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Leeds Trinity difficulties – and occupation

January 7, 2011

Leeds Trinity Against the CutsStudents at Leeds Trinity have gone into occupation again, after a brief occupation before the Christmas break. One of their objectives is to build support over the coming weeks to bolster the strength of the community in the university and the anticuts campaigns locally. They intend to organise many local events, including union rallies, protests, demonstrations, marches as well as ensure their own attendance at the national rallies.

Recent focussed redundancies at Leeds Trinity, which is to lose all of its government funding, are the cause for concern amongst staff and students there. Today, the Yorkshire Post published an article detailing the support the occupiers are receiving from Leeds Trinity staff.

The Leeds Trinity occupiers have a community information and planning session planned for Saturday the 15th of January at 3 o’clock, to be chaired by members of the occupation, similar in approach to the general meeting arranged by the University of Leeds occupiers on 27 November. The Leeds Trinity occupiers have invited local MPs including Greg Mulholland, who spoke out against and voted against the rise in tuition fees.

The Leeds Trinity occupiers have a blog at http://ltsac.wordpress.com/ and can be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/OccupiedLTUC

There is a Facebook page ‘Leeds Trinity against the cuts’ at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_171023912916462

Media queries can be directed to leedstrinityoccupy@hotmail.co.uk or 07714272066

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  1. January 22, 2011 11:49 AM

    To take part in a large-scale action planned for next Wednesday (26 Jan 2011) against the banks, please send out the following tweet:

    ************************* **
    Hit back at the banks: BANK RUN on Revenge Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011. Info at: tinyurl.com/bankrun2011 PLEASE FORWARD THIS
    ************************* **

    …and circulate the following info by any means possible…

    BANK RUN ON REVENGE WEDNESDAY, 26 JAN
    ========================= ============
    On Wednesday 26 January 2011, thousands of people in the UK will try to cause a bank run by withdrawing money from their bank accounts, in person, at high street bank branches.

    The hope is that the movement will snowball.

    Everyone is welcome. Just print out the form below, fill in your details, and take it to your bank, preferably around lunchtime, e.g. about 1pm. Even better, print out multiple copies and hand them round. Use email, Twitter, Facebook too.

    When the first bank branch says it won’t pay out people’s money, let everyone know, using every means possible. Take photos. Use mobile phones, send tweets, get the journalists in on the picture. This movement is decentralised. It is what you and we make it.

    Note that this idea was tried last December, after being suggested by Eric Cantona. Unfortunately it didn’t go very far, mainly because the organisers asked people to “sign up” online. We’re not asking you to sign up to anything. In particular, you do NOT have to give any personal details to anyone. The form below is just for giving to your BANK.

    If you can only afford to withdraw 10 pounds, please do it. If you can afford to withdraw thousands of pounds, do that too. EVERY LITTLE HELPS. Banks cannot withstand everyone withdrawing even a tenth of what they’ve got in the bank. LET’S SEND THESE PARASITES A MESSAGE THEY’LL NEVER FORGET. It’s an open secret that they’re holding the country to ransom. Let’s kick ’em where it hurts.

    This is the financial system’s MAJOR WEAK SPOT. That’s why the Dutch government is considering making it illegal to call for a bank run. Because they’re SCARED. In 2009 there was a bank run against a Dutch bank. This was considered to be a particularly unpleasant bank, which had been encouraging millions od Dutch people to get into debt who couldn’t afford it. People did a run against it, and it went bankrupt. How sad.

    In Britain, you’d be hard pushed to name a bank which DIDN’T try to get people into massive debt they can’t really afford.

    Here’s the bottom line: THE BANKS HAVE GOT IT COMING TO THEM.

    So please take part. Spread the news. Distribute this leaflet. Print your own. Just do a little bit to help, and we’ll be strong and we’ll blast the damn banks like they’ve never been blasted before.

    Please print the following, complete the details, and hand it to your bank around 1pm on 26 Jan 2011.

    ************************* *********
    NAME: _________________________ _
    ADDRESS:_________________ ____________
    _________________________ _______
    ACCOUNT NUMBER: ___________________
    SORT CODE:____________________ __
    NAME OF BANK:____________________ _
    To: the Branch Manager
    Dear Sir,
    I wish to withdraw ____________ pounds from my account in cash, immediately.
    Yours sincerely,
    __________________ (signed)
    ************************* *********

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