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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  One Response to “National Week of Action Against Atos Origin Midweek: protesting onwards”

  1. There was a protest outside atos in Leeds today as well, only just heard about it

    Brighton

    Brighton DPAC and Brighton Solidarity Federation are picketing ATOS Healthcare poverty pimps on Tuesday May 10th 9-10am & Friday May 13th 4-5pm, Lees House, 21 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 – in solidarity with DPAC week of action against ATOS. Join us!

    Then 1:00PM Saturday, May 14th
    Montague Street Worthing

    As part of the week of protest, Brighton Benefits Campaign will be performing our play ‘Dick Whittington & His Work Capability Assessment or The Computer Says No!’ for the good people of Worthing.

    Please join us to support, leaflet & shout at the Computer!

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202596039779487

    Chatham
    Between 12 and 2pm on Friday 13th May

    Medway Against the Cuts (MAC) will be holding a protest picket of the ATOS Testing Centre at 1a Batchelor St Chatham between 12 and 2pm on Friday 13th May. Medway Against the Cuts can be contacted at medway-against-the cuts@live.co.uk

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_168119479887991

    Glasgow – today!

    Picket and Picnic at Atos

    Thursday12th May
    5pm-6pm
    Ca’D’Oro Building, 45 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3PE

    Bring food to share.

    Part of the National Week of Action Against Atos

    Everywhere!

    International Week of Virtual Protest Against Atos Origin

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144607022276752&

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