23 April: Anti-election meeting at Freedom Bookshop in London

The Anarchist Federation will be holding a meeting on the forthcoming election entitled No Matter Who You Voted For, the Government Got In. This is what it will be about:

“People are realising that voting isn’t part of the solution – it’s part of the problem. Voting means accepting this rotten set-up, pretending that we have a meaningful say in how things are run. The fact is that politicians couldn’t really change anything even if they wanted to, because of the way the political system is set up. The main aim of parliament is to keep things going the way they always have, so a rich few at the top have all the power and the vast majority of us have none. Voting just props the whole system up by making it look democratic.

So whoever gets in after this next election, the important thing is that we are ready to fight, whether it be Labour, Tory, or a coalition cobbled together with other parties. We know that whatever government is formed, they will continue to drive through cuts and austerity measures. We must be prepared to organise to resist.”

The meeting will start at 7pm at Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1. Refreshments available and plenty of time for questions.