The austerity consensus is starting to break and that's only because of the tireless efforts of everyone on the ground across the country.
Here's a review of what's been happening over the past year, obviously not every action or event is listed here, it's just designed to give a snapshot. Please do keep sending in your events, actions and reports to the People's Assembly office.
2015 presents us with a real chance to break through and we're planning a whole series of actions. Get involved in your local People's Assembly group and "lets make 2015 the year we break austerity"!
Ashford outside Boots in demo against tax avoidance in solidarity stunt with UK Uncut.
Artists Against Austerity is launched. August
Barnet supports Our West Hendon against private developers.
Birmingham greets Tory Party Conference with Hard-Up Festival. September
Brent People’s Assembly launch meeting. October.
Bridgend delivers over 1000 signatures in petition to Welsh Assembly Members
in opposition to cuts across Wales. November
Brighton People’s Assembly members present their new deal for Brighton and Hove to
a Brighton and Hove council meeting. October
Bristol hosts “The People vs Austerity” panel discussion and film screening, with over
100 people attending. May
Calderdale organise a “Scrooge Walk” in Halifax, highlighting tax dodgers on the High
Cambridge organises solidarity action against TTIP with 38 Degrees,
World Development Movement and Keep Our NHS Public. December
Cardiff rallies against the Bedroom Tax outside City Hall. February
Coventry and Warwickshire supports PCS members’ walkout to support
reinstatement of former branch chair, Sofia Azam, at Ofqual. March
Derby witnesses Osborne wish everyone a very Austerity Xmas, in town centre. December
Doncaster People’s Assembly hosts Doncaster fights back in support of Care UK strikers.
Dorset illustrates that Osborne’s austerity programme is failing. December
Dundee activist,Raymond Mennie, on BBC People’s Question Time, Dundee,
February watch here
East London publicising the No More Austerity march. May
Fenland runs Accessibility Demo,complete with city tour in wheelchairs. December
Fife hold Decent Work, Dignified Life Event. November
Focus E15 campaign continues blocking the eviction of single mums from
Carpenters Estate, Stratford East London.
Gateshead push to save Dunston Activity Centre. November
Hackney hosts meeting on local housing crisis. November
Hampshire show support to co-workers facing pay-cuts at Care UK’s
Southampton Office. June
Hull rises against Museum Closures with broad union support. June
Leicester supports Frack Free Leicestershire camp.October
Luton builds momentum for Britain Needs a Pay Rise Demo with “Austerity Uncovered”
double-decker bus. July
Manchester says No to the Bedroom Tax. April
Merseyside welcome a full-house at anti-cuts public rally. June
Newport supports No to NATO demo. September
New Era estate campaigners take on asset management firm, Westbrook Partners and
block the take over of their homes. January.
Norfolk support mass stunt against privatisation of student debt action, at University
of East Anglia on national day of action.
North London backs fire fighters against station closures. January
North Staffordshire occupy and achieve victory in campaign to stop privatisation of
Cancer Care and End of Life Services in the region. October
North East region hold their second regional People’s Assembly meeting with over 300
Nottingham sends full coaches to the People’s March for the NHS. September
Oxford Stand Up for Education on the streets in mass march and rally. March
Pembrokeshire support Wales Stop Austerity Cuts demo
Sheffield show support for new travel deal as part of South Yorkshire Freedom riders
South East London make some noise about national TUC demo: Britain Needs A
Pay Rise. October
South London backs strikers at Lambeth College as supporters collect over £30,000 for
solidarity hardship fund. July
Southampton join UNITE Community Branch in rally outside City Council over
restoration of local Disabled Bus Pass.
Stand up against Austerity Over 2,500 attend the People’s Assembly comedy gig at
Hammersmith Apollo. July
Suffolk outside the office of Ben Gummer, MP, in support of striking workers. October
Sunderland stage ATOS demonstration in city centre on national day of action.
Swindon send Cameron a Christmas Card, containing personal struggles and concerns
from across the town. December
Teeside activists organise protest over benefit sanctions in town centre. December
People’s Assembly groups and supporters from around the country join the TUC Britain needs a
pay rise march. October
Waltham Forest protests against evictions and the bedroom tax.
video of a protest outside Iain Duncan Smith’s constituency office, Chingford
People’s assembly national demonstration has over 50,000 protesters gathering outside BBC HQ in
Portland Place and marches to Parliament Square. June
Public sector workers strike draws support from across the country. July
Wrexham trade union members put on a Workfare Walk of Shame. December 2013
York pushes for new review of youth services by local Council. November
Students Assembly Against Austerity co-organise Free Education demonstration. November
Scotland Ricky Tomlinson speaks at the launch meeting. February
Shropshire mobilises huge numbers in Defend Our NHS Campaign. March
South Tyneside celebrate 66th Birthday of the NHS in Jarrow
St Albans march to Edmonton as part of the People’s March for the NHS. September
Thanet demonstration against Atos. February
The People’s Flotilla coordinates boat actions with canal users across the country
West London stages die-in to save Hammersmith and Charring Cross Hospitals, and travel
to meet NHS marchers in Red Lion Square. September.
West Yorkshire orchestrate action against NHS Privatisation in Leeds.