A round-up of recent anti-cuts campaigning in Scotland, Barnet, Islington and Merseyside.
Anti-cuts, public services
The unspoken assumption by union and Labour Party leaders, that the Tory/ Lib-Dem cuts are inevitable and can only be alleviated by negotiating voluntary redundancies and used as grist for electoral agitation, is being proved reckless.
According to the Morning Star, a meeting of all TUC unions on 28 January "united to beat Con-Dem axemen" and "thrashed out plans" for action.
The UK Uncut campaign, which targets high-street tax-dodgers, has captured the imagination of many with its innovative direct-action stunts.
The Arts Against Cuts collective is a group of students, lecturers, artists, cultural workers and those interested in creative resistance, organising in a non-hierarchical structure against both the cuts and the ever increasing use of the arts and culture as a tool of ideological and political control.
AWL comrades joined trade union and community activists in a day of action called on 15 January by South East Region TUC.
The fight against cuts can happen in the most unexpected of places.
On Friday 28 January the TUC is holding a meeting of all its affiliated unions to discuss possibilities for co-ordinated industrial action against the cuts.
The conference of the National Shop Stewards' Network in London on 22 January, voted 305 to 89 for a Socialist Party motion to set up a third national anti-cuts coordination to compete with Coalition of Resistance and Right to Work.