ACG meeting – Never Mind the Ballots, Create the Resistance

These are the notes that formed the basis of a talk I gave to the ACG public meeting on Sunday 19 January. The meeting was introduced by Nick Heath from the ACG and there was also a speaker from Angry Workers Of The World.

PREAMBLE

I’d like to thank the ACG for inviting me to talk about where we go as a movement in the aftermath of the election. What follows is based on our experience of operating as community activists and also as anarchist propagandists in the south of Essex, with particular reference to our core areas of Thurrock and Basildon.

WHAT DID THE ELECTION REALLY TELL US

  • One thing we took away from the election was that more people didn’t vote than voted for the ‘winning’ Tory party.
  • Almost a third of the electorate were so disillusioned by the election they chose to not exercise their right to…

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