UK Newswire Archive
22nd May, 2011:
Hundreds, overwhelmingly Spanish, marched in Edinburgh Sunday evening in Solidarity with the demonstration in Madrid.
23-05-2011 09:28At PMQs this week David Cameron once again showed the determination of the British political elite to scupper any proper investigation into the death of Dr David Kelly. Will Norman Baker MP step into the fray again?
Robin Hood comes to Worksop and says listen to the people
Bassetlaw's NHS "listening exercise" to be held at Worksop Town Hall, Friday 27th May, 7.000pm
Robin Hood and his band of helpers descended on Bridge Street, Worksop, last Saturday to tell the folk of Worksop that they had been missed out of the Government’s NHS “Listening Exercise”. Meetings had been held in Edwinstowe and Nottingham by NHS Nottinghamshire and the South Yorkshire PCT had held a meeting at Doncaster, last Monday that was attended by three people. Bassetlaw’s MP had not been told about the meeting and Bassetlaw people had not been invited to take part.
The group have asked John Mann to organise Bassetlaw’s own Listening Exercise and the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, and a representative from Future Forum, the group appointed by the Government to Listen to the People, will be invited to speak at a Public Meeting to be held at Worksop Town Hall, on Friday 27th May, at 7.00 pm.
The Bassetlaw Protecting our People and Services Group gave out leaflets and collected 622 signatures, in just over 2 hours, on a petition to Keep our NHS Public. Barry Donlan, a spokesperson for the group said Robin Hood would approve of the group using his name to defend the National Health Service for the people. He said that, “The Government’s proposals include turning the National Health Service into a National health market with profits for private providers funded through taxpayers’ money. Private companies would ‘cherry pick’ the simpler procedures to deliver and leave the more costly procedures for the taxpayer to fund”. Councillor David Potts said that Government advisers had said that future reforms would “show no mercy to the NHS and offer a big opportunity to the for profit sector”.
Robin Hood’s helpers gave out invitations to the Public Meeting and urged everyone to attend.
Moreno-Ocampo is an imperial tool, following orders. Claiming ample evidence shows Gaddafi "personally ordered attacks on unarmed Libyan civilians" is gross hypocrisy with no credibility whatever. His announcement was strategically timed to justify war by accusing government victims of crimes, portraying NATO lawlessness as a noble initiative to deter them.
22-05-2011 17:08SECOND TRANSLATION OF ONE OF THE INCREASINGLY GROWING TEXTS CALLING FOR A RADICALISATION OF THE MOVEMENT "TRUE DEMOCRACY NOW" IN SPAIN...
22-05-2011 14:39Paul Kenny and GMB's Executive, Scab on their Members and the Unemployed
(strange that this is the first mention I can find of this story on an anti-censorship site)
destroyed fences, and were forced to leave by violent IRMS security guards in the ongoing dispute over the corrib gas field.
22-05-2011 13:58THE FIRST CRITICAL VIEWS ON THE ALL TOO REFORMISTIC MOVEMENT "REAL DEMOCRACY NOW" ARE BEGINNING TO COME UP...
REFORM OR REVOLUTION?, WELFARE STATE OR FREEDOM?
ALL THE POWER TO THE ASEMBLIES NOW!! THERE IT LIES THE REAL, THE ONLY POSSIBLE DIRECT DEMOCRACY (OR COULD IT BE JUST SELF MANAGEMENT?)
22-05-2011 12:32An eye-witness report from la Puerta del Sol in the Spanish capital.
Notts SOS health campaigning stall ran from 12-2pm in Market Square, Nottingham.
There was also an opportunity to sign a ‘Keep the NHS public’ petition. A couple of thousand leaflets were handed out. So many people stopped to express their concern at these changes.
Nottingham Picket of NHS ‘Listening Exercise’ evening
Protect Our NHS
Future events: Notts Uncut Emergency Operation
transform one of Nottingham's high street banks into a hospital
Saturday May 28 @ 12:00
Outside Boots, Parliament St, Nottingham
Notts Uncut are answering UK Uncuts call for a national day of action with a fantastic day of fun, frolics and street theatre!!
Boo the greedy bankers as they pocket more and more of the money which should be paying for our public services. Hiss Andrew Lansley as he takes apart the NHS piece by piece.
“The NHS will last as long as there are folk left to fight for it.”
- Nye Bevan, founder of the NHS
“Andrew Lansley. Greedy Andrew Lansley. Tosser.”
- MC NxtGen
This is an emergency. The welfare state is in peril. Under the guise of ‘efficiency’ and ‘reform’, this government is plotting to cut the NHS and sell off what’s left. Andrew Lansley has claimed the government is in a ‘listening exercise’ about the proposed NHS ‘reforms’. But despite widespread outcry from doctors, nurses and the public the government isn’t listening to anyone apart from private healthcare lobbyists.
Let’s make Lansley listen. We want to keep our healthy NHS and fix our broken banking system. Whilst the NHS is being dismantled, the banks that caused this crisis in the first place have been left untouched. Reckless gambling, obscene bonuses and a global financial crisis are symptoms of a disease that requires a drastic intervention.
The banks are due a check-up. On Saturday May 28th, join UK Uncut’s Emergency Operation and transform one of Nottingham's high street banks into a hospital. Tell the government to leave our NHS alone; it’s the banks that are sick.
We may turn HSBC into a hospital or fill Natwest with nurses. We might have to get bandaged in Barclays or operate in RBS. Join Notts Uncut on the 28th and let's do our best for OUR NHS.
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [NUJ]
"It is not enough to curse the darkness.
It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"
22-05-2011 10:10An eyewitness account of the revolutionary assembly now taking place in Bilbao. No apologies for writing the account in the form of a poem, this is just the way it happened. I read this last night in the assembly (I was very nervous, there were thousands of people there.)
Testimonio de un testigo presencial de la asamblea revolucionario actualmente pasando en Bilbao. No pido disculpas por presentarlo en forma de poesía, así es como ocurrió. Leí esto anoche en la asamblea (estaba muy nervioso, había miles de personas ahí.)
22-05-2011 00:19The Coalition government has responded to public criticism of their plans to pay GPs to help them privatise the NHS, by launching a fake "listening exercise" as a form of spectacular diversionary misdirection and exercise in manufactured consent. However there are opportunities for the public to make their views known. Responses must be received before May 30th -