National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts: 24/01/11
News is coming in of protests and actions around the UK as part of the National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts called for the 24th January.
With a call to focus on the poverty pimps set to make hundreds of millions out of benefit reforms, many groups have chosen to target Atos Origin, the company responsible for the punitive medical testing of disability and sickness benefits.
In London a Party and Picnic has been called in Triton Square near Euston from 2pm. Bring music, drums, whistles, banners, food to share and brighten up the faceless corporate wasteland that is home to poverty pimps Atos Origin Ltd: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126713940728397&index=1
In Livingston,not far from Edinburgh, protesters will be visiting Atos Origin’s Scotland Office. Visit the facebook page for more info, and be there from 10am: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171393309560338
Atos will also be the scene of a protest in Leeds called by local claimants and West Yorkshire Solidarity Federation. Be at 1 Whitehall, Leeds from 10 am then a group will be visiting notorious poverty pimps A4e at noon (Ground Floor Zicon House Wade Lane Leeds LS2 8DD): http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=184130128281306
Even the Shires are revolting with a Protest Against Disability Cuts to be held in Lydney, Gloucestershire. Meet outside the Co-op at 1pm: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145737215482219
A call has gone out for protest in Burnley, meet outside Burnley Town Hall at 12.30: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188512334508043
o Accept the challenge Iain Duncan-Smith!
(FB Group from Dundee Unemployed Workers)
o Benefit Claimants Fightback (fb group)
o Black Triangle Anti-Defamation Campaign (fb page)
o Brighton Benefits Campaign
o Cardiff's Unemployed Daytime Discos!
o Carer Watch
o Carer Watch fb page
o Crippen – Disabled Cartoonist
o Disabled People Against Cuts
o Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty
o Free London Listings
o Goldsmiths in Occupation
o Haringey Solidarity Group
o Ipswich Unemployed Action
o Islington Disabled People Against Cuts
o Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group
o Lancaster and Morecambe Against the Cuts!
o Norfolk Community Action Group
o Nottingham Claimants' Union
o Oxford Save Our Services
o Nuneaton Against Benefit Cuts (fb page)
o Tyneside Claimants Union
o Welfare Rights 4 u (UK) fb page
o Welfare Action Hackney
o Work Programme & Flexible New Deal Scandal
o World Homeless Day