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West Mids Anarchists-Minutes 27/01/06

WMA | 29.01.2006 20:11 | Birmingham

Minutes from West Midlands Anarchists most recent meeting 27/01/06


Minutes 27-01-06

-Brum-Brum articles-DCH article, write up on FNB, talk of doing an article on the Incapacity Benefit reforms and sending it to claimants unions or distributing to Benefits resource centres. A ‘Blag the Reforms’ guide? Suggestion to do a series of ‘Blag the…..’ pamphlets, with useful info on bailiffs, employment rights, squatters rights etc. Reproduce some ‘introduction to anarchism’ and other basic introduction guides.
-Posters/stickers-To be printed off once the contact details have been confirmed.
-Leafleting of army recruitment offices in Brum-Suggestion to don army fatigues and hand out anti-recruitment pamphlets at events/areas where the army are recruiting.

-Defend Council Housing-Demo 8th Feb-Call out to be sent out again. Call for everyone interested to get together before the demo to sort transport etc.

-Fundraising-Donations, Socials, t-shirt sales? The idea of voluntary donations preferred to set subsidies.

Incapacity Benefit reforms-Demo, Sheffield, 4th Feb. Sheffield Welfare Action Group (SWAG) are calling for nationwide protests on the same day. New reforms to make claiming incapacity benefits a harder and more drawn out process, seen as an attempt to cut benefit costs and provide more cheap labour-Going to see how this unfolds as its set to come up against considerable resistance, put together a guide to blagging the reforms leaflet.

With regard the student who wants to do a few interviews for an assignment, people would be interested but would want to know more about the nature of the assignment first.

Next meeting-Friday 10th February, 7pm, same venue. Can we have Brum-Brum (and a new title), posters and stickers sorted for then.

All future agendas to have regular updates on prisoner support, Food not bombs and other activities as standard.



Display the following 13 comments

  1. Midland Anarchists must travel ? — Ilyan
  2. Not a secret meeting place! — Graham
  3. Lame — Dave
  4. Thankyou Dave — Ad Nauseam
  5. My suggestion — Dave
  6. WMA is doing well — Chris
  7. Westmidlands Apathy — Graham
  8. FNB not WMA — hasta la victoria siempre
  9. FNB and WMA — Graham
  10. re — chris
  11. What I really dislike — c
  12. Dear c — Antichrist
  13. re: C — Chris