Sisters Uncut Action Toolkit – Portsmouth City Council Action
Sunday, January 10, 2016
In Portsmouth 9 sisters, alongside local activists, closed down a chamber meeting with one banner. The state wants us to feel powerless and unable to resist austerity but united we are strong. Taking direct action forces politicians to come face to face with public opposition to their sexist, racist, ableist, anti-working class austerity measures. It helps us to make the public aware of the devastating effect of austerity.
We have put together this document to share how Portsmouth happened. We outline the tasks, roles and considerations needed to take action for domestic violence services in a short time frame. We hope it might be useful to other activists wanting to take direct action in local areas with limited resources and time.
This piece is intended only as a guide and should be adapted to fit different situations and local contexts.