Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tweets Can Work!

Yesterday, nearly 60,000 people demonstrated outside the Tory Party Conference, yet this wasn’t covered at all in the mainstream media. Here is a list of the tweets that made the BBC do a tiny bit of coverage: norman smith @BBCNormanS … Continue reading

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We’re in the Papers (yet again)

Letter published in today’s Journal: Dear Editor, Tomorrow tens of thousands will gather to protest outside the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester in support of the NHS. Over 500 of us from the “desolate” North East People’s Assembly will be … Continue reading

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Minutes: Peoples Assembly North East Public Meeting 24th September 2013

St John’s Hall 24.09.13 View previous minutes here. 40 present Apologies:   Alex  NEPA, Beth NTUC, Alex NEPA, Paul Durham PA Chair: Tony Minutes:  Jerry September 14 Feedback ‘Welfare not Warfare’ workshop: Jerry Threat of war in Syria Cost of war: … Continue reading

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Minutes: PA North East Organising Meeting Tuesday 17th September

To see minutes from previous meetings, go here. NE PEOPLES ASSEMBLY AGAINST AUSTERITY (PAAA) ORGANISING MEETING Tuesday 17 September, Bar Loco 15 people in attendance, Chair-person: Tony Dowling, Minute-taker: Mark Tyers Look out for ***Action points*** 1. WALLSEND MEMORIAL HALL OCCUPATION … Continue reading

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Dawn Furness: “As a community we must continue to challenge the disparity of regional funding for the arts & education”

North East based Opera Singer Dawn Furness speaks about art funding cuts in Newcastle at the North East Peoples Assembly between 2 top notch notch solo performances: … Opera has often had the reputation as an elitist art form but from a young age it has always been … Continue reading

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Opponents of cuts rally to the fight

This article was first published in the Sunday Sun last weekend: Kate Proctor Reporter kate.proctor@trinitymirror.com The North is leading the national fightback against the Government’s cuts, according to activists who attended the largest gathering of the People’s Assembly in the North. Teachers, trade union leaders, health workers and disability … Continue reading

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NE People’s Assembly a sell-out success and giant launchpad for action

by Mark Tyers “Today is about what we do. We are here as one and are not going to be picked off against each other.” – Owen Jones speaking at the NE people’s Assembly More than 500 people bought tickets … Continue reading

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