Sunday, 1 May 2011

May Day Rally Condemns cuts

I attended the May Day Rally in Newcastle yesterday(30 April), which attracted some 600 people although this is an annual event it showed crowds supporting the rally, which demonstrated their anger against the governments spending cuts.

The march began at the Centre for Life in Newcastle, with the Trade Unions and Community organisations displaying their banners in a walk which ended in the city's Exhibition Park going through the City Centre stopping at the Monument.

At the Exhibition Park there was stalls, and some good speakers which included Ian Mearns, MP for Gateshead and Karen Reay, Northern Regional Secretary for UNITE.

My view is that we must continue these types of rallies in an effort to win our struggle against this governments agenda of cut, cut, cut. In order to do this we must educate, agitate and organise within our region, working together as trade unions, political parties, community organisations, faith groups and the general public to show our resistance and provide a real alternative to these savage cuts.

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