Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lewisham Cuts Latest

There was a demonstration at last night's meeting of Lewisham cabinet, called to discuss cuts. East London Lines reports that 'The meeting had to be adjourned for over thirty minutes after dozens of protestors packed out the cabinet chamber and shouted down the Mayor’s opening statements'. Nevertheless, nearly £12m of cuts were agreed for next year.

Lewisham Anti Cuts Alliance has called another demonstration for the Lewisham Council meeting on Monday 29th November, 6:30 pm at the Town Hall (Catford). They say: 'Come and tell the councillors to vote against the cuts, outside (and inside) the council meeting. No closures of libraries, Early Childhood centres, Open Doors advice services, no job losses, no privatisation! We know many councillors do not want cuts, but feel pressured into voting for them. Our message to them is simple: Vote for what you believe in, how would you even consider any other action?'

Meanwhile there's a Rally against cuts to education and public services at 6:30 PM on Thursday 25 November in the Great Hall at Goldsmiths in New Cross, with speakers including Tony Benn, John McDonnell MP and others. The rally is supported by staff and student unions at Goldsmiths.

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Guess any anti-cuts action and organising has to take into account that very few council are going to make principled stands against cutting budgets. So what do we do locally?