UK Health Newswire Archive
Socially, the dual strategies of exalting consumerism and increasing control have been central to the neoliberal project. Consumerism and control can be viewed as opposite sides of the same coin. People are encouraged to aspire to ever greater levels of conspicuous consumption, modelled after the lifestyles of a celebrity elite that is plastered all over the media and broadcast into everyone’s living room. Shopping, which was once a means to an end, has been transformed into the UK’s favourite leisure pursuit. At the same time, however, more and more people are excluded from the workforce (sometimes forever) by the movement of industry to areas of cheaper labour, and many others are stuck in low paid work with no prospect of advancement. Large portions of the population are only able to achieve the widely advertised ‘ideal’ lifestyle through illegal means. A highly unequal, consumer-oriented society entices people to break the law, which was illustrated dramatically by the riots in London and other English cities over the summer of 2011
03-03-2014 18:55166,500 signatures and counting! Just days to the deadline -
25-02-2014 15:57Free Workshop for Service Users, Carers, and ‘Frontline’ Workers
12.00pm - 3:15pm, Saturday 8th March 2014,
West Oxford Community Centre
This is my account of the one I attended at Archway, North London.
13-02-2014 19:34India was once the world’s most polio-ridden country, but strong action has now eradicated the disease, paving the way towards a polio-free Southeast Asia. India has been declared polio-free after three years without a reported case of the disease.
Serious accusations targeting the Syrian government (for having discarded, on purpose, poliomyelitis vaccination campaigns in those areas occupied by the armed gangs) come from various sources: the doctors of the so-called “opposition” in the USA (Wasim MAZIAK, head of the US-“research” centre on tobacco in Aleppo, in particular); their “active” colleagues in Lebanon (mainly inside the US-American University of Beirut) and in the UK (Adam COUTTS, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, here associated with the Lancet journal). And as if such a war were not enough, the same protagonists are involved in a concurrent war on a trivial peaceful object particularly associated with the daily life of Middle East culture.
28-01-2014 18:25British, US, and other companies making lethal quadrivalent flu shots
Homocysteine, uric acid, animal fat or cholesterol, mercury, lead, and many other metals are some of the many compounds
present in meat and fish which harm the brain. Aluminum compounds and alcohol consumption as well cause loss of brain function.
22-01-2014 20:48Frack Free February is a Month of Action in Somerset with public meetings, talks, stalls, workshops, actions and more all raising awareness about the threats to our communities and the bigger picture of extreme energy.
15-01-2014 19:48How insecticides, hormones, and intrinsic poisons in meat and fish cause disease
06-01-2014 18:43Over 3,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Canal & River Trust to stop evicting disabled, elderly and vulnerable boat dwellers. The petition, supported by the campaigning web site 38 Degrees, is online at
03-01-2014 14:15Freedom Talk Liberty Justice