Monthly Archives: July 2010

Cameron’s Big Society is retrogressive

Cameron’s “Big Society”: Fending for Yourself in the Name of Empowerment David Cameron’s conception of the “Big Society”, elaborated in his speech on July 19, is a compendium of everything that is negative and retrogressive about the ruling elite and … Continue reading

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Sureblades

One year after the Vestas wind turbines occupation a new, unionised factory rises from the ashes Publication Date: July 26 2010 ONE YEAR after workers occupied the Vestas wind turbines factory on the Isle of Wight in protest at the … Continue reading

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Prepare to defend and safeguard the future of the Isle of Wight NHS

It is said that St Mary’s Hospital, the Island’s ambulance service and mental health services could end up being managed from the mainland under the government’s health reforms. If this came to pass it would be a travesty. The Trades … Continue reading

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One Year on and the experience of the Vestas Occupation.

A year has gone by since the Vestas occupation and the effect it has had on the island is incalculable. It has opened up the consciousness about organising amongst the working class population here. Around the country it has inspired … Continue reading

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No to the Privatisation of the NHS! Safeguard Its Future! Health Care Is a Right!

NHS White Paper: No to the Privatisation of the NHS! Safeguard Its Future! Health Care Is a Right! Health Secretary Andrew Lansley launched the government’s White Paper on the NHS on July 12. The White Paper sets out plans in … Continue reading

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Protest in Newport against the cuts

Robin Sivapalan 20 July at 22:05 Just wanted to let people know that there’s going to be a protest at the full Council Meeting tomorrow at 5.30pm. Too tired to think through the list of cuts, closures, jobs losses and … Continue reading

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Vestas occupation anniversary marked as the Island fights cuts

Former Vestas workers who occupied their factory in Newport, Isle of Wight last summer to protest against job losses, and a number of their supporters marked the anniversary of the start of the occupation today. A report from the scene … Continue reading

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