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Save the NHS: Sign the Petition to Stop Jeremy Hunt Closing Hospitals at Will + Lewisham Hospital Xmas Single

12.12.13

Please sign the petition to save our hospitals! Just over 13 months ago, residents of the London Borough of Lewisham launched a campaign against proposals — by senior NHS managers — to severely downgrade services at Lewisham Hospital. To pay for the debts of a neighbouring NHS trust, the South London Healthcare Trust, which had […]

Back in Print: The Battle of the Beanfield, Marking Margaret Thatcher’s Destruction of Britain’s Travellers

2.12.13

Buy The Battle of the Beanfield here. Yesterday, December 1, 2013, was a cheerless anniversary of sorts — 28 and a half years since the Battle of the Beanfield, on June 1, 1985, when 1,300 police from six counties and the MoD trapped and violently decommissioned a convoy of several hundred travellers — men, women […]

Save the NHS and Free Shaker Aamer from Guantánamo: Protest Photos, October and November 2013

27.11.13

Save the NHS and Free Shaker Aamer from Guantánamo, a set on Flickr. I just wanted to make available a few photos — and a bit of explanatory text — from two of the campaigns that are closest to my heart: the campaign to close Guantánamo (and, specifically, to secure the release of Shaker Aamer, […]

Save the NHS: Demonstrate in London to Save A&Es and Call for More Nurses

25.11.13

This is rather last minute, but I hope it will be useful. The nursing campaign group, the 4:1 Campaign, has organised a protest outside the Department of Health (on Whitehall, almost opposite 10 Downing Street), tomorrow lunchtime (Tuesday November 26, 2013), from noon until 2pm, and I am going to go along as one of […]

Petition: Tell Boris Johnson Not to Approve the Monstrously Inappropriate Development Plans for Convoys Wharf in Deptford

14.11.13

Please sign the petition on Change.org, asking London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, not to approve a £1bn plan to turn Henry VIII’s former Royal Dockyard at Convoys Wharf in Deptford into a luxury, high-rise housing development that would be more at home in Dubai. All over London, housing developments that are unaffordable for the majority of […]

Photos: Burning Effigies of Tories and Protesting About Austerity and PFI at the Bonfire of Cuts in Lewisham

6.11.13

Burning Effigies of Tories at the Bonfire of Cuts in Lewisham, a set on Flickr. On November 5, 2013 — Bonfire Night — I photographed effigies of members of the cabinet of the Tory-led coalition government — including David Cameron, George Osborne and others, as well as key Lib Dems and Labour politicians — as […]

Bonfires of Austerity: Anti-Tory Protests Across the UK on November 5, 2013

4.11.13

On November 5, activists across the UK will be holding Bonfires of Austerity to protest about the wretched Tory-led coalition government’s continued assault on the very fabric of the state, and on the most vulnerable members of society — particularly, the poor, the ill, the unemployed and the disabled. The British establishment has traditionally celebrated […]

Photos: Free Shaker Aamer from Guantánamo, Parliamentary Vigil, October 9, 2013

10.10.13

Free Shaker Aamer from Guantánamo, Parliamentary Vigil, October 9, 2013, a set on Flickr. On Wednesday October 9, 2013, the Save Shaker Aamer Campaign held a vigil outside Parliament for Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in Guantanamo, whose British wife and four British children await his return in south London. Shaker — along with […]

Andy Worthington Talks to Voice of Russia About the Perils of Blanket Surveillance

2.10.13

Please sign and share the petition, “EU leaders: Stop mass surveillance,” which, shamefully, has just under 5,000 signatures at the time of writing. Last week, as the European Parliament’s Office of Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs released what Index on Censorship described as “a notably pointed briefing paper arguing for Europe to stop trusting American […]

Photos: The 10,000 Cuts and Counting Protest in Parliament Square, September 28, 2013

1.10.13

The 10,000 Cuts and Counting Protest in Parliament Square, September 28, 2013, a set on Flickr. On Saturday September 29, disability activists, the Very Rev. David Ison, the Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the MP Michael Meacher and representatives of the Occupy movement held a protest in Parliament Square entitled “10,000 Cuts and Counting,” at […]

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