Taking the fight against millionaire tax-dodger Phillip Green to Cornwall

15 December, 2010

A message from the Cornwall Anti-Cuts Alliance:

Anti-cuts activists, students and local campaigners will be congregating on Lemon Quay at 11am this Saturday, the 18th to try and close as many of Phillip Green’s shops as possible and spread the message that it’s time Britain’s rich paid up.

Across the country on December 18th, protesters will take a stand against tax evasion, which costs the government fifteen times more than benefit fraud in lost revenue (amounting to approximately £14bn a year), and tax avoidance which amounts to over £25bn a year – a substantial proportion of total cost of the cuts that will affect the poorest and most vulnerable up and down the country. Despite these shocking statistics, the coalition have appointed Philip Green, a known tax dodger, as a government advisor on public sector cuts. This man will be overseeing the swingeing austerity measures whilst effectively stealing from the economy.

Phillip Green has siphoned off over £1bn to his wife in Monaco over the past few years. His businesses are run in her name to dodge millions of pounds in tax – despite him being the real owner and head of the Arcadia group. At a time when the government is making over £80bn in cuts to jobs and essential services, Sir Phillip is getting away with disgusting levels of tax-avoidance, tax which should be going towards protecting working people’s jobs and livelihoods.

As you may have already seen, his retail group Arcadia (which encompasses Topshop, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans etc) has already been targeted with occupations and protests in London, but on December 18th, this will be made into a national movement and we will aim to close his shops all over the country.

Come to Lemon Quay in Truro at 11am this Saturday and show Phillip Green that this movement is everywhere – from the heart of Cornwall to the most northern parts of Scotland. Let’s shut down the tax-dodgers in our city and make the rich pay what they owe the public.


Tremough Occupation Statement

30 November, 2010

The following statement has been received from the students currently occupying Tremough Campus Stannary in protest to the rising tuition fees and huge, unnecessary cuts.

Tremough Occupation Statement

Tremough Campus Stannary is being occupied by students from Falmouth and the surrounding area in protest of the rising tuition fees and huge, unnecessary cuts.

We decided to stage this occupation as a part of the national day of action dubbed dayx2!

Please leave messages of solidarity on this page or at the email address falmouth-anti-cuts@hotmail.co.uk

Updates, pictures and demands are to come!

Protest in Truro Against Rise in Uni Fees and Education Cuts

21 November, 2010

Students in Cornwall are planning a march on 24 November as part of a National Day of Action.

They will be congregating in McDonald’s car-park at around 1:15 and will then proceed from there.  Labour activists, Truro College students and other campaigners will be their.

More information about the demo is available here: http://marchthefury.wordpress.com/, as well as on their Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112493212149881.

Falmouth Students to Fight the Cuts

18 November, 2010

Put 8 December in your diary because students across Cornwall will be coming together to fight the cuts to education and increases in fees.

Details are still be finalised.  More info: https://sites.google.com/site/falmouthfightthecuts

Update from Cornwall Animal Action

12 October, 2010

Update from Cornwall Animal Action:

Upcoming events:

    In support of Lush’s nationwide greyhound protection campaign.  Lush shop assistants will be wearing running numbers and carrying placards saying “Don’t bet on it! Help end greyhound racing!” and customers will be invited to join in and try to win a small prize by participating in a human race. Where possible, Lush would also like rescued greyhounds to be present.  (see http://greyhound-action.blogspot.com/2010/09/lush-to-launch-greyhound-protection.html for more information).

    People are needed to hand out leaflets and bring along their greyhounds if they have one!

    If you can’t make it along to a Lush store on the 13th, but can do  so on other days during that week (with or without greyhounds), your support will still be appreciated, as each store will have hundreds of leaflets for distribution to customers and passers-by. Please let the store/greyhound action know if you would like to participate. A few of us are going along on the 13th.

  • *COSTA Coffee protest email and demonstrations date tbc*
    Please email Whitbread (owners of COSTA coffee) and (politely) complain about their use of wild primates in their latest TV ad, asking them to pull the ad! If we apply enough pressure along with the below Welfare groups (see article) they may pull it and we can set an example to other companies. customer.relations@whitbread.com

    Great article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/10/costa-coffee-primates-monkey-ad

    Demonstrations/leafleting sessions have been suggested at COSTA stores, would any one be up for this? This would need to happen ASAP as the advert is running from now for a month so we need to act quick to get it pulled.

    PLEASE EMAIL BACK ASAP IF YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED/can arrange a demo near you.

  • Tues 19th October, 3.30pm City Hall Truro
    *Next CAA meeting/social*
    We are going to see the venue for the Vegan Fair and draw up a table plan, decide on decorations, wall poster positions etc. We will then be going onto a nearby restaurant Chantek http://www.chantek.co.uk/ afterwards for some social time! If you would like to come along please let us know so we can book.

Yours for the animals,