Junior Doctors strike: March with teachers joined by Labour Party leaders

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell joined the joint doctors and teachers march in London yesterday, along with other public sector workers, on the first day of the junior doctors all out strike. The junior doctors are showing incredible determination and are prepared to do whatever it takes to save the NHS – meanwhile the bookies have Hunt at just 5/2 now to be the next minister to resign…

55,000 March for the NHS outside the Tory conference

The title of this year’s Tory conference is ‘For Hard Working People’ which seems like an attempt at irony coming from such avid fans of both tax evasion and inherited wealth. Meanwhile outside the Manchester GMEX Centre over 55,000 hard working people demonstrated their disgust at the privatisation of the NHS. The protest called by the TUC was most heavily supported by members of UNISON which was unsurprising given their status as the biggest union in NHS. There were also large turnouts from the PCS, UNITE and GMB.

Photos by Guy Smallman

 

 

Issue 37, Aug 2013

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1)    Fracking: The Truth (Reel News,Frack Free Fylde) 26:45

Fracking produces earthquakes, poisons the water supply, and causes cancer. The shocking evidence from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Lancashire.

2)    Divided Families Campaign (Reel News) 9:02

Families separated by impossible regulations on earnings tell their own heartbreaking stories.

3)    Fracking: Balcombe 1 (Reel News) 16:39

Villagers in West Sussex rise up against the decision to give Cuadrilla permits to start exploratory drilling for oil.

4)    The Hunt for Hunt (Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign) 6:35

Spectacular victory for the campaign to stop cuts at Lewisham Hospital.

5)    Fracking: Balcombe 2 (Reel News) 8:56

The permanent blockade of the fracking site continues by possibly the fastest growing environmental movement ever seen.

6)    Chicago Schools 3 day march (Labor Beat) 26:10

54 schools threatened with closure – but an unprecedented rank and file movement of teachers and pupils is determined to keep them open.

7)  Visit Faslane Peace Camp (Camcorder Guerillas) 10:15

Legendary Glasgow videoactivist collective The Camcorder Guerillas celebrate their 10th anniversary in September. This is their latest film – an urgent call for support.

8)    Crossrail: Bond St (Reel News) 4:47

The campaign over blacklisting on the Crossrail project is winning, as Kier start to lose multimillion pound contracts.

 

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Whittington Hospital demo

Despite terrible weather, 5,000 local people marched in protest at planned cuts at the safest hospital n the country – Whittington Hospital, North London. In order to achieve foundation trust status, a third of the land is to be sold off, 230 beds are to go and 570 jobs cut – half of them front line nursing staff. Staffordshire hospital shows what this means – lives will be lost.

Issue 35, March 2013

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  1. Into the Fire – The Forgotten Victims of Austerity in Greece (Reel News, 38:50) Refugees and Migrants in Greece.
  2. Somonte – Land and Freedom (Reel News, 13:50) Trade Unionists occupy a 400 hectar farm in Andalucia to grow food and create jobs.
  3. Palace of Varieties: Vincent Figgins and Vicky (Reel News, 2:42)
  4. Save Lewisham Hospital (Reel News, 14:42) Huge Protest in South London as privatisation of NHS accelerates.
  5. Palace of Varieties: Riverdance (Reel News, 2:16)
  6. 3 Cosas – Sickpay, Holiday, Pensions Now! (Reel News, 23:50) Outsourced workers at the University of London increase the pressure for basic rights.
  7. Palace of Varieties: Don Tempi (Reel News, 2:21)

 

Save Lewisham Hospital March

25,000 people march in Lewisham, South London, to stop the proposed closure of their hospital’s A&E department and downgrading of their maternity ward, cheered on by virtually every shop, pub, cafe and car they pass.

Lewisham hospital is solvent and one of the top 40 hospitals in the country, but the cuts are being made to pay for PFI debts in a health trust that Lewisham isn’t even part of.

Jeremy Hunt makes the final decision on Friday Feb 1st – if the government gets away with this, the whole NHS is in grave danger.