Did you see the battlebus? Want to join a cavalcade?

Posted: November 28, 2011 by blackdaffodil in Uncategorized

Because it was awesome.

A double-decker Battle Bus drove round south London on Saturday. It visited Crystal Palace, Streatham, Clapham, Vauxhall, Brixton, Elephant and everywhere in between. Decorated with posters and balloons from the striking unions, the bus delivered leaflets and strike materials to local reps.

I heard people were coming up to the bus to grab leaflets, rather than waiting for the bus or folks on it to come to them. I heard the police got on their megaphone in Streatham to talk about government corruption…what’ve you heard?

What will happen next?

This Monday and Tuesday, the 28th and 29th, there will be a cavalcade driving round Brixton town centre at rush hour with a sound system to address the public and invite them to Windrush Square on the 30th.

And then there’s the 30th! There will be a Strike Festival in Windrush Square from 10.45am with each union putting up its own tent, plus a sound system, a speakers’ rally and free tea and coffee for strikers. Activists and reps will be working together from the square throughout the morning, to direct pickets to where they are most needed. A short joint statement will be read out at the rally to be voted on, which congratulates the strikers and calls for further, longer, united strike action in January. The assembly will then travel to the central London event at Lincoln’s Inns Fields.

Here’s looking to Wednesday!