"I have long argued that the giving of offence, and even hate speech, should be a moral matter but not a matter for the criminal law. That is as true on the football pitch as on the streets. We should always challenge racism. We should also always challenge attacks on liberties in the guise of faux antiracism." Kenan Malik

TUC Day of Action Against The Cuts January 15th


When the TUC recently declared their intent on supporting the student struggle against fees and ‘upping the ante’ across the board to fight against the cuts, there was certainly a sigh of relief from many on the left.

The rest of us were not so complacent however, realising fighting means more than uttering words and declarations of ‘struggle’.

Indeed the TUC, following criticism that the earliest they could call a march in opposition to the cuts would be on 26/3/2011, declared their intent on pushing for a day of local actions across the country to keep the fight back and the links with the unions visible. A case of We must be seen to be doing something

Sadly in our own part of the region surrounding Norwich it seems the local Trades Council and Labour Party supporting bureaucrats have not yet managed to even put pen to paper and publicly acknowledge a day of action in any way shape or form, and the Norfolk Coalition Against The Cuts appear to still be finishing off the remnants of their Christmas turkey dinner. Either that or their hidden caucus within the steering group has put an end to even the pretence of organising any kind of decent fight back.

While Norwich Trades Council and Norfolk Coalition Against The Cuts have found it too complicated to publicly answer the call to action there will indeed be a day of action starting with a protest outside Vodaphone on St.Stephens in Norwich at 12 midday to protest against tax avoidance by corporations. The event has been called by local UKUncut activists, many with no union connections at all, in support of the TUC’s call for a fightback.

It’s a funny ol’game’….

Norwich Uncut.

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7 responses

  1. Please remember the movement is about solidarity – working together, not bullying or making snide remarks about colleagues and most definitely not point scoring.

    Happy new year

    Georgina

    January 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    • Polo

      Since when has solidarity meant not critiquing neglience?
      Such a reaction smacks of the authoritarian nature of the middle class elements of the Coalition and reactionary Union hacks that are attempting to mediate and control our local struggle.

      January 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm

  2. Are you suggesting this website shouldn’t post peoples views?

    Sorry, but we don’t do that here.

    You are welcome to write something in response and we’ll be happy to post that.

    norfolkcommunityactiongroup@googlemail.com

    January 4, 2011 at 7:35 pm

  3. Is Georgina on this secret left-wing caucus then?

    January 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm

  4. I cant leave it there. Georgina are you 12? Bullying??? Snide remarks??? What part of ‘hidden caucus’ in the coalition do you not understand??? What the fook???

    January 4, 2011 at 10:20 pm

  5. Daniel Breen

    Why are NCAG working with this shower anyway? All they want is to get Labour re-elected. Labour too will make cuts-just prettier ones!

    January 5, 2011 at 6:58 am

  6. vic

    i think it is important that we are always honest , and seen to be honest , its not rocket science , and make it clear that our agenda is to fight the cuts , nothing more nothing less , by any means available , if that means using coac as a tool to fight the cuts all well and good , but if coac cease to function as a anti cuts coalition and devolves into a swpy front like the old socialist alliance , we leave , simples

    January 5, 2011 at 8:55 am

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