Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Coalition of Resistance to challenge the Coalition of Cuts

Caroline Lucas, the first Green MP has joined Tony Benn and many others to call for  resistance to Con-Lib Dem Coalition cuts. Full list and statement HERE  After outlining how the cuts will hit women and the poor the most, and calling for the withdrawal of troops from.Afghanistan, the cancellation of Trident replacement, taxes on the rich and the democratic control of banks, they go on to state:

An alternative strategy could use these resources to: support welfare; develop homes, schools, and hospitals; and foster a green approach to public spending – investing in renewable energy and public transport, thereby creating a million jobs.

We commit ourselves to:
• Oppose cuts and privatisation in our workplaces, community and welfare services.
• Fight rising unemployment and support organisations of unemployed people.
• Develop and support an alternative programme for economic and social recovery.
• Oppose all proposals to "solve" the crisis through racism and other forms of scapegoating.
• Liaise closely with similar opposition movements in other countries.
• Organise information, meetings, conferences, marches and demonstrations.
• Support the development of a national co-ordinating coalition of resistance.

They urge those who support this statement to attend the Organising Conference on 27 November 2010 (10am-5pm), at Camden Centre, Town Hall, London, WC1H 9JE.

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