For those of you following, you will know that I am selecting 20 charities or organisations to donate money to over the coming months. These organisations will be chosen primarily because they have had their funding cut by austerity-driven economic ideology, but occasionally might also be related to those who are helping raise awareness of this unfair and misguided view of economic policy.
For today’s post, and given the massive rally about to take place in London – moving from the Bank of England through to Westminster (I wonder if Parliament Square will be fenced up already?) – I will be donating to the National Demo Appeal for The People’s Assembly Against Austerity who have been organising this large protest.
Citizen engagement in debate, protest and action for positive change is vital to secure the future of a health and flourishing democratic society. We all have a tendency to vehemently disagree with one another, usually based upon little more than short soundbites from agenda-driven outlets from both the Left and Right, but it’s important that we see active displays of opposition to unpopular policies that have direct negative impact on the lives of millions who are already suffering for a variety of reasons.
That’s why I am today donating £25 to The People’s Assembly Against Austerity, to say thank you for organising this protest in an inclusive and productive manner. They are just over £7,500 pounds away from their target of £60k – so help them cross over the line today and raise awareness that there are viable alternatives to the economic narratives presented as the only option!
Best of luck to all those who can make it down to the protests today, and may it all coalesce in peace and harmony to form stronger bonds amongst those who choose to dream of a better world for all.