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News from Bradford People’s Coalition

Press Release

Bradford People’s Coalition against the Cuts – the campaign grows

The broad range of people and organisations working together under the Bradford People’s Coalition Against the Cuts (BPCAC) banner have been busy in the few weeks since more than 100 people got together for the Founding Conference on 27th November. The Bradford People’s Coalition is a member of the National Coalition of Resistance which was launched at a meeting of 1300 people in London on the same day…

CUTS CAFE, LEEDS, 31st JAN- 6th FEB, leeds city centre

We are in the midst of a series of economic, environmental and political crises which are creating a global shortage of jobs, services, land, housing and food. All of this demonstrates that our current way of organising society does not work for the vast majority of people, the same people who are expected to bear [...]

Picket and protest ATOS on Monday

Picket and Protest Monday 24th January · 10:00 – 14:00  ATOS ORIGIN, 10 – 12, then A4e @12 – 2pm.  A4e: Ground Floor Zicon House Wade Lane Leeds LS2 8DD ATOS: 1 Whitehall, Whitehall Road Leeds Leeds  Picket outside both of these corporate leeches!! Bring plackards etc or just yourselves. We’ve received some background to [...]

Leeds Against the Cuts

LAC had its first meeting last Thursday with about 25 people. There are a lot of things happening over the next few weeeks and months. The big event is, of course, going to be the March 26th demonstration in London called by the TUC. We need to make that as big as possible. There was [...]

Back to business

Apologies for the long delay in getting this web-site back on track: snow, Christmas, illness, domestic flood disaster, the blues – all got in the way. But should be on top of things from now (we hope!).

Leeds Coalition: Next meeting Jan 5th

We are going to meet to discuss what we want to do in 2011 on Weds Jan 5th at 6PM in the Boardroom (ground floor) of Broadcasting Place, Leeds Metropolitan University. All supporters of a broad movement against cuts are welcome.

Len McCluskey of UNITE on strikes and the Coalition of Resistance

Unions warn of massive wave of strikes Unite general secretary Len McCluskey vows to work with students to fight government’s austerity agenda Matthew Taylor guardian.co.uk, Sunday 19 December 2010 Len McCluskey, Unite’s general secretary, says trade unions have to work with students to build a wider anti-cuts campaign. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the GuardianThe UK [...]

Lobby the council Dec 15th

People will be gathering at the Civic Hall on Wedensday morning (from 9 to 10) to lobby the council committee meeting that is meeting to discuss cuts… everyone is welcome.

38 Degrees NHS Get-together

38 Degrees NHS Get-together in Leeds Sunday, December 12  This is a chance to meet up with other 38 Degrees members in Leeds and discuss what we want to do locally to help protect the NHS. The meet-up is being held at O’Neills Bar in the city centre. Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 1:30 PM [...]

Right to Work on ‘unity forum’

The ‘organic’ unity forum by Paul Brandon I chaired or more accurately facilitated the Right to Work campaign’s unity forum in central London yesterday, Sunday 5 December. The question we posed in advance was ‘ how can we unite to stop the cuts.’ We have never been under any illusions such a question posed to [...]