Posts Tagged "UK Uncut"

Officer A3002 is Guilty of Misuse of Law

Posted by on 18 May 11 in Social Justice | 0 comments

2009. The year the police became anonymous. The year terrorism meant that pub lic accountability went down the drain. The year they brought in Section 76 of the Counter Terrorism Act, which states (emphasis mine): “A person commits an offence who… (a)elicits or attempts to elicit information about an individual who is or has been …a constable, which is of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, or (b)publishes or communicates any such information.” You don’t have to be a student of law to realise quite quickly that this...

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I stand with ALL the protesters

Posted by on 29 Mar 11 in Politics | 0 comments

On Saturday, I walked with over half a million people down Embankment. These people were workers, residents, families, students, and the unemployed. All in all, I was shocked at the variety of placards, banners and people marching. It was momentous – but its impact was on only half a story – addressed by a leader of a political party who has always supported monetary reform, and therefore – cuts. It was UKUncut that had inspired me more for the day – peaceful direct action seemed to be the only way we could actually challenge the government, as they certainly...

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Intelligence, innovation & disruption: renewing anticuts

Posted by on 8 Feb 11 in Action | 2 comments

If you’re feeling a little under the weather with councils announcing their cuts to schools, housing, jobs and services – this is not the time to sink back and accept it. The Tories have presented us with a storm – a cyclone – of cuts that will affect all of us, but staying at home and hiding under the bed doesn’t mean it’s going to go away. Right now we still have the opportunity of fighting back, of getting through, of winning a concourse against gloom. And we will. Why? Because our fight is protecting the poorest, the most vulnerable and basic human...

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Where next for UK Uncut

Posted by on 23 Jan 11 in Politics | 4 comments

We’ve done amazingly. For shop after shop that we’ve shut down, we’ve had the press and people supporting us. We’ve even had some of the police supporting us. And hey,even the Daily Mail had a positive story on activism, for a change! We’ve shown that direct action works. We’ve also made our point clear – the cuts aren’t necessary because the rich are getting away with it. Phase 1 is completed. We need to move on. Why change? We cannot win the tax haven argument ourselves – the laws that allow the rich to escape paying taxes are primarily...

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