Posts Tagged ‘Cuts’

Heckler at Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2013

Posted on March 28th, 2013 by RebelBull

The Heckler can confirm that we will have a stall at next month’s Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2013. Stalls, workshops, meetings, a cafe and even a kid space are on the cards for this years event, with a banging after party to follow! A timetable for the meetings and workshops is also now available.   More […]

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Protests hit Starbucks stores across the country

Posted on December 9th, 2012 by RebelBull

Saturday 8th December saw over 1,000 people take part in protests at over 40 Starbucks stores across the UK. The day of action, organised by UK Uncut, was held in response to the recently well-publicised case of Starbucks avoiding paying £millions tax in the UK. This is whilst government spending cuts are closing community centres, […]

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An interview with…a Wobbly

Posted on September 16th, 2012 by RebelBull

The Heckler continues to find out about local and national campaigns and social-change groups, this time interviewing a member of the Bristol branch of the workers union, the Industrial Workers of the World (or Wobblies). Heckler: Could you briefly explain what the Industrial Workers of the World is, what you aim to achieve and how […]

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May Day! International Workers’ Day is on the horizon

Posted on April 17th, 2012 by RebelBull

A fortnight today will see scores of marches, demonstrations, and other protest actions take place across the world, in recognition of May Day, or International Workers’ Day. Too few people know why May Day became International Workers’ Day and why we should still commemorate it. It  began over a century ago when the American Federation of […]

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Another ‘day of action’ against workfare

Posted on April 5th, 2012 by RebelBull

Saturday 31st March was called as the ‘M31 European Day of Action Against Capitalism,’ which included protests across the continent and a general strike in Spain. Closer to home, a second ‘national day of action against Workfare’ was called, with over 20 protests being held in towns and cities across the country. Workfare means unemployed people […]

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Managing down the pensions struggle

Posted on March 22nd, 2012 by Keith

On Monday, the National Executive Committee of the Public and Commercial Services union voted not to call a national strike on 28 March. This, despite a ballot that specifically named that date and endless rhetoric around “M28,” naturally left many feeling deflated. But the consequences of this decision are far broader than that. Before I […]

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Homeless hostel closed by Cameron

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Keith

‘We’re all in it together’ … apparently. Yet none of us can see David Cameron and all his rich mates losing their homes. Which is precisely what’s happened to eight people in Hereford after the city’s only homeless hostel for men closed its doors at the end of February. Cuts in housing benefit grants have […]

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‘Everything must go!’ Council to sell off ALL services

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Keith

Herefordshire Council will move to sell off all public services, making thousands redundant, in plans currently being discussed by top bosses. Disgruntled senior staff have approached the Heckler to tell us about plans that would see services like schools, libraries and health and social care privatised across the county. These plans, if implemented, would follow […]

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Hereford Heckler #21 out now!

Posted on March 9th, 2012 by RebelBull

The latest issue of the Hereford Heckler, and the last in its current format, is now available online and will soon be hitting the streets. This issue includes; An exclusive article on the council sell-off of all its service Taxpayers to pay for £27m new road Child poverty ‘significant issue’ for Herefordshire ‘We’re back!’ – the […]

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Workfare? Let’s have a bit of warfare!

Posted on March 4th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

The ConDem government’s workfare scheme has come under fire in the last few weeks, with a national debate sparked by protests. Mainstream media finally picked up the story after a small group of activists, from the Right to Work campaign, were forcibly removed from a Tesco store near the Houses of Parliament. The Department of […]

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