The People’s Assembly Against Austerity have called for a national Day of Civil Disobedience on 5th November, and they’ve titled it the ‘Bonfire of Austerity‘. Its a great chance for the whole People’s Assembly movement around Britain to take action together – each in our own way. After meeting to decide on some actions, here’s what we in York have got planned:
Bonfire* and Food, City Centre from 1pm
Come and take part in a huge piece of creativity, inviting the public to add the things that make their lives harder to our bonfire of austerity policies. More details, including location, still to be announced.
(* Don’t panic, not an actual fire – we’re building a big model!)
Festival of free speech and ideas, St Helen’s Square from 4pm
We invite you to take up the microphone and tell us what’s wrong with austerity. It might be poetry, music, drama or just heartfelt words. What’s making life hard for you and those around you? How do you feel about the way living standards are being attacked? Whether its benefit cuts or rising fuel bills. Job losses or just greedy bosses. The bedroom tax or the media’s stigmatising attacks. You name it, we want to hear about it, and how you think we should fight back!