"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

UK Uncut

Protest Parade planned for Norwich City Centre, Sat 19th Mar 2011, 12 noon-3pm.

Protest Parade planned for Norwich City Centre Uk Uncut – Norfolk A Peaceful ‘Protest’ Parade is being planned for Saturday, 19 March 2011 from 12 noon to 3pm.

Meet up: Norwich city centre, location TBA.

Whatever grievance you hold, be it Business/Bank Tax Evasion, Privatisation of Our NHS, Cuts to Children’s & OAP services, Bankers Bonus’s…

Please share & invite your friends.




Our next Tax Dodgers are-Barclays PLC, London Street, Norwich. 12 midday.

All the UK’s major banks make extensive use of tax havens in the course of their business. As a survey for the TUC showed, in 2008 Barclays were the biggest user but all four of our leading High Street banks had large numbers of subsidiaries in locations such as Cayman, Jersey, The Isle of Man, Bermuda, the Bahamas and Luxembourg.

One bank stands out from the crowd though. As MP Chuka Umunna showed in questioning of Barclay’s boss Bob Diamond before the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons in January 2011, his bank had 181 subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands alone in 2010, an extraordinary increase from 143 in 2008.

Bob Diamond admitted he had no idea how many companies the bank of which he is chief executive had in the island, but said they were there for ‘tax efficiency’.

In plain, straightforward terms that means they shift the tax burden from the bank onto other people.

As this is Barclays who also are proud of proping up the arms trade this call out also goes out to all the anti-militarists and ant-Trident groups et al.

Bring tanks!


Norwich Uncut and Norfolk Community Action Group.

Twitter Direct Action Training – Sunday 23rd

This Sunday evening Brighton Uncut will be providing Direct Action training via the medium of Twitter! To allow for maximum feedback/response, the training will be split into two sessions (4pm – 6pm/7.30-9.00pm).

The aim of the session is to provide some serious food-for-thought before the next wave of UK Uncut mischief. If as a growing movement we are to keep grabbing headlines and public support we need to ramp-up the creativity of our actions. There is a world of tactics and strategies out there and Sunday’s session will hopefully provide a brief showcase of those which may be best-suited to our urban environment. Crucially, the training will deal with much more than tactics – we aim to cover organising methods, personal security, legal guidance and more…

As it stands the training will look something like this:

What is Direct Action?/ Why take take Direct Action?
Affinity group formation (action and support roles)
Consensus decision making
Direct Action tactics (DA tools)
Security for activists
Legal guidance for those taking Direct Action
What happens if i get arrested? – What will happen to me in custody?
Putting it all together! – from affinity formation to successful action.
Q & A session

So. Sunday the 23rd of January at 4pm. See you on the Brighton Uncut twitter. All will be re-tweeted on the main UK Uncut twitter.