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Michael Moore addresses protesters in Wisconsin

The film-maker Michael Moore yesterday gave a speech in Madison, Wisconsin, to workers who have been taking action since the middle of February. The workers were moved to protest when Tea Party Republicans launched an attach on collective bargaining rights. There has been massive solidarity, even from local police, who refused to evict protesters from [...]

Kettle Pickles

We have been contacted about a protest taking place in Halifax. Eric Pickles MP is coming to Halifax on Friday 25th March Meet outside the Shay Stadium at 11am The local Tories are charging £35 a head to hear the great words of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and co-architect of the [...]

International Women’s Day rally – protest the cuts!

Tuesday 8th March, 17:30 – 18:30 Dortmund Square, Leeds This International Women’s Day should be a day of protest against cuts and privatisation. 72% of the cuts will fall on the shoulders of women – working women, unemployed women and young women facing a raft of attacks on their access to education. 100 years ago [...]

Wakefield protest against cuts

A demonstration took place today outside County Hall in Wakefield, where councillors were to hold their budget meeting. The council has been planning £67 million of cuts, which threaten the loss of 1,700 jobs. Union representatives are already fearing compulsory redundancies. Other measures include reduction in the frequency of bin collections, and increase in the [...]

Leeds CoR – next organising meeting

The next organising meeting of Leeds Coalition of resistance will be held next Wednesday, 2nd March at 6pm in the Leeds Metropolitan University boardroom. Come and join us in building the movement against the ConDem government’s attacks on our jobs, services and standard of living.

International resistance to cuts: Europe, North Africa, [insert your country here]?

Leeds Coalition of Resistance public meeting Wednesday 16th March, 6:00pm Leeds Metropolitan University (Broadcasting Place) room AG03 It appears that resistance is growing across the world, to cuts in public services, to privatisation, and to governments that put the interests of money before the interests of people. The revolts in North Africa and the Middle [...]

Rage against the Lib Dems

Right to Work and the CWU are calling a protest outside the Lib Dems’ Spring Conference in Sheffield. Against the background of cuts to our public services, the government is willing to spend at least £2 million of our money, in an attempt to deny our democratic right to protest. Assemble 11am on Saturday 12th [...]

What is the truth about the proposed changes to the NHS?

Leeds Hospital Alert are organising a public conference What is the truth about the proposed changes to the NHS? And what will the changes really mean for you? Saturday 19 March 2011 St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Road Far Headingley, LS16 5JT 10am – 3.30pm Speakers will include: John Lister, leading Health Activist Dr Amanda [...]

How can we save the NHS?

Leeds Coalition of Resistance public meeting Wednesday 16th February 19:00 – 22:00 Leeds Metropolitan University Students’ Union. This is the question on thousands of people’s lips, as we face government proposals which will decimate our health service and open the doors even wider to privatisation. Speakers have been invited from Leeds Unison Health branch and [...]

People’s Charter housing meeting

The People’s Charter is joining with Leeds Trades Council to hold a meeting about about a crisis in housing: Only Bricks and Mortar? Building Local Resistance to the Current Housing Emergency. The meeting will take place on Saturday 19th February between 10am and 1pm, at the Swarthmore Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS2 1AD. There [...]