People's Conference | 1 October

People's Conference - Our Alternative To Austerity

Saturday 1 October, 10:30am - 5pm
Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, B3 3DQ
**Register your place below**

Followed by...
Special Advance Screening of Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake" - with introduction from Ken Loach
7pm, Cineworld Broadstreet, Birmingham
NOTE: Spaces for the screening are limited, please book early. This screening is avaliable exclusively to attendees of the People's Conference

Key Themes / Sessions Include:

  • Nationalisation vs Privatisation
  • Democracy: In Parliament, In Workplaces, In Communities
  • The Benefits of Immigration
  • Communities Abandoned: What Should Local Government Provide? (with Councillors Against Austerity)
  • Who Have Cuts Really Benefited?
  • War, Weapons & Western Intervention

Speakers include:


Ken Loach Filmmaker, Salma Yaqoob Campaigner, Francesca Martinez Comedian, Yannis Gourtsoyannis Junior Doctors Committee, Kevin Courtney National Union of Teachers, Dave Ward Communication Workers Union, Malia Bouattia National Union of Students, Steve Turner Unite the Union, Sam Fairbairn People's Assembly, John Hendy QC Campaign for Trade Union Freedom, Maz Saleem Campaigner, Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition, Weyman Bennett Stand Up To Racism, Ian Hodson Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union, Natalie Bennett Green Party, David Edgar Playwright, Kadisha Burrell Campaigner. More to be announced

Austerity has clearly failed the majority but what is the alternative? At this conference we will explore and discuss how to it's possible to achieve a society where everyone has secure housing, jobs and decent education. It'll counter the lies that will come out of the Tory Conference over the following days, and will propose a series of actions over the coming weeks and months that can create a movement that stops austerity in it's tracks.


Stay in Birmingham to join the National Demonstration on Sunday 2 October. We have started to put a list together of suggested accommodation, this is not exhaustive so please hunt around and keep coming back for more updates.

Check out our accommodation page here

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  • fernando real
    commented 2016-09-30 11:42:38 +0100
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  • Robert Williams-Findlay
    commented 2016-09-23 12:14:44 +0100
    Urgent Message to organisers of the film show:

    There is a problem with the system for selling tickets!!!! No where does it ask for access requirements and I know only 4 spaces for wheelchair users are available. This could be a problem if not addressed …. I know one wheelchair user who has bought a ticket – but how many others could there be? Can we ask at lunch time for an indication, please?
  • Ramon Battershall
    commented 2016-09-22 16:36:52 +0100
    More speakers than guests, I reckon. Who’d want to listen to this dreary bunch of unemployable malcontents?
  • Victor Martin Hunt
    commented 2016-09-20 19:17:52 +0100
    I’m looking forward to being part of the struggle of People Against Austerity ! To learn from fellow human beings whom I believe in & trust !
  • Con Carroll
    commented 2016-08-08 17:03:32 +0100
    I hope that many will turn out. standing together is our strenght

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