Reports on resistance to public sector cuts.
See also UK Indymedia - Public sector cuts
As mass protests in Madrid raise the bar for European anti-austerity actions. We've got the Arab Spring – what about a European summer? It's a week since thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators pitched up in central Madrid (see SchNEWS 772) - and revolution fever is spreading across Europe like nits in a playground. With the Spanish sit-in still going strong – and intending to remain until at least the 29th - street demonstrations have also hit Greece, Georgia, and, er, Bristol. Protests are spreading to Italy, France, Portugal, Austria even Germany - could it be that last year's initial protests against austerity measures are maturing, one year on, into a broader demand for political reform?
From the newswires:
Crackdown begins. | Nottingham Solidarity | Spanish Revolution at London | #Spanishrevolution Has Reached Bristol | This revolution is sponsored by you! | Protests continue outside Spanish embassy | A shout from Spain | Message from Barcelona | Edinburgh Solidarity March
In SchNEWS: SchNEWS 773
Last week (see SchNEWS 753) we covered the protests against the sell-off of the Forest of Dean. But the implications of the Public Bodies Bill for the Forestry Commission go a lot further than that. Essentially the Tory’s are planning (in time-honoured fashion) to flog off the family silver and privatise forests up and down the country. The sale is intended to raise £2bn - less than half of one years tax avoidance by Vodafone.
In SchNEWS:SchNEWS 753
Thousands have marched, a government department has been broken into, and a Scottish branch of Lloyds TSB has been occupied by pissed-off pensioners...It must be the (OK, somewhat quiet compared to France) start of the anti-cuts revolt!
Welcome to the age of austerity. Romania has erupted in protests as harsh measures continue to grow and waves of discontent flood Europe.
Romania's capital, Bucharest, stood still for a day on Wednesday (19th) as ferocious cuts cripple the Romanian populace. The city was at brought to a halt as an estimated 50,000 protesters marched through the streets in the largest of the demonstrations seen since the cuts were announced. Protesters poured in from all over the country to attend, despite police attempts to block the streets to uphold order.
AS PROPOSED IMF SOLUTION SPARKS RESISTANCE...
Greece is further troubled as government officials get ready to announce IMF imposed wage cuts that will resonate across the country’s entire public sector. Emergency demonstrations were held across the country (Thursday 29th April) in protest against the cuts by grass-roots trade unions, leftist and anarchist organisations.
Greece has once again been rocked by protests, strikes and civil unrest. This time in response to a series of swinging government cutbacks aimed at bringing the country into line with neo-liberal dogma and reducing it's budget deficit. In response to proposed attacks on worker's rights and pensions, virtually the entire country came out on strike on Wednesday. 30,000 marched through Athens and violently clashed with police. There is widespread anger at the governments attempts to deal with the economic crisis by dipping into the pockets of the poor. Marchers in Athens shouted, "No sacrifices! Make the rich pay for the crisis!”Links:
Universal Credit is coming to Cambridge!
Fantasy Politics - a Media Lens analysis
30-07-2015 14:29 | 1 comment
Anti "Austerity" Demo in Cambridge.
02-06-2015 01:43 | 3 comments
Occupiers of Bank of England building turned homeless shelter make demands
29-04-2015 15:24 | 8 comments
Locals Protest Outside Housing Exhibition.
17-04-2015 23:34 | 7 comments
Report of Radical Independence Campaign Conference
20-03-2015 17:50 | 1 comment
Cameron is attacking poorest pensioners as well
02-03-2015 13:32 | 1 comment
Housing Crisis - today's march in London is a token one!
31-01-2015 13:57 | 6 comments
Can the TUC march and rally today deliver the Movement thats been overdue?
18-10-2014 11:09 | 3 comments
Waiting for the Charity to Commission to wake up - at 1230 on Wednesday!
24-09-2014 11:35 | 1 comment
NATO banquet at Cardiff Castle Thursday 4th September 2014
06-09-2014 11:15 | 1 comment
Short Films: My Message to the Government #MyMsgToTheGov
DWP unravelling - UK Neo Cons breaking laws, suppressing due process
13-05-2014 11:04 | 2 comments
Supplemental photos to May Day event of Saturday May 3rd
May Day march and rally in Edinburgh
03-05-2014 23:15 | 4 comments
People attacked under ConDem Govt are et down by the funded "advice"
10-04-2014 14:46 | 1 comment
ClevelandPolice False Arrests leads to more Forensics LIES
13-02-2014 15:35 | 1 comment
Final Stage in getting justice for child rape and unethical human medical trials
14-11-2013 03:02 | 5 comments
Elish Angiolini And The ROTHSCHILD FAMILY
02-11-2013 19:11 | 1 comment
Cameron hasn't signed Crossrail Step-Free Access EDM.Nor has a Tower Hamlets MP!
29-08-2013 15:13 | 1 comment
Privatizing water in Greece
An 'Assembly' of Illusions?
30-06-2013 10:14 | 1 comment
People’s Assembly marks new stage in cuts resistance
24-06-2013 10:41 | 29 comments
Brazil, a crisis of representation
23-06-2013 12:04 | 1 comment
Activists defy police attempts to gather intelligence on resistance to G8
24-05-2013 13:11 | 1 comment
StopG8 National Gathering @ London 25/26 May
Boris Johnson needs to stop uttering rubbish for Big Biz agenda
Press release - Anti-Capitalists publish map of targets in the West End
10-05-2013 08:27 | 9 comments
Britain’s Poverty Addiction
09-05-2013 08:28 | 1 comment
The Thatcher Legacy, the Legacy of Dependency.
