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From The Socialist newspaper, 21 September 2011

Don't let the Con-Dems steal our future!

Jethro Waldron, Warwick University Socialist Students
Not to Cuts: for a 24 hour general strike now! - Socilaist Party and Youth Fight for Jobs on demo, photo Paul Mattsson

Not to Cuts: for a 24 hour general strike now! - Socilaist Party and Youth Fight for Jobs on demo, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

You're damned if you do and damned if you don't! Whether you go the long way round through university, piling up the debt, or are forced to take the fast track to the dole queue, a future of unemployment and lack of opportunity seems to await an entire generation.

According to figures released last week, there are now 972,000 people aged 16 to 24 looking for a job.

80,000 people were made unemployed in the three months leading up to July, the vast majority of whom (77,000) were under 25. It is clear that many of this year's school and college leavers have been thrown straight on the scrapheap.

The government's schemes have made no inroad into mass unemployment. There are now over 2.5 million people out of work. With cuts in the public sector beginning to hit and the economy beginning to take a nosedive, many more are set to join them soon.

The Tories and Liberals are the friends of nobody except the bankers and super-rich, but they have especially failed young people. Fearing years of poverty and joblessness, many college leavers, who would perhaps prefer to go into work, feel forced into higher education.

This has been especially apparent this year - the last year before tuition fees rise to a scandalous 9,000 a year. A record number applied to university, but a record 200,000 are set to miss out on a place.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Young people are beginning to fight back against the government. We say no to the slave-labour 'Work Programme' - you shouldn't have to work for your benefits.

Youth Fight for Jobs demands that the government reverses its attacks on education and launches a massive programme to create jobs and training opportunities.

The government bailed out the banks, so why can't they bail out our generation? If you agree with us, you should support and join our Jarrow March for Jobs in October.

Replicating an epic march of unemployed workers in 1936, Youth Fight for Jobs will be marching from Jarrow in the North East to London, taking our demands for jobs and free education into every town along the way.

It has never been more important to fight back - don't let the Con-Dems steal our future!


Jarrow March for Jobs

Support for Jarrow March at the Durham Miners' Gala , photo by Northern Region SP

Support for Jarrow March at the Durham Miners' Gala , photo by Northern Region SP   (Click to enlarge)

75 years ago 200 unemployed men from Jarrow marched from their home in the North East to London to demand jobs and an end to their poverty conditions.

This October Youth Fight for Jobs is marching their route again to demand:
To get involved with the march see the website, email youthfightforjobs@gmail.com or call 020 8558 7947

www.jarrowmarch11.com

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