Disabled People Against Cuts protest in Birmingham over the thousands of people killed by the Government through cuts, using direct action along the way to highlight the many accessibility problems disabled people face every day, and finishing the protest with an inspiring call to arms.
David Cameron is telling everyone that by cutting 22% of sixth form funding since 2010, he’s actually “protecting” it and providing “better funding”. So striking teachers from City & Islington hold a free maths lesson outside Parliament…
Couriers in London have unionised! Video by Helena Doyle www.helenadoyle.net
David Cameron says that funding for sixth form colleges is “protected” and that colleges will be “better funded.” He’s lying. The current cuts will mean funding has been cut by nearly a quarter since 2010. Teachers are now striking to save education.
The junior doctors’ strike is solid – and growing into a determined battle to save the NHS. Hear doctors from Homerton Hospital explain why the new contract that Hunt is trying to impose spells disaster for our health service, and come and support the picket lines on the next strikes in April.
…and the pub happens to be full of striking sixth form teachers. See what happens next…and given that this happened at 3pm in the afternoon, has Sir Michael knocked off early to get a pint? Or is this when he normally finishes work? At least he agrees that turning all schools into academies is a bad idea…
The offices of Swedish construction company Skanska were occupied today by the Blacklist Support Group. Skanska, who are facing charges of illegal conspiracy to blacklist in the High Court, have spent more money than any other company on blacklisting – in 2008-09 they spent over £28,000, or nearly 13,000 workers checked.
A Huge march in London demands an end to the war on the Kurds, and condemns the Turkish state’s atrocities against Kurdish civilians in North Kurdistan (South East Turkey). This is set to become a major movement; get involved now at www.stopwaronkurds.org.
Sixth Form Colleges are under attack. The latest cuts mean almost a quarter of the funding for sixth form colleges has gone since 2010, and now new Government “Area Reviews” mean colleges either merging with others – or becoming academies. Only strike action can stop the destruction of the sector – vote YES in the NUT ballot.
Jules Carey, a human rights lawyer at Bindmans, represents many of the people targeted by spycops. Here he explains the parameters of the Pitchford Enquiry into undercover policing and what we cvan expect from it. Filmed at the COPS (Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance) public meeting on January 21, 2016.