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Coalition of Resistance: a broad united national campaign against cuts and privatisation

Tony Benn and 73 others wrote on 4 August 2010 in The Guardian: The time to organise resistance is now.

We reject these cuts as simply malicious ideological vandalism, hitting the most vulnerable the hardest. Join us in the fight.

I just saw Mark Serwotka’s most remarkable speech on video on the occasion of a Coalition of Resistance rally. To add fuel to everybody’s fires, I would like to draw to your attention:

1.     The economic crisis was an ‘inside job’ – a summary of the film review Inside Job

2.     The analysis of UK Budgets of the last 10 years – revealing the purpose of the ‘crisis’

3.     The growth of interest payments in the austerity budget – the real reason behind the ‘crisis’

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What we’ve been up to

The Forum is a voluntary Initiative of Parliamentarians and Concerned Citizens across the full political spectrum and from all religious persuasions.

Having come together at the House of Lords since 1998, the Forum has debated the following issues:

Early Day Motions (EDMs)

EDM 1515 – 2001-02 – Using the Public Credit

EDM 854 – 2002-03 – Publicly Created Money and Monetary Reform

EDM 323 – 2003-04 – Public Credit for Public Purposes

EDM 327 – 2004-05 – Use of Public Credit for Public Works

EDM 743 – 2004-05 – Interest Free Money

EDM 390 – 2005-06 – Publicly-Created Money

EDM 408 – 2006-07 – Public Credit for Public Purposes

EDM 265 – 2007-08 – Green Credit for Green Growth

EDM 1449 – 2008-09 – Taxing the Profits of Credit Creation

Summary of points made in Early Day Motions– 2 pages

Submissions to Public Committee Inquiries

1. Economic Affairs Committee – House of Lords

a. The Global Economy – 2002

2. Treasury Select Committee – House of Commons

a. The Stern Report – 2007

b. The Banking Crisis – 2009

3. Environmental Audit Committee – House of Commons

a. Financing Adaptation to Climate Change on Local, Regional and National Levels in the Post-Kyoto Context – 2008

4. United Nations Development Programme – 2007

Independent Reports