Fighting the cuts…
We’re here because the cuts are yet more of the same: government making it easier for companies to screw us more by handing them the public sector, removing rights and support that protect us and forcing us into temporary low-paid jobs. These cuts are targeted at the most vulnerable, they’re going to make life a lot worse.
…but not defending the state nor its taxes
We’re not here because we thought life before the cuts was a bed of roses. Far from it. The state provides services that we rely on, like the NHS and schools, is the same state that takes us into wars, polices our every move, defends big corporations at all costs and, above all, looks after itself. When we are fired or sick and get welfare we’re treated like dole scum for collecting barely enough to live on when there’s no good jobs about. We want to question and change this whole system and not simply ask for higher taxes to “fund the deficit”. People with money should help others but we’re not calling for more taxes to bolster a system we can’t stand. Nor do we think that increased spending to “boost long-term economic growth” will benefit anyone but big business.
Fighting for a real alternative
We’re here because we know that if we don’t push back, we’ll be pushed over. But we’re not fighting for the past. We’re fighting for a future where we’re in control of our lives, where we’re able to look after each other without relying on the state. We’re here for a world based on cooperation not competition, a world that’s not somewhere off in the future but that we’re creating in the present. And that’s what we’re fighting for when we fight the cuts.