Report from Bristols Latest Act of Resistance to Workfare

Bristol Anarchist Federation

Click here to read our 'workfare FAQ' leaflet from the day Click here to read our ‘workfare FAQ’ leaflet from the day

On Saturday Bristol AFed members were joined by other local activists for  a picket of notorious workfare scheme users poundland.  This was one of many nationwide actions this week in response to a call from boycott workfare, including an awesome occupation of Urban Futures in London, and the shutting down of Learn Direct in Edinburgh.

Our action was a little less confrontational (this time!), as we took the oppurtunity that protests in our local communities give us to engage in longer and more meaningful conversations with people living, working and shopping in (in this case) Bedminster. Over two hours we handed out around 300 leaflets to almost universal support, and only one spotted dropped on the floor.

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