Over 350 people came to the Nottingham People’s Assembly last Saturday. It was one of the biggest political events in the city for years.
Former left Labour MP Alan Simpson and anti bedroom tax campaigner Liz Kitching addressed the opening rally.
There were well attended workshops on the NHS, welfare cuts, disability campaigns, women and austerity.
But there was no discussion in the closing session about how we can campaign for union leaders to turn opposition to austerity into effective action, including strikes.
Nor was there any discussion about how the anti-cuts movement should relate to Labour.
Rebuilding a fightback that can defeat austerity will require taking on both of these arguments.