The Future of Mass Protest

March 14, 2011

As the TUC plan another outdated and ineffectual A to B marching protest on March 26th, UK Uncut are  showing the way forward for people power.

Occupy for the Alternative will see UK Uncut ‘take over Oxford Street’. As they say on their website:

Until now we have been fighting a phoney war. On March 23rd George Osborne announces his budget and the real battle begins. We don’t know the exact details of the budget yet, but what’s certain is that it won’t be a blueprint for any mythical Big Society. Instead, it’ll be a recipe for a society that is smaller, colder and crueller.

But there is an alternative. And on March 26th the fight back begins properly, with hundreds of thousands of people descending on London to join the TUC’s massive March For The Alternative. UK Uncut will be joining the march, but we’ll also be bringing a little something of our own to the party.

Over the last five months, thousands of UK Uncut volunteers across the country have been hitting the high streets to show that there are alternatives. Collect the tax dodged by the super rich and make the banks pay for the crisis they caused.

On March 26th, just after the huge march has reached its final destination, we’re going to be holding Occupy For the Alternative, a massive simultaneous shut down of banks and tax dodgers on London’s Oxford Street.

From 2pm flash mobs, bail-ins and occupations will shut down the dozens of banks and tax dodgers along the length of Europe’s biggest shopping street. As normal, it’s up to you to make this happen. The map of Oxford Street is on the website – it’s up to you to fill it with pins. If you have organized or taken part in an action in Liverpool or Glasgow or Brighton or anywhere else, why not bring your skills and your friends to the capital for the day? This is our chance to converge from across the country to take action together.

If you’re up for organizing an action, adopt one of the many targets on Oxford Street, get some people together, list the action on the website and make sure you’re ready for the 26th.

Around the world social networking is becoming the most effective weapon for social justice. All power to King – Flash – Mob!

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