Swindon People’s Assembly joined forces with members of the NUT on Saturday 31 May, handing out leaflets and talking to people about the ‘No More Austerity’ demonstration and free festival being held in London on 21 June.
Kate Linnegar of the Swindon People’s Assembly said “The demo on 21 June is going to be big. Thousands of people from the hundred plus local People’s Assembly groups across the country, trade unions, and local and national campaign groups, will march from BBC HQ to Parliament Square.”
“The need for austerity is a lie. We will be demanding the alternatives: reverse the cuts, re-nationalise our utilities and public services, a statutory living wage, abolish zero hours contracts, end the wage freeze, invest in building social housing, abolish the bedroom tax, place a cap on private rents, a higher tax on the rich, a clamp down on tax avoidance, investment in green jobs, a stop to scapegoating immigrants and those relying on social security, increases to welfare and pensions tied to average earnings or inflation, whichever is highest, a publicly owned democratic banking system, an end to the cost of war in blood and money, no military interventions, no trident replacement, protect our unions, support the right to strike, remove the anti-union laws and promote strong and effective collective bargaining.” She added.
“The speakers at the demo include Russell Brand, Owen Jones, Jeremy Corbyn, Caroline Lucas and Francesca Martinez and many more. The event is free and everyone is welcome”.
The demonstration on 21 June starts at BBC HQ, Portland Place, London W1 1AA at 1pm.
or check out the Swindon People’s Assembly group on Facebook, to meet up with others who are going.