Aug 292013
 

Last year during the ATOS Games over 30 local actions took place around the UK. They were really important for getting the message to members of the public and raising awareness about what this government is doing to disabled people.

This year you get to choose the target of your choice. You could take the Reclaiming Our Futures manifesto to present at your local MP’s constituency office, spread it through social media, protest on the streets  against segregated education, the proposed ILF closure or show solidarity at your local Remploy site (for those few factories in their last weeks of operation). Alternatively, you might want to lobby your local Council on the Bedroom Tax and cuts to local services/support. Oh, and  as we know  ATOS offices are still around too….

You could decide to hold an arts event or a debate to raise awareness about disabled people’s rights. There are a number of films listed below showing disabled people’s protest or the brilliant work of Katherine Araniello providing a wry insight into prejudice and the social model discussion event on 1st September will be live streamed for virtual particpation.

How you organise your local actions is entirely up to you but there is a set of resources to download below that might be useful to ensure you get as much local publicity as possible and could give you more time to concentrate on building bigger protests.

Thanks to the local groups who have shared these with us and if you have any resources that other actions and campaigns might find useful please do send them in.

We can help promote your actions on the DPAC website to build as much support as possible so send us information that we can publish about when and where local actions are taking place.

 

Resources to download:

– Template press release:  ROF template PR

– Flyer promoting grand finale of the week of action on 4th September: flyer 3

– Letter to send to your MPs inviting them to the lobby in Parliament and  launch of the UK Disabled People’s Manifesto: Dear MP

– Flyer for the lobby and launch: flyer – lobby (3)

– Easy read information about the week of action: DPAC easy read (2)

– Reclaiming Our Futures graphic: graphic

– Films list: Films

– Guide to organising a local action: How to Guide 

–  Easy read ‘Planning a Campaign’ information: campaigns (DPAC)

And of course, back this year by popular demand…. Barbie shows us how to organise a demo….How to do a demo

Don’t forget to make sure your friends, family and fellow campaigners have information about the week of action and armchair activism guide and let us know how you get on.

Together we can reclaim our futures!

Aug 252013
 

Birmingham

http://birminghamagainstthecuts.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/we-will-remember-the-victims-of-austerity-britian-and-oppose-the-dwp-which-broke-their-soul/

 

Saturday September 7th Broad Street job centre 1-2pm and Atos office, Five Ways, 2-3pm

 

Bristol

A gentle conference on the proposed closure of the Independent Living Fund

 

Wednesday 4 September 2013 City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR

11.15am to 3.30pm

  

Free entrance, refreshments and buffet lunch plus people from local council.

To reserve a place and for more information, please contact:

 

Email:      independencebristol@gmail.com

Text:        07867 690422

 

Canary Wharf

29th August Day of action to make Crossrail fully accessible – Thursday 29th August 2013.

– See more at: https://dpac.uk.net/2013/07/day-of-action-to-make-crossrail-fully-accessible-thursday-29th-august-2013/#sthash.lqaDkIZ4.dpuf

DPAC Medway Leaflet drop 2PM Fri 30th ATOS 1A Bachelor Street Chatham ME4 4BJ

 

 Islington

www.daii.org

August 29th street party on Islington Green 12-4pm to help organise the fightback against the proposed closure of the Independent Living Fund.

 

Leamington Spa

August 31st noon bedroom tax protest  Town Hall

 

Protests against cuts to NHS and attacks against disabled people outside Chris White’s office
43a Clemens Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 2DP
 

 

Swansea

 

PROTEST AGAINST ATOS IN SWANSEA!
FIGHT ATTACKS ON DISABLED PEOPLE!
12pm Friday 30th August, outside Swansea Atos centre

https://www.facebook.com/events/181697292010875/

 

Norfolk


https://dpac.uk.net/2013/08/dpac-norfolk-reclaiming-our-rights-30th-august/

 

Reclaiming our Rights August 30th 12-2.30pm Job Centre Plus, Kiln House, Pottersgate, Norwich, NR2 1BZ

 

 Northampton

Sept 6th https://dpac.uk.net/2013/08/northampton-6th-sept-11-30-2pm-atos-asessing-the-assessors/

 

Wrexham Tuesday 3rd September : Protest against ATOS and their paymasters DWP by disabled people, claimants and supporters from 12.30 pm onwards outside the Jobcentre/ATOS on the corner at Grosvenor Road. Please bring banners, placards, whistles etc.

 

 

Everywhere:

Twitter event with Liz Crow  using http://inactualfact.org.uk/ for  Monday September 2nd

 

Armchair activism-to come

 

 

Being updated – please let us know what you are doing to add to list: email: mail@dpac.uk.net

 

 

Aug 232012
 

Pay a Visit to Your Local Atos Office as part of the Atos Games, a week of action against poverty pimps Atos, the company who profit from pushing disabled people to death and despair – we are calling on members and supporters to take the protest nationally by paying a visit to your local Atos office.

How you do this is entirely up to you but there is a set of resources to download below that might be useful to ensure you get as much local publicity as possible and could give you more time to concentrate on building bigger protests.

Thanks to the local groups who have shared these with us and if you have any resources that other actions and campaigns might find useful please do send them in.

We can help promote your actions on the DPAC website to build as much support as possible so send us information that we can publish about when and where local actions are taking place.

We will also have anti-cuts and Atos kills sticker and stencil packs we can post out to you on request by emailing: mail@dpac.uk.net

Coming soon…. Barbie shows us how to organise a demo….

Resources to download:

–  Guide to organising a local acton: How to Guide

–  Easy read ‘Planning a Campaign’ information: campaigns (DPAC)

– Template action against Atos flyer: action flyer

– Template press release:  Press Release

– Atos information 1: Atos Origin leafletfinal

– Atos information 2: DPAC ATOS

– DPAC flyer: DPAC flyer

– Flyer promoting final action on 31st August: ATOS-UkUncut-DPAC-A5-landscape2

– List of local Atos offices

– A “red peter” cut-out Atos medal: Atos gets gold DPAC aug12