The first national People’s Assembly Against Austerity was held at Westminster Central Hall, London on 22 June of this year. It had previously been launched by a letter to The Guardian signed by a host of prominent figures in the labour movement headed by Tony Benn.
Backed by all the major unions and a large number of campaign and civil society organisations it drew together nearly 4,000 delegates and individuals.
The event was just the start of a movement that has seen dozens of regional and local People’s Assemblies spring up since.
The South London People’s Assembly is part of that movement.