Monthly Archives: May 2019

Save Handsworth Leisure Centre – no to privatisation

Don’t privatise Handsworth Leisure Centre, keep it under the control of Birmingham City Council. Continue reading

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Come along to the Birmingham SEND National Crisis event on Thursday 30th May in Victoria Sq 12-3pm – acts, speakers, stalls and activities

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Open letter to Ian Ward about the proposed Public Space Protection Order

Dear Leader of Birmingham

I am writing to you to raise concerns regarding the Public Space Protection Order which has been proposed for Central Birmingham, and in particular, the impact this may have on rough sleepers. Continue reading

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Co-operation Jackson talk with Kali Akuno, Saturday 25 May 7-9pm at The Warehouse Café

Kali Akuno is co-founder of a project that is building a circular and sustainable local economy in the “Deep South” of the United States. It has influenced the ‘municipal socialism’ movement in the UK. Continue reading

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Don’t criminalise rough sleepers! SAY NO TO THE BIRMINGHAM PSPO

Birmingham City Council are proposing the implementation of a Public Space Protection Order across central Birmingham, which could be used to criminalise rough sleepers.

Join us at 5pm on 21st May in Victoria Square to oppose this proposal! Continue reading

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Democratising local government

Neoliberalism has two complementary dynamics – ‘roll-back’ neoliberalism and ‘roll-out’ neoliberalism.  Roll-back neoliberalism entails the systematic shrinking of the welfare state.  It includes the massive cuts in the budgets and powers of local councils.

Roll-out neoliberalism entails the construction of new policies, some of them in response to the problems created by roll-back neoliberalism. This is a crucial issue for local councils, which are now in the process of trying to develop a new political project for local government. Continue reading

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Say No to the Birmingham Public Space Protection Order

In Birmingham, as across the nation, homelessness has more than doubled since 2010, with the impact of austerity being felt most keenly by the most vulnerable in our society. Continue reading

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