Building for the 23 February Protest

Posted: February 17, 2011 by lambethsaveourservices in Cutswatch, Demonstrate, Rally & Occupy!, Meeting
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Next Wednesday is going to be our big protest against the councils shocking cuts budget, but there is lots to do in the mean time.

The week ahead

Tonight (Thur 17) is our regular planning meeting – 18:30 at the Vida Walsh Centre in Brixton. Please come along and help us plan for Wednesday and beyond. Beforehand we will be leafletting in Brixton, 17:45 onwards – can you help us?

Between now and Wednesday we plan to have daily stalls/leafletting/petitioning events – Please come tonight to volunteer or get in touch if you can help, just a couple of hours makes a huge difference.

On Saturday is Carnival Against Cuts organised by our friends over in Lewisham Anti-Cuts Alliance. It would great if people from Lambeth SOS could attend, make links and show solidarity. Please take some leaflets for Wednesday

On Tuesday (22 Feb) Southwark Save our Services have organised a protest NO to ALL CUTS to Jobs and Services! Lobby the Council, 6pm Southwark Town Hall, Peckham Road SE5.

Of course on Wednesday is our lobby of Lambeth Council. Bring home-made banners, instruments, costumes, placards & whistles – Anything you can to make it an exciting night.

Then Next saturday is The Lambeth SOS benefit Gig night in Brixton, Featuring The Alabama 3, The Black Smock Band and Tiny Birds. Please get tickets from the planning meeting or get in touch. more info is available on the Facebook event


UPDATE – Another event that may interest people

Special event at the Ritzy cinema, Brixton– Sunday 20th February, 4pm

Charles Ferguson’s Oscar-nominated documentary Inside Job, a highly critical and hugely entertaining attack on the banks and whole financial system is showing at the Brixton Ritzy from Friday 18th February. The Boston Globe called the film “a masterpiece of investigative nonfiction moviemaking — a scathing, outrageous, depressing, comical, horrifying report on what and who brought on the crisis. Scarier than anything Wes Craven and John Carpenter have ever made.”

Following the 4pm showing on Sunday 20th February at 4pm British documentary maker and author of The Debt Generation, David Malone, will be answering questions raised by the film. David’s book, like Ferguson’s film, is a hugely critical and entertaining attack on the banks and the whole financial system.

Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union, had this to say about the book: “The Debt Generation cuts through the cosy consensus that there wasn’t an alternative to the bank bailouts and is a timely reminder that it was the activities of the finance sector, not the public sector, that caused the global economic crisis.”

Further details including a trailer of the film and excerpts and reviews from the book can be found at:


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