A great design by the very wonderful TC, click here to download a free PDF of the poster
April 1st is the very apt date on which the Tory bastards intend to introduce their Bedroom Tax… the coalition government may have proved themselves to be be fools, but this sick tax is no fucking joke!
Here’s a small selection of black and white posters for people to print off put-up where they live. If you think this doesn’t concern you, you’re very, very wrong. The knock-on effect is going to put pressure on low-income families everywhere as rents and house prices are driven up… which is, of course, the main motivation behind most of the Tory policies on housing – but let’s not forget that the Bedrooom Tax was originally introduced to the private rented sector by the last Labour government in 2008, and that despite their faux postering Labour have already admitted that they’d keep the bedroom tax!
We’ll be creating more posters shortly, in the meantime if you are faced with this unfair tax here’s how to appeal…
Cameron, Clegg, Miliband… all millionaires and all intent on making ‘necessary’ cuts.
It’s beginning to look like Occupy was just the first stage in a new wave of creative protests which will eventually be powerful enough to use each of the 1%’s weapons against themselves. As Stewart Lee pointed out in the Occupied Times a couple of month’s ago:
The Occupy Movement is occupying space and time. Well done. In doing so, it has thus far changed the news agenda, shown how random groups of people can co-operate to noble ends, and made the plastic-headed Tory MP Louise Mensch look like an out-of-touch dilettante. Again… But Global Capitalism has moved beyond space and time into a theoretical abstract region unfettered by the laws of either physics or common decency, and where there isn’t so much as a paving slab to pitch your tent on, let alone a Starbucks where you can recharge your mobiles and irritate Louise Mensch.
The basic premise laid out in a joint statement by Occupy Wall Street, Real Democracy Now, the 15-M movement and various organisations asserts a demand for a debt audit by the people, announcing:
To the financial institutions of the world, we have only one thing to say: we owe you nothing.
Mortgages, medical debts, student loans, credit cards, or even local government debts: making war against any form of illegitimate debt is the new combat for an increasing number of protest movements throughout the world.