A Call from Dave Horton (Folkestone People’s Assembly):
This is a call to all those in Folkestone and surrounding areas who face an impoverished and uncertain year as wages, jobs, conditions and welfare provision come under renewed attack by the government.
With some 80 per cent of austerity measures still to come, and with the government lengthening the time it expects cuts to last, we support the call for a People’s Assembly Against Austerity to bring together campaigns against cuts and privatisation with trade unionists in a movement for social justice.
We aim to develop a strategy for resistance to mobilise millions of people against the Con-Dem government.
The assembly will provide a national forum for anti-austerity views which, while increasingly popular, are barely represented in Parliament. A People’s Assembly can play a key role in ensuring that this uncaring government faces a movement of opposition broad enough and powerful enough to generate successful coordinated action, including strike action.
The assembly will be ready to support coordinated industrial action and national demonstrations against austerity, if possible synchronising with mobilisations across Europe. The Folkestone People’s Assembly Against Austerity will meet up soon and devise a plan of action, we would like support from all those affected by these austerity measures to come together and let this govnt and local authorities know we have had enough. Join us on Facebook or Twitter, it’s time for the people of Folkestone to stand up and fightback.