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European conference against austerity & cuts

posted 21 Feb 2011, 12:31 by Admin uk   [ updated 21 Feb 2011, 12:37 ]

 The Coalition of Resistance is organising a European conference against Austerity, Cuts and Privatisation, and in defence of the Welfare State on Saturday 1st October in London.

  In Britain, the appeal for the conference is supported by Tony Benn, Len McCluskey (Unite General Secretary), Bob Crow (RMT General Secretary), John McDonnell MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Caoline Lucas MP, Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary, Ken Loach,  Kate Hudson, Imran Khan (the People’s Charter), Chris Bambery (Secretary Right to Work campaign),  Clare Solomon (President ULU Students Union) and  Lee Jasper BARAC.

The Coalition of Resistance is currently approaching trade-unions, social movements and progressive organisations in other countries to join with us in the preparation for this conference, and planning for a common response.

We hope that this conference will be a step towards co-ordinating the resistance by agreeing to European-wide action against Austerity and in Defence of our Welfare State.  In every country in Europe, all the social gains of the post war period are now threatened under the pretext of having to repay the debt incurred in bailing out banks in 2008. There is already resistance  in many countries in Europe. But we need to learn from each others’ experiences and work towards a co-ordinated resistance across Europe and beyond.

Click the following links to read the appeal for the conference which is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. To contact the Coalition of Resistance about the conference email:

from Andrew Burgin and Fred Leplat, Coalition of Resistance.