Struggles, Workers

Prosperity yes, austerity no!

The austerity measures imposed in the UK have been met with disapproval by the British public. On the 4th of May, a new protest will criticize the posture of the government.


Prosperidad sí 1As groups who oppose David Cameron’s government have noted, this type of legislation only greatens the social inequality between the rich and poor.

Cuts in education, public services and investment, a lack of employment as well as now the creation of the new “bedroom tax”, which will come into effect on the 1st of April, all threaten to upset public welfare and provoke greater poverty.

This position ‘for austerity’ creates a worldwide economy which only benefits 1% of the population. However, a large number of organizations protest against this injustice, demanding a decent government that works for all people in the same way, not just for this small percentage.

Prosperidad sí 2As a result, the rest of the population forms the majority, some 99% who protest because a system of this kind protects the benefits of the few and imposes misery on the majority. The weight of the recession that many European countries are suffering is falling on the shoulders of society’s poorest.

With the aim of creating a fairer, more equal economy and democracy that is real for all, the group “The99percent” has organised a protest event next Saturday the 4th of May, in Trafalgar Square, central London. Similar protests are being organised in Edinburgh and Cardiff to make the dissenting voice a global one.

Prosperidad sí 4This protest will be used by its participants as an opportunity to demand decent pay, an equalitarian system that works in the same way for all, the removal of the standing government and the creation of an interim government based on elections that will take place on a date decided by the people.

In the same way, from their point of view, it would be necessary to create a new constitution, written by the people, for the people, and a new political party that could establish itself in the interest of all citizens.

Date: Saturday Nay 4th, 12 am. Place: Trafalgar Square, London.

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(Translated by Thomas Andrew Wright – Email:

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