Action Update 20th – 26th Dec

28 12 2010

Everyone seems to have taken a break for xmas this week.

22.12 – Defence campaign launched for two anti-cuts protesters arrested on a demonstration in Newcastle last saturday

Last week Croatian students organised actions in solidarity with UK and Italian students

Rebellion is in the air – report from the front lines of london

10 12 2010

While we’re sure most of you have already seen the news reports, for a slightly more radical take on todays events read on…

fire's surround parliment

(We’ve collated the first hand reports friends and comrades who were on the streets of london have relayed to us, no hearsay, rumours or corporate media lies).

From the start of the day police attempted to control the march (with the infamous TSG lining up at the front to lead the way) and failed. Hundreds of protesters ran down side streets to keep ahead of the police lines, rendering them useless.
As people made their way into parliment square, fists, battons, horses (and the existing fencing) were used to attempt to keep the demonstration on the whitehall side, and perhaps feed it to the rally point on embankment. Again the police couldn’t contain the angry students who quickly took the whole of parliment square. As police battled the main group there, hundreds broke through police lines into the surrounding area. Many came back to catch the police unaware, charging in to weak spots behind their lines, at one point they ran through lines of parked and empty police vans getting to within a stones throw of parliment.

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Action Roundup 1st-7th November

7 11 2010

This is our first very patchy round up of Anti-cuts action around the UK and further afield over the past week. Found something worth shouting about? E-mail us to let us know.

2/11/10 – Workers across the UK, have posed as skeletons to warn of cuts to public services such as libraries, schools and hospitals under the Government’s decision to slash spending.

3/11/10 – Upwards of 25,000 students from across Ireland descended onto the streets of Dublin on Wednesday for a protest called by the USI (Union of Students in Ireland). Up to 2,000 students broke away from the march, many calling It ‘futile’, and participated in the occupation of the Department of Finance and the sit-down protest staged outside. There were also clashes with riot police.

3/11/10 – Goldsmiths Students carried out 24 hour sit-in at Deptford Town Hall raise awareness of education cuts and the rise in student fees. Read the rest of this entry »