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October 25, 2013 / politicsbitesize

News from The People’s Assembly

Peoples AssemblyThis week’s post is directly taken from an email sent to Politics:bitesize by The People’s Assembly about the next wave of anti-austerity protests.

5 November ‘Bonfire of Austerity’

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The People’s Assembly day of civil disobedience on 5 November looks set to be the biggest day of direct action for years. The People’s Assembly aims to bring together all the strands of protest into one co-ordinated force, learning from and encouraging all the tactics of resistance from mass protest to strikes to direct action.

In the short space of just a few weeks Britain will be hit with resistance in all forms as the movement against austerity steps up the campaign. The huge demonstration at the Conservative Party Conference on 29 September kicked off our winter of dissent, shortly followed by the teachers strikes which mobilised tens of thousands. Now Higher Education workers are set to strike on 31 October and postal workers voted to strike on 4 November – the day before the People’s Assembly ‘Bonfire of Austerity’.

On 5 November, actions will take place up and down the country ranging from occupations of banks, universities, job centres or post offices to roadblocks and protests targeting privatisers and tax evaders. There will be something for everyone to do on this day. If you can’t get down to one of the actions, spread the word about the day on social media. We are also are producing thousands of ‘No Cuts’ stickers to decorate our town centres with.

In London we will be targeting Westminster Bridge in the evening. We are encouraging people to bring music, placards, banners, come dressed as NHS workers, postal workers or representing a service being cut.

This day will say loud and clear to Cameron, Osborne and their millionaire friends that unless you abandon your austerity programme, our growing movement will make this country ungovernable.


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