Tesco and Poundland Pickets Follow Bulky Bob Workfare Victory

Localise the resistance, create militant communities where the corporate oligopoly – and ultimately the state, cannot operate. Liverpool shows the way forward.

Liverpool IWW

yourimageYesterday was to have been the day of our big demo against furniture recyclers Bulky Bob’s, demanding that the Liverpool council contractor got rid of workfare. But then of course, the fact that we’d exposed them and were threatening a demo had been enough to force a statement that the company would no longer take part in any work programmes.

So instead we held a much more low key demonstration, outside a major Tesco store in the city centre, and outside a Poundland, where we’ve got a really good reception from the general public in recent weeks.

This particular Tesco store is at a busy intersection, and on Saturday lunchtimes there are hundreds of people passing every minute. Our leaflets went extremely quickly, but perhaps not quick enough for the store manager. He came out a few times to move us an inch or two, and then just as we…

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