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LEFT UNITY: Press Release

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Join Left Unity at the People’s Assembly

This Saturday’s People’s Assembly will be the largest gathering of the left that this country has seen for decades. Thousands of anti-cuts activists, trades unionists and campaigners struggling to defend the welfare state will meet at Westminster Central Hall in London. They will be planning a united campaign to turn back the tide of austerity that is sweeping over us. Workshops predominate throughout the day, where we can get down to detail on strategy and tactics in a range of crucial areas from housing to immigration, to climate change and beyond. Speakers include local campaigners as well as those well-known nationally such as Owen Jones, Ken Loach, Diane Abbott and a number of trades union leaders: all coming together to oppose this government’s attacks.

The agenda for the day can be found at thepeoplesassembly.org.uk. So many people are now attending this event that the road outside Westminster Central Hall will be closed and marquees set up to provide space for more meetings. There will be at least fifteen separate sessions on all aspects of the struggles we face.

Left Unity Broadsheet

Left Unity will be there in force to deliver the message that we need both a national united anti-cuts campaign and a new party of the left. It is becoming clearer every day: Labour can’t be trusted to defend the welfare state. We are producing 3,000 copies of a special broadsheet for the day announcing our plans for the new party, explaining why it is necessary and encouraging people to join.

We will be meeting outside the venue from 8am and the distribution of our broadsheet is being organised by Terry Conway – please contact Terry at terryconway@tiscali.co.uk if you can help us on the day. Even an hour of your time would be helpful! And we want people to participate in the important debate taking place and have a Left Unity input where appropriate.

Producing the broadsheet is expensive – it will be handed out for free. If you can make a small donation to the costs of its production then please do so via the website or send a cheque made out to Left Unity to us at 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX.

Last Saturday saw the first meeting of our new National Coordinating Group. It met in Doncaster and there will be a full report with minutes in next week’s newsletter.

The Left Unity team