March for the Alternative

by Andrew Loewen on March 28, 20113 comments

photo credit: chairman_hall

This Saturday saw London England’s largest mass demonstration since the anti-war demos opposing the Iraq War in 2003. Estimates put the crowd between 400 000 and half a million individuals, marching in opposition to the Cameron government’s austerity measures (read: assault on the welfare state). BBC (Newsnight) economics editor Paul Mason offers a snapshot of the demo organized by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) here and Richard Seymour has a more thorough report here. See also, this uplifting video footage at The Guardian.

3 comments

Jack Glossop on March 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm. #

Since when were these videos “Uplifting”.They are just one more demonstration that School and University students think that the world and society “owes” them a living and should guarantee them a job for life.

Nick Glossop on March 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm. #

Yer right Dad, British youth should just shut up and eat that bowl of warmed-over Thatcherism and like it.

Matthew on March 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm. #

No, no, no–it’s not warmed over Thatcherism. It’s direct payments to the bankers of the city for their bonuses. Remember, megabanks need a social support net. Students, not so much. . .