Call Out to Hackney Anarchists to organise against the Cuts

Posted: 18/02/2011 by Eddie Unity in Welfare and Public Services
This is a call out for Anarchists in Hackney to get together and organise against the cuts!

We’re all convinced that these cuts are an attack on our living conditions!

We’ve probably all been involved in the various anticuts/students demos, Council lobbies and other UKuncut actions!

But we’re probably all finding it hard finding a space where to be vocal and organise as anarchists, surrounded by the
“all-we-need-is-Labour-back”, the lefty-trots “give-us-back-the-welfare-state” and the “but-the-Tories-want-less-state-like-you-Anarchists”!!

Some of us in Hackney are already going to the Hackney Alliance to Defend Public Services. But it is what it is: an Alliance between very different trends. Its work is based on the lowest common denominator: “No to the cuts!”.

We’re inviting all of you who feel close to anarchist politics to come to the next Hackney Solidarity Network meeting and discuss/decide how we could get together and organise actions against the cuts specifically as anarchists living in or near Hackney (obviously, friends from outside Hackney are also very welcome!).

MOTH Club, Valette Street, next to Hackney Town hall E9 6NU

And don’t forget the Anti Cuts march in Hackney this Saturday 19th from midday


Hackney Alliance’s “Hackney Marches Against the Cuts” march this Saturday 19th February.

Everybody out to Hackney this Saturday!! WAG Members will be marching with flags, banners and distributing our new magazine “On The Streets”. Please come along and make this march as big as possible!! Also WAG Member Che, fresh from talking on Ian Bones show with Yodet, and preparing for her debate on the 26th, will be talking about the MET Uni occupation at the end rally!!

So get out of bed and get down to Hackney!!! Details below:

We are assembling at Somerford Grove/Stoke Newington Road at 12 midday, with some short speeches, then to march noisily through Dalston and over to Hackney for a rally there at 2pm.

It is vitally important for the anti-cuts campaign that as many people attend this as possible. We have seen recent marchs in Haringey and Islington of c.1000 people and of course we would like to, and expect to, beat our north london neighbours!

Bring your family, friends and neighbours and if you are in a local trade union make sure you branch is bringing it’s banner.

Confirmed speakers ( only short speeches, some before and some after!) include: Rob Williams Vice Chair National Shop Stewards Movement (NSSN), Cllr Ian Rathbone, Ibrahim Avcil (Hackney Alliance to Defend Public Services), Brian Debus (President Hackney Trades Council), Chetna Yuvraj (Che) (London Met University Occupier), Women Against the Cuts, Suzanne Beishon (Youth Fight for Jobs), Turkish speakers, Hackney Right To Work, Hackney Stop the War, and many more

This will be a family friendly march with lots of music! And a forewarning; The council’s budget setting meeting making massive cuts to jobs and services will be on Wednesday March 2nd. Again we will want a massive turnout at this meeting.


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