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The free weekly direct action newsheet published in Brighton since 1994 - Copyleft - Information for Action
Showing recent stories tagged with keyword 'CUTS'
Nov 9 Summed Up
AS ‘TOTAL’ POLICING ENTERS STUDENT ANTI-CUTS DEMO EQUATION...

Wednesday (9th) saw yet another demonstration against cuts to education and public services, this time organised by the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts (NCAFC). So SchNEWS donned its best black hoody and attempted to infiltrate the ‘violent minority’. Much to our disappointment, by the end of the day, it was clear that the monopoly of violence was still very much in the hands of the state.

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RUN OF THE MILLBANK

The first national student and education workers demo since March last year is planned for Tuesday 9th November.

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OCCUPY EVERYWHERE
THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT TAKES OFF AROUND THE WORLD

In the last few days approximately 1,000 cities across the world have joined in the #Occupy movement sparked off by Occupy Wall Street. As the Occupy Wall Street protests neared their second month camped up next to the Mamon of world finance, movements all around the world have copied the OWS model – with “Occupy” protest camps springing up in city centres all over the world. United by common tactics and the common slogan, “We are the 99%”, people are taking the fight against capitalism to the belly of the beast.

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A HEALTHY TURNOUT
'Block The Bridge' demo to defend the NHS

Somewhere between 3,000-5,000 people came to “Block the Bridge, Block the Bill” – the UK Uncut-organised demo to defend the NHS from axe-wielding Tory maniacs

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NHS DIRECT ACTION

On Sunday, thousands are expected to blockade Westminster Bridge in a ‘sick-in’ blockade spearheaded by the relentlessly organised UK Uncut. The “Block the Bridge, Block the Bill” action is taking place before the health and social care (read NHS privatisation) bill goes to the House of Lords on October 11th.

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State of The Occupation
AS UK OCCUPY MOVEMENT STAYS PUT, AMERICA’S GOES ON THE MOVE...

The Occupy movements around the world are reaching crunch time this week after it kicks off in New York and London was served with an eviction notice from The City of London Corporation.

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Plato Smashing
Austerity Protests Sweep Greece in Time for 38th Anniversary of Student Uprising

More anti-austerity protests swept Greece on Thursday (17th) during the largest ever annual commemorative demonstration for the 38th anniversary of the student uprising of 1973. Ever since, it has been traditional to watch the fires burn bright around Athens, in places such as Exarcheia and Syntagma square. Since the events of 2008 this day has gone from merely rebellious to properly revolutionary.

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FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN
New York's 'Occupy Wall Street' protest camp

It all started back on the 17th of September when a few dozen protesters tried to pitch tents outside the New York Stock Exchange. When they were blocked by police, hundreds camped out opposite the NYSE to take their anti-capitalist message to the belly of the beast.

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Cowa-Bunga Bunga
After Sylvio Leaves, Strikes and Protests Spread in Italy

In the wake of Burlesquoni’s departure, strikes and protest have spread across Italy, against the economic crisis faced by yet another eurozone country.

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GREECE TIGHTENING

Another 48 hour strike will begin on Wednesday (19th) in Greece, following on from last week’s general strike. Meanwhile the public continue rioting as only the Greeks know how, in response to the continuing barrage of political botch-ups and suffocating cuts.

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Occupation Nation

Occupy LSX took a third space in London last week as a group from the camp liberated an abandoned three storey complex of four interlinked office blocks in Hackney.

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ONE STRIKE AND YOU'RE OUT?

Wednesday's N30 strikes saw 2 million public sector workers striking and hundreds of thousands marching in Britain's streets all over the country, marking the biggest strike in a generation.

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ROGUE'S GALLERY

After Brighton University students waited until the coast was clear the N30 campus lockdown to occupy in protest in solidarity with the public sector workers, against the increase in fees and the fact that the VC made noises in opposition to the White Paper to please students and staff - and then signed a public letter to the government in support of fee increases. The uni is also targeted for their lack of transparency regarding links to dodgy private companies.

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A LOAD OF PONY

Today (Thursday 15th) marked the two month anniversary of the Occupy London movement, and not to be outdone by their American counterparts (see SchNEWS 797) the UK's own called for a day of action.

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OCCU-BYE BRIGHTON

Nearly two months after it began, Occupy Brighton has bowed out following a gale that blew most of the camp down.

