UK Health Newswire Archive
15-02-2011 20:19Tesco have been pushing their 'we don't use Genetically Modified ingredients, honest' line for years. With evidence mounting of the horrific impact of GM soya in South America, it seemed about time to start making some noise about the way GM has been creeping back onto the shelves, especially when we heard they'd gone so far as to make an in store display of GM oil.
15-02-2011 12:40[Oxford] This morning, as part of a nationwide day of action on genetically modified (GM) products in UK supermarkets, two groups of protesters entered Tesco’s on Cowley Road in Oxford to warn customers who might be unwittingly buying GM products.
13-02-2011 19:27On 14 February there is a protest in London against Tory health secretary Andrew Lansley.
12-02-2011 20:15Nut groves, olive orchards, grape vines can yield 450,000 pounds of food per acre.
Slaughterhouses filled with the shrieks of terrorized animals yield a maximum 1000 lbs
10-02-2011 17:00Sure Start Centres all over the country are under threat of closure and budget cuts. In Sheffield the Council may cut funding to all Sure Starts by 15%. Join the campaign to resist this cut.
07-02-2011 04:14Most are aware of the ecoli (colon bacteria)
in animal flesh. Not all know how the contamination
31-01-2011 20:57The Fargate Speaker talks to a local support worker about the problems in social care as a result of the recession and the proposed austerity measures.
26-01-2011 04:53A disabled person calls ATOS to enquire about euthanasia options for the disabled and sick ATOS deems fit for work, in preference to being forced to die from starvation, neglect or homelessness. 7 minute call.
23-01-2011 19:39In response to requests from cattlemen, the USDA with the help of Bayer
and other avicide manufacturers is killing millions of birds
USDA poisoning millions of starlings
More on USDA murder of millions of starlings
USDA admits killing birds for those who raise cows for slaughter
21-01-2011 21:20Sumac Skill Share Days every Thursday at Sumac Centre in Nottingham
15-01-2011 22:03We are getting more and more information, mostly forcing it out of the council via Freedom of Information requests, that refutes all the arguments they have used to push forward with their scheme to close TCP.
Consultation in to the South Leeds Toxic waste incinerator .
07-01-2011 14:12From April 2011 those of us who have been receiving disability benefits on mental health grounds will start having our eligibility for benefits reassessed en masse using the discredited and ill conceived Work Capability Assessment (WCA) which is a computer based method of assessment. We do not accept that this move is taking place to provide us with a way out of poverty and social exclusion as the government claims but rather that its purpose is to reduce the welfare bill regardless of the distress, destitution, disengagement with mental health services and suicides that will result.
The government is specifically targeting people who are living with mental health problems as this group of claimants is less likely to return to work than other claimants. It is not suggesting that we do not have mental health issues; simply that it is still possible for us to work even though we are in mental distress. It is now the case that pain, distress, indignity and an abysmal quality of life caused to us by work cannot exempt us from it; we can only be excused from work if, mechanically, we cannot perform a job and not because work would have negative consequences for us. This is called ‘focusing on what we can do rather than on what we can’t do’; the misery being what we can’t do. Although these changes to the way mentally distressed people are assessed for benefits were introduced by the last Labour government we are aware that Ed Milliband is now undertaking a review of Labour policies and we urge him to abandon support for the WCA in favour of a more accurate, honest, discerning and compassionate way of assessing a mentally distressed person’s fitness for work.
It's always interesting when councils and their major contractors run public consultations nicely placed over the Christmas period, as if to catch the public unaware of a deadline for responses on, let's say, 15th January. This is the case with the proposal to ship in up to 50,000 tonnes of waste for Bernard Road Incinerator. It would come from surrounding towns and counties, by heavy lorries presumably. That's not likely to be controversial is it?
29-12-2010 18:46Senior figures in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) have warned that the government proposals to reform health care, as laid out in the white paper, “Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS”, could lead it to “implode” or face a “train crash”.
13-12-2010 13:02National Day of Protest Against Welfare & Housing Benefit Cuts
Wed 15th December
Linking to recent student protests - keep up the momentum and support all action against the cuts!