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Posted on 20 April 2015 at 11:21 GMT
Salford TUSC protest against TTIP, 18.4.15, photo by Salford Star (Click to enlarge)
Global action day against TTIP
Saturday was a 'global action against TTIP' day (TTIP - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership currently being negotiated internationally).
Salford TUSC organised a protest early on Saturday morning (before participating in two election hustings) outside our local hospital Salford Royal, to protest about the threat to the NHS from TTIP.
During the protest we discussed the national TUSC television broadcast as we had all seen it the night before. Verdict: 'excellent'. One TUSC and NHS activist, Chris Hadfield, called it: 'Refreshingly uncompromising and absolutely reasonable'.
Paul Gerrard, Salford Socialist Party
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