London Coalition Against Poverty

Take action this month

Posted on | January 23, 2011 | 21 Comments

A few things coming up this month with LCAP. Help spread the word!

Monday 24th January: National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts

Join us for the second National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts on Monday 24th January 2011. Atos Origin, who carry out medical testing on behalf of the DWP and are likely to be involved in testing DLA claimants in future, have been named one of the main targets. Workfare sharks A4e are also set to be visited in Newcastle and Leeds.

A wide coalition of local and national groups, as well as autonomous benefit claimants, are holding events and protests around the country.

In London a Party and Picnic at Triton Square NW1, home to Atos Origin’s UK headquarters, will begin at 2pm prompt.  Prior to Islington Poverty Action Group will be gathering outside the the Archway Examination Centre, 1a Elthorne Road, N19 from 11.30am.

If you’re travelling from Hackney, meet Welfare Action Hackney people at Cafe Bohemia in Hackney Central at 1pm.

More details here.
Join the Facebook group here.

For those unable to attend protests in person the Second National Troll A Tory Day has been called.

Housing Emergency! Mass lobby 15th February
Tell MPs Hands off our homes, our benefits and our rights.

David Cameron promised before the election to ‘support social housing, we will protect it and we respect social tenants’ rights.’ The Conservatives said they had ‘no policy to change the current or future security of tenure of tenants’. (Inside Housing, 30 April 2010). But they are pushing through new fixed term tenancies, rents up to 80% of market rents, and cuts in housing benefit. This would hit the elderly, the sick, low paid and out of work the hardest. It means evictions, homelessness and insecurity. Tenants’ rights are hard-won – we will not allow this Government to rip them up and destroy our communities.

Download the flyer with more info here.

In the last month…

  • Welfare Action Hackney and Kilburn Unemployed Workers published a call for organisations to boycott work-for-your-benefits schemes
  • Welfare Action Hackney hosted a film screening about the impact of workfare in the US. Contact us if you’d like to arrange a screening in your area!
  • Groups got together for a media training. Watch this space!
  • Hackney Housing Group linked up with Defend Council Housing and Housing Emergency! to distribute information to hundreds of people on Mare Street.
  • Members of Hackney Housing Group have won permanent housing.
  • Kilburn Unemployed Workers won the right to quarterly meetings with the Job Centre manager after a series of demonstrations. The group has challenged sanctions successfully for three of its members.

Next LCAP meeting – 19th February:

Once a month, the LCAP groups get together to share stories and information, eat some food and plan action together.

The next meeting will be on Saturday 19th February. Put the date in your diary and email londoncoalitionagainstpoverty@gmail.com to confirm time and venue if you’d like to come along.

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