While the Global Women’s Strike and Payday are non-party political, many of us are campaigning for Jeremy Corbyn in this election to stop a far-right Johnson-Trump alliance.
· an end to austerity and the hostile environment against immigrants, people with disabilities, single mothers and benefit claimants;
· billions to tackle the climate emergency immediately;
· one year paid maternity leave and one month for dads/partners; free personal care to people over 65 and a rise in carer’s allowance (not the living wage family carers deserve but a step in the right direction);
· full renationalization of the NHS, and of railways, mail gas, electricity, water and transport; ban fracking;
· an ethical foreign policy and suspending the sale of arms to Israel and Saudi Arabia;
· a people’s vote with a remain option to solve the Brexit crisis.
Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have wide national and international support including from artists and academics, which the media is playing down – see letter below signed by a number of prominent people.
What you can do:
· Add your name as an individual or organization to the letter or write your own in support of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.
· Circulate this message to your contacts as it is or in translation;
And please cc us, whatever you do, we will publicise it.
Payday, a network of men working with the GWS
Vote for hope and a decent future
Only Jeremy Corbyn and Labour offer a transformative plan that prioritises the needs of people and the planet, say leading cultural figures
Tue 3 Dec 2019 16.55 GMTLast modified on Tue 3 Dec 2019 18.20 GMT
Jeremy Corbyn campaigns for Labour in Stoke-on-Trent. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images
We are alarmed by the global rise of far-right nationalism and the authoritarian turn taken by many governments following the global financial crash of 2008.
We are shamed by extreme levels of inequality, neglect and environmental impoverishment resulting from decades of neoliberalism, in Britain and across the world. We are inspired by growing movements, from Chile to Lebanon and beyond, calling for dignity, accountability and economic justice. People are demanding a future that promises their children decent education, health, jobs and homes, and humane and sustainable solutions to the climate crisis.
In the UK, Labour’s election manifesto under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership offers a transformative plan that prioritises the needs of people and the planet over private profit and the vested interests of a few. Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have nothing to offer but the prospect of an ever more unequal and divided society, and dog-whistle politics. Between hope and despair, the choice before British voters on 12 December could not be more stark or more urgent.