Meet 11am Victoria Square – form groups block entrances.
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We are calling for protests to stop the undemocratic imposition of massive cuts to social services across Birmingham. These cuts represent an assault on people’s jobs, livelihoods and freedoms to live their lives happily, uninhibited by poverty.
The cuts will be voted through at a special council meeting Tuesday 26th of February – Many of us were involved in organising a simply lobby of councillors and public meeting the night before however for political reasons the council decided they didn’t want to listen & shut down our meeting http://www.facebook.com/notes/kelly-rogers/under-pressure-birmingham-city-council-admit-to-political-censorship/10151525690254813 – Leading to strong condemnation from local groups including the TUC. In response to this we should not capitulate but take even stronger action.
Be it 50, 100 or 200 people who turn up this, it will be a protest against the widespread impoverishment and denial of democratic rights occurring across the UK, part of a global systemic crisis. There are plenty of political & economic alternatives for the city council and central government other than austerity. The government could be taxing the ever richer elite to fund vital services; the Labour council shouldn’t be so weakly accepting all tory cuts.