Hackney Alliance next meeting 31st May on the NHS

Hackney Alliance meets fortnightly, with a monthly cycle of Officers and Activist meetings alternating with Discussion meetings. Both meetings are open to the public but the Discussion meetings are aimed at getting people from particular areas affected by cuts to participate.

The Discussion meeting on 31st is on the NHS and how to stop the attacks and will be attended by union and service user activists. If you have a link to the NHS, whether you work there or are want to help be involved with fighting the attacks comne along!

The next meeting then will be an Officers and Activists meeting on 14th June

All our meetings are at the Aspland and Marcon Estate Community Hall and start at 7pm and go on to 9.30 or 10pm at latest.

email hackneyalliance@hotmail.co.uk or phone 07810545838 if you have any questions

 

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Short video of Hackney UnCut 28/5/11

Over 50 people took part in the Hackney UkUnCut NHS Emergency Day of Action, one of over 30 around the country. Check out the short video. Pics to follow.

http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/actions/600

Hackney UnCut for the NHS Saturday May 28th

Hackney, London Sat 28th May 2011

Time: 11am

Location: Gathering outside the walk-in centre at Homerton Hospital

Plan: Small rally with speakers from Homerton Unison branch, then an informal procession to the hackney bank

We will transform the bank. Please bring your scrubs, health care attire and send a message that it is the banks that are sick, not the NHS. It is the banks that need reform, not the NHS.

Who?: Everyone, this is a family friendly event. All residents of hackney welcome to unite and fight.

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“The NHS will last as long as there are folk left to fight for it.”
– Nye Bevan, founder of the NHS

“Andrew Lansley. Greedