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Time to stand up to the Tory war on green investment

15th November 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Christina Prentice

Cameron’s attempt to regain the political agenda over the cost of living crisis by pledging to “roll back green charges” on energy bills was not only cynical but damaging and should be actively opposed.

Cynical because Cameron knows that green and social investment to insulate the leaky homes of older people and people in fuel poverty are not the main drivers of energy bill hikes – gas prices and super profits are. In the last eight years, energy bills have risen by £520.  The Committee on Climate Change says that the vast majority of this has been because of the rising price of gas.  Low carbon technologies have added just £30 in that time.

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No to racism, no to austerity

10th November 2013 Socialist Action 0

by Paul Taylor

Yesterday’s Labour Assembly Against Austerity made clear why the fight against racism must be an essential part of the campaign against austerity.

The Tories are continually searching for new ways to exploit racism as a way to boost their poll ratings and confuse people about the failure of their austerity programme.

Wave of anti-austerity protest sweeps across Britain

6th November 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Jennifer Nash

Report on the People’s Assembly National Day of Action which took place on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Yesterday’s National Day of Action against austerity coordinated by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity saw a wave of protests across Britain, with local groups organizing actions in 40 towns and cities.

This National Day of Action built on the upturn of struggle against austerity we have seen in recent months, with the 4,000 strong launch of the People’s Assembly in June, the massive anti-Tory demonstration in Manchester in September and a wave of strike actions from teachers, lecturers, university staff, fire-fighters, probation officers and others in recent weeks.

Students assemble against austerity and prepare for action

5th November 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Jennifer Nash

On Saturday 150 students from more than 50 campuses attended the Student Assembly Against Austerity to discuss ideas and actions to take forward the struggle against austerity nationally and on campuses. Upbeat, energetic, optimistic – students are ready for action against austerity and to play our part in the upturn of struggle.

The event was one of the biggest gatherings of the student anti-austerity movement since the height of the student fight back against tripling tuition fees and the scrapping of EMA in 2010.