Election 2015: Take Action

“We need to fan every flame of resistance—from strikes to housing campaigns, to the People’s Assembly demonstration on 20 June, to the battles against racism, to the mobilisations over climate change. We need to challenge the Labour and trade union leaders who have led us to this disaster.”
Charlie Kimber The socialist Worker

Time to start fanning the flames. Here are a few suggestions

Firstly it is important to realise that the majority of UK citizens did not vote for the Tories.

If yesterday’s election showed anything it is that most people do not want a Tory government.  Just 20% of the public voted Tory – the same proportion of the population the Office for National Statistics estimates have a personal wealth of over £600,000.  The rich are in charge despite what the rest of us want.  As usual.
https://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/when-politics-is-this-broken/

Note from the above blog the protest this afternoon:

London Black Revs have called a protest (Saturday 9th May) outside the Tory HQ in London.  The sooner we get back out on the streets the better.  Please help spread the word, meet at 3pm, Conservative Campaign Headquarters, 4 Matthew Parker St, London SW1H 9HQ.  Visit and share the facebook page for more details.”

Please demonstrate peacefully.

If this is a bit short notice there is a Peoples Assembly National Demonstration 9th June, and a Boycott Workfare Welfare Action Gathering – scroll down for more details

There are dark days ahead for the majority of the citizens of the UK:

“It’s a disaster for the NHS, for workers’ rights, for people on benefits, for disabled people and for the battle against climate change.

The Tories will feel they can unleash even sharper austerity, and loot even more from working people to hand over to the super-rich. They will intensify their scapegoating of migrants and Muslims.”

Read More:
http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/40491/Labours+betrayals+let+Tories+back+in

But we should not give up:

Debbie Jolly of Disabled People Against Cuts said that

“disabled people will be pushed even further into poverty and fear” under the incoming government, campaigners “won’t give up, and must fight harder.”

She said the struggle would go on “until every hardship, every death and every misery has been exposed and accounted for.

“It’s not the end. This is a new beginning and we’re ready, but we need all disabled people and our allies to stand firm and fight back even harder than they have done in the last five years.

“Apathy is not an option any of us can now afford.”

Read More
https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-dc5e-Devastating-result-will-see-vulnerable-die#.VU21ZflVhBc

I only hope that the People of the UK will finally make a stand and take some real action against the conservatives and their unjust polices and secure for themselves a fair and just society for all regardless of ability or disability, employed or unemployed, nationals or immigrants or any of the perceived divisions exploited to divide us.

Take Action

Join the Peoples Assembly National Demonstration 

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People’s Assembly demonstration on 20 June,

Saturday 20 June 2015
Assemble 12pm, Bank of England (Queen Victoria St) City of London
Nearest tube: Bank

With the Tories going it alone in government we know exactly what to expect. More nasty, destructive cuts to the things ordinary people care about- the NHS, the welfare state, education and public services.

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity is calling a major national demonstration & festival on Saturday 20 to send a clear message to the Tory government; we demand an alternative to austerity and to policies that only benefit those at the top.

More information:
http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/end_austerity_now_national_demonstration_saturday_20th_june

https://www.facebook.com/events/460624807433119/

Planned action from Boycott Workfare

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Saturday 30th May, 10.00am-5.30pm, London Welsh Centre(10 minutes’ walk from King’s Cross station)

“Faced with policies that are pushing ever more people into precarity and poverty, thousands of us have been coming together to support each other. We are pushing back workfare, standing up to sanctions, challenging the work capability assessment and fighting insecure, unaffordable housing”

More Information:
http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=4243

Related Links

General Election 2015: Reasons to be cheerful
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/general-election-2015-reasons-cheerful-5665172 – One of the most notable reasons is that Ester McVey lost her seat. As employment minister she presided over an unprecedented toughening of benefit sanctions, which caused hardship and misery for jobseekers across the country.

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2 thoughts on “Election 2015: Take Action

  1. I’ve long entertained discontent with “democracy”. While consensus is difficult to implement…democracy seems to have outlived its usefulness. When power/money control the propaganda generating avenues…there’s little hope that worthwhile consciousnesses will be created.

  2. I have had much the same feeling about democracy for a while and more so after the present election. Sadly many people do not understand politics even the basic difference of left and right. Also many vote from self-interest or even from habit. Indeed you are right that while people are influenced by biased media controlled by those with the power and money there is indeed little hope that many people will begin to think in any meaningful way. Here in the UK too many people trust what they read in newspaper and on TV.

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