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.
**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:Read more
Phil McGarry on prospects for People's Assembly in ScotlandRead more
An anti-austerity organisation which described Fife Council’s controversial budget as an “ideological attack on the very fabric of our society” is to carry on its campaign.
The People’s Assembly Fife — whose members are from various campaigning organisations, trades unions and individuals — were among those who demonstrated outside Fife House on Thursday ahead of the council’s budget meeting.Read more
Fife People's Assembly and Union branches protest outside Fife Council today when they vote on the latest cuts.Read more