Haringey Alliance for Public Services
www.hapsnews.net

1.  Watch the film of the inspiring 14th Sept anti-cuts rally at the Haringey Civic Centre: http://www.hapsnews.net/photos-videos/

2.  Next Haringey Alliance general meeting – Wednesday 12th October, 7.15pm:
@ the North London Community House, Moorefield Road, N17 (behind Bruce Grove station).
All Haringey residents and workers urged to get involved. Come along to help promote and co-ordinate effective opposition to cuts, and the defence of our vital public services.

3.  ‘Stop the Cuts – Defend Haringey’s Public Services’ Eve-of-Budget demonstration – Monday 18th October:
5.30pm:
Assemble for March from Wood Green Library / High Road to the Civic Centre, N22
6.30pm: Rally outside the Full Council Meeting

Full details below
– Please circulate the email info below widely.
– Leaflets available for mass distribution in local neighbourhoods, workplaces, community centres and at events – if you can help with this, contact: dmorris@onetel.com
Or print out some leaflets yourself from the HAPS website – http://www.hapsnews.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Haps-leaflet-18.10-A52.pdf

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Please forward or print/distribute widely

Eve-of-Budget demonstration
Say NO to CUTS – Unfair, unacceptable, unnecessary
HARINGEY PROTEST MARCH AND RALLY
MONDAY 18th OCTOBER
5.30pm  – Assemble to march from Wood Green Library   6.30pm – Rally at Council meeting, Civic Centre N22
Bring friends, workmates and neighbours – and your own placards and banners

The Government is threatening massive cuts to our
LIBRARIES, HEALTH SERVICES, COMMUNITY CENTRES, SCHOOLS, GREEN SPACES, PUBLIC SERVICE JOBS AND VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS…
In September over 120 local people held a protest rally at the Civic Centre condemning these threats. Councillors must demand adequate government funding, reject privatisation, oppose and refuse to implement cuts – or resign.

On the eve of the highly controversial national Budget (October 20th) we call on all those who live or work in Haringey to come and speak out. We don’t have to accept this – we can stop cuts, closures and privatisation threats. Together we can defend our vital public services!

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Unfair, unacceptable, unnecessary

Good public services, and a universal welfare system, are central to what’s good about Haringey and our lives. We all need good health care, schools and nurseries, community centres, well-run parks and libraries, social services, affordable housing, safe and attractive neighbourhoods, decent jobs, and an adequate and reliable income for unwaged people. Previous generations fought hard to win such improvements.

Devastating – and unjustifiable

The Council estimates it will have to make at least £60m cuts over the next 4 years and the NHS and other public services face similar threats. If not countered, the cuts will be devastating for all our local communities, for those working in the local public sector and other jobs, for many vital public, voluntary and community projects, services and facilities – and for the most vulnerable, including those reliant on housing and incapacity benefits.

This is a wealthy country, but the Government has chosen to take away £billions of public funds from essential public services whilst propping up greedy and irresponsible banks with public money. Our public services are entitled to adequate resources and improvements!

Doing nothing is not an option

Recently the Government backed down after 5,000 people marched to save the Whittington Hospital. Many others have started to object and protest about proposed cuts affecting their services and jobs. Alliances and campaigns are springing into action all over the country. Doing nothing is not an option!

What can we do together?

Together we can reverse the cuts programme if we take action and say NO. We call on all Haringey’s residents, community groups, workers, and trades unions to link together and stand up for what’s right. We call on Councillors to reject privatisation, oppose all cuts and refuse to implement them – or resign.

The Haringey Alliance for Public Services (HAPS) is a network open to all those living or working in Haringey. We support opposition to the running down, closure or privatisation of any local public services, and support campaigning for improvements. We promote communication and co-ordination, mutual aid and solidarity among all those affected. Why not get involved?

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