Newcastle: no cuts to Sure Start!

Parents in Newcastle have launched an independent campaign against council cuts to Sure Start services. At its first Parents Against Cuts activity on 23 July, scores of families attended a Teddy Bears' Protest outside the Labour-led Civic Centre. While children played and protested with their teddies to passing council workers, parents held an open-air meeting to discuss the next steps for the campaign. The mood was militant, with the majority of parents seeing the need to force the council to reverse its decision, and taking a position against all cuts.

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Reply to Alex Snowdon of Counterfire

Protesting outside the BBC in Newcastle 22 July 2014

Alex Snowdon, from the organisation Counterfire, has got in a fluster. Hiding behind the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), he has lashed out at the RCG and FRFI in Newcastle for not doing as the PSC or Counterfire wants. The root of his outburst is his concern to protect the Labour Party from criticism over its support for Zionism. Snowdon's statement is very long, but it only merits a brief response. Just a few points on which he needs correction:

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Picket of M&S and march to BBC in solidarity with Palestine – Newcastle 22 July 2014

Protest against British media bias outside the BBC Broadcasting Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

On Tuesday 22 July activists picketed Marks & Spencer on Northumberland Street in Newcastle. The protest was called by Palestine Action Group and was against the continued support M&S gives to Zionism and Israel.

That morning the BBC website carried a headline stating ‘Israeli soldier 'missing' in Gaza’. Only when you scrolled further down the article would you then discover that 600 Palestinians were dead. For them, a missing Israeli is more important than Palestinian deaths.

On the same day as the M&S picket, Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) called a protest outside the BBC. Palestine Action Group marched from M&S to the BBC to support the protest against the racist reporting of the BBC.

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North East Events coming up..

We have street actions and political educational meetings in Newcastle every week – for details call 07858346276 or email

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