices and branches, some Labour Party organisations, the Green Party,  Respect and the existing organisations Right to Work  and Peoples’ Charter.
It was agreed to establish a coordinating organisation to be called Birmingham Against the Cuts around the basic demand of “No cuts in jobs or services in Birmingham”.
It is anticipated that this body can play a key role in gaining support for lobbies of the council meetings in the budget fixing period, mobilisation for the March 26th demonstration in London, and organising a Mayday event in Birmingham.
A further meeting to develop more detail will be held on the evening of December 6th at 7.30 in the Council House.
Plans for the lobby of the council meeting on December 7th will also be discussed.
Individuals and representatives from organisations are invited to attend.

Right to Work logo


Stand up for

• Free Education
• No Fees
• Keep EMA

Speaker: Mark Bergfeld NUS exec (pc)

Mark Bergfeld is one of the founders of the Education Activists Network which called the Day X and Day X2 protests,

Other speakers invited

7.30pm Thursday 9th December
Carrs Lane Church Centre, Moor St, Birmingham
(opposite Moor St Station)

More information
07904 960 442

Bob, one of the speakers

Bob, seated, is one of the speakers

Disabled protestors, Bob and Sam, spoke with passion at the meeting along with campaigners from Birmingham UNISON, West Midlands PCS and Birmingham NUT.

There were about 125 people who attended the Birmingham Against the Cuts
meeting on Saturday 13th November. The meeting was hosted by Right to Work and supported by Birmingham UNISON, West Midlands PCS and Birmingham NUT.

Sam, Linda and Debbie

Sam, Linda and Debbie, DPAC co founders at the meeting

THe meeting agreed the following statement

The meeting made the following statement
Statement from Birmingham Against the Cuts meeting 13th November 2010 hosted by Right to Work
This meeting takes place at a time of escalating resistance to the wholesale attack on working class people in this country
5,000 people outside the lib dems conference in Liverpool supported by the NW Regional TUC
7,000 people outside the Tory Party Conference supported by several National Unions and many local organisations
25,000 people at Scottish TUC demonstration aqgainst the comrehensive spending review
50,000 students and workers demnstrating in London this Wednesday backed by NUS and UCU
The student demonstration was a magnificent show of strength against the Con Dems’ savage attacks on education and the largest since David Cameron came to number 10. During the demonstration over 5,000 students showed their determination to defend the future of education by occupying the Tory party HQ and its courtyards for several hours.
We celebrate the fact that thousands of students were willing to send a message to the Tories that we will fight to win. Occupations are a long established tradition in the student movement that should be defended. It is this kind of action in France and Greece that has been an inspiration to many workers and students in Britain faced with such a huge assault on jobs, benefits, housing and the public sector.
In addition this meeting notes the fantastic protests and actions in Birmingham in recent months including:
7000 strong Right to Work demonstration against the Tory Party Conference backed by several national unions (up to 4000 of which attended were local)
The protest against the Comprehensive Spending Review initiated by the Peoples Charter, supported by Right To Work, Save Our Services, BTUC.
Over 30 students occupying and closing the Vodaphone store 2 weeks in a row over tax justice
We support the decision of the TUC to call a mass demonstration against the cuts in March.
We need more resistance to the ConDem government and Birmingham’s ConDem council in the lead up to this national march.
We need to engage the entire labour movement and build the widest possible unity between workers, students, the unemployed and communities.
We support the efforts being made to bring closer co-operation between these constituent parts with a view to forming a Birmingham wide Anti-Cuts Alliance. The Birmingham Trades Union Council initiative to draw together trade unions and campaigns is a welcome step toward this.

Rally tomorrow Birmingham 2pm

November 12, 2010

see you all there. We will be tweeting from the event for those who want to follow the event.

poster Cuts Kill

Saturday 13th November
Carrs Lane church centre, Moor St

Speakers include:
Ian Cruise, Labour Councillor
Chris Morley, NUJ regional organiser
Charlie Friel, campaigning to save Connexions
Peter Christie, UNISON rep, Handsworth Leisure Centre
Sian Ruddick, PCS GEC member
Plus footage from French demonstrations

and 2 disabled members of DPAC

Poster Cuts Kill

from 3rd Oct - photo thanks to Debbie J