Margaret Thatcher owned £6m house linked to THREE tax havens
15-04-2013 19:26 | 1 addition | 12 comments
Margaret Thatcher death party - Trafalgar Square, London, 13 April 2013
14-04-2013 01:16 | 13 comments
Ding Dong, BBC make history as music downloads become news!
12-04-2013 20:56 | 6 comments
Buckingham Palace, Church & Whitehall getting cold feet over Thatcher funeral
12-04-2013 17:34 | 13 comments
State Funeral for Margaret Thatcher?
08-04-2013 12:20 | 6 comments
Islington meeting wants no bedroom tax evictions
Stop G8 Call for workshops - Ideas Vs Capitalism
Internal deportation in Tower Hamlets
get involved! - Come to the Stop G8 Network Meeting in London
11-03-2013 20:55 | 7 comments
CALLOUT: National Day of Action Against the Bedroom Tax!
The WREXHAM-STAR.......... Phoenix from the Ashes !
The Great Tax-Cut Experiment and Corporate Taxes as % of Profits
Propaganda for the 2013 Bristol anarchist bookfair available now
1.4.13, April Fool.
The Tax & Cut Time Bomb: April Showers Pain on the Poor
We are Taxing The Bedrooms of Dead Children
28-01-2013 15:36 | 2 comments
Storming The Heavens !
Britain's military adventures have cost us all so much
11-01-2013 10:49 | 1 comment
Tower Hamlets Community for a new Council
06-01-2013 20:54 | 1 comment
Starbucks action in Cambridge by UK Uncut
11-12-2012 18:41 | 1 comment
Anti-Austerity Protest, Manchester Report and Pics
CURO Housing renting its homes as holiday lets to wealthy tourists
Free Internet Book: "The World Crisis and Beyond," 182 pp
QE3 Another Fed Give Away to the Banks
Child Stealing By The State Conference The Suncastle Skegness Lincolnshire
27-07-2012 05:52 | 4 comments
End austerity now: £70bn in revenue lost annually in tax havens
Spirit of May Day Flickers Back to Life
May Day in the Philippines
Where We Stand : Formation of a new anarchist communist project in the UK
01-05-2012 11:14 | 8 comments
Living in Sweden and the meaning of ‘subhuman’ - Intrepid Report
Holland & Barrett Face Angry Pickets Across the UK
01-04-2012 16:05 | 3 comments
Saboteurs chain metro gates open for fare strike, New York (USA)
30-03-2012 15:43 | 3 comments
MoD procurement privatisation - crucial article that didn't appear online
23-03-2012 13:55 | 2 comments
The New Walking Dead
20-03-2012 07:09 | 1 comment
Block The Bill Builders
It`s not just Greece that needs reform, it`s the whole EU.
20-02-2012 17:05 | 8 comments
99percentrecordings launches UK action
14-02-2012 13:35 | 11 comments
Cuts to Bus Services Come to Cambridgeshire Today.
Market solution is the crash - prospects for March 2012 Euro settlement?
24-01-2012 23:52 | 3 comments
Which way forward for the 99%? General Strike 1st May 2012!
01-01-2012 12:30 | 5 comments
N30 Occupy London Tribute vid
A Rolling Festive Phone-in to Atos 'Healthcare'
09-12-2011 15:22 | 1 addition
Thousands take to Cambridge Streets on November 30th
02-12-2011 22:47 | 3 comments
Nov-30 Brum Strike and Protest
Empty Ex-Forest Cafe Squatted and Reclaimed for the Community
01-12-2011 10:22 | 1 comment
St. Andrews N30
A Real Victorian Christmas Party and Picnic at Triton Square
Protest Against Atos Outside the Paralympic Test Event!
26-11-2011 19:44 | 1 comment
Pay Council Tax Hove MP tells Occupy...
26-11-2011 14:53 | 2 comments
David Willetts Silenced by Cambridge Fees Protest
23-11-2011 00:02 | 9 comments
Open Letter to a Chancellor (U$A)
A Month of Festive Action Against Atos and the Benefit Cuts
Italy and the end of representative democracy
14-11-2011 14:53 | 4 comments
Papademos: the first of the Banktators
10-11-2011 15:34 | 3 comments
01-11-2011 21:08 | 1 addition
What lies beneath the Ark Academy in Brent?
30-10-2011 17:21 | 12 comments
Defend Welfare Gathering
Reports from Occupations, Part 1: Portland
#OccupyLSX Callout – Let’s do this!
12-10-2011 16:48 | 2 comments
The Impact of Occupy Wall Street: Some Early Indicators
Anarchist reportback and critique from Occupy Portland
09-10-2011 10:43 | 1 comment
Occupy LA: One Week Old and Going Strong
Voices from #OccupyWallStreet
07-10-2011 07:54 | 1 comment
Occupy Britain - Join the 99% for positive change
06-10-2011 18:33 | 3 comments
The 99 Percent Occupy Wall Street
The Real Reason Why Police Cage Peaceful Protestors
05-10-2011 18:46 | 1 comment
Occupy Wall Street: A Reply to Skeptics
05-10-2011 16:12 | 2 comments
Occupy Chicago Efforts Mark One Week, Join 130+ Other U.S. Cities
Five Things That #OccupyWallStreet Has Done Right
02-10-2011 06:14 | 1 addition | 6 comments
Occupy London Stock Exchange
National Day of Action Against Atos - Latest Round Up
27-09-2011 11:34 | 3 additions | 1 comment
Live stream from #occupywallstreet #takewallstreet protest
Statement from the Chilean school students on hunger strike
PHILIPPINES: High price of electricity is anti-women, anti-poor
12-09-2011 10:32 | 1 comment
National Day of Action Against Atos - 30th September
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