It seems the government couldn’t be happier right now. There’s been a slow down in the pensions dispute and Miliband / Balls have declared that they wont reverse any spending cut or oppose a public sector pay freeze (see article by Lindsey German here) which has led to a hike in the polls for the Tories.
However the massive anger from millions of people we saw last year has not gone away! The 500,000 that demonstrated on March 26th or the million plus that went on strike in November still wan’t to see the back of this government.
The unions who rejected the governments offer over pensions are set to meet to discuss further action. Our job is to get the movement back on the streets.
This is why Coalition of Resistance is planning a national speaking tour, to discuss these issues and to draw new layers of activists into the movement.
The tour will run through February – March. We are currently working with a number of anti-cuts groups and Trades Councils to get more of these meetings set up across the country.
Dates confirmed so far include:
with Owen Jones, Clare Solomon, George Barrett
7pm, Thursday 9 February
Committee Rooms 3 and 4, Council House,
Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3BD
Banner Theatre – Fight the Cuts
MC: Paul Mackney
7:30pm, Friday 10 February
Library Theatre, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham
with Councillor George Barratt, Karena Johnson, Paul Mackney, Local speakers tba
7:30pm, Thursday 16 February,
Broadway Theatre, Broadway, Barking, IG11 7LS
with James Meadway, Chaired by Romayne Phoenix, others tba
6:30pm, Friday 24 February
Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Place Liverpool, Merseyside L3 5UL
(Green Party Conference fringe meeting – open to all)
with Owen Jones, Lindsey German, Speaker from Greece
7pm Wednesday 14 March
Newcastle Arts Centre (Black Swan)
67 Westgate Road. NE1 1SG
With Owen Jones, others tba
7pm, Thursday 15 March
STUC Centre, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG
Please check the website for details of other meetings as they are announced. If you would like to organise one in your area please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.