Picnic and Party Against Atos - part 2 - London May 9th

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Picnic and Party Against Atos - part 2 - London May 9th

Postby markR » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:00 pm

Monday, May 9 · 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Again from Benefits Claimants Fightback - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194299250612882

At the first party and protest outside Atos Origin's UK headquarters on January 24th over a hundred disability and claimant activists and groups held a noisy and passionate demonstration.

On April 14th, as part of the Third National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts, Atos Origin's offices were picketed around the UK.

As part of the National Week of Action Against Atos Origin, beginning on Monday 9th May, a second Party and Picnic against Atos will take place on the 9th May from 2pm at their Head Office in Triton square, near Euston.

Bring music, drums, banners, placards, food to share and brighten up the faceless corporate wasteland that is home to poverty pimps Atos Origin Ltd.

Musicians, poets, orators, ranters, shouters, all benefit claimants and supporters welcome. Please help spread the word, invite your friends and let's make this the biggest stand against poverty pimps Atos Origin so far.

Triton Square is on the North side of Euston Road, a minute or so from Warren Street tube and less than five minutes from Euston/Euston Square or Great Portland Street tube stations.

Visit the National Week of Action Against Atos Origin's facebook page to find out about other events happening around the country in the same week: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121624627914913

http://benefitclaimantsfightback.wordpress.com/

Who are Atos Origin?

Atos Origin have a £500 million pound contract with the Con-dem Government to carry out ‘work capability assessments’ on all of those claiming Incapacity Benefit.

It is claimed assessments are to test what people can do rather than what they can’t. The real purpose is to strip benefits from as many people as possible.

This testing system has already led to people with terminal illnesses and severe medical conditions being declared fit for work and having benefits cut. GP’s are ignored in favour of decisions made by Atos Origin’s computer.

Plans announced for the scrapping of Disability Living Allowance have also revealed that this intrusive testing is likely to be extended to everyone on some form of disability or health related benefit.

To date around 40% of appeals against Atos Origin’s decisions have been successful.

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