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People's Assembly calls protests against cuts

Issue No. 2377

The People’s Assembly is calling for a day of protest in every town and city in Britain on Tuesday of next week.

An occupation of Westminster Bridge is planned in London and other events around Britain. And a Student Assembly is set to take place this weekend. 

Over 200 people met at the People’s Assembly in North London and over 250 attended Birmingham People’s Assembly last week. 

Activists, trade unionists and campaigners discussed how to develop the movement against austerity.

Columnist Owen Jones and MP Jeremy Corbyn attacked the government’s war on working people in Wood Green, north London last Saturday.

There was serious criticism of trade union leaders who won’t lead a fightback, following the attacks at Grangemouth and the teachers’ NUT union executive decision to call off strikes.  

Salma Yaqoob joined a line-up in Birmingham including Robert Punton from Disabled People Against Cuts and leading tenant campaigners.

Salma said, “Austerity is a war of the richest in our society against the poorest”. The meeting was followed by a Love Music Hate Racism and Homophobia gig.

Student Assembly, Sat 2 Nov, 9.30am-5.30pm, University College London, Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ.
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Tue 29 Oct 2013, 17:25 GMT
Issue No. 2377
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