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March for jobs, justice, climate

March 28, 2009 11:00

Tagged as: climate g20 jobs justice

Victoria Embankment

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On 28th March thousands will march through London as part of a global campaign to challenge the G20, ahead of their 2nd April summit on the global financial crisis. Even before the banking collapse, the world suffered poverty, inequality and the threat of climate chaos. The world has followed a financial model that has created an economy fuelled by ever-increasing debt, both financial and environmental. Our future depends on creating an economy based on fair distribution of wealth, decent jobs for all and a low carbon future. There can be no going back to business as usual. People from all over the country will join the march on March 28.Be one of them. Our message is clear. We must put people first.

 

Supporter organisations:
ActionAid AJCC ACTSA Advocacy International Akina Mama Wa Africa BECTU BOND Bretton Woods Project CAFOD CDD CSP  Change is Coming Christian Aid EQUITY Everychild Fairtrade Foundation Fatima Women's Network Friends of the Earth GCAP GMB Jubilee Debt Campaign MRDF Musicians Union Muslim Council of Britain NUJ NUT New Internationalist One World Action Oxfam Pants to Poverty People and Planet  PCS Progressio  RMT Salvation Army Save the Children Stamp Out Poverty STOP AIDS Campaign Stop Climate Chaos Tax Justice Network Teach a Man to Fish Tearfund Trade Justice Movement Trades Union Congress Trading Visions Traidcraft UCU UK Aid Network UNISON UNITE USDAW  War on Want WILPF WDM World Vision WWF

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Links:

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Autonomous / Direct Action Bloc

There will be a radical/militant bloc on the march. While there are no plans to engage in direct action during the march itself, the bloc will be advocating collective direct action in workplaces and communities to fight the onslaught from bosses, banks and the government resulting from the onset of recession. Here is the call-out:

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THE 'SUMMER OF RAGE' STARTS HERE!
G20 London Summit: A rebellious call for days of action
March 28th - April 2nd 2009

MARCH 28/09 // ?MILITANT WORKERS: DIRECT ACTION BLOC
'Put People First' Anti-G20 demonstration, 11am Central London?

As the financial crisis has spurred a global economic recession the reality of the situation is being faced by us all – price hikes and wage cuts, job losses, spiralling debt and repossessions. The institutions of government and global finance are making us pay for their mistakes, giving themselves hefty bonuses for the privilege. As big banks get billions of our money to bail them out, the Post Office is threatened with privatisation and mass redundancies to claw back the pension hole! Government and bosses, while protecting their own interests, are steadily losing their grip as the anger of the working class becomes more and more apparent after a decade of enforced 'social peace'.

Putting working class anger first

The recent wildcat strikes at the Lindsay Oil Refinery saw workers take action for themselves, without union backing. Thousands of workers across the country walked out in sympathy strikes – a practice still outlawed under the Thatcherite anti-trade union laws. No repercussions were suffered by the workers - a lesson to us all. And although we oppose such slogans as “British Jobs for British Workers”, we do not dismiss the experiences, anger and positive action of those workers to develop a pro-working class position, based not on capitalism's demands for inter-worker competition, but on international class solidarity. If we want social change we must fight without prejudice for it.

Solidarity is not a word but a weapon

?Our purpose is to put direct action at the core of any fightback - against the repossessions and redundancies that we will face over the coming months and years, to restate our commitment for an international unity amongst all working class people regardless of nationality, race, sexuality or religion. We stand shoulder to shoulder with all those who take direct action against their current situation (against the state and its institutions, against the bosses and the capitalism they cling to), and confront those who seek to hinder or recuperate that action - fascist parties like the BNP, government forces, the trade union elite and the corporate media. The memory of the miners strike, Wapping, Poll tax lingers long and hard.

2009 is our summer of rage - we are only as strong as the power we give ourselves.??

Question

where/what tube station will the anarchists be meeting at?