After posting this piece <http://tinyurl.com/6cdtxkw>
on facebook I was asked what UK Uncut was about and thought it was worth repeating…..
The blurb: ‘At the same time as making massive cuts to public services, which will result in hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs, this government is letting rich individuals and corporations avoid billions of pounds of tax. Join UK Uncut’s Big Society Revenue & Customs (BSRC) and become part of an army of citizen volunteers determined to make wealthy tax avoiders pay.’
UK Uncut is basically a diverse group of concerned citizens organising on the net who do various demos, protests and innovative ‘pop-up style’ actions to draw attention to the absurd situation going on here in the UK – the poor are disproportionately shouldering the financial collapse…..whilst the mega rich such as Philip Green use state resources and immorally dodge paying their fair share of taxes by finding loopholes to avoid and/or evade them(Philip Green owns Topshop and the Arcadia chain….or for tax purposes think it’s his wife?).
Sound appealing? If so there is an event coming up near Manchester you might be interested in < http://tinyurl.com/5v2b9ca>
It’s less than 14 weeks to the local election!!!!
We need an alternative voice to the Big Brand Parties on Manchester City Council and YES, we stand a good chance with your help (the Greens were 50 votes behind in the last local election).
To make this happen we rely on people like us, that’s people like you because we don’t accept money from dodgy private companies; please give some time this Saturday to distribute leaflets to the Hulme community telling them what we are about and/or do some door knocking.
Come to our Action Day in Hulme, this Saturday 6th of February – Get Involved in something big!
12.00 Meet up at ‘Kim by the Sea’ Cafe* for tea/coffee
12.30 Briefed, then some people will split into groups of 2-3, get a bunch of leaflets, an allotted small area & maps – give an hour or two if you can.
Others can go in groups and knock on doors to speak with local residents.
***February’s Action Day will be even more interesting than usual as we have a local film maker coming to make a short film about what were are up to. It is up to you weather you want to be filmed or not just let us know****
Please help spread the word about this event.
Gayle O’ Donovan