Dec 022012
 
Disabled People Against Cuts will launch a group at a meeting in Manchester following the protest march against further Tory cuts on Saturday 8th December.
3.30pm Saturday 8th December at Friends Meeting House, Mount St. M2 5NS

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Disabled people are disproportionately affected by the vicious Condem cuts on welfare. Disabled people and their carers are fighting back attacks cuts which will drive them into further poverty and leave them even isolated through lack of adequate social support. Manchester Coalition Against Cuts is facilitating the launch of a DPAC group in Manchester on 8th December, 3:30pm after the anti-cuts demonstration to protest further cuts following Osbourne’s budget announcement on the 5th. We are seeking volunteers to help ensure that the meeting is accessible to all those who want to attend. If you can help out contact MCAC at coalitionagainstcuts@gmail.com or phone Tina on 07813591192

 

May 082012
 

Starting Thursday 31st May, Manchester Against Benefit Cuts, alongside Manchester Coalition Against Cuts and others, will be supporting a week of action against Atos and their Tory friends. We hope to coordinate this with as many groups as possible, and make the week as big a success as we can. We will also be attempting to coordinate action with trade unionists in both Britain and France. If you are interested in getting involved, we will be having an open planning meeting next week , and will be meeting at the Manchester May Day march (see below for details). We hope to get as many people and groups behind this, and encourage everyone who wants to get involved to do so.

Solidarity.

WEEK OF ACTION AGAINST ATOS

MAY DAY MEET UP
MONDAY 7TH MAY
ASSEMBLE 11AM, BEXLEY SQ, SALFORD
We will be marching behind the Manchester Against Benefit Cuts banner and leafleting for the week of action.

OPEN PLANNING MEETING
TUESDAY 8TH MAY
MEET 6PM, NUJ OFFICES, MANCHESTER
Opposite Chorlton St Coach Station
This will be directly before the Manchester Coalition Against Cuts meeting, so people can stay on for that if they want.

PROTEST AGAINST ATOS!
THURSDAY 31ST MAY
ASSEMBLE 12PM, ALBERT SQ, MANCHESTER
After meeting at the Town Hall, we will march down to the Atos offices on Bridge Street.

PUBLIC MEETING – STOP ATOS!
WEDNESDAY 6TH JUNE,
7PM, FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE

DAY OF ACTION AND CAMPAIGN STALL
SATURDAY 9TH JUNE
MEET 11AM, VENUE TBC

 

May 122011
 

On Monday, there were protests outside London Atos office, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Hastings, Cardiff and  in Liverpool.

Protestors are still reflecting and taking in their experiences with the videos and photos of the Hardest Hit demo  organised jointly by the Disability Benefits Consortium and the UK Disabled People’s Council, in London today – said to be about 5000 strong against the cuts.

Meanwhile today in Cambridge activists have entered Atos Healthcare in Hills Road today in protest at what they claim is the company’s role in reassessing incapacity benefit.

Protesters claimed more than 40 people had occupied the building during the evening and intended to stay all night.

Cambridgeshire Police said they were monitoring the situation.

People are staying the night, support welcome! Get down there!

There was also a protest in Manchester – Manchester – Wednesday, May 11 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm Albert Bridge House, Bridge Street, Manchester
Called by Manchester Coalition Against Cuts.

Tomorrow Thursday

A picket of Atos Origin, 1a Elthorne Road, off Holloway Road, London has been called for tomorrow – Thursday 12th May at 11am.

Bring placards, banners, leaflets from 11am!

Birmingham
Thursday, May 12 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Unison offices, 19th floor McClaren Tower, Priory Queensway. B4 7NN
Public Meeting: Benefit Cuts: Who are they targeting? How can we stop them? –
called by DPAC and Right To Work

Then on Friday May 13th at noon outside Waterstones bookshop opposite  bull
statue in Bullring centre join them for leafleting and street  theatre ‘ The
Computer Says NO’ an adaptation of a Brighton Benefit  Campaign play.

Bristol – 3.30-5.30 Thursday 12th May
After a previous successful demonstration outside ATOS, Flowers Hill,  voicing our dissent at the way this Government is attacking the most  vulnerable in our society and using ATOS as a way of doing it, we are  asking you join us foranother demonstration between 3.30-5.30 Thursday  12th May 2011 outside ATOS, Flowers Hill, Brislington.

In York, York Welfare Campaign Group will be leafletting from 8am-9am, meeting outside Banana Warehouse on Piccadilly (round the corner from the Atos offices), followed by a photo op with the Press.
I hope I have not missed anyone out! Go protestors and let us have your pictures and reports. Onwards against Atos poverty pimps!


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