People’s Assembly Against Austerity

Manchester People’s Assembly with Mark Steel and Owen Jones
Tuesday 21st May – Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester

National People’s Assembly
Saturday 22nd June – Central Hall, Westminster, London


Hundreds of thousands in and around Manchester and millions of people in Britain face an impoverished and uncertain year as their wages, jobs, conditions and welfare provision come under renewed attack by the Government. With some 80% of austerity measures still to come, and with the Government lengthening the time they expect the cuts to last, the People’s Assembly Against Austerity are trying to bring together campaigns against cuts and privatisation with trade unionists in a movement for social justice. The Assembly aims to develop a strategy for resistance to mobilise millions of people against the ConDem Government.

The Assembly will provide a national forum for anti-austerity views which, while increasingly popular, are barely represented in parliament. A People’s Assembly can play a key role in ensuring that this uncaring Government faces a movement of opposition broad enough and powerful enough to generate successful co-ordinated action, including strike action. The Assembly will be ready to support co-ordinated industrial action and national demonstrations against austerity, if possible synchronising with mobilisations across Europe. The People’s Assembly Against Austerity will meet at Central Hall, Westminster on Saturday 22nd June.

In preparation for the London event, Mark Steel, Owen Jones and Francesca Martinez will be speaking in Manchester on Tuesday 21st May at Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester. Interested members and friends should email for tickets.

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