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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 June 2009
Tower Hamlets demo
A PASSIONATE and noisy protest against cuts in education marched through East London, attracting lots of attention and support from shoppers and local residents. The biggest single group represented among the 500 marchers were ESOL students, (people learning English as a second language), and their families. ESOL is facing the biggest cuts, with half the current classes facing the axe. Homemade placards read: "Learning English means I can educate my children".
The campaign will need to be stepped up and continued over the summer if the vicious cuts at Tower Hamlets College are to be halted. As well as ESOL many other adult education courses and A-levels are under threat, and staff and students suspect that this is another attempt to close down the Bethnal Green Centre, one of the longest-serving adult education centres in London, which successfully fought to stay open this time last year.
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In The Socialist 30 June 2009:
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Youth fight for jobs
Decent jobs not poverty schemes!
Socialist Party editorial
Victories show the way forward for struggles
Total's fat fingers in every pie
"We came out with Lindsey and we'll go back with Lindsey"
Socialist Party campaigns
New Labour's house building plans amount to just a drop in the ocean
Pride not profit - London Pride Saturday 4 July
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Tower Hamlets demo
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BNP: Looking beneath the suits
National Shop Stewards Network
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Workplace news and events
Glasgow council: Social work dept staff start all-out strike
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Construction industry in major crisis
The Socialist 30 June 2009 |
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