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)



17 October: 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:



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


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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