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On the Anti-Cuts Protest in London, 500,000 Say No to the Coalition Government’s Arrogance

"We are told that the only way to reduce the deficit is to cut public services. This is certainly not the case. There are alternatives, but the government chooses to ignore them, highlighting the fact that the cuts are based on ideology, not necessity. One alternative is to clamp down on tax dodging by corporations and the rich. Another is to make the banks pay."
"Our struggle is to fight to preserve, protect and defend the best of the services we cherish because they represent the best of the country we love. We know what the government will say: that this is a march of the minority. They are so wrong. David Cameron, you wanted to create the big society — this is the big society. The big society united against what your government is doing to our country. We stand today not as the minority, but as the voice of the mainstream majority in this country. (Ed Miliband)

Len McCluskey, the general secretary of Unite, Britain's biggest union, who told the crowd, "You represent a spirit of resistance in every workplace and community that says we are not going to have our way of life killed so that the rich and greedy can live as they please."

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