- Created: Wednesday, 27 January 2016 14:19
- Written by Scotland Branches
On 23 January RCG supporters from Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Newcastle gathered in Argyll street for a speak out against racism, war and austerity. The open mic saw activists from across the region condemn Britain’s current bombing campaign in Syria and racist immigration laws that are directly responsible for the deaths of refugees at the border. It has been estimated thatImperialist-led wars in the Middle East have been responsible for killing up to four million people in the last 25 years. This means that British imperialism has been involved in the deaths of 438 people every day – 18 every hour – for a quarter of a century! Meanwhile the continued onslaught of benefit sanctions, welfare cuts and rent hikes is pushing more people into poverty within Britain. The number of homeless households is now at its highest level since the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis. Between July and September 2015 over 68,500 families were housed in emergency temporary accommodation, with a further 14,600 new applications for statutory homelessness. Whilst there is always money to bail out the banks and drop bombs in the Middle East and north Africa, the rotten system of British imperialism is determined to push the working class in Britain into ever worsening conditions, forcing people to accept low paid, zero hours contracts, maximising the profits.
The banks got bailed out! We got sold out! No more blood for oil! Hands off Syria!
Join us for our next speak out – open mic for all who stand against racism, war and austerity!
27th February 2016 Kirkgate, Leith, Edinburgh 12-2pm