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From The Socialist newspaper, 16 March 2011

Save our NHS!

On Wednesday 9 March, 1,000 people marched to save the NHS in east London. Barts and the London NHS Trust plans to cut 630 jobs. The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel was the starting point for the march of health workers, student nurses, medical students and local residents. Angry chants of "public health, not private wealth" rang out as we made our way past the banks in the City of London to Barts Hospital.

On the march, one of many against health cuts in recent weeks, Socialist Party members and National Shop Stewards Network supporters argued that the health trade unions, in particular Unison, need to call an emergency conference to plan national action.

Defence of the NHS needs to be a key demand of the 26 March Trades Union Congress demo.

35 copies of the Socialist were sold.

Paula Mitchell

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In The Socialist 16 March 2011:


Anti-cuts campaign

Defend jobs and services: Protest 26 March

Building the battle against the cuts - now and beyond 26 March

Campaigning against all cuts and privatisation

Save our NHS!


Socialist Party news and analysis

Hutton's plans mean savage cuts - Fight to defend your pension!

Vote for a socialist alternative

Huge protests against job insecurity

The rich get richer - by another $1 trillion

Wisconsin occupation

Yahya victory

Hunger strike


Youth fight for jobs

March from Jarrow with Youth Fight for Jobs

Save our youth services

For real jobs not exploitation

Review: Classroom Warriors


Socialist Party workplace news

Northern Ireland: Broad left gains in union elections

Privatisation threat to the blood service?

Defend jobs and education at Newcastle College

Action called off by Birmingham bin workers

Left victory in building workers' union

Support the UCU strike


International socialist news and analysis

Japan: Tsunami results in misery for millions

Workers hit hard by earthquake and tsunami

Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories: "We'll struggle like in Egypt"

Tunisia: 'You come back - we come back'

Saudi troops to suppress Bahrain protesters


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Protester challenges Lib Dem MP to debate

Students want to protest too

Thatcher was no heroine

Lively discussion at LGBT meeting

Leeds: Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrate International Workers' Day in the Socialist with a May Day greeting


 

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