Wednesday, 24 September 2008

The Evil is Gas Bills - Protest Increased Bills




PROTEST AT THE OFFICES OF BRITISH GAS
NO TO GAS BILL INCREASES & NO TO FUEL POVERTY

Saturday 27 September at 2 pm
British Gas Office
Churchill Way (off Queen Street)
past Capitol arcade


Bring banners, placards, drums . . . people etc.!

*Windfall tax on profits to alieviate burden on poor & fund environmental measures such as house insulation
* Greater regulation and price capping
* Re-nationalisation of the energy companies

This protest is initiated by Cardiff Chartists - Supporters of the People Before Profit Charter & supported by leading city trade unionists, environmentalists, community and social justice campaigners.

The call for a demonstration has also received messages of support, in a personal capacity, from Jill Evans MEP, Leanne Wood AM, Bethan Jenkins AM (Plaid), veteran left wing concillor, Ray Davies (Labour), Cllr Ron Davies, former Welsh Secretary, Jill Gough, National Secretary of CND Cymru, Cymdeithas and many others.

For more information or to sign the Charter, email: cardiffchartists@live.co.uk

2 comments:

Robert said...

Good post about this on Leanne Wood's blog.
http://leannewoodamac.blogspot.com/2008/09/demonstrate-against-sky-high-gas-prices.html

landsker said...

Aye aye...
Personally, I`m not on the gas main, but it is a blatant case of corporate theft.
The cost of building small-scale community and domestic units of grid-connected wind power generators, and solar panels etc would be minimal, and of course each and every individual system dilutes the power of the corporate momopolies.
Nationalisation might be a good step, but could also lead to fat-cat practices amongst those nominated to oversee the process.
I understand that in Denmark and Germany, there are many villages and towns that have become "power suppliers".
German/Danish community owned renewables.