Monday, October 08, 2012
Cuts Cafe opens in SE1
In the build up to the TUC-called 'A Future that Works' demonstration on October 20th, a building by the South end of Blackfriars Bridge has been occupied as a temporary Cuts Cafe. The address was announced today as 1 Stamford Street, SE1. They say:
'The government tells us that cuts to public services and social security are needed to save an economy in crisis, but in reality the crisis is capitalism. For the two weeks leading up to the Trade Union Congress demonstration on October 20th, Cuts Café will provide a radical space in Central London to build resistance to these devastating cuts, and to explore the real alternatives to austerity.
It will be open for all of us who are affected, whether we are people with disabilities, women, migrants, workers, pensioners, students, unemployed… or anyone else not part of the privileged elite who are enriching themselves in this ‘crisis’. By sharing this reclaimed space, we hope people working in their community, local anti-cuts, student, or autonomous groups, as well as the trade unions, will be able to collectively and democratically build positive alternatives with which to challenge the ‘politics as usual’ forced upon us.
This will be an opportunity for connections to form outside of those groups that we may already be involved with, and to reinvigorate the anti-cuts movement at the grassroots level'.
Lots of events planned, including meetings, films (including a Q&A with Ken Loach) and even Cuts Against the Cuts free haircuts!