|Protesting against cuts in Greece|
Crisis in the UK, Crisis in the Eurozone... Austerity Isn't Working: What Is The Alternative?
Wednesday 14th March at 7pm - Newcastle Arts Centre (The Black Swan), 67 Westgate Rd, Newcastle
Free entry - no advance booking necessary.
Chaired by Newcastle councillor Dipu Ahad. Speakers include author and activist Owen Jones and Lindsey German (Coalition of Resistance), with time for questions and discussion. Free entry - no advance booking necessary.
Organised by Coalition of Resistance and supported by UCU Northern Region, Gateshead Unison, Labour Representation Committee, Youth Fight for Jobs, London Progressive Journal and People's Bookshop Durham.
'The government claims the cuts are unavoidable because the welfare state has been too generous. This is nonsense. Ordinary people are being forced to pay for the bankers' profligacy. An alternative budget would raise revenue by increasing tax for the rich, plugging tax loopholes, withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and cancelling the Trident replacement.’
- Tony Benn, president, Coalition of Resistance