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Weekly Newsletter – 13th March

There’s been some great events over the last week including the International Women’s Day rally and the demonstration in Sheffield at the Lib Dem conference where 3 thousand people (including a coach full from Leeds) protested against the cuts and the betrayals of the Lib Dems. See below for upcoming events: 1. Coalition of Resistance [...]

Leeds Newsletter 27th Feb

Coalition of Resistance Newsletter 27th Feb This week we shut down Leeds City Council in protest against the cuts, they reconvened in secret and passed £90 million worth of attacks on our jobs and services. The fight against cuts can be won – see below how to get involved. 1. Report of how we shut down Leeds [...]

How We Shut Down Leeds City Council

On Wednesday 23rd Feb, workers, students and unemployed of Leeds shut down the City Council meeting and temporarily stopped them passing their cuts budget. Leeds council, a council with a Labour majority, planned to vote through £90 million of cuts meaning 1500 council workers would be sacked and essential services slashed. A rally called by [...]

Event: Egypt – an Eyewitness Speaks

Do you want to hear about the Egyptian Revolution first-hand? Meet at the Leeds Met Student Union on Woodhouse Lane on Thursday 24th October 18:30pm – all welcome Click here for the Facebook event Simon Hardy who has recently returned from Egypt will be speaking about his experience witnessing the Egyptian Revolution first-hand from Tahrir [...]

Report of CoR National Council

The Coalition of Resistance National Council met last weekend to decide the next steps to build a united anti-cuts movement and what we think that movement needs to fight for. 70 of the 122 people who put themselves forward at the conference attended and there was a real breadth of representation there from different campaigns, [...]

A Revolutionary View of Millbank

The 10th November saw 50,000 students and education workers marching past Parliament in protest at the tripling of university fees, the attacks on EMA, and the marketisation of education. Students travelled from across Britain, with larger universities such as Manchester and Leeds bringing hundreds of students. There was a great turnout from Scottish students to [...]

The Cuts – What they Are and How to Fight Them

Leeds Against the Cuts meeting – Thurs 25th Nov @ 7pm @ the Civc Hall (Council Chambers) Leeds Against the Cuts are holding what promises to be an unmissable event for all those who oppose the cuts this coming week, with speakers from the trade union and student movements talking about the resistance to austerity. [...]