Speak out against austerity

Saturday 23 May / 12 midday / Market Square, Cambridge CB2

The Cambridge People's Assembly and the Cambridge and District Trades Council are holding a stall in Market Square tomorrow to build for the People's Assembly's national demonstration on Saturday 20 June, End Austerity Now. We're going to distribute leaflets, tell people about the free coach transport we're organizing, and (we hope) sign them up as passengers.

We'll be out from about 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., but when we'd particularly like supporters to come is between 12 midday and 12.30 p.m. That's when we're asking people to speak out against austerity: that is, to take the megaphone and tell everyone in amplified earshot exactly why they're marching on 20 June!

If you still need a coach seat yourself, please send us an e-mail with your name and we'll add you to the list. You can book seats for friends, but please include their names and e-mail addresses too.

Note after the stall

Some of us wrote our reasons on a poster, completing an unfinished sentence.

I'm demonstrating on 20 June because the austerity cuts are directly aimed at the most vulnerable in our society; because I care about people who are vulnerable and will suffer as a result of legal aid cuts, public service cuts, and social cleansing in London; because austerity is having a disproportionate impact on women and the disabled; because in the sixth wealthiest country on the planet, people die due to benefit sanctions; because I'm against the Tories' assault on the NHS; because there's no money for the NHS, but plenty for war; because the NHS saved my life; because I care about libraries; because the scoring, sorting, and labelling of children in our schools has to stop; because young people deserve homes, jobs, and a union; because I've had enough of rich people getting richer and poor people getting poorer; because the world can no longer afford the rich.

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