December 10th is annual International Human Rights Day…
FREEDOM TO PROTEST
Days of Local Actions: Friday 10th - Sunday 12th Dec 2010
The growth of repressive measures being used against protests needs to continue to be challenged. In the last year campaigners have won some notable victories
against certain laws, police violence and harassment, bans, ‘kettles’ etc.
The idea of the Day of Local Actions is to highlight and celebrate our determination as campaigners and activists to continue to oppose injustice and
oppression, and to encourage opposition and resistance to unjust laws.
Any oppressive laws can be rendered unworkable through protest, non-co-operation and defiance!
We are calling for local celebrations of past campaigns and struggles that have enabled all those seeking a better world to continue to assemble, meet, march,
picket, leaflet, protest, strike, occupy and take direct action. Such rights and freedoms have not been handed down by the powers-that-be, but won through
struggles over the last 100 years or more.
Why not organise a special event, activity or protest in your area, or at specially significant sites of past struggles for the right to protest or
freedom of speech? You could even just lay on a coffee morning to raise funds for a relevant campaign or group of defendants, do some leafleting, or issue a
press release about Freedom To Protest issues.
If your group is already doing something that weekend, why not mark Freedom To Protest Days in your publicity?
Wherever there is injustice or oppression, there is protest and resistance
We will not be silenced!