Highlights of the North East People’s Assembly in 2013

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20 May: Owen Jones’ packs out the Newcastle People’s Assembly

Video and words: https://peoplesassemblytyneandwear.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/owen-jones-sam-fairbairn-the-newcastle-peoples-assembly/

 

Chronicle feature: https://peoplesassemblytyneandwear.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/were-in-the-paper/https://peoplesassemblytyneandwear.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/were-in-the-paper/

 

 

22 June: A national breakthrough- THE People’s Assembly

 

Live Blog: https://peoplesassemblytyneandwear.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/the-peoples-assembly-live-blog/

 

Report: https://peoplesassemblytyneandwear.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/peoples-assembly-from-national-breakthrough-to-local-groups-2/

 

12 July: Owen Jones Packs out Durham People’s Assembly

 

14 September – NE People’s Assembly a Massive Success and Launchpad for Action

 

Video of event here: PREAMBLE. A Short Documentary About Protest

 

Playwright Lee Hall’s (Billy Elliot) address: https://peoplesassemblytyneandwear.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/writer-lee-halls-address-to-the-peoples-assembly/

 

Sunday Sun report: https://peoplesassemblytyneandwear.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/opponents-of-cuts-rally-to-the-fight/

 

NE PAAA blog report here: https://peoplesassemblytyneandwear.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/ne-peoples-assembly-a-sell-out-success-and-giant-launchpad-for-action/

 

29 September: Save Our NHS demonstration

60,000 participate in the march past the Tory Conference in Manchester, even the BBC cover it! (after great pressure from tweeters)

https://peoplesassemblytyneandwear.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/tweets-can-work/

 

17 October: Striking-teachers-descend-on-durham

https://peoplesassemblytyneandwear.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/striking-teachers-descend-on-durham/

 

31 October: The People’s Assembly Presents Mark Steel

Gigglebeats review of our big comedy fundraiser: http://www.gigglebeats.co.uk/2013/11/review-mark-steel-at-the-peoples-assembly-northern-stage-newcastle/

 

5 November: Bonfire of Austerity National day of action

 

Local People’s Assemblies established in Berwick, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham and Teeside

 

 

1 December – Fire Service Cuts Cost Lives

NE PAAA public meeting

 

14 December – ‘Can you Afford Christmas’? National Day of Action

Middlesbrough and Durham lead our regions contribution:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northdurham/durham/10878531.Anti_austerity_campaigners_stage_protests_in_Durham_and_Middlesbrough/

 

Thanks to all those involved in our activities this year, and heres to an even bigger and better 2014!

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About farmerg13

22, Media Production Graduate (Sunderland Uni) from Hebburn, South Tyneside. North East Peoples Assembly and Coalition of Resistance Media & Communications Officer. Active in Hebburn South Labour Party. Admin of this blog, opinionated is putting it mildly. NUFC fan. Follow me @farmerg13
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