Starbucks: wake up and smell the coffeeTagged as: cuts dodger notts starbucks tax ukuncut uncut
1.00pm Saturday 8th December 2012
Meeting up at Starbucks on South Parade, Just south of the Market Square, Nottingham
People gathered, handed out leaflets and the Notts uncut banner displayed. The issue being further aired by the media these last few weeks, was about the lack of tax being collected by the large corporations ..... set against the cuts in services applied to so many of the poorest in society.
Some of the potential customers were detered from buying there but it has to be said that the coffee shop was full all the time that protesters were there.
Those protesting on these issues were joined by none other than Cllr John Collins, the leader of the Labour Group on Nottingham City Council
Before finishing, people that did a short tour to the other culprits, RBS and Nat West banks
It’s time for the government to wake up and smell the coffee. Women have had enough of being attacked by a cabinet of millionaires. But there is a refuge from the cuts. Join us on Saturday 8th December to transform the tax dodger Starbucks into services women depend on, such as refuges and crèches.
Refuge from the cuts - target Starbucks!
"It’s time for the government to wake up and smell the coffee. Women have had enough of being attacked by a cabinet of millionaires. But there is a refuge from the cuts. Join us on Saturday 8th December to transform the tax dodger Starbucks into services women depend on, such as refuges and crèches. Check the actions page to find an action near you. If there isn’t one, we’ve got a step-by-step guide on how you can organise one yourself.
On 5th December the Chancellor, George Osborne, will deliver his autumn statement, with even further spending cuts expected to be announced. Women are bearing the brunt of the cuts- particularly low paid women and their families. The government’s savage austerity plans are pushing the cause of women’s equality back decades as benefits, healthcare, Sure Start centres, childcare, rape and domestic abuse services are cut and female unemployment soars.
If the government took strong action to stop tax dodging by companies like Starbucks- who haven’t paid any income tax for the last three years- we could easily afford to prevent the £5.6m being cut from violence against women services, the 25% cut to funding for Sure Start centres and the further £10 billion benefit cuts.
Domestic violence increases at Christmas and during times of economic hardship. 230 women are turned away from refuges every day as a result of the government’s cuts to women’s services. Enough is enough.
Is your local rape crisis centre being closed? Then why not turn your local Starbucks into a refuge? Bring your kids, because 50% of people living in refuges are children. Housing benefit cut? Bring your sleeping bags. Are you working less hours because subsidised childcare is a thing of the past? You could set up a Starbucks crèche.
Check the actions page to find an action near you. If there isn’t one, we’ve got a step-by-step guide on how you can organise one yourself. UK Uncut actions are creative and fun. If anyone is nervous or has any questions, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com – we want as many women, men and children out as possible to show that we refuse to lose these services.
Bring your own coffee... see you on the high streets!"
UK Uncut protesters shut down Starbucks shops
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
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