7pm on Wednesday 29th May
Malcolm X Centre, St. Pauls, Bristol BS2 8YH
Owen Jones (journalist and author)
Mark Steel (comedian)
Vicki Baars (NUS vice president & People’s Assembly committee)
Paulette North (Bristol BARAC, Vice Chair Avon and Bristol Law Centre and Ujima Radio presenter)
Joanne Kaye (Unison South West Regional Secretary)
Laura Welti (Bristol Disability Equality Forum)
The event is free but you need to register at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/6660871847?ref=ebtnebregn
Watch Owen Jones' speech here
The People's Assembly against Austerity will take place in London on 22nd June
This is a call to all those millions of people in Britain who 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 cuts to last, we are calling a People’s Assembly Against Austerity to bring together campaigns against cuts and privatisation with trade unionists in a movement for social justice. We aim to develop a strategy for resistance to mobilise millions of people against the Con Dem 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 coordinated action, including strike action.
The assembly will be ready to support coordinated 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 22 June. For more information and to register visit http://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/