DAY X: Take action against Con-Dem Cuts, Wed 24th Nov
November 17, 2010 6 Comments
Coordination and planning meeting for 24th November – Sat 20th November, 6pm SOAS
Up to 250 people attended Monday’s EAN meeting at King’s which discussed the aftermath of the 10 November demonstration and forthcoming plans to keep up the pressure on the Con-Dem coalition. In a packed Edmond J Safra theatre, a lively and wide-ranging discussion took place about the 50 000 strong demonstration and the message it sent that there is significant resistance emerging to the cuts, the occupation of Millbank, the media reaction to this and the victimisation of the students arrested in the aftermath of the occupation.
An important debate took place about the media portrayal of the occupation as a violent and mindless event. There was a clear consensus that the anger expressed at Millbank was part of the wider mood of the demonstration and that significant numbers of staff and students alike are clearly determined to resist attempts to divide this movement by scapegoating those involved in the occupation, or those who have expressed support for it.
There are still important practicalities to discuss for the day of walkouts and protests on the 24th November. Another meeting has been booked for this purpose.
WALK OUT ON “DAY X”
Coordination and planning meeting for 24th November
Sat 20th November, 6pm
SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1H 0XG
Wednesday 24th November: Events on the day
There will be protests, rallies and occupations across the country. We are trying to compile a full list: send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for a walkout leaflet you can download and modify.
In addition the following events have been called in London:
11am – Carnival of Resistance, ULU
12am – Rally in Trafalgar Square
1pm – Protest Horseguards Avenue to Parliament Square
2pm – Protest at Lib Dem HQ, 4 Cowley St, SW1P 3NB
Protest at Downing Street
Students and workers unite against the Con-Dem cuts
Assemble from 5pm, Rally at 6pm
Supported by London Region UCU
It is the same Tory and Lib Dem politicians who are raising tuition fees, decimating public services, axing jobs, putting the unemployed in forced labour and “cleansing” the poor with housing benefit cuts. On the evening of Day X, let’s show a united front against a government with no mandate to cut and no mandate to govern.
Tuesday 23rd November, 7:30pm
Friends Meeting House (Small Hall), near Euston
- John McDonnell, Labour MP (pc)
- Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary (pc)
- Arrested student protestors
- Matt Foot, socialist lawyer (pc)
- Sean Vernell, UCU NEC (pc)
Called by London Region UCU.
Chaired by Jenny Sutton London Region UCU FE chair (pc).