The first delegate conference of the People's Assembly since its launch last year in June saw over 700 delegates from local People's Assembly groups, trade unions, community and national campaigns and organisations coming together to debate and decide on where we are going as a national organisation in the coming year. The following documents have been put together based on the motions that were passed by conference:Read more
The proposed declaration and action plan of the People’s Assembly
The declaration below represents the beginning of a democratic process leading towards a second People’s Assembly in early 2014. This declaration represents the views of all those who initially called for the People’s Assembly. We hope it will be endorsed by the People’s Assembly on 22nd June. It will then be open to the local People’s Assembly’s, union bodies and campaign groups who support the People’s Assembly to suggest amendments, additions, or deletions. These will then all be discussed and decided upon at the recall People’s Assembly in 2014.Read more
On Tuesday we hosted a 'Defend Education' rally of over 100 people in the City Centre, and supporterd 10 picket lines across the city's 2 Universities and the FHE college. Students, staff and community members spoke in an open-microphone style rally. We learnt a key lesson: it only takes one group to call a demonstration, but if you wait for everyone to get back to you, you end up announcing it too late in the day - in this case, with only 5 days notice. See http://wp.me/p3WbPS-4e for photos.
One of George Osborne’s most egregious acts of backing his City chums rather than battling for Britain was his decision to take the rest of Europe to court over the decision of 11 member states to proceed with a Robin Hood Tax. He took great comfort from the legal opinion of the Council of Ministers that backed his case over the measure known formally as the Financial Transactions Tax (FTT).Read more