Nationwide protests are taking place today weeks before the government's vicious "bedroom tax" comes into effect.
Rallies organised by campaign groups, unions and activists are being held in cities and towns across the country to tell Prime Minister David Cameron that his controversial new scheme is not acceptable.
The tax financially penalises any social housing tenant with a spare room, or forces them to move to a smaller home and will hit the poor, vulnerable and disabled the hardest.
The government's plans will hit over 650,000 people.
Unite is among a host of unions campaigning to get the tax scrapped.
General secretary Len McCluskey said: "The government's decision this week to exempt some foster carers and military families is a cynical ploy that would help just 5,000 people."
Foreign Minister Alistair Burt's admission that the Cameron government has "supported" a survey of attitudes to US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas amounts to a tacit admission of British involvement.