The People’s Assembly Against Austerity was launched in 2013 and backed by major trade unions such as Unite, UNISON, NUT, NUJ, PCS, the Green Party, Labour MPs, Coalition of Resistance and numerous campaigning groups.
It is a movement to push the arguments against austerity missing from British politics, and fighting for all those people being hit by Government policies including low-paid workers, disabled people, unemployed people, the young, black, minority and ethnic groups and women. It was launched with an open letter published in the Guardian Newspaper in February 2013, backed by a large number of well known political figures such as Tony Benn, Len McCluskey and Jeremy Corbyn MP.
A press conference was held on 26 March 2013 in London where speakers included Caroline Lucas MP, journalist Owen Jones, comedian Mark Steel, Labour’s Katy Clark MP, comedian and disabled activist Francesca Martinez, Steve Turner of Unite and Zita Holbourne representing Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts. The Assembly has been compared to the Chartists who fought for electoral reform in the 19th Century.
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