#BurnAusterity: Join a ‘Bonfire of Austerity’ action near you
4 November 2013 — Change:How?
[How indeed? I’m not sure what to make of this stuff frankly. The major sponsor is the Observer newspaper! They seem to come out once a year, talk a lot and then disappear until the next crisis comes along. It’s all slick PR stuff, no doubt pro bono work from a mind-fucker but what does it all mean and does it lead anywhere? I mean really, “pin the blame on Cameron”? But not on capitalism? Burn your energy bill? I despair WB]
This day will say loud and clear that we will not rest until the government abandons their austerity programme.
If you are on an action tomorrow make sure you take lots of pictures and send them into email@example.com, tweet using #BurnAusterity and share widely on Facebook.
– Block Westminster Bridge – Assemble at Jubilee Gardens at 6pm. Bring 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. Invite your friends and share on Facebook.
Call for volunteers: We need volunteers to help steward the London action tomorrow. We will be meeting at 4:45pm at Jubilee Gardens. If you can help please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07746330422.
BONFIRE OF AUSTERITY – LOCAL ACTIONS
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 07971630005 / Facebook
Cambridge – Contact email@example.com
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org/ 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
Doncaster – Set up a food bank in a bank, Meet at 11am, Clock Tower, Doncaster contact email@example.com/ 07587697028
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
Lambeth – Contact 07913496012 / email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com/ 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 cancel 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.
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 city Assemble 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org/ 07515676025/ Facebook
Norwich – Planned vigil outside the Town Hall, 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
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
12.30PM – OCCUPY A PUBLIC SPACE TIME
ASSEMBLE OUTSIDE GOLD MEADOW FISH & CHIP CAFE, OLD ST, ASHTON-U-LYNE
6.00PM – TAMESIDE’S BONFIRE OF AUSTERITY TIME
JOIN US AND BURN THOSE AUSTERITY BLUES AWAY
ASHTON MOSS ALLOTMENTS, MOSS LANE, OL7 9LA
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
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