BRISTOL & DISTRICT ANTI-CUTS ALLIANCE BULLETIN – 13th July 2012
Saturday 14th July – Support The Protests Against The EDL
BADACA fully supports all the counter-demonstrations against this Saturday’s EDL march in Bristol and urges all BADACA supporters to help make the EDL know that they aren’t welcome in our city. The recent BADACA statement said ‘In our fight against the cuts, our unity is our strength – unity between races, religions and communities. The EDL aims to divide people along religious and ethnic lines, weakening us in our campaigns. In particular they target Muslims, promoting a climate of Islamophobia. They have also attacked trades union demonstrations and pickets. The real divide is between the 1% and the 99%; between the small minority who own and control our society and the rest of us.‘ Full statement here
There will be three significant protests against the EDL march. Please try to join at least one of them. Please pass the information on to as many people as possible and encourage them to get involved.
- The rally and march organised by We Are Bristol assembles by the fountains on the Centre at 11am. See here for details. If you can help as a steward on the day please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bristol AntiFascists are gathering at Temple Meads Station, where many of the EDL supporters are expected to arrive, at 11am. See here for details
- There will be an Anti-Racist & Proud section on the Pride march leaving Berkeley Square at 11am. See here for details
BADACA will be handing out a leaflet on Saturday. See the leaflet here. If you can help hand out the leaflet please email email@example.com or meet outside the entrance to the Hippodrome at 9.45am on Saturday.
If you plan to film any of Saturday’s events there is some good advice here.
There is useful legal information for the day here
Finally if you’re on Twitter, Bristol Anti-Fascists have set up the account @stopedl and are encouraging people to use the hashtag #stopedl. The police will be tweeting @ASPoliceLive.
Signatures are still needed on BADACA’s e-petition opposing the closure of Bristol City Council’s remaining care homes and day centres for the elderly and vulnerable. 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
We will submit the petition at a lobby of the city council Cabinet on 26th July at 6pm. Details of the lobby here. Please try to come along and encourage others to do the same.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details will 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.
The National Union of Students is also organising a national demonstration against fees, cuts and privatisation on November 21st. Full details soon. Current information is on Facebook 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 23rd July
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Champion Square (River Street), Bristol, BS2 9DB
July’s meeting will include discussion of a Tax Avoidance Olympics in Bristol, highlighting the number of. Full details next week. Facebook here. For more information email email@example.com
Lobby of Bristol City Council Cabinet – Save Our Care Homes & Day Centres for the Elderly!
Help BADACA and others show the Council that their proposals to close and privatise care homes and day centres for the elderly and vulnerable are unacceptable.