The world is now ever more turbulent and it is increasingly more difficult to know where to begin to protest the onslaught as equality, social justice, decency, compassion fight against a seething mass of bigotry, social injustice, racism, right wing subjugation of the poor, increased abuse of animals, war … well the list is just so long. The headlines, as biased to the right as they are here in the UK, mostly seem more interested in Sport, the new opiate of the people, than much else. Seemingly sport is more important than the misery mostly inflicted by the right wing and those of right wing mentality – the other night a sports segment on the BBC came before any mention of the fiasco in North Korea where two psychopaths who hold so much power rattle their sabres with the resulting possibility of leading us to the brink of nuclear war.
Undercover of all this the Tories continue their agenda with increasingly more austerity as if the disaster of Grenville Tower, the result of austerity, greed and neglect had never happened.
Right wing political ideology, particularly in its extremes as is the case today, will never bring about social justice, a fair world and a just society, it therefore must be eliminated permanently.
The world it seems is becoming more right wing, more fascist, racist and intolerant and the struggle to procure a decent existence for us all more of a challenge. I am shocked by the displays of open racism in the USA, the violence, hate, bigotry and intolerance. What an appalling display of hate in Charlottesville as an ugly crowd of vile racist thugs, emboldened by the bigoted rhetoric of Trump’s extreme right wing agenda, wreaked mayhem. Such has no place in the modern world, it is sickening to every decent person.
We need to bring about change in the world urgently including here in the UK. We need to stop the spread of the right wing chaos that is making the lives of millions a living nightmare.
We have to keep speaking out against the rise in right wing agendas which are changing our world, taking it back to a time we once thought had passed into history.
Here the Tories systematic destruction of our social progress seems to go unnoticed lately.
Take Action – Join a protest in Manchester.
If you live in or can get to Manchester here is an opportunity to voice your protest.
Please Join a protest organised by The Peoples Assembly
“TAKE BACK MANCHESTER FESTIVAL 2017 – #TORIESOUT
Saturday 30 September – Wednesday 4 October – Protest the Tory Party Conference
Join us this autumn in Manchester for a huge political and cultural festival to coincide with the Tory Party conference.”
You can find more details about the protest here:
Please read the following from the People’s Assembly’s Facebook Page
“NO MORE AUSTERITY | SCRAP THE PAY CAP | TORIES OUT
FOR DECENT HEALTH, HOMES, JOBS & EDUCATION
The People’s Assembly will be holding a week of protest, demonstrations, cultural events, rallies, comedy, music and public meetings all across Manchester while the Conservative Party hold their conference there.
The week of action will include a national demonstraiton on the day the Conservative Party Conference opens:
National Demonstration, Sunday 1 October
Assemble 12pm, Castlefield Arena Rice Street, Manchester M3 4JR
The election result has left Theresa May and the Conservative Party with a weak, unstable Government and represents a rejection of their vicious policies that only benefit those at the top.
The week of action will demonstrate the huge opposition to the politics of austerity, racism and war and demand an alternative that works for everyone. Full timetable avaliable soon – accomodation & transport will be avaliable.
We are compiling the timetable of events for the week. Keep checking our website for details. If you are part of an organisation, band, performer or speaker who would like to take part in the week, please email us.”
You can access this and other information here:
This is great opportunity to speak out please consider taking part.
Please share information about this event widely.
If you need some encouragement here are some reminders of the Tories huge contribution to the misery of life for the majority of us.
List of Tory policies we need to get rid of along with the Tories
Austerity which transferred wealth from the majority, including the poorest made increasingly more poor, to the already fabulously wealthy.
The more severe cuts were to families with children
As always, poor and vulnerable women bear the brunt of austerity
The severest cuts are to already poor families with children
Which resulted in:
Massive increase in child poverty by 400,000 since 2010 and still rising WITH WORSE YET TO COME
David Cameron’s legacy is soaring child poverty – with worse to come:
And an increase in the use of food banks which continue to rise to name just some of the more serious consequences of austerity for the many for the advantage of the few.
Cuts to the NHS
“Between 2010 and 2015 the Tories slashed £20 billion off the NHS budget. Their current spending plans involve a further £22 billion in funding cuts between 2015 and 2020.”
Cuts to benefits and services to disabled people so extreme that it has brought condemnation from the united nations
The systematic Tory abuse of disabled people
Cuts to fire and police services Tories have reduced police jobs by 34,000 with the result of an astonishing rise in the crime rate with more cuts on the way. A similar situation exist concerning fire fighters with 10,000 job cuts , again with more cuts planned by 2020.
Cuts to education Continued cuts to education are planned.
The education system is broken says one teacher:
I’ve been a teacher for five years, but cuts are making me say goodbye to education:
Education cuts forced back in Hackney
Also keep in mind the huge increase in student tuition fees of £9.000, 2/3 of students will never be able to repay their debts
Well the list is long.
The above are highlights of the damaging Tory policies which affect the vast majority of us and which are the more familiar.
Here is a detailed list of thirty damaging Tory policies which includes some of the above links and from which much of the information above was scoured.
30 things you should know about the Tory record
For a thorough run down of the detrimental policies of the Tory government the above article and its links are highly recommended
We must do all we can short of violence to rid ourselves of this blight to humanity (namely RIGHT WING POLITICS) the other species with whom we share this world and the plant itself if we are to ever have a decent existence which values the right to life, and a good quality of life, for every being that exists. Ousting the Tories and replacing with a real socialist Jeremy Corbyn is a good way to start.