Minimal demands

The People’s Assembly has called for the following:
•a mass national protest at the Tory Party conference on 29 September in Manchester;
•a day of civil disobedience on 5 November in every town and city across the country;
•local People’s Assemblies to be established in every area possible;
•a national demonstration in London in the new year

All of these should be supported. But they hardly scare the ruling class to death. The City of London and the European Central Bank and European Commission are far more powerful than the Tories. Civil disobedience has been the name of the game for Cameron, Clegg and Osborne, who between them polled fewer individuals’ votes that several trade union leaders in their own union elections.

People’s Assemblies in every area could be good things, but what will they do, what power will they assume? Or are we condemned to perpetually complain about cuts and opposition to this and that? Another national demonstration in the new year? Let’s have it through the City of London and while we are there let’s relieve the burden of responsibility on the fund managers and spivs and speculators and take control of the massive wealth of our country. And let’s funnel it to real people’s assemblies with power to produce and distribute and circulate the products of our labour and lift not just the standard of living but the imaginations of the working class beyond subservience and protest.

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Azov battalion surrender at the Azovstal steelworks; a symbolic defeat for Ukraine. US, UK & some EU governments still want to fight the war to the last Ukrainian; they continue warmongering and sending weaponry to Ukraine.
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#Russia says it has no problem with #Sweden or #Finland, hence no problem with it joining #NATO. It will however monitor its deployment of troops and weaponry, and take action appropriate to the threats.
As in Britain it's up to the people to say #No2NATO.
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Protests outside the offices of the #NewYorkTimes against coverage of the murder of #ShireenAbuAqleh, by Israelis military, #IDF. The #BBC also reported "violence breaks out at funeral", even though video clearly shows Israelis police attacked mourners.
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In a statement to MPs in late April Ben Wallace Secretary of State for Defence said "gifts of weapons by Britain could eventually total £500m" to Ukraine, as he gloried in the reported of the deaths of 15,000 Russian soldiers. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/apr/25/uk-military-aid-to-ukraine-could-rise-to-500m-mps-told#:~:text=In%20a%20statement%20to%20MPs%2C%20Ben%20Wallace%20said%20gifts%20of%20weapons%20by%20Britain%20could%20eventually%20total%20%C2%A3500m%2C%20and%20he%20said%2015%2C000%20Russian%20soldiers%20had%20died%20since%20the%20invasion%20began%20on%2024%20February.&text=%E2%80%9CWe%20have%20gifted%20in%20aid%20%C2%A3200m%20which%20we%20propose%20will%20grow%20to%20%C2%A3500m%20to%20Ukraine%2C%E2%80%9D%20Wallace%20told%20the%20House%20of%20Commons.

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