Friday 12 November 2010

Brighton Stop the Cuts Coalition Bulletin

Phil Clarke writes....

After a very well attended activists meeting on Monday the following ideas were discussed for the stop the cuts campaign. Many haven’t got details arranged yet but at the next delegates meeting that we would encourage as many groups as possible to send a delegatee to we should have dates and times and can agree funding etc.

For details about any of these events, if you want to get involved or can help out please email

Coming Up

Delegate Meeting 22nd Nov 7:30 Caxton Arms, North Gardens. A letter is attached asking groups to send delegates to the Stop the Cuts Coalition. It’s really important the campaign becomes more and more representative. We, of course, encourage all union branches and campaigns to delegate but are also keen to see more people come along on behalf of workplaces, voluntary and community groups. To have a broad based democratic campaign that can sink roots in our city these meeting are really important. An invitation letter is attached.

Brightstart campaign continues and new leaflets are available for distribution round workplaces/stalls, get in touch to get hold of them.

The Argus will be striking over job losses and transfer of the bulk of the papers operations out of Brighton on Thursday and Friday next week. Give you supports to the pickets and to local news coverage on the morning of those days at the Hollingbury office opposite ASDA.

Brighton Uni - students and staff anti-cuts organising meeting Monday, 15 November 6pm Watts Building, Room 507, Moulsecoomb campus

Sussex Uni - Demo 4pm Library Square Monday 15th Nov against cuts

Fees Protest organised by local 6th Form students 24th Nov 2pm BHASVIC. Teachers, parents and students welcome.

Protest East Sussex Cuts outside County Council Offices, Lewes, called by East Sussex Stop the Cuts Coalition - 10am 7th December Eastbourne Anti-Cuts Public Meeting 8th Dec, 7:30pm Leaf Hall BN22 7NB

Local meetings to bring in more people and particularly more people who are not presently organised in unions and campaigns are vital. We will be looking to the wider campaign for a big leafleting session of the area beforehand.

Portslade Anti-Cuts and Anti-Academy meeting in December, being organised by the Anti-Academy Campaign.

Hollingdean Anti-Cuts Meeting In January Organised by Brighton Unemployed Workers Centre.

The Communication Workers Union Keep the Post Public campaign will be organising around Brighton’s two Tory MPs, details to follow.

Poster campaign to show visually the anti-cuts arguments

Plan for ‘Physical Info Graphic’! The idea here is we use a large number of people in a public place (with press hopefully) to visually demonstrate some of the anti-cuts arguments. For example 120 people one side with a certain colour placard to represent 120 billion in tax avoidance/evasion and 1 on the other resenting 1 billion benefit fraud. This is going to involve a fair bit of organisation so anyone who like the idea and wants to help please get in touch!

Stickers for the campaign

Gig – being arranged

Plus there will no doubt be more short notice events, if you want the word spread around get in touch.

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