Below is the launch letter that started the People's Assembly.
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity was launched with a letter to the Guardian.
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.
Here are the most recent meetings and workshops:
Over 700 people attended Manchester Peoples Assembly. Biggest meeting in Manchester for over a decade. Click here for the Gorton (MANCHESTER) Against The Bedroom Tax
Brilliant, inspiring The People's Assembly in Newcastle yesterday - over 200 people came. We heard from campaigners over the bedroom tax, legal aid and workers' rights.
Over 300 people turned up to the The People's Assembly meeting in Nottingham yesterday. A day of workshops, then a few speeches from me (Owen Jones), Francesca Martinez, Lindsey German and Tony Benn at the end.
There's a meeting TONIGHT in Sheffield:
19:00, Wednesday 22 May
Sheffield Hallam University
Adsetts Lecture Theatre Level 6,