Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Where is the balanced information on child vaccinations?

Posted on August 12th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

The possible link between autism and the MMR vaccine once again hit the headlines last week. To vaccinate or not is the most difficult choice I have had to make as a parent. This confusing and controversial issue never seems to go away and often throws up more questions than it has answers. Last Wednesday […]

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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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Rolling festive phone-in to Atos ‘Healthcare’

Posted on December 9th, 2011 by RebelBull

Atos are the French IT firm responsible for carrying out the government’s Work Capability Assessment which has led to tens of thousands of sick and disabled people being forced into poverty after being stripped of essential benefits. Despite the process being dubbed unfit for purpose and an increasing number of suicides due to the stressful […]

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Herefordshire workers join biggest walkout for decades

Posted on December 2nd, 2011 by RebelBull

Workers from many industries took strike action on Wednesday to defend attacks on their pensions from the Tory government. Teachers, paramedics, nurses, local government staff and others from across Herefordshire downed tools and took part in the strike. Picket lines were in place outside many offices and schools and over 200 people attended the midday […]

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All out on November 30th!

Posted on November 28th, 2011 by RebelBull

Support striking workers in Hereford – rally in High Town at 12 noon, Wednesday 30th November.  Wednesday 30th November is to see the largest strike action by British workers in decades. An estimated 3 million public sector workers including teachers, NHS workers and local council employees, will strike in opposition to the Coalition Government’s planned […]

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A Month of Festive Action Against Atos and the Benefit Cuts

Posted on November 17th, 2011 by RebelBull

With thousands to face homelessness in the New Year due to housing benefit cuts, the harassment and further impoverishment of hundreds of thousands of disabled people due to punitive ‘assessments’, the continued persecution of people on sickness benefits, soaring unemployment and forced labour in the name of Workfare, a truly Victorian Christmas is on the […]

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Hereford Anti-Cuts Actions

Posted on November 15th, 2010 by RebelBull

Hereford Solidarity League are supporting the nationwide protests against the ConDem cuts with a student, claimants and workers protest next Wednesday 24th November. This will coincide with the National Student Walkout Against Fees.

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Gloucester Anti-Cuts March – THIS SATURDAY

Posted on November 15th, 2010 by RebelBull

Hereford Solidarity League will be attending a march and demonstration against the ConDem cuts in Gloucester on Saturday 20th November. The march will start at Gloucester Park at 10 am. More information can be found at the website here. We encourage everybody available to be there. The wave of protests across the country are turning up the heat on […]

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Ledbury ambulance station to close?

Posted on September 9th, 2010 by RebelBull

The future of Ledbury’s ambulance station seems unclear after staff say that it could be included in proposed cuts by West Midlands Ambulance Service. Andy Kibble, an ambulance technician and representative of the public service union, UNISON, told a public meeting thatbosses were ‘seriously looking’ at closing the station. At the meeting to discuss the […]

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Swimming Pool Occupied

Posted on August 31st, 2009 by Andy

On Friday 28th August, a group of around 30 campaigners carrying banners and wearing swimming costumes occupied the Sedgemoor Splash pool in Somerset. The group staged the sit-in protest in an attempt to stop the closure and demolition of the pool, which the council claims is too expensive to run and would cost too much […]

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