In the third year of this Condem coalition, austerity began to fail, with the budget deficit rising as we entered a double dip recession. The triple dip recession may already have started. The council here announced huge budget cuts spelling the “end of local government as we know it“, the attacks on our welfare system accelerated and the fightback continued with 200,000 marching in London on October 20th, thousands in Birmingham for the Tory conference, companies and charities withdrawing from workfare, Charles House saved from closure, Redundancies stopped at Connexions (at least for now) and more words (though still little action) on tax avoidance.
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Budget Day Protest Video:
Demo over benefit cuts after man sets himself on fire outside Selly Oak jobcentre
Unite Local Government Demonstration Over Pay Freezes
Pride is a Protest
No To Police Privatisation
Tory Conference Demonstration Video:
Charles House Saved
West Heath School Anti-Academy Campaign
DPAC Protest Against ATOS & The WCA
Petitioning at the CAB in October
Birmingham Tenants and Homeless Action Group
Leisure Centre Privatisation
Workfare Walk of Shame Video:
Montgomery Primary School Strike