2014: a year of resistance

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.

June



Artists Against Austerity  is launched. August



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Autumn statement action outside Downing Street makes the front page of the Independent

newspaper. December




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

Street. December



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.

April



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

attendees





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

Campaign. June





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.



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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.

February



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




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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.

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