The welfare state is being dismantled by the coalition government, bringing great suffering to the most vulnerable in society and eroding the living conditions of millions of ordinary people. Worse still, the Labour Party is not presenting a strong opposition to austerity and instead appears to have wholeheartedly adopted neo-liberal policy, advocating its own brand of austerity and privatisation.
Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ’45 gives us a perspective on the achievements of the post-war generation, transforming the lives of ordinary people by bringing improved health, housing, education and social security to the people of Britain. We need to defend these achievements and continue the tradition of protecting the most vulnerable in society.
Support Ken Loach’s appeal to discuss the formation of a new political party of the Left to bring together those who wish to defend the welfare state and present an economic alternative to austerity:
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Thur 19 Jan, 19.00
Preparing for Trump, London Left Unity
On the day before Trump’s inauguration, this discussion meeting will hear from US socialist Susan Pashkoff and Kate Hudson on the implications of Trump’s presidency for international politics.
Fri 20 Jan, 17.00
No to Trump’s racism: protest his inauguration
Left Unity is supporting this protest at the US embassy in London, organised by Stand Up To Racism.
Fri 20 Jan, 18.00
Stop Trump! – Greater Manchester & District CND Rally
St. Peter’s Square, Manchester.
Sat 21 Jan, 12.00
Women’s March on London
A women-led march from Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square for the safeguarding of freedoms and fundamental rights threatened by recent political events.
Sat 21 Jan, 14.00
Save the Stockwell Centre
Protest called by Studley Estate Residents’ Association to stop closure of the community centre. All welcome, family friendly.
Meet: Stockwell Memorial Gardens (opposite tube)
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