Author Archives: matthew

Peoples Convention campaigning points

The Right to Work Campaign organised a successful People’s Convention last weekend. There is a report on the RTW web-site and taken from that is this summary of the ‘campaigning points’ they agreed in the workhops. A brief summary of the campaigning points agreed at the workshops at the People’s Convention Alternatives to austerity Countering [...]

The 3rd National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts April 14th

West Yorkshire Solidarity Federation The 3rd National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts  14 April • 11:30 – 15:00 Location    ATOS/A4e/BEST Atos Origin, 1 Whitehall, Whitehall Road, LS1 4HR / A4e, Ground Floor Zicon House, Wade Lane, LS2 8DD Leeds, United Kingdom  West Yorkshire Solidarity Federation More info   Meeting @ Leeds Train Station 11am before [...]

European conference to fight cuts and privatisation

The Coalition of Resistance is organising a European conference against Austerity, Cuts and Privatisation, and in defence of the Welfare State on Saturday 1st October in London. A new movement has risen in Europe. In Greece in May a series of general strikes shook the government. In France last autumn, millions went on strike and [...]

come & make art & music for (real and virtual) anti-cuts protests

Time 20 February · 12:00 – 15:00 Location I Love West Leeds Shop, Armley Town Street (old Co-Op Travel Shop), Leeds We’re inviting everyone to come and join us in making banners, placards, costumes, songs, instruments, chants and anything else that you might need for a creative, peaceful protest. We’ll have materials (but please bring [...]

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Read-In Protest at City Library, Feb 5th

I’m delighted to say someone wrote in to say: “Hi, just to let you know that there is a read-in protest at Leeds City Library between 12 & 2 on Saturday 5th Feb. It is a family-friendly event and we hope there will be readings and storytellings as part of the event.”

Save Our Libraries Day, Feb 5th

Saturday, Feb 5th is Save Our Libraries Day.  I don’t know if there is an organised campaign in Leeds (we don’t feature on the Guardian map of protests), but at the very least consider going to your nearest library. Leeds is going to be affected - there is discussion of 20 libraries closing in the Leeds [...]

Danny Dorling on the Geography of Austerity, Feb 2nd

The School of Geography, University of Leeds presents a School Seminar with… Danny Dorling (Department of Geography, University of Sheffield) The Geography of Austerity: consequences of the coalition government cuts  WEDNESDAY 2 February, 4pm (followed by refreshments) Geography Lecture Theatre, Geography East Building, University of Leeds, LS29JT In this talk Danny will show a few maps [...]

Leeds Right to Work Steering Committee Jan 31st

Dear Comrade or Friend, The Convetion to Build the Resistance is in London on 12th Febrary. This is an incredibly important event that is much broader than Right to Work (RTW). The Convention is called jointly by RTW, the Labour Representation Commitee, and Disabled People Against Cuts. I think that we need a meeting of [...]

Leeds Education Assembly

There’s another Education Assembly in Leeds on Sunday, January 23rd. It’s taking place in Lecture Theatre 2 at the city campua site of Leeds Metroplitan University at 12.30PM. Go inthe entrance opposite the Dry Dock pub and past the library. turning left at the coffee bar. The Education Assembly originated in the Leeds University Occupation [...]