Saturday was the first national action day for the US Uncut, which is patterned after a UK Group called UK UNCUT. This group has been responsible for the riots against banks and businesses in the UK to protest government welfare cuts. More from the Nation:
The group, UK Uncut, has opposed government cuts, targeted companies accused of avoiding millions of pounds in taxes and taken its message far beyond the usual precincts of progressives. “The UK Uncut message is simple,” Hari wrote. “If you want to sell in our country, you pay our taxes. They are the membership fee for a civilized society.” This Saturday will see UK Uncut’s first national day of action with protesters expected to bring more than 30 branches of Barclays Bank to a standstill.
The newly formed Nevada County UN Cut writes in The Union:
Around the country, cutbacks are being proposed and pushed through with great speed.
Progressive groups, inspired by recent events in Egypt and Wisconsin, are rising to the occasion and calling for a sane, reasoned, and equitable approach to the crisis at hand.
This new Nevada City Un Cut group demonstrated at Bank of America in downtown Nevada City on Saturday. The newly emerging US Uncut national organization planned autonomous, but coordinated actions in over 30 locations nationwide. Nevada City was one of those locations.
This sounds a lot like how the early Tea Party organizations got started. One difference is that the UK groups have resorted to violence against the banks and businesses, while the US Tea Party rallies have been totally peaceful. In Wisconsin the violence was against government.
- What are the goals of Nevada County Uncut?
- Will NC Uncut resort to the violence we are seeing in the UK and Wisconsin?
- Will NC Uncut organization grow large enough to challenge the Nevada County Tea Party Patriots as Nevada County's largest grass roots organization?