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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 August 2006
Protests in Nuneaton
OVER 300 people demonstrated against proposed hospital cuts in
Nuneaton on 17 August. The Acute Services Review wants to transfer some
emergency care along with children's and maternity services from
Nuneaton to the new PFI hospital in Coventry.
Angry local residents are determined to fight these plans. They worry
that in the long term all services will be transferred to Coventry to
provide the financial resources for the over-budget PFI hospital.
Speakers at the rally included two Coventry Socialist Party
councillors Dave Nellist and Rob Windsor as well as nurses and union
Further local action is planned. And health protests continue to
spread with another set for nearby Hinckley, in Leicestershire, on 16
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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
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In The Socialist 24 August 2006:
Unite against war, terror and racism
Wars and terrorism
Socialist Party NHS campaign
"We won't be treated like dirt"
Strike ballot begins
PFI - Labour's binge profiteering
PFI scams exposed
Protests in Nuneaton
Ballots and lobbies in Pontefract
Sheffield - stop these attacks on children's health
Cuts and sell-offs in Birmingham
The NHS: What we say
Socialist Party youth and students
Tony Blair takes the biscuit...
Preparing for the new term
Lincoln launches anti-BNP campaign
Socialist Party campaigns
Liberal U-turn stops tenants' ballot victory
Cream for fat cats - debts for us!
Socialist Party workplace news
Visteon workers fight for their future
Prison officers vote to strike
Crown Post Offices
National trade union meeting
The Socialist 24 August 2006 |
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