AGENDA for Saturday’s North London People’s Assembly Against Austerity

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NORTH LONDON PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY AGAINST AUSTERITY

SATURDAY OCTOBER 26, HARINGEY CYPRIOT COMMUNITY CENTRE, EARLHAM GROVE, WOOD GREEN, N22 5HJ
10am – 4.30pm

OPENING PLENARY: REJECTING AUSTERITY IN NORTH LONDON – NO CUTS, DEFEND OUR PUBLIC SERVICES & WELFARE STATE!
Opening remarks: Owen Jones
Featuring: Roger Lloyd Pack, Lucy Anderson, John Rees, National People’s Assembly Against Austerity, Barbara Jacobsen, Barnet Alliance for Public Services
 
CLOSING RALLY: BUILD A NATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST AUSTERITY – THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE!
Featuring: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Peter Kavanagh, Regional Secretary, Unite London & Eastern Region, Tony Benn, Zita Holbourne, Black Activists Rising Against Cuts, Francesca Martinez, WOW & comedian,) Lindsey German, Convenor, Stop the War Coalition

WITH A CHOICE OF 9 WORKSHOPS TO PARTICIPATE IN THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON:
 
THE ECONOMICS OF THE ALTERNATIVE: JOBS, A GREEN ECONOMY, INVESTMENT & TAX JUSTICE
Featuring: Ken Livingstone, Douglas Coker, Enfield Green Party; Mick Burke, Economists against Austerity, Suzanne Jeffrey, Campaign against Climate Change

TACKLING THE HOUSING CRISIS & REJECTING THE BEDROOM TAX
Featuring: Eileen Short, Defend Council Housing, Carole Vincent, campaigner & victim of the bedroom tax, Haringey Alliance for Benefit Justice speaker
 
PROTECTING THE NHS: STOPPING CUTS, PRIVATISATION & CLOSURES – SHARINGTHE LESSONS FROM OUR LOCAL CAMPAIGNS
Featuring: Bronwen Handyside, Vice-Chair Unite London & Eastern region, Shirley Franklin, Defend Whittington Campaign, Vivian Galadi, Enfield Against the Cuts

PROTECTING PUBLIC EDUCATION
Featuring: Maxine Hyde, NUT Vice-President, Aaron Kiely, NUS Black Students’ Officer
 
NO TO SCAPEGOATING: IMMIGRATION IS NOT TO BLAME FOR THE CRISIS – COUNTERING RACISM, ISLAMOPHOBIA & THE FAR RIGHT
Featuring: Gary McFarlane, Secretary, Haringey Unite Against Fascism, Jude Woodward, One Society Many Cultures/UAF, Abdool Ali, Chair, Wightman Road mosque

TRADE UNIONS IN STRUGGLE: DEFENDING WORKERS, THEIR RIGHTS, PAY & CONDITIONS – ORGANISING IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Featuring: Nick McCarthy, PCS & PAAA, Max Hyde, National Union of Teachers Vice-President

WELFARE NOT WARFARE – SCRAP TRIDENT, SPEND IT ON PUBLIC SERVICES!
Featuring: Kate Hudson, General Secretary, CND, Chris Nineham, Vice-Chair, Stop the War Coalition, Amelia Womack, Green Party candidate for the European Parliament
 
WORKING FOR JUSTICE & AGAINST POVERTY: DEFENDING LEGAL AID – CAMPAIGNING FOR BENEFIT JUSTICE & TAX JUSTICE!
Featuring: Ruth Hayes, Chair, Unite Community, Youth Workers & Not for Profit National Committee & Law Centre Worker, Dave Wetzel, Labour Land Campaign, Jane Lapporte, Haringey Solidarity Group. Paul Nicholson, Taxpayers Against Poverty

THE TACTICS OF THE ANTI-AUSTERITY MOVEMENT
Featuring: Andy Greene, Disabled People Against Cuts, Sam Fairburn, National Secretary, PAAA

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