A series of 5 short films were made at the People’s Assembly National Demonstration which took place in London over the weekend. People attending were asked to contribute a one sentence message to the government. The films capture some of the messages shared and runs with the hashtag #mymsgtothegov – and asks viewers to use the hashtag to share their own personal message to the government.
Film 1 – “Stop Cuts Against Vulnerable Disabled People”
Includes messages from Judith, NHA Party; Owen Jones, Columnist; Matthew Talbot, Equal Lives in Norwich; Kiki, Women Against Rape and Sai, Syria Solidarity Movement.
Film 2 – “Stop Lying About the NHS”
Includes messages from Shirley, Hackney with a message about the NHS; Ian Lehare, Fire Brigades Union, Executive Council Member for London and Clare Solomon, People’s Assembly.
Film 3 – “We Want a Proper Share”
Includes messages from Caroline Lucus, MP for Brighton Pavilion; Robert, Order of St Francis; Arthi, Unite Housing Workers Branch and Lucy Rose, Special Needs Teacher from London.
Film 4 – “Think of the Little People”
Includes messages from Neil, Manchester with a message about Public Services and Diccon, Kent with a message about Nuclear Weapons.
Film 5 – “We Are All Coming for You”
Includes messages from Mazlum, Student from London; Campaigning Choirs and Arnie, Student from Brixton.
The People’s Assembly against Austerity is organised and supported by a wide variety of associations, campaigns, unions, political parties and people. Campaigners assembled at BBC’s Head Quarters in Portland Place and marched to a rally held in Parliament Square.
What is fact, as evidenced by the support for the People’s Assembly against Austerity, the range of banners seen on the day and the messages shared, is that the government’s austerity measures are causing injury, pain and suffering to a wide breadth of people and communities.
Some images from the day:
Owen Jones, features in “Stop Cuts Against Vulnerable Disabled People”. London, 21st June 2014.
Lesley, against investing in arms at the cost of public services features in “Stop Cuts Against Disabled People”. London, 21st June 2014.
Robert, Order of St Francis, features in “We Want a Proper Share”. London, 21st June 2014.
Caroline Lucus, MP for Brighton Pavilion features in “We Want a Proper Share”. London, 21st June 2014.
Mathew and Dan from Equal Lives, Norwich feature in “Stop Cuts Against Vulnerable Disabled People” and “Stop Lying About the NHS”. London, 21st June 2014.