Norfolk Community Action Group is an organisation for all those who are interested in the formation of a campaigning group that aims to take on the uselessness and impotence of government, be it local or national, aswell as the self-serving political organisations that our councillors and so-called leaders belong to.
We are not a political party and have no interest in the vestiges of power. We would consider to stand in elections if it were determined to be of benefit to and by working-class people. Most likely we would stand on a platform of ‘None Of The Above’ however.
We describe ourselves as being non-aligned. In simple terms that means we have no links with, or answer to, any political party be they left wing or right. Neither do we owe any allegiance to the left or right. Our interests are solely in the representation of working-class people by working-class people.
When we work together we leave our own ideological and political differences to the side as much as possible and concentrate on what we have in common, and as a result are able to work better towards our goals, which we see as anything that advances the well-being of our own class-the working class, who we believe do not have a voice and are not represented. Neither do we believe we ever have been or are likely to be represented while the current political pantomime is in play.
We are always open to direction from like-minded people with a focus on member consensus, as opposed to a hierarchical top down form of politics that is so prevalent in the political landscape in this country today. This means we have no leaders or positions of authority but obviously appoint people to carry out certain roles due to their own life skills that can be of benefit to this organisation.
We have members who believe in the electoral system and those that have given up on it. That does not mean these members have no voice. On the contrary, we aim to get back on the streets making all our voices heard loud and clear and to hold accountable all those in positions of power who supposedly represent working class people. The decision to vote or not is a hard earned right. Besides, everybody is taxed irrespective of whether some decline to mark an X on a ballot paper.
Norfolk Community Action Group aim to turn it up a notch. Sitting back and accepting the fact that most of us have to break our backs just to get by, while the wealthy barely notice the economic downturn, is no longer acceptable to us.
Neither is it acceptable that no council housing has been built by the state for well over a generation. This simply has to change, and if it means us camping out in the gardens of local MP’s and councillors then so be it. We no longer plan to be out of sight and out of mind.
If you would like to join us or have news or an issue you wish to discuss, or are simply looking for advice on benefits, housing or any other problem that involves local government bureaucracy, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help.