14 Apr 2011


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.


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