Monthly Archives: January 2013

Moseley, Kings Heath and Balsall Heath Anti Cuts Group Meeting On Sunday 3rd Feb

Kings Heath

Stall Held In Kings Heath Last Year

Moseley, Kings Heath and Balsall Heath Anti Cuts group will be holding a meeting on Sunday to discuss anti cuts action in this area. A number of local groups exist in Birmingham, with new groups forming in East Birmingham and Castle Vale following the Save Our City meeting.

Sunday 3rd February

Java Lounge Coffee Shop, Moseley High St

Anyone from these areas is invited to attend to discuss reviving the local group and fighting cuts to services in the B12/B13/B14 areas.



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Labour Should Defy The Tory Cuts – Demonstrate 4th Feb

bore as puppetOn Monday (4th Feb), the Labour group will be meeting to decide internally the budget proposal they will put forward to the full council meeting on the 26th Feb, detailing how they are going to make the £110m of cuts for the condem coalition. We didn’t vote for Labour to implement cuts, we voted for them to fight cuts. Austerity is self-defeating, with the economy looking to be heading for a triple dip recession as GDP shrunk by 0.3% last quarter, continuing the depression we are in, the worst recovery since the 1890s.

Monday 4th February
Meet outside Waterstones by the Bullring (corner of High st & New st). March to the council house from 5:30pm.

Please join and invite friends to the Facebook Event

A4 Leaflet available to print off, download by clicking here

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Smethwick Against Cuts Hold Bearwood Stall

Smethwick Against the Cuts today held a stall and leafleting session in Bearwood, focused on the attacks on our NHS by the coalition government. If you live around the Smethwick/Bearwood area and wish to be involved with a local campaigning group, email us at and we’ll put you in touch.

smethwick against cuts stall jan 2013 (1)

smethwick against cuts stall jan 2013 (4)

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In Our Shoes – Save Birmingham Youth Service Demonstration, Sat 2nd Feb

In Our Shoes Save Birmingham Youth ServiceRally to Save Birmingham Youth Service! Please come along and show Birmingham City Council and the Government what its like to walk in the shoes of Birmingham’s young people.

12 noon
Saturday 2nd February

Chamberlain Square, by the library.

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What Future For The NHS In Solihull – Public Meeting Jan 31st

Solihull NHS meeting janCan you imagine an NHS run like a train company with preferred business users; 1st and 2nd Class services; ever-rising ‘fares’; delays; disruption and paid-for extras? lt is now possible.

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More Benefit Cuts Voted Through Yesterday – Benefits Uprating Bill

Yesterday, parliament voted through the Benefits Uprating Bill which will mean a real terms cut in benefits, a move that The Tories admitted will put 200,000 children into poverty. This bill, which cuts the link between inflation and benefits, will see social security payments which have hugely dropped in value since 1979 continue to be eroded. The effect on wages will be to create a further downward pressure, in addition to the recession, as the value of unemplyoment benefits places a floor beneath which wages cannot fall. The effect of this on disabled people, carers, unemployed people and low paid workers will be tremendous, and once the rest of the welfare rooms are considered as well, the effects will be disastrous for many.

How Can You Tell If A Politician Is Lying About Benefits?

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Demonstration and Occupation Greets Labour Councillors Meeting To Discuss Cuts In Liverpool

On Friday, Labour council and faith leaders from cities around the UK gathered in Liverpool for a cuts summit, and a demonstration was called by Liverpool Against the Cuts to remind our politicians that there is no such thing as a fair cut.

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