Sunday, 10 April 2016

System Error

Not about one man's taxes - about the culture within the system of government that imposes austerity on the vulnerable, yet bails out banks - that takes away our ability to access justice by making it costly, whilst avoiding the finer points of law with expensive accountants and that has so little value for the health and wellbeing of communities - that it promotes and forces on us, dangerous industrial practices that put us at risk - for the sake of 'the economy' ...that same economy that is failing our hospitals, schools and disabled ...that same economy that is a fraction of what it would be, if we didn't build in avoidance/evasion/corruption for those who can afford it..
This coming weekend... individuals and groups from all sectors of society - fed up with the hypocrisy of a government that ignores the plight of doctors, teachers, children - whilst avoiding responsibility on any level.
We have a system problem - not just a party or individual problem... but this is a start.  The following is from the People's Assembly who are organising the gathering on Saturday 16 April 2016:

National Demonstration - Saturday 16 April - March for:
Assemble: 1pm, Gower Street / Euston Road, London 
(Stations: Euston, Warren St, Goodge St) 
March to Trafalgar Square 

Organised by the People's Assembly Against Austerity
The Tories are facing their biggest crisis yet. David Cameron’s stake in his father’s off shore tax haven, prove that this is a government for the privileged few, not for the majority. This shows beyond all doubt that Cameron is divorced from the life of any working person.

The governments failure to deal with the steel crisis could leave thousands without a job. They've attacked junior doctors and student nurses while privatising the NHS. They plan to force all schools to become academies and teachers are now balloting to strike over pay and conditions. They've done nothing to address the growing housing crisis. Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation shows a government falling apart.

This is a situation, which is unrecoverable for the Tories if we mobilise, demonstrate and unite everyone together against austerity.

- Fully funded and publicly owned NHS - end privatisation
- Invest in health workers - end the staffing crisis
- No cuts or closures

- Hands off social housing
- Secure homes for all
- Control rents

- Scrap the Trade Union Reform Bill
- Stop insecure contracts
- End the pay freeze, living wage for all

- Scrap Tuition Fees
- Invest in our futures - stop cuts to education
- End the marketisation of education

We face a vicious government who prioritise only the richest in society, big business and the corporations. With the potential of 4 more years of a government who will continue dismantling the NHS, furthering the housing crisis, taking away workers rights, and attacking our education system - it's time to get back on the streets and to demonstrate the majority won't take it.

The Tories aren't going to back down easily so it's up to each and every one of us to get out and march for our Health, Homes, Jobs and Education.

Last year saw massive political shifts. After the devastating general election result, where the Tories gained a tiny majority, it became clear that the result did not reflect the views of the Country.

Immediately after the election, protests, meetings, rallies and demonstrations took place up and down the country culminating in one of the biggests demonstrations in Britain for years with 250,000 people bringing London to a stand still on the End Austerity Now Demonstration organised by the People's Assembly.

Since then, the surge in support for anti austerity politics, being put forward by Jeremy Corbyn, is yet another indication that people are fed up with policies that only represent those at the top.

Austerity is a choice not a necessity.

See you in London on April 16. Let's make this the biggest demonstration possible. Transport will be arranged from across the country. full details inc. route and speakers will be announced soon.

The People's Assembly

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