Activist network of workers, students, retired and claimants in and around Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The network was launched out of the bottom up protests of the students, which others were keen to support and now campaigns against cuts.

We meet every fortnight at organise specifically to oppose cuts to services, jobs and communities.

We aim to coordinate with other local campaigns including campaigns to save Libraries; Youth services; Play services; Pools & Leisure centres; City Hall; Sure Start services etc.

Monday 30 May 2011

Next Anti Cuts Network Meeting

Join us for the next Anti Cuts Network meeting:

Wednesday 1st June - 5.30pm
@ Tyneside Irish Centre

Organise together to fight the cuts!

Anti Cuts Network supports Demonstration Against Political Policing. Defend the right to protest!

Join us for a Demonstration Against Political Policing – Sat 11th June

A demonstration against political policing is being planned by the HSBC 3 Defence Campaign and supported by Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!, on Saturday 11th June. The protest will be held at monument from 12pm, and there will be an open microphone for all contributions against political policing. We will have representatives from other defence campaigns and groups, making the links between different instances of police repression, and exposing the conscious and planned state strategy behind it. This kind of demonstration is vital to defending our democratic rights and raising awareness about the behaviour and interests of the police. We need to be out on the streets showing solidarity with all those who are being targeted and criminalised in their fight against the cuts, and making it clear that the state’s repressive tactics will not intimidate us into inaction.
We welcome involvement in building and planning for the demo from all other groups and individuals who oppose political policing – to get involved email or come along to the Anti Cuts Network planning meeting on Wednesday 1st June, 17:30 at the Tyneside Irish Centre.
If you are supportive but unable to come, please send us a short message which we can read out on your behalf.
Defend the right to protest! End political policing!

HSBC3 Benefit Gig - Weds 8th June 7:30pm. Join us!

Anti Cuts Network committed to defending the right to protest:
Following the launch of the HSBC 3 ( financial appeal to raise £1000, a benefit gig has been organised for Wednesday 8th June. Local bands Rathaus, and 60ft Squid will be performing in the upstairs room at the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle, along with a guest band to be confirmed. The minimum entry donation will be £1, but of course all donations will be a great help to the campaign. The gig will begin at 7:30.
HSBC 3 Update (see Defence Campaign blog for further details):
We have now heard from the solicitor that the appeal will be heard at the Crown Court over two days – 27th and 28th September. Taking the case to appeal carries the risk of further charges over the initial £760 fines. However, to allow any real opposition to the savage public service cuts to be successful, it is vital to challenge the verdict; to oppose the criminalisation of legitimate protest, and to support anti-cuts direct action everywhere. Money raised will put us in a position to fight the appeal, and if successful, the money will be used as a defence fund for future arrests of anti-cuts activists.

Anti Cuts Network - delayed update!

Hi all,

Apologies for the delay in the blog... we've been actively trying to promote the Anti Cuts Network at events since our last post - please see below for updates from May Day. Please check the blog for updates, and future action:
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Update: MAY DAY (Saturday, April 30th)

The Anti Cuts Network marched from the Centre for Life to Exhibition Park in Newcastle, to stand in solidarity with international workers, and to campaign against the cuts to public services. As people begin to feel the effects of the cuts, it is even more important to realise the role international workers play, both here, as asylum seekers and immigrants, and around the world.

Marchers demonstrated their anger at the cuts to public services - cuts which we know affect the most vulnerable first, and which attack the living standards of people across the country. Angry members of the public and activists exposed the cuts which are affecting Newcastle - they also showed the importance of fighting back, and the need to organise collectively, within communities. Join us in organising locally and fighting the cuts!

Images from May Day (thanks to Dory).

Together we will fight ALL Cuts!