I have produced a music video (at http://tinyurl.com/notausterity), with a song I wrote the lyrics of and performed with my Rochdale band Fruity Frank and the Frisky Freaks, to promote a “decentralised” international demonstration (consisting of linked protests across Europe, plus an attempt to re-occupy Wall Street in New York). Details of the London demonstration are shown at the start of the video. At the moment, YouTube is showing 301+ views, probably to stop it going viral! The following is the description of the video:
On Saturday the 1st of June we come together, people in solidarity and in struggle against austerity and the troika, and demand a political and economical change for the future. People United Against The Troika! [People United Against Austerity in the UK.]
Each one of us, in each country, in each city, in each household, feels the measures and policies which annihilate democracy and the rights conquered over decades. These measures have triggered massive unemployment throughout Europe, privatise anything that can be profitable and render any kind of sovereignty, either popular, social or economical, a joke. All this has been made under the constant propaganda of “foreign aid”. It is urgent that we join forces for the strong fight we have ahead.
To all citizens, with or without party, with or without a job, with or without hope, we call: join up! Rise up! To all political organisations, social movements, unions, parties, collectives, informal groups, we call: join up! Rise up!
Let us give them a 1st of June which will never be forgot!
Song written and performed by Fruity Frank and the Frisky Freaks (http://soundcloud.com/fruity-frank).
Most of this video has been taken from the video “PEOPLE UNITED AGAINST THE TROIKA | 1ST OF JUNE 2013 | INTERNATIONAL PROTEST”.