Operation Dual Power
The TUC are calling a huge march for SATURDAY MARCH 26th
‘March for the Alternative’
But what is the alternative?
We doubt the TUC bureaucrats have much idea, but the people who have been in direct action on the streets at Millbank, in Vodaphone and Topshop, in uni and college occupations, against tuition fee rises and the EMA cuts, and local government cuts at Town Halls across the country – they have the right idea!
We need to seize the spaces where people can gather into direct democracy decision-making bodies – People’s Assemblies. We need to challenge the legitimacy of this feeble and hated Con-Dem government by establishing alternative sovereignty in as many key locations as possible.
We propose a map of direct action targets for March 26 (media, education, local and national govt buildings, bank branches, courts, police stations, libraries) to be seized and occupied as seats of the sovereign populace, including any places, space or agencies that should be held accountable to their local communities. We, the people, should be making the decisions about how to share our commonwealth.
How to set up a People’s Assembly in your Area
Pick a local issue. Book a room in a well-known local building. Better still, just occupy the place anyway. Put up notices everywhere, hold your meeting and proceed from there. Remember: no law is valid if it lacks popular consent. Do the authorities lack credibility? Did they lie to the electorate? Did they gain power through electoral fraud? Then don’t just confront them with demands – take action in their place. That’s what Peoples’ Assemblies are for. Don’t hate the media – BE the media! Don’t hate the law – BE the law!
Email contact: Meltdown2017@gmail.com
Operation Dual Power is a working group of peoplesassemblies.org
For more detailed information, discussion, debates etc., here are some useful links:
Ian Bone’s excellent blog http://ianbone.wordpress.com/
Arts Against the Cuts http://artsagainstcuts.wordpress.com/
A World to Win http://www.aworldtowin.net/
Right to Work Campaign http://righttowork.org.uk/
Coalition of Resistance http://www.coalitionofresistance.org.uk/
National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts http://anticuts.com/
Education Activist Network http://educationactivistnetwork.wordpress.com/