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Here is anti-cuts round up for the South East from Pip from the Green Party and Green Left!
BRIGHTON & SOUTH EAST REPORT
Brighton Anti-Cuts Coalition
The march last Saturday was very well supported with up to 2000 taking part. Local Green Party members turned out in force. There was a great reception for Caroline & her call to fight back, & for myself speaking on behalf of Brighton Benefits Campaign & urging solidarity against the exploiters.
Next Monday 8 November we have a public meeting from 7.30pm at the Brighthelm Centre to build on the momentum & organise the next step including setting up district anti-cut groups.
Brighton Benefits Campaign
A lot of interest & new members since the public meeting & the march. We are making links with voluntary/campaigning groups, producing information leaflets, planning our next newsletter & actions including local stalls.
We also have some fund-raising/publicising events coming up -
Three Voices - Three plays put on Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th November at the Marlborough Theatre in Brighton
- local playwright Craig Jordan-Baker is kindly donating his share of the proceeds to BBC & is using our materials to inform playgoers.
Benefit Nights - one to be arranged in the new year by local folk/protest singer Robb Johnson, another with music/comedy in March - details TBC
BStCC & BBC are planning a week of events celebrating the working-class struggle & culminating in a march on Monday bank holiday - details TBC
Keep PCC Academy Free
Following a deputation to the B&H council meeting on October 21st, the group are keeping on with the campaign, planning to expand it with regular stalls, a new petition, contact with the parents & students, & possible lobbying of councillors & governors.
Coalition of Resistance Conference
Nine members of BBC have so far registered & I'll be speaking for BBC at one of the sessions. We will also have a speaker for BStCC.
B&HG members are working on plans for a meeting/meetingsaround the subject of economic thinking on the Left. Details TBC.
Anti-cuts groups in the SE
Croydon Alliance for Public Services - http://www.stopcutsincroydon.com/
Worthing Solidarity Network – http://www.worthingsolidaritynetwork.blogspot.com/
Redhill Coalition Against the Cuts - http://redhillcoalitionagainstcuts.blogspot.com/
Save Our Services in Surrey - http://www.saveourservic.es/
Hastings Trades Council & SERTUC are also organising against cutsin solidarity