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REMEMBER ALEXIS GRIGOROPOULOS
3 years after the 15 year-old's murder by police, Greece still burns

Greece roundup- Protests mark the 3rd anniversary of Alexis Grigoropoulos's death, yet another austerity package, 400 steel workers strike over unfair treatment.

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WHAT LESSONS LEARNT?
brighton protester acquitted as cops court out bullying kids

During last November's Brighton student protests, aka "Day X", a 15-year-old protester was assaulted and nicked by police. More than a year later, on Thursday (1st) he's been acquitted of all charges at Brighton Magistrates Court.

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WILLING AND DISABLED

Affected by the Welfare Reform Bill? Take to the streets on the 28th for civil disobedience!

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ANARCHY & EMERGENCY
Greek Hospital seized and run by workers in response to crisis.

As plans to privatise the NHS pass through the House of Commons here in the UK, SchNEWS takes a look at a radical approach to the healthcare system in the smal town of Kilikis, Greece- where hospital staff have taken matters into their own hands.

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Call of the Wilderness
activists squat outdoor centre in forest of dean

The Wilderness centre in Mitcheldean in the Forest of Dean was taken by activists back in January after budget cuts forced it to close in August last year.

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ART WAR

Italian museum burns art works in protest over budget cuts as art imitates life

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DEBT & TAXES
Citizens Debt Audits Network launched in Brussels

Recoiling from the austerity measures activists and organisations worldwide are starting to get together to fight back against the illegitimacy of the national debts and bailouts. On 7th April the first Euro-Mediterranean Meeting of the newly formed International Network for Citizen Debt Audits took place in Brussels.

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OUR JOB'S NEXT!
No Justice , No Queen's Peace!

Over 20,000 violent individuals take part in a surprisingly peaceful demonstration.

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JUBILEE BY THE SEA

Rollercoaster weekend in the City by the Sea, with tea, cake and fascism.

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Brought to Book

North London library, closed by cuts, opened by squatters.

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ON A PARA TRIP

Paralympic sponsors Atos hit by protests for their persecution of disabled and vulnerable benefit claimants...

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ONE SKINNY-TAX-MOCK-A-CCINO TO GO

How ubiqitous terrible coffee chain, Starbucks, gets away with serving up tax free profits for its shareholders...

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HAPPY CAMPUS?
Update 14/02/13 Bramber House on Sussex Campus overrun by student protestors.

Sussex students seize University conference centre in protest against privatisation.

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Not a Happy Campus
1000 up-for-it protesters descend on Sussex University to mobilise against privatisation.

In solidarity with 235 Sussex University workers whose jobs are threatened with privatisation, protesters from around the country converge on Sussex University's campus (alread site of an ongoing occupation), invade management HQ and make a bonfire out of corporate files.

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A CUT ABOVE THE REST

Anti-cuts protesters block Lord Freud's Highgate London home and stage "evict a millionaire" demo.

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FULL DISCLOSURE?
Combe haven update - the struggles continues... In London.

UPDATE: They finally coughed up. After two days of consistent hassling by activists at the Department for Transport earlier last month, during which one person got nicked, the DfT sheepishly released the previously top secret (read: problematic and embarrassing) documents about the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road.

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You want Justice with that?
SchNEWS puts the McDonaldization of criminal justice in the dock.

New Legal Aid proposals strip defendants of rights

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THAT'S ANOTHER FINE MESS.

Schnews gets the real dirt on the refuse situation as Brighton's Cityclean workers take to the streets once again, despite pressure from the Council.

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Workfare not Fair

A week of action against forced labour.

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BOSNIAKTION

SchNEWS presents Bosnian correspondent Amila Bosnae's take on the current uprising shaking the country.

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SKOOL'S OUT

Brighton students demo in favour of teachers' strike attracts police attention.

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The Great Probation Sell-Off

Probation services set to be taken over by private sector mega corporations, during 'revolution' in prison and probation services.

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High Speed 2 Disaster?

As politicians get ready to debate the HS2 rail project for the second time, campaigners fight for secret documents to be released - and the environmentally devastating project to be shelved.

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Bad June Rising
Climate Games, Anarcho-festivals and the resurgence of UK Uncut - looks like June's going to be a busy one.

We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.

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