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Readers, following the events of the last couple of weeks I would urge all of you to sign the following vote of confidence in Jeremy Corbyn. It is now more vital than ever that a socialist voice is heard in opposition to the impending move to the right. I for one don’t believe that Corbyn who was voted in less than a year ago with 59% of the vote (more than all the other candidates combined!) by the members should be without support at the recent behaviour of both Labour MPs in their coup attempt.
Ahead of a likely House vote this week, San Juan's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves OFM, announced his support for Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation in an op-ed to The Hill.
MANILA - “Bernie Sanders would be good not only for the United States but for the Philippines and Asia,” Walden Bello told the US media after he chatted briefly with the candidate for Democratic Party presidential nomination in Waterloo, Iowa on Sunday, 13 December 2015.
Last Tuesday (February 16th 2016) there was a small picket in front of Henry Giles House, the Cambridge Jobcentre, to mark the occasion of a big change in the welfare system.
Universal Credit is being rolled out for all new claimants over 25 in Cambridge from February 29th!!
Bullingdon Club boys Rhodes and DeBeers carved up Africa’s wealth, now back in power with Boris, Dave and George
On Saturday November 14th 2015 a march took place in Cambridge that was very much a sign of the times.
It was a march for affordable housing, in an era of all-time-high property prices and proposed Tory policies to force local authorities and housing associations to sell off at least 25% of their existing stock, despite there being enormous demand for new social housing (approximately 2,500 people in the Cambridge area alone are on the Council's waiting list).
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12:30-1:30 pm on 5th November
East Coast Community Healthcare, Common Lane North, Beccles, NR34 9BN,(near Morrisons and Brand of Beccles)
There will be a national demonstration in London on November 4th 2015 for free education, and against financially crippling tuition fees.
Below you will find resources to assist in promoting this event, including both sides of an A5 flyer and a sticker design.
this a flyer design for a new campaign against the use of employment agencies in the teaching profession, something which is both expensive for cash-strapped schools and colleges, and exploitative of the workers having to use them.
The march organised by the TUC and People's Assembly on the first day of the Tory Party conference in Manchester was vibrant, noisy and cheerful. But when I read the national newspaper reports on it later, they might have been covering a different demo altogether.
Anti-Water Charge Campaigners’ Victory
Anti-water charge campaigners had a major moral victory over government plans to make the people pay for the financial crisis when Eurostat determined that Irish Water had failed the Market Corporation Test.
"The Curo Group suggested you might want to pursue a legal claim through its insurers, rather than identify liability through its complaints procedure, If you are of the view that the Curo Group was liable for exposing your family to asbestos."...
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An analysis by Media Lens of the concerted attempts to smear and discredit Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn who is currently the front runner in the race to be the new Labour Party leader.
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On the 26th of June 2015, members of the Mental Health Resistance Network
and Blac Banner Collective @blacbanner
disrupted the launch party of the so called Living Well Hub in Streatham Job Centre. Many believe that having therapists in the JobCentre Plus will only lead to further sanctions and targeting of the most vulnerable in our society. For further background search the hashtag #NoForcedTreatment.
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Speaking to a BBC Journalist a DWP spokesman stated:
The government plans to place 350 psychologists in job centres by the end of the summer to help benefit claimants beat depression and get back into the jobs market.
Having learnt that Streatham Jobcentreplus is the site for a pilot of the scheme, the Mental Health Resistance Network have called a March on the Jobcentre for Friday 26th June.
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Last Saturday (May 30th) about 200 local residents marched through the streets of Cambridge united in one goal: an end to "Austerity" politics.
Two student occupations and a roving homelessness protest camp
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Liverpool is being turned into a police state while labour politicians do nothing. Just take a look at the dispersal order handed to our friends and family for feeding the homeless people of Liverpool, for providing an essential service, which the council is failing to provide. Merseyside Police's use of the Anti-Social Behaviour , Crime and Policing Act 2014 - Section 34/35 powers to move people away from outside the building is a deliberate attack on the human rights of people who support our occupation of the former Bank of England building, 31 Castle St, Liverpool.
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Occupiers of a former Bank of England Building in Liverpool who have been told they will be served with a possession order have issued a statement of intent and made ten demands which they say must be met up until which point they will continue to peacefully resist their eviction from the Bank turned homeless shelter.
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On Thursday April 16th 2015 many local people assembled outside Cambridge Corn Exchange in response to a property exhibition hosted there.
So far 49 DWP investigations into deaths related to benefit sanctions - add to that a massive growth in the use of food banks by the sanctioned and we have the grim picture of poverty in the UK. The kick ‘em when their down approach to behavioral modification was "invented" by the Behavioral Insights Team at one time embedded in the Cabinet Office.