Saturday, 12 March 2011

London Against the Cuts?

As follow up to post here, Bromley Cuts Concern supporter Judith Wright attended first gathering of Haringey and Hackney's London boroughs alliance anti-cuts initiative. In a personal capacity, Judith writes -

About 13 boroughs were represented - we were 1 of only 2 Tory boroughs there. Each borough gave feedback about what's happening locally. I think the basic idea of this group is to share ideas of how best to oppose the cuts. Some of the local groups have been going since just after the May elections. There were also members of a Latin-American anti-cuts group and although they don't operate at borough level it was agreed that they could join.

The next meeting is planned for Sat 9th April in Camden. Some people thought only members of the anti-cuts groups should be invited others thought it should be opened up to the public and be more of a forum than a meeting. In the end it was agreed that it would be a meeting with representatives of local groups but the day would include some workshops e.g. on community activism, health etc.

Re: The Demo - someone there mentioned that at least 1200 coaches have been booked!

There are a few feeder marches - one is at Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn (organised by Camden), one in Kennington (South London Groups) and one in Haringey. - Maybe worth joining the one in Holborn as if the march is really big it could take ages to start?

Apparently the TUC are employing private security guards in Hyde Park....

There's also a Budget Day protest planned for 23rd March.

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