An alternative to the Washington economic summit

On 15 November the leaders of 20 nations will gather in Washington, United States, for a summit to set out a “global economic agenda”.

London trade unionists will head up a protest in the capital on the eve of the summit.

Angry that the Bush-Brown bail out of the banks is allowing the recession to continue to rip through the lives of the poorest while protecting the richest, the protest is called by the London region of the University College Union and the People Before Profit Charter and is supported by Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), Fire Brigade Union (FBU), and National Union of Teachers (NUT) members.

The protest will be outside the Treasury, Whitehall, between 4.30pm and 6pm, Friday 14th November.

The protest is designed to send a message to the summit from working people in Britain demanding that they not be asked to shoulder the cost of an economic crisis that they did not create.

The protest will be followed ten days later by a People’s Alternative Economic Summit on Monday 24th November in University of London Union, Malet Street, Bloomsbury. The meeting will begin at 7pm and speakers include Tony Benn, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sasha Callaghan of the UCU and Tony Kearns, deputy general secretary of the CWU.

Leaflets for both are available heretreasurydemo3peoples-summit-leaf2