Tag Archives: claimants

Know your rights at the jobcentre: saying no to zero-hours contracts

While looking for reports of how the recent week of action against workfare had gone, I stumbled across a useful bit of information from the excellent Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty: in response to a Freedom of Information request, the Department … Continue reading

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Know your rights at the jobcentre: refusing changes to your Jobseeker’s Agreement

Yesterday’s confusing court decision on workfare showed two things: firstly, that it’s possible to use the DWP’s own rules and regulations to trip them up, but also that, since they get to write the rules, they’ll usually manage to rewrite … Continue reading

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Today Tunisia, tomorrow Egypt, the world some time after that

So, it’s been a busy week or so since I last wrote anything on here. The revolt in Tunisia’s really taken off, and the uprising in Egypt seems like a promising sign that the unrest could have the potential to … Continue reading

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Action beyond “actions”

The Commune seem to be doing a really good job of putting forward well-thought-out, insightful, readable analyses at the moment. This leaflet that they’ve produced for the Network X gathering is typically good, and well worth reading. Looking beyond this … Continue reading

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They hold the scissors, we hold the rock

So, continuing my run of bad timing, I managed to write that piece about how we should engage with the media more just before that Jody McIntyre “rolling towards the police” interview happened. Having said that, I would still claim … Continue reading

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Day X3, 9th December: They won the vote, but who won the riot?

Something really good has happened. I can’t say about anywhere else, but where I live the ice is starting to melt. This is nice in and of itself, because it means you can walk up the street without risking falling … Continue reading

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Looking for power in Topshop

So, to start with, it’s worth repeating a few of the basics for anyone going on the various protests this week: get a reasonable-sized group together beforehand (ideally, more than two, but not so many that you’re likely to get … Continue reading

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