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From The Socialist newspaper, 28 July 2021
Barnsley 'Big Green Space' protest
Socialist Party joined the protest in Barnsley (Click to enlarge)
Angie Waller, South Yorkshire Socialist Party
50 people marched behind a samba band on the 'Big Green Space' protest, calling for our local green spaces not to be destroyed by housing and warehouse developments. The giant Hermes warehouse is all but built in Hoyland, but the residents are angry at the lack of consultation from the council.
When we did get to talk to the councillors, they just said it would bring jobs. We all know what type of jobs they will be - low-paid and very long hours. Campaigners are not only worried about jobs, they are concerned about the loss of recreation space and the effects on the natural habitat of wildlife. We have found a new strength in campaigning together, and are now talking about standing in next year's council elections.
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In The Socialist 28 July 2021:
Labour expulsions confirm need for new mass workers' party
Tories and Labour fail on child poverty
Nationality and borders bill
London floods: Privatisation and heavy rain are a dangerous mix
Jobs and homes for all
Cuban protests - what do they represent?
Flood devastation in Europe
Israel: Hospital ancillary workers' strike suspended
In brief: News, reports & analysis from the CWI
Public sector pay
Public sector pay - Prepare for action!
Unite to fight Tory pay insults
New left NEC meets - Organise the fight back now
Government departments move to impose pay cuts
Further education set for industrial action over pay
Sheffield Uni UCU fights archaeological dept closure
Bexley bin workers strike for better pay
Fight Freeports to stop bonfire of workers' rights
Thousands march to Reclaim Pride
Tower Hamlets Labour backs Tory cuts
East London resident fighting eviction again
Barnsley 'Big Green Space' protest
Youth Fight for Jobs is officially relaunched
Selling the Socialist
Scottish socialist breaks running record
TV Review: Stateless blames mismanagement rather than system
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