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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

If you do one thing today, sign the petition for a #PeoplesBudget

There is an alternative to the George Osborne austerity budget. The People’s Assembly has launched a petition calling for a budget for the majority, not the minority. The petition states;-
“Sign the Petition: For a #PeoplesBudget
The Government should reverse damaging austerity, and replace it with a new set of policies providing us with a fair, sustainable and secure future. We will no longer tolerate politicians looking out for themselves and for the rich and powerful. Our political representatives must start governing in the interests of the majority. We, the undersigned, demand:
• Re-nationalise our services & remove private profit from health, education and social services
• A statutory living wage, abolish zero hour contracts, end the wage freeze
• Invest in building social housing, abolish the bedroom tax & place a cap on private rents
• A higher tax on the rich & a clamp down on tax avoidance
• Reverse all spending cuts
• Invest in creating green jobs
• Increases to welfare and pensions should be tied to inflation
• A stop to scapegoating of immigrants or those on welfare
• A publically owned, democratic banking system
• End the cost of war in blood and money: no military interventions, no Trident replacement”

Sign here: http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/peoplespetition?recruiter_id=70440

If you want to do one thing today to add to the protests against austerity, click the link, add your name.