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Demonstrators gathered outside the Bristol Royal Infirmary to protest the government’s controversial health and social care bill which was passed on Tuesday. The protest was the second in two days outside the hospital and had more than doubled in size. More protests are planned for the coming days and are expected to draw larger crowds again.
At 1pm today, protests will continue against the privatisation of the NHS.
This time we will meet in the Centre by the Fountains and march from there.
Yesterday saw a group of about 30 people meet at midday and march up to the Tory Bristol HQ in Clifton, with music and banners saying "The Future of the NHS is in Our Hands" and "Come join us. Save the NHS". Traffic backed up behind but I had chance to talk with drivers and so many are really angry. Angry at the government for what they are doing to working class people.
You know when you read a headline that just trips the world from under you? For those of us who'd been trying not to pay attention, there was a certain vertigo that came from seeing that last night they rubber stamped the privitisation of the NHS. You know, the NHS. That system that has saved the lives of probably at least half a dozen people you love. That remarkable outcome of struggle for a better world in our strange little country. The service that used to be about saying- making money out of illness is wrong. That free universal healthcare is too important to leave to buisness. They're selling it off.
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Today March 20th for many years has been Meatout Day, when millions are urged
to kick the meat habit.
There are ethical, health, environmental, food yield,
energy, aesthetic, economic and spiritual reasons to avoid
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The Black Rose hosts Jeff Monson in London; Sunday 25 March 2012
London Action Resource Centre (LARC), 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1ES. 17:00 until 19:00
Well, it's practically a done deal. The parliamentary parlour games are nearly over, and the government has almost had its wicked way with us all, dealing a horrible blow to the NHS. The Tories will be jubilant, because they've gone a long way to realising their no doubt childhood dreams of breaking up what Americans call 'socialised medicine'. Labour will secretly be pleased that by delaying the inevitable for one day they've been able to strike an absurd pose as 'the party of the NHS' six weeks before council elections, even though Andy Burnham himself accelerated its privatisation when he was in the ministerial position he is now shadowing. And the Lib Dems have earned their coalition corn by continuing their filthy role as apologists for the largest assault on the UK working class in living memory.
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a peaceful protest to save the nhs yesterday became a blockade of whitehall and then a march through the streets of london. as TSG officers were deployed, there were some incidents and injuries, as well as a controversial incident with some gun-wielding diplomatic protection police.
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Metropolitan Police TSG officer U1632 attacked an innocent and totally peaceful protestor, from behind, during a demonstration against NHS privatisation, London, 17 March 2012
A meeting to bring together NHS campaigns and campaigners for urgent action to save the NHS - including discussion about a national demo.
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Residents and students close their accounts with high-street banks in protest of the financial crisis caused by the banks.
Action against the Coalition Government's planned Health and Social Care bill has so far largely been what ministers will have expected and planned for, since privatisation of the NHS was first mooted (long before the 2010 general election).
As a result, such action is being largely ignored by those who will vote, and indeed by the mainstream media.
We are calling for a Day of Action on Wednesday 14th March
Leading environmentalists Jonathon Porritt and Caroline Lucas MP will join demonstrators at Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset to mark the first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster - and to call for a halt to the development of Hinkley C
OSARCC is now recruiting volunteers.
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Following a high court challenge by Stroud resident Michael Lloyd, NHS Gloucestershire has withdrawn plans to transfer our local hospitals & 3000 NHS health workers out of the NHS. This is great news, but this is just the first step in keeping our health services in the NHS. The campaign to Keep Gloucestershire’s NHS Public needs your support now more than ever.
Following the screening of Wake Up Call, a series of three films explaining the Coalition Government's proposals for the privatisation of the NHS, there was quite a lot of interest from people interested in getting hold of the film and also to go to the rally to be held this Wednesday.
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Birth abnormalities and stillbirths are well known in the world of Nuclear Power, not forgetting Leukaemia and various other cancers.