Combating the Cuts: Planning for Action

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Notts SOS

Dec 29, 2010, 6:28:33 PM12/29/10
Notts SOS would like to invite you to a planning event we're
organising in the new year, entitled, "Combating the Cuts: Planning
for Action." As the blurb below explains, we hope to bring together as
many people as possible from local anti-cuts campaigns to develop a
strategy. If you can make it, please come along. Please tell your
friends, family and colleagues. We need to make this as big as

Dunkirk and Old Lenton Community Centre, Montpelier Road, Dunkirk,
Nottingham, NG7 2JW.

10.30-16.00 on Saturday 15th January 2011.

Across the UK, groups have sprung up in opposition to the cuts being
imposed by the Coalition Government – with students, protesting
against the trebling of fees, taking the lead.

Locally Notts Save Our Services (Notts SOS) has organised a public
meeting, a demonstration attracting more than 1,000 people and a
number of smaller actions. Students have rallied at both local
universities and occupied the Great Hall at University of Nottingham.

But it is not enough to simply protest against the cuts, even in vast
numbers. This is one of the key lessons from the movement against the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. If we want to win, we need a strategy.

Notts SOS have some ideas about what this might involve, but we don’t
pretend to have all the answers. It is with this in mind that we are
organising the Combating the Cuts event on Saturday, 15th. January

We hope to bring together as many people as possible to come up with
ideas for campaigning around the different lines of attack on our
communities and then try and build these into a coherent strategy.

For this to work, we need participation to be as wide as possible:
activists, service users, public sector workers, trade unionists, the
unemployed and others. We need your ideas to carry the fight-back

So get in touch with us to let us know that you will be participating.
Also tell people you know about this important event.

Find out further details by emailing or by phoning
0115 837 7937. The venue has disabled access and facilities. Drinks
and food will be available. If you need a creche please email expressing your interest and we may be
able to book one.

To help us with numbers please email Notts Save Our Services at:

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