Caroline Lucas on the People’s Assembly

Published on 26 Mar 2013

Caroline Lucas joins a panel of activists and campaigners including Mark Steel to launch the People’s Assembly event in June this year.

The People’s Assembly – a new initiative backed by major trade unions including Unite, Unison, NUT, PCS, TSSA; the Green Party, Labour MPs, Coalition of Resistance, National Pensioners Convention and campaigning groups – hosted a press conference to launch the campaign today (26th March)

Thousands will converge at the People’s Assembly at WESTMINSTER CENTRAL HALL ON SATURDAY 22ND JUNE 2013, as well as at meetings and rallies across the country.

The People’s Assembly will be an alternative democratic forum to a Parliament that has failed the people it is supposed to represent. It will be the launch-pad for mass resistance to austerity.

The new alliance aims to _play a key role in ensuring that this uncaring government faces a movement of opposition broad enough and powerful enough to generate successful co-ordinated action, including strike action.

This new movement will be forcing anti-austerity politics onto the mainstream agenda, and fighting for all those people currently hit by Government policies: whether low-paid workers, disabled people, unemployed people, the young, women, BME people and others.

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity will meet at Central Hall, Westminster on 22 June 2013.

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