People's Assembly resolution submitted by the Counterfire steering committee
- David Cameron's Guildhall speech in which he said that austerity would be 'permanent'.
- That the majority of public sector cuts have yet to be implemented.
- That austerity will continue after the next election whether Labour or the Tories are the largest party.
- The founding of the People's Assembly as the only credible, broad, national anti-austerity organisation which has support from across the trade union, labour, progressive and anti-cuts movement.
- The spread of some 80 Peoples' Assemblies across the country.
- The weak recovery in the UK economy.
- The recall Peoples' Assembly called for 15 March.
- The budget day 'Britain needs a pay rise' protests called by the Peoples' Assembly.
- The national anti-cuts demonstration called by the Peoples' Assembly for June.
- That the Peoples' Assembly movement represents the best chance of defeating austerity.
- That the broad, inclusive model of Peoples' Assembly organisation is proving attractive and effective to tens of thousands of activists.
- That an effective anti-austerity movement can facilitate the revival of workplace confidence and increase the possibility of industrial action by trade unionists.
- That the effect of a weak recovery that does not raise working class living standards or stop the cuts will be to exacerbate anger at the government.
- That the participation of an active and ideologically clear revolutionary organisation is essential for the effective growth of the Peoples' Assembly.
- To make the building of effective local Peoples' Assemblies a priority campaign
- That every Counterfire member should participate in the Peoples' Assemblies at a local level and work to build the national events promoted by the Peoples' Assembly.
- That Counterfire should, in an open and non-sectarian manner, discuss with Peoples' Assembly activists the importance of revolutionary organisation and seek to involve them in Counterfire events.
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