Friday, 25 March 2011

Good luck to the March for the Alternative tomorrow

PCS projection on Battersea Power Station. Credit link
Good luck to those marching tomorrow on the TUC's March for the Alternative.

The March for an Alternative forms at 11am on the Victoria Embankment, London and proceeds to Hyde Park - for details see the March for the Alternative website.

In a nutshell (I don't have time for more...) I totally agree, too much too soon, there are other ways without decimating such public services. Have a look here at the Guardian's ongoing round-up of public sector cuts or click for NHS cuts, Children's services cuts, Housing and regeneration cuts, Local government , cuts, Social care cuts, Voluntary sector cuts.

More lucid arguments for the need to protest here from people like Michael Mansfield (QC), Anthony Jones (first-time protester), Avis Gilmore (regional secretary, National Union of Teachers), Darren Lockley (bus driver) and Michael Chessum (National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts).

From my own experience I know that, despite the best efforts of staff involved, higher education is never going to be the same again.

There are details on the Transpontine blog about how to join the marches from the SE London area.

And if you can't join:
"Can’t march on 26 March? There's loads more ways to get involved

March 26th is expected to be the largest civil society demonstration in almost ten years. However we realise that it’s not practical or feasible for everyone join in the march.
Whether you're attending the march or not you can help create an online protest that matches that on the street. Here's how...". Read more at False Economy.
I've signed up with a 'twibbon' which explains the strange footprints on my head, on my Twitter image...


Marion said...

Isn't it odd that the economy forces the government to make swingeing cuts on the NHS and education but that they can still afford bombs for Libya?
And I expect we'll be handing over £3 billion to Portugal too shortly.

Raven said...

It was certainly strange how Cameron found a sudden democratic zeal for this one country...