The People's Conference: Our Alternative to Austerity
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The People's Conference: Our Alternative to Austerity

The People's Conference: Our Alternative to Austerity

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Birmingham Town Hall

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People's Conference - Our Alternative To Austerity

While the Conservative Party holds it's annual conference in Birmingham this October, it's time to gather and discuss real alternatives to their austerity programme.

People's Conference - Our Alternative to Austerity
10:00 - 17:30, Saturday 1 October, Birmingham Town Hall 

Followed by...
Special Advance Screening of Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake" - with introduction from Ken Loach
7pm, Cineworld Broadstreet, Birmingham
NOTE: Spaces for the screening are limited, please book early. This screening is avaliable exclusively to attendees of the People's Conference

Conference Key Themes / Sessions Include:

  • Nationalisation vs Privatisation
  • Democracy: In Parliament, In Workplaces, In Communities
  • The Benefits of Immigration
  • Communities Abandoned: What Should Local Government Provide? (with Councillors Against Austerity)
  • Who Have Cuts Really Benefited?
  • War, Weapons & Western Intervention

Conference Speakers include:

Ken Loach Filmmaker, Salma Yaqoob Campaigner, Francesca Martinez Comedian, Yannis Gourtsoyannis Junior Doctors Committee, Kevin Courtney National Union of Teachers, Dave Ward Communication Workers Union, Malia Bouattia National Union of Students, Steve Turner Unite the Union, Sam Fairbairn People's Assembly, John Hendy QC Campaign for Trade Union Freedom, Maz Saleem Campaigner, Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition, Weyman Bennett Stand Up To Racism, Ian Hodson Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union

At Teresa May's first Tory Party Conference as Prime Minister, The People's Assembly will be holding a major conference on the alternatives to austerity (Saturday 1 October) and a national demonstration (Sunday 2 October) to say we demand an alternative to ‘Austerity Britain’. 

We are also pleased to announce, exclusively for attendees of The People's Conference on, we will be hosting a special advance screening of Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winning 'I, Daniel Blake' at 7:00pm Cineworld Birmingham, with an introduction from the director himself. Special thanks to Ken Loach and his team for the opportunity to show this important film in advance of its official release. Tickets for the screening are limited so please book asap.


We face insecure employment, low pay, and a drive to privatise our public services. There’s a growing housing crisis, our NHS is going through the biggest funding squeeze since it’s foundation, and our Education system is over-stretched. Local services have been shut down as huge budget cuts are forced on councils.

Big business, corporations and the richest are squireling away money in offshore tax havens, awarding themselves bonuses, while immigrants are blamed for problems they had no hand in creating. And everyone else is told to tighten their belts.

Austerity has clearly failed the majority but what is the alternative? At this conference we will expore and discuss how to it's possible to achieve a society where everyone has secrure housing, jobs and decent education. It'll counter the lies that will come out of the Tory Conference over the following days, and will propose a series of actions over the coming weeks and months that can create a movement that stops austerity in it's tracks.

Be part of the discussion, be part of the movement.  

A National Demonstration will then take place the following day:

Sunday 2 October:
National Demonstration: Tories OUT - Austerity Has Failed

Assemble: 11:30am, Victoria Square, Birmingham
Organised by the People's Assembly & Midlands TUC
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