“People’s Assemblies: The Bomb, or How To Stop The Ultimate Fuckery and Make Friends While You’re at It”
FRIDAY 22-01-21, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
The days of representatives in government, local or national, who don’t actually represent the 99% are over! All government has done for us is to usher in the darkest of times – where we have a UKGOV.PLC made up of the 1%, who only care about the fortunes of the 1%, and the rest of us can fuck off and suck it up.
A world where the bankers get bailed out and we get sold out, where profits come before people and planet, and greed is not only good but is to be admired. A world where those who are left behind have only themselves to blame, and are perceived as a blot on this shiny neoliberal landscape of the super rich.
For too long people have believed that politics is simply something you do once every few years in the voting booth. This has got to change, and it will. Across the country, ordinary people – people from the 99% – are starting to take back power. We’re not talking about the privileged and affluent, the self-important white middle class elderly males who have never known hunger or what it is like to choose between heating or eating. We’re talking about the people who actually make up the majority of our communities – the hard-working and long- suffering, who long ago lost any trust in local government.
The 99% have started to organise and get themselves into positions of local power. It will be a long, hard struggle, but it is happening, and things are already changing. The actual way power can be managed is changing. The language that power uses is changing. It will take time and we have a long way to go but now is the time to come on board.
What we do know is this: those without agency, when they get agency, are THE BOMB.
Join us to hear how this can be done. How we used people’s assemblies to get eight ordinary people into our local councils. How we set up big meet-ups with communities that allowed us to listen to everybody with no one voice dominating, no ideology domination, no age domination, no race or gender domination. This was so we could truly reflect the community itself rather than the voices that just shout the loudest.
Join Jamie Kelsey-Fry this Friday, at 19:00 GMT.