Hands off our unions rally

12th February 2014 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey

Hundreds of militant activists and trade unionists gathered in central London to oppose concerted efforts to curb the power of the trade union movement. The People’s Assembly Against Austerity brought together a series of campaigning organisations, grassroots activists and union members to rally in support of ‘Hands off our unions’.

South London People’s Assembly Against Austerity

7th December 2013 Socialist Action 0

South London People’s Assembly Against Austerity

Saturday 7th December at Goldsmiths College

Speakers and workshops drawing on local and national campaigns.

Speakers include Owen Jones, Josie Long, John McDonell MP, Billy Hayes, Francesca Martinez, Aditya Chakrabortty, Zita Holbourne, Ellie Mae O’Hagan, Lee Jasper, Lindsey German, Kevin Courtney, Save Lewisham Hospital’s Dr Louise Irvine and many more.

Labour needs an alternative to austerity

21st November 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Paul Roberts

Since using Party conference to shift the campaign agenda to defending ordinary peoples’ living standards, Labour’s support has risen in the polls, party activists have been invigorated and within sections of Labour’s ranks a discussion on alternatives to austerity has opened up.

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.