Thursday, 27 June 2013
PEOPLES ASSEMBLY COMES TO THANET
KEY SPEAKER: Jeremy Corbyn MP
The Peoples Assembly Against Austerity movement will hold its first public meeting in Thanet on Thursday July 4.
The movement, which aims to unite all strands in society against the policy of cuts and austerity, has been attracting thousands of followers across the country.
The first meeting of the movement, held in London on June 22, brought together over 4000 people to central London for what the organisers claimed was the biggest anti-austerity conference Britain has so far seen.
Speakers in Thanet will include well-known London MP Jeremy Corbyn, Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, Christine Shawcroft, a member of the Labour Party National Executive Committee, and Candy Udwin of Keep Our NHS Public.
The meeting has been organised by Thanet Trades Union Council, Anti-Cuts Thanet and the Green Party.
Christine Tongue of Anti-Cuts Thanet said: This will be an historic meeting for Thanet and east Kent. We will be coming together for the first time to discuss how to defend the welfare state from unnecessary cuts.
The message of the Peoples Assembly movement is clear we mustnt accept the myth of austerity we mustnt accept that we have to cut our public services and jobs to pay for the mistakes of banks and the finance industry.
Christine added: If we dont act now, we risk surrendering the gains that have improved the lives of the majority of the people in this country for over more than 50 years.
The meeting is at 7.30pm, Thurs 4 July, at the Queens Road Baptist Church, 2 Queens Road, Broadstairs. Kent. CT10 1NU