was formed at a meeting on the 22nd Sept 2010 attended by local representatives from the FBU, UNITE, UCU, Rugby TUC, Rugby Green Party, Socialist Alliance, and the Socialist Party and meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at the Three Horse Hotel, Sheep Street, Rugby CV21 3BX . Our next meeting is on Thursday 9th February. ALL ARE WELCOME
Write to: RUGBY AGAINST THE CUTS - PO Box 4123, Rugby, CV21 9BJ.
CONVENOR and PRESS OFFICER – Pete McLaren.TREASURER – Julie Weekes TRADE UNION LIAISON –Martin Eversfield and Roy Sandison
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
BONFIRE OF AUSTERITY | 5 NOVEMBER
ONFIRE OF AUSTERITY | 5 NOVEMBER
We want to make this Firework Night one which David Cameron will remember and remember for a long time!
The Peoples’ Assembly is calling for a day of protest in every town and city in the country.
The actions will be many and various, ranging from occupations of public space to occupations of banks, from online petitioning to blocking roads, from leafleting with the rail unions against the privatized rail companies to student occupations.
We are hoping for three waves of action: one in the morning, one at lunchtime and one in the evening. And at the end of the day the local out-sourcing contracts, the welfare legislation, the loan company adverts will all make a splendid bonfire…and you can choose whether the guy is Cameron, Gove, Clegg or Osborne.
Get in touch with your local group to find out what’s being planned near you.
Bonfire of Austerity – Local actions
London – Block Westminster Bridge – Assemble at Jubilee Gardens at 6pm, contact firstname.lastname@example.org/ FacebookBring your energy bills: we will be burning our energy bills on the bridge to highlight the massive rise in energy prices which have left people choosing between heating and eating.
Anonymous – Trafalgar Square, 6pm
ACTION FOR RAIL Leafleting across the country on NOV 5 – check here for details
Join us at stations across the country, meeting passengers and letting them know about our campaign for a national, integrated railway under public ownership.
Barnet – Assemble at 6pm outside Hendon Town Hall, the Burroughs, NW4 4BG, see here for more details
Birmingham – Assemble at Waterstones, High Str. at 5pm, contact email@example.com
Bolton – Campaigning against Zero Hours Contracts, Bedroom Tax, Pay Day Loans & NHS Cuts, organised by Bolton Trades Union Council
8AM – 9AM Leafleting, petitioning at the Bolton Railway Station
12:30PM – 1:30PM Leafleting, petitions, mock Bonfire outside Sports Direct (Bolton Town Hall Square)
Blackpool – 16:20 outside the Town Hall, Anonymous Protest
Bridgwater - ”Democracy? They’re Having a Laugh” A mass binning of Tory policies at the Cornhill, Bridgwater (TA6 3BY) 17:00 – 18:00
Brighton – Assemble at the Clock Tower at 12pm, contact firstname.lastname@example.org / Facebook
Bristol – 5th November, 5 PM, 5 Campaigns Assemble at The Fountains opposite Hippodrome
Come along and burn some austerity policies. Bring a placard with a policy you want to burn! We’re going to being making some noise and a presence in the centre of town so as well as placards, some will be in fancy dress, bring drums, whistles, horns or anything else that will grab attention. Contact email@example.com / 07971630005 / Facebook
Cambridge - Contact firstname.lastname@example.org “Break the Chains of Austerity” – Time 5/6PM, details TBC. We will form a chain gang led by David Cameron, dragging behind him various victims of austerity: a schoolboy/girl, a nurse, a train conductor, a fireman/woman… and march through Cambridge singing the old union song “Which Side Are You On?” Rehearsal on Nov 4 at 7.30pm, we will meet at the University Centre (Grads Cafe, 3rd floor). Contact email@example.com / https://www.facebook.com/events/570519243017788/
Darlington – Assemble outside at 4.30 pm outside the Town Hall for a protest organised by Darlington Against Cuts and supported by the Teesside Peoples Assembly Against Austerity. Contact TeessidePA@gmail.com / Facebook
Durham – Protest, 12:30 PM at Market Place, https://www.facebook.com/events/157323847811577/
Dundee – March and Rally Assemble at Hilltown Park 11.45 am March to City Square for Rally 12 noon Followed by Picket of Home Scotland Contact: 07894901688 /firstname.lastname@example.org /https://www.facebook.com/dundeepeoplesassembly
Ipswich – Contact: email@example.com 7.00 -8.30 Ipswich Station Action for Rail - Leaflet to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Rail Privatisation and support public ownership of rail.
11.30 am – 1.00 pm Silent Street, Ipswich Vigil outside ATOS and Job Centre. 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm near Boots in Tavern St Living Wage Activity. Joint activity with NAPO members on strike.
6.30 pm Bonfire of Austerity Consign Austerity to the Bonfire on the Green by Felaw Maltings (assemble in Mather Way)
Kings Lynn – “Pin the blame on Cameron” 11AM – 15pm outside Boots/ Wimpey/ Burtons - If you’re mad at the Coalition, here’s your chance to let them know. Come and meet Mr Clegg Cameron, your two-faced government. Let him know how you feel… and why. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / Facebook
Kingston upon Hull – Assembly 12:30pm, Queen Victoria Square - Dress up, bring placards, whistles, drums! Make some noise, get your voices heard! Let’s show the people of Hull that there IS an alternative to the government’s damaging policies of austerity. Facebook / Contact
Leeds – 4pm in Dortmund square (outside the St John’s Shopping Centre). Action jointly organised by the West Yorks People’s Assembly and Unite Community Branch
Morning action – 7:30am, Leeds train station for a leafletting action with Action for Rail. Contact: email@example.com
Leicester – 4PM – Assemble outside De Montfort University’s Hugh Aston Building Planning 2 demonstrations – one around the NHS and one around the Bedroom Tax. Contact: Leicester.PA@gmail.com / Facebook
Liverpool - Contact firstname.lastname@example.org/ Facebook 10AM – Assemble at St George’s Hall - there will be actions throughout the day. Join the email list to keep updated (http://www.merseysidepeoplesassembly.org/join-us/)
London (Brent) – 9AM at Brent Magistrates Court - “No Council Tax Benefit Cuts” Facebook Protest called by Unite the Union – Community Members, West London Peoples Assembly, Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group, Brent Housing Action, Zacchaeus Trust (Z2K) Brent Council has summonsed 12000 people for non-payment of council tax.Many of these cant pay as their council tax benefit has been cut in the new council tax support scheme. Come and voice your objections to the cuts to the benefit and show support to those who have been summonsed. Debt advice charity Z2K will be at the court giving advice to those who have been summonsed.
London South – Contact email@example.com / text 07806545279 / www.carnivalagainstcuts.org.uk / Facebook
10AM – Deptford High Street / New Cross Road - An action against poverty, led by the local Foodbank 1:30PM – Deptford Lounge public square – A performance against austerity politics 4:30PM – Catford Town Hall to Lewisham High Street – A procession against austerity, the bedroom tax and local cuts. Finishing with 6PM – The grassy Knoll, opposite Lewisham DLR – Bonfire of Cuts with music, speakers and effigies
London West - 12PM – protest against loan sharks – H&T Pawnbrokers and The Money Shop, 22 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherds Bush
Manchester - 5PM – Anti austerity torch lit tour of the cityAssemble at ATOS HQ Albert Bridge House Bridge street M60 GAT More info
At 8 am we will be leafleting workers as they arrive in the city and local tram and bus depots.
Medway – contact firstname.lastname@example.org / Facebook 7am – Chatham Station, leafletting action with RMT 12pm – outside the ATOS centre on Bachelor Street, Chatham 2pm – Picket at the Jobcentre
Middlesbrough – flashmob-style sing-a-long protest against austerity in the town centre around lunchtime/early afternoon in a location where we suspect it will be noticed. Contact the Teesside People’s Assembly: TeessidePA@gmail.com / Facebook
Newcastle - Assemble from 5pm outside Haymarket metro station. Actions begin at 5:30pm which will highlight local examples of tax-dodging, loan-sharking and zero-hour-contracting Contact email@example.com/ 07515676025/ Facebook
Norwich – Planned vigil outside the Town Hall, Facebook
Nottingham – Assemble at 5pm, Brian Clough Statue, Market Square – Firesculpture, Fire Breathers, NHS petition. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org/ Facebook
Oxford – Contact email@example.com / 07954365186 9.30 am Lobby County Council 11 am Austerity on Trial: Bonn Square 12 noon Probation officers’ strike begins: St Aldate’s 5.30pm Bonfire of Austerity: Bonn Square 6.30pm Where next? Town Hall Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 07954365186
Pembrokeshire – Saturday 2 Nov – Dress up as politicians for a symbolic bonfire – actions will focus on post offices, NHS, fire stations. Contact email@example.com / Facebook / Website
RCT/ Bridgend – “Unite Against Austerity” – Rolling demonstration – Actions focused on workfair and zero-hour contracts, the Bedroom Tax and local cuts proposed in RCT. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 01443 227996
10:30AM – Bridgend Valleys2Coast housing association. Meet outside the entrance to the shopping centre, Caroline St in the centre of Bridgend.
13:00 – McDonalds on Llantrisant
14:30 – Pontypridd Job Centre
From 16:00 – Pontypridd town centre by the fountain to oppose the RCT cuts.
Salford – Assemble 2PM at Stott Lane by Meadowbrook and Salford Royal hospitals. Protest against the closure of mental health wards in Salford and Bolton by Gtr Mcr West NHS Trust. The protest is organised by United Service Users Committee and Salford Against Cuts, and supported by Keep Our NHS Public.
Southampton – contact email@example.com / Facebook 12.30 outside the local ATOS centre 1.00pm outside the Job Centre 5.30pm we will be holding a demo at the local BBC studio, Opposite the Civic Center
St. Albans – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Stroud - Stroud Against the Cuts is joining @pplsassembly Nov 5th ‘Bonfire of Austerity’ protests: Assemble outside the Stroud Jobcentre at 12.30PM and @ Neil Carmichael’s office 4.00 – 6.30PM
Tameside – Contact NIGEL 07709056079 DAYTIME OCCUPY A PUBLIC SPACE TIME: 12.30PM ASSEMBLE OUTSIDE GOLD MEADOW FISH & CHIP CAFE, OLD ST, ASHTON-U-LYNE
EVENING TAMESIDE’S BONFIRE OF AUSTERITY TIME: 6.00PM JOIN US AND BURN THOSE AUSTERITY BLUES AWAY ASHTON MOSS ALLOTMENTS, MOSS LANE, OL7 9LA FREE AND OPEN TO ALL REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED
Wilts and Dorset - Sunday 27 October – “Balls to the Cuts” – Gather at 12pm at Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorset for a photo of people in a No Cuts formation. Contact email@example.com / Facebook
Wrexham – Gather at Queens Square Wrexham at 10am for a day of rolling action / 12PM for a rally. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / Facebook
Wokingham - 12:30 – 13:30 Lunchtime protest, Town Hall
York – City centre from 1pm – Model bonfire of austerity measures
Assemble at 4pm at St Helens Square for ” A festival of free speech against austerity” – an open mic event so bring speeches, poems, songs and anything else, dress up, bring props and join in a festival against austerity. Contact email@example.com / website