UK Newswire Archive
Several UKuncut 'Big Society Bail-in' actions took place today across london. At the same time around 1000 people took part in the Lewisham Carnival Against Cuts [pic video] and around 500 marched in Hackney [pic more].
In Brixton around 40 people blockaded the Barclays branch for around an hour and a half whilst handing out leaflets and talking to passers by [See Reports and pics 1,2,3]. The same happened in Wood Green [twitpics], around 50 people protested at Tottenham court road and Piccadilly branches as well as Soho [pics], and Natwest in Regents st [pic] was also occupied. Some branches were 'turned into libraries', there were read-ins, speeches and stand up comedy [pics]. In Dalston the angle was the NHS cuts with free blood pressure readings [twitpic] with other protests taking place in Hackney, Lewisham, Camden and more.
Hackney anti cuts march pics:
Lewisham march pics:
Wood Green UKuncut pics
Hackney Barclays Bail-In, 19/2/2011 pics
19-02-2011 17:22This morning (Saturday 19th February) somewhere in the region of 3,000 Bristolians took the streets of the city centre to demonstrate against the wide range of ConDem cuts to the welfare state. The march passed peacefully and with those in attendance in high spirits with only a small (and entirely unnecessary) police presence
This morning (Saturday 19th February) somewhere in the region of 3,000 Bristolians took the streets of the city centre to demonstrate against the wide range of ConDem cuts to the welfare state. The march passed peacefully and with those in attendance in high spirits with only a small (and entirely unnecessary) police presence.
The protest had been called by the Bristol and District Anti Cuts Alliance and took place on the weekend before Bristol City Council sets its budget. Hopefully the presence of thousands of residents of all ages taking to the streets will have sent the council a message that the city's people are prepared to defend their public services from the proposed neo-liberal cuts and privatisation that Cameron and Clegg envision.
This weeks news that in the face of mounting public opposition to government plans to sell off Britain's forests, the ConDems have been forced to abandon their plans shows that there is hope, and that if people organise around these issues the government can be made to jettison their schemes designed to punish the young, the disabled and the poor for a banking crisis caused by the banks.
This point was raised in the speeches which occured on College Green after the march, along with the new news that Barclays have been found to pay just 1% tax on their £11.6 billion profits. This points the way towards an alternative future where those who pay for the consequences of the financial crisis are those who caused it, not the most vulnerable in our society. Finally there was a call for those in attendance to join the national day of demonstration against the cuts in London on March 26th.
For more photos from the demo go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/17251154@N00/sets/72157625962254821/
UK Uncut protest outside Barclays Bank, Brixton. Here there are some photos:
While public services are decimated by government cuts, both local and national, the big banks and corporations steal their money away in offshore bank accounts and play accountancy games which, through government legislative complicity allows them to avoid paying almost all the taxes they might otherwise contribute to the 'common wealth' of the UK.
We are being robbed....
19-02-2011 15:38CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Join The Million Women Rise Movement for an International All Women's March and Rally in Trafalgar Square, Central London
5th March 2011
Because male violence continues, so too does Million Women Rise.
19-02-2011 14:23this week saw more action in Germany on the KENNEDY case
Following a call by UkUncut for a 'Big Society Bail-In' day of action targeting branches of Barclays bank across London, around 40 people shut down the bank's Brixton branch for most part of the morning. People gathered at the branch in Brixton Rd from 11am, blocking the front entrance until around 12.30pm, at which point the protest ended with most people moving on to other anti-cuts protests taking place today. Tumblewire reports 1 | 2 | 3
Here there are some pics:
19-02-2011 13:34The February/March issue of the Hereford Heckler is now out
19-02-2011 12:39The GOvernment is massacring people in Bahrain. The mainstream coverage is shit.
20 people have take over foyer of Barclays Bank in Bradford city centre as part of UK Uncut.
19-02-2011 12:22Two days of events!
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19-02-2011 07:58Election 2011: Ciaron O'Reilly, Christian @narchist - Address to the Irish People!
YOUTUBE part 1