The People’s Assembly Against Austerity creates unity in fight against cuts

25th June 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity marked a significant step in creating much needed unity between the various strands of the movement in the fight against this government’s austerity policies.

It gathered 4,000 trade unionists, activists and campaigners from every part of the country, and demonstrated the strength that can be attained if differences are put aside around a common call to resist the attacks on living standards and welfare.

Sheffield assembles against austerity

25th May 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Paul Taylor

The launch of the Peoples Assembly Against Austerity in Sheffield on Wednesday 23 May saw nearly 400 people crammed in to the city centre venue. The meeting brought together the broadest spectrum of opponents to austerity yet seen in the city.

Pro-austerity monolith starts to fracture

9th May 2013 Socialist Action 0

by Nicky Dempsey

The near-unanimous support for austerity policies in the ruling classes of the main capitalist powers is showing signs of strain. This is not because there is some recognition of the social and economic damage from the crisis, nor because of the valiant level of social resistance in some countries, or even because of the entry of populist and other unpredictable parties of the right.

Building the People’s Assembly Against Austerity is the key task of the left

24th April 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

Recent weeks have seen a clear up-tick in the struggle against austerity in Britain.

The nationwide response to the Bedroom Tax, a number of very significant demonstrations against hospital closures, a jump in size of pickets and protests called against other local cuts and the decisions by NUT/NASUWT to call a series of one day strikes are among the evidence for this. The movement against austerity and the cuts has begun to move up a gear for the first time since the student struggles of late 2010 and the 2011/12 pensions’ actions.

Budget will fuel growing anti-austerity movement

21st March 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey

The struggle against austerity in Britain has moved up a gear.

The recent anti-bedroom tax protests were very broad-based geographically and in layers of support. The campaigns against local hospital closures are also gaining widespread support and are increasingly coordinated.