Louise Guthrie writes...
“Say no to austerity! Protest against the cuts!” – These are the words I find myself hollering down the middle of Brick Lane on a balmy and tranquil Sunday afternoon. What is going on?
Not that Brick Lane is an unusual place for me to be hanging out, particularly on market day. But normally I’d be quietly buying fruit and veg, or queueing for a salt-beef beigel (with English mustard) and a cup of stewed and frothy tea at the renowned Jewish bakery on the corner.
The crime and justice arena has had a hard time over the past few years. Despite not being a qualified lawyer, former Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling made sweeping and dramatic changes to the legal system, usually against the advice of those with criminal and legal expertise.Read more
The country faces a punishing new round of welfare cuts. We probably won’t know exactly how the Tories will take their pound of flesh from society’s most vulnerable until the autumn. This uncertainty is itself a huge cause of stress and anxiety for millions of people who rely on government help to feed their families and pay their bills.Read more
Sure, people were down about the election result, but you'd be amazed at how building the End Austerity Now demo cut across that. Things started relatively modestly with 6 people out at a stall in Wood Green on Saturday morning, but after we decided to step things up and go for a street stall in Camden the following afternoon things really took off.Read more
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A standard response to anyone who is religious is to assume that they are misguided or deluded. In the same way many religious people see those who are not as being without beliefs or values. But it is important to remember that religious or spiritual people can express and protest: their spirit is in the spiritless situation and it is this experience that can make them act.Read more