We want to make this Firework Night one which David Cameron will remember and remember for a long time! The Peoples’ Assembly is calling for a day of protest in every town and city in the country.
The actions will be many and various, ranging from occupations of public space to occupations of banks, from online petitioning to blocking roads, from leafleting with the rail unions against the privatized rail companies to student occupations.
We are hoping for three waves of action: one in the morning, one at lunchtime and one in the evening. And at the end of the day the local out-sourcing contracts, the welfare legislation, the loan company adverts will all make a splendid bonfire…and you can choose whether the guy is Cameron, Gove, Clegg or Osborne.
More information to follow. Post your actions / ideas below and Get in touch with your local group to find out what’s being planned near you.
Bonfire of Austerity – Local actions/ meeting points
London – Block Westminster Bridge – Assemble at Jubilee Gardens at 6pm, contact firstname.lastname@example.org/ Facebook
London planning meeting: 6pm, Thurs 17 Oct, Unite HQ, 128 Theobalds Rd, WC1. Confirm your attendance here.
Anonymous – Trafalgar Square, 6pm
Barnet – Assemble at 6pm outside Hendon Town Hall, the Burroughs, NW4 4BG,
Birmingham – Assemble at Waterstones, High Str. at 5pm, contact email@example.com
Brighton – Assemble at the Clock Tower at 12pm, contact firstname.lastname@example.org/ Facebook
Bristol – 5th November, 5 PM, 5 Campaigns
Activists meeting on the 16 October at Tony Benn House, 7pm
contact email@example.com/ 07971630005
Cambridge – Activists meeting 23 October, 7.30pm, University Centre (ground floor)
Doncaster - Activists planning meeting on 15 October at Churchview Centre, DN1 1AF, 7pm, contact firstname.lastname@example.org/ 07587697028
Lambeth – Beginning of November – contact 07913496012
Leeds - Meet at 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
Luton - Activists meeting 16 October 6.30pm, Unite the Union, 10 Cardiff Road, Luton LU1 1PP
Manchester - Ten ways to disobey
Anti austerity torch lit tour of the city
Assemble at ATOS HQ Albert Bridge House Bridge street M 60 GATe 5pm
We will assemble with torches and a very loud samba band and proceed to take our Guy on a guided tour of the offices and shops of loan sharks, tax dodgers, privatisers and the general foul smelling underbelly of Tory Manchester. Blue plaques will be ceremoniously applied on route. Prepare to be horrified and disgusted at what you see whilst having the most fun you’ve ever had on November 5th !
At 8 am we will be leafleting workers as they arrive in the city and local tram and bus depots. Our leaflet will have ten ideas that anyone can do during the working day as well as the actions they can join in with
Rearrange retail: take a photo for #burnausterity
Recommended reads - add a post it ‘ this is crap read this… ‘ with your recommended anti austerity read on to best sellers like biographies of Branson
Fill a basket of groceries and leave a note at the checkout saying ‘dear tesco please donate to local food bank’ Leave an anti austerity review on amazon, Argos most popular products
Ring for a refund
Make Nov 5th the day we jam the phone lines to virgin trains complaints, Royal Mail or Boots
Email Michael Gove
Email the council
Report your views on the cuts
Manchester (Tameside) – Assemble outside the Golden Meadow cafe, Old street Ashton Under Lyne at 12.30pm
Medway – Activists meeting Monday 14th October, 7:30pm, Red Star Learning Centre located in the car park at Chatham Station next to the coastbound platform, contact email@example.com
Merseyside - Contact firstname.lastname@example.org/ 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 email@example.com/ 07515676025/ Facebook
Norwich – Planned vigil outside the Town Hall
Activist meeting on 29 October 6:30pm at Vauxhall Centre.
Nottingham – Activists planning meeting on 15 October with UK Uncut at the Orange Tree Pub, 6.30 – 7.15pm
5 November – Assemble at the Brian Clough Statue, market square at 5pm, contact firstname.lastname@example.org/ Facebook
RCT/ Bridgend - Activists meeting on the 15 October at Railway Pub, Derwin Road, Bridgend, 7pm, contact email@example.com/ 01443 227996
Sheffield and South Yorkshire – Direct Action workshop and planning meeting 15 October, 6PM, Sheffield Hallam University, Owen Building, top floor Café at 6pm, contact firstname.lastname@example.org/ 07814420319
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
Sunderland - Activists meeting on the 16 October at Age UK Sunderland, Bradbury Centre, 7pm, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 07958 635850/ Facebook
St. Albans – Activist meeting, 21st October at 7pm, Fleetville Community Centre
West Yorkshire – Activists meeting on the 15 October at Leeds Met Broadcasting Place, 6:15pm, contact: email@example.com