Government Aims to Bust Unions and Silence Prominent Critics of Austerity

A new article by Mark Serwotka for the Centre for Labour and Social Studies outlines governments plans to launch an ideological attack on a TUC-affiliated union, PCS, and use the state as a union buster. 

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Sheffield students occupy Nick Clegg’s office

Students from the University of Sheffield have today occupied Nick Clegg’s constituency office in the name of free education – against tuition fees, privatization and cutbacks. 

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The People's Assembly Podcast - episode 2

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Met backs down on pay to protest

Met backs down on refusal to police climate and women's marches

Scotland Yard reverses earlier decision not to police Time to Act and Million Women Rise marches, after criticism from campaigners and Boris Johnson


The ‘People’s Climate March’ in London last year was attended by 40,000 people as part of a global day of action. Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/Rex Features

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Manchester Interview: Music Beats Austerity

Live interview with Penny Hicks, convenor for the People's Assembly, and Sheila Coleman, UNITE's community membership officer, speaking about the welfare system, government cuts and events in Manchester on Saturday, the 28th of February, one of which will be "Music Beats Austerity" at Manchester Academy.

We refuse to pay to protest

Organisers of public protests unite in rejecting 'pay to protest' measures

**Campaigners will not hire private companies to facilitate demonstrations**

A range of campaign groups, including organisations responsible for some major forthcoming demonstrations in London, today announced that they would not be paying for traffic management for their protests. This follows the recent announcement that the Metropolitan Police intend to withdraw from this role, which they have carried out in the past. The campaign groups stated:

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