The government is about to launch its biggest attack yet on
our rights, freedoms, and equality. They want to completely block access to justice for all
but the rich, and they want to
do it by the end of the year. Such
an historic attack on people’s rights cannot, should not and will not go
unchallenged. On 5th October,
join UK Uncut as we take mass civil disobedience to show that we won’t take
this assault on our equality before the law.
The government have forced through devastating cuts in every
area from education to housing, welfare to healthcare, and now they want to
stop us challenging their unfair and unnecessary decisions, and to stop us from
If these proposals go through they will stop people from disputing
unfair evictions from their homes. They will stop babies from having their
interests represented in family disputes. And they will stop the families of
people killed in custody or detention from fighting for the truth.
This isn’t a cut that we’re talking about. The changes to
legal aid won’t save even one penny, in fact they will cost money by causing
havoc to the legal system. They are not motivated by a need to save money –
these are ideological changes aimed at ruining justice for poor people and
handing more contract cash to G4S and Serco.
So join the UK uncut collective in blocking roads outside of courts around the country. In an act of direct action, we will stand
against these dangerous changes that will destroy democracy and ordinary
people’s lives. We know that this
will be disruptive. We know that it will stop the traffic. But we know that
this kind of direct action works, and that we need to use it to save justice.
We already have the
support of DPAC, Defend the Right to protest, Women Against Rape, Plane Stupid,
Kent Refugee Help and BARAC UK. But we
need your help to make this huge. Get a group together, meet and come up with
some ideas for your own act of creative civil disobedience. Start planning,
find your nearest court, list your action on the action
section of our website and get in
touch if we can help.
Blocking roads has an important and effective history in direct action in the
UK, and given the government has ignored petitions and protests,
civil disobedience is needed to defend our rights against this attack. By
blocking roads outside of courts, we will be symbolically highlighting the
devastating effect the changes will have on access to justice. If you’re angry that the government is blocking justice for the poorest and
most vulnerable, join us on the 5th. Tell all your friends, family and colleagues.
Shout about it, tweet it, facebook it.
See you on the streets!