People’s Assembly against Austerity took place at Westminster Hall, London, on Saturday 22 June 2013.
It is a movement with the objective to consolidate all political and social groups against austerity, and to support each other with demonstrations, strikes, and direct action. The day saw many diverse talks and fora with contributions from the Green Party, some Labour MPs, most UK unions, Uncut and Occupy groups, Disabled People against the Cuts, the Save the NHS campaign, War on Want, Stop the War Coalition, The People’s Charter, Socialist Resistance, the Communist Party, and many more.
Caroline Lucas spoke at a session on green jobs, and announced her bill to re-nationalise Britain’s railways, and Natalie Bennett co-chaired a chaotic session on how to reform the democratic system.
Lots of ideas were presented at the meeting, which will continue to work in local groups, with another national meeting planned in the new year. The next Bristol meeting is at the Malcolm X Centre on Monday 8 July at 6.30pm.
You can find more information, including a transcript of the letter to the Guardian that launched the movement, and dates of upcoming actions, at http://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/
Article written by Dr Clara Quinion www.mandria.webs.com
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