No to Austerity - No to a Fracking Hell - Yes to a million Climate Jobs & a sustainable future that works for everyone.
'All roads lead to Manchester' - is what the main event page leads with as The People's Assembly Against Austerity calls for a mass demonstration at the Conservative Party Conference over a 4-day period. THIS event page though is about UNITING on that road for the main march called by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on the SUNDAY, so we form a BLOC and arrive together ...as a mass of like-minded activists/campaigners/protectors/participants in a growing movement that has formed around caring for our communities, environment and future generations.
Championing a million sustainable jobs, opposing austerity, stopping fracking, seeking social justice and striving for a system of government that is actually representative of the people ...not the lobbyists and corporations.
We'll meet ahead of the march at 11am outside Salford Museum and Art Gallery - a short walk from Salford Crescent railway station, with plenty of parking nearby (see pinned post).
This spot couldn't be finer; amidst an area rich with a history of creativity, rebellion, innovation and change, in view of the University of Salford and opposite 'The Working Class Movement Library' that cares for the history of over 200 years of organising and campaigning by ordinary men and women... just like us.
Be united, be the biggest Bloc we can be and lets flaunt our unity, community and determination to achieve the goals we share.
Do ALSO 'join' the main event at this page: https://www.facebook.com/events/503640606458747/ where the text makes the day clear:
[It’s time to take the Movement to the next stage. This means reaching out to a lot more people. 250,000 people took to the streets for the 20 June Demo, this was just the beginning.
Our aim is to increase our numbers and descend on the Tory Party Conference from Saturday 3rd October - Wednesday 7th October.
This is the perfect opportunity to show our unity of strength against the forces that seek to punish the most vulnerable for a crisis they did not create while rewarding those that did.
The TUC have called a National Demonstration on Sunday 4th October. In the face of new anti union legislation, that will attack the rights of working people, it is vital we come together to support our unions and what they stand for.
We will oppose the Tories on every day of their conference in Manchester.
We will steal the headlines and disrupt the narrative. It will be the People’s story that is told.
We will be joined by voices from every section of our society to cover the debate and counter the Tory Party Agenda.
The People’s assembly and our friends from supporting organisations and institutions will host a series of events throughout the week. Topics will include: Trade Unions, Welfare, Housing, Islamophobia, War, Education, Climate, Media, TTIP, Transport, NHS, Economy, Scotland and Europe. These meetings will run alongside a series of direct actions and protests all over Manchester and around The Tory Party Conference.
We will host a “Festival of Resistance” along side the Tory Party Conference (TPC).
Evenings will see the full spectrum of entertainment including huge gigs featuring international artists, “Laugh them out of town” comedy nights, Spoken word and Performances from a wide range of our talented supporters.
The Anti Austerity Movement will be the sea of red that surrounds the dot of Tory blue.
Now we must organise and make sure we turn out in our masses.
Let’s start spreading the word!