BRISTOL & DISTRICT ANTI-CUTS ALLIANCE BULLETIN – 22nd June 2012
Please Sign E-Petition On Social Care
We need as many people as possible to sign BADACA’s e-petition opposing the closure of Bristol City Council’s remaining care homes and day centres for the elderly and vulnerable is live. Please sign as soon as possible and forward details to anyone you know who may sign. The aim is to get more signatures than the council will get for any of the their bogus ‘options’.
You can sign it here. The full link is http://epetitions.bristol.gov.uk/epetition_core/community/petition/1904
The petition reads:
We the undersigned believe that the three options given by Bristol City Council in their consultation on the future of care homes and day centres for the city are unacceptable. Coming on top of the privatisation of the home care service and drastic cuts in grants to the voluntary sector, all three options will further undermine services to the elderly and vulnerable in the city. We call on the city council to retain all these care homes and day centres ‘in-house’, giving a proper publicly provided and publicly accountable service to users and their families.
BADACA will also present a statement to the city council Cabinet meeting at the end of July, based on the document adopted by the steering committee last Monday. You can read the documenthere.
The BADACA open meeting on 25th June will include a discussion on the EDL, austerity and the cuts – details below. Plans for counter-protests to the EDL on 14th July are starting to emerge.We Are Bristol are planning a protest on the Centre at 11am. Flyer here. Others plan to blockade Temple Meads station, where many of the EDL will arrive in Bristol. More details on both of these when available. Bristol Antifascists have a public organising meeting on Sunday 24th June at 7pm at Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, BS5 6AW. All welcome. Email email@example.com for more information. Signatures are still being added to the ‘Defend our Multicultural Society in Bristol. EDL Not Welcome Here‘ online petition. If you know people who you think will sign please get them to do so as soon as possible. The aim is to get 3000 signatures and force a debate in the city council. Sign here. “We Are Bristol” has a statement to sign – details on our website here and on Facebook here. If you are involved with campaigning against the EDL march and want BADACA to publicise your activities, please firstname.lastname@example.org. For full information see our website here.
There’s a video of last weekend’s NHS demonstration in Stroud here and an interesting article about the rationing of operations in the NHS here. Please help us to distribute the new edition of BADACA’s NHS pamphlet as widely as possible. It’s available online here. You can get printed copies by emailing email@example.com.
More details should be available soon about the TUC’s ‘A Future That Works’ demonstration on Saturday October 20th.Over the next few months we all need to do everything possible to make this a huge demonstration against the government’s economic policy – Put the date in your diary now and watch out for more details as they become available. Facebook here. Information on TUC website here.
NUT members at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College in south Bristol are striking against cuts at the college on Thursday 28th June. Details here. Please support this strike in any way you can. Send messages of support to the NUT representative at St Brendan’s, Walter Lees (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Earlier in the month saw the National Shop Stewards Network conference. Report here. This Saturday, June 23rd sees the Unite the Resistance conference. Details here.
Please try to get involved in as many of the activities below as possible and pass the information on to others who may be interested.
If you want more information about anything below, email email@example.com
More information on BADACA and events can be found at our website www.bristolanticutsalliance.org.uk and via the link to Facebook from there
Twitter - http://twitter.com/BrisNoCuts.
If you have events you would like included in a future bulletin please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our aim is to send out a bulletin every Friday. The deadline for inclusion of events is 5pm on Thursday.
BADACA Open Meeting – Monday 25th June
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Champion Square (River Street), Bristol, BS2 9DB
Full details soon. There will be a discussion on EDL, cuts & austerity plus how to defend care homes and day centres for the elderly and vulnerable. All welcome. Facebook here. For more information email email@example.com
Love Music Hate Racism Gig – Friday 22nd June
Venue: The Thunderbolt, 124 Bath Road Totterdown, Bristol, Avon BS4 3ED
DJ Don Letts, Zen Hussies, Animal Circus – an evening of multi-cultural musical mayhem. (A second gig in response to the threatened EDL march in Bristol in July. In conjunction with ‘Unite Against Fascism’, ‘We are Bristol,’ and supported by the Trade Union: ‘Unite’).
Stand Up For The Right To Asylum – Demonstration – Saturday 30th June
BADACA is supporting this demonstration called by local refugee and asylum-seeker groups. Government policies restrict access to benefits, education, jobs, legal advice & health services. The threat of deportation is always there. The current swingeing cuts in public spending make the situation worse as vital services are cut. Asylum seekers & refugees say “Enough is Enough! We ask you to join us, to say these Home Office policies, are not happening in your name.” Please join us in supporting this demonstration.
MEET Stapleton Road Station, by Eastside Roots Garden Centre at 11am
MARCH together, passing some of the places that help tell our story
SHOUT OUT against these injustices
GATHER at Queen’s Square, City Centre to eat, drink together & plan next steps
********STAND UP FOR THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM! *******
****JUSTICE, FREEDOM AND DIGNITY FOR ALL *****
More information here