Thanks to all who attended the Save Brixton College protest. Over one hundred people attended and we got a write up almost immediately on the Brixton Blog and in the Brixton Buzz. The coverage in the South London Press took longer coming, but they did cover the demonstration in the paper that came out of Friday 4th April.
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Lambeth SOS often gets publicity in the local press after our demos, but Stop Education Attacks have done even better and get publicity before this Thursday’s demo
- There’s an article in the Brixton Blog
- This advert has been running on Vibes FM, MetroLove Radio, OnTop, Lightning FM and London Hott Radio
So the demo should be big. Please come, and please bring your friends
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We got a quote on the front page of this month’s Brixton Bugle
The quote mentions the short life housing coops the council are trying to sell off. If the council do sell all of them it will be bad but we do have the power to stop it. Please come to the photo call on Wednesday 5th March to show your opposition to selling social housing and support for genuinely affordable accommodation for all
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Guest post from Gay Lee from Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public
Last Saturday saw a singing flashmob action organised via Lambeth Keep our NHS Public, to highlight Richard Branson’s Virgin takeover of much of NHS healthcare.
It’s part of the nationwide ‘People’s Assembly Bonfire of Austerity’ actions, mostly taking place today. In central London people were blocking Westminster Bridge at 6pm tonight and burning their energy bills in protest.
30 – 40 people targeted the Virgin Media phone shop at Brixton with the aim of alerting members of the public to the creeping privatisation and destruction of our NHS by companies like Virgin who want help create a health system modeled on the US one – expensive, exploitative and inefficient.
This is going on under our noses but few of us realize it. Virgin doesn’t shout about it but it now runs 270 plus community and primary health services in England, including half of Surrey’s community health services.
So we wanted to alert people with specially adapted ‘Virgin’ songs and a Richard Branson guy collecting a ‘penny for the NHS’. We handed out 600 leaflets to interested passers-by.
The flashmob also achieved another goal – to stop people going into the Virgin shop. But we didn’t even have to ask them to boycott it – the fierce-looking staff on the door, presumably trying to keep us out, managed to stop everyone else getting in. So – own goal!
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Earlier this month the Brixton Blog hosted a meeting on how we can can support people hit by the bedroom tax and other benefit cuts. We published a write up by Ian earlier this month. There’s now a full write up on Brixton Blog site
If people are interested in helping out with the campaign, why not come to the housing activists meeting this Thursday:
Thursday 26th September
Housing Activists Planning Meeting
Hosted by Unite the Union Community Branch
6pm, Hambrook House, Brixton Hill
Let us know you’re coming on facebook
Tags: benefit cuts, brixton blog, community foodbank, Lambeth Council
Photo Credit: Tyneside Claimants Union
The Brixton Blog is organising the following public meeting this week
How can we support people hit by the bedroom tax and other benefit cuts?
Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton
Wednesday September 11th, 7pm
Open to all.
The speakers will be
Pete Robbins, Lambeth Council
Jennifer Thomas, Chair of Lambeth Tenants Council
Pilgrim Tucker, Unite Community
Foodbank organiser from St Pauls, Brixton
You can download publicity here
Activists from Lambeth Save Our Services are helping advertise the meeting. We’re meeting on Monday during the day and during the evening. If you can help out with either session please email Grace on firstname.lastname@example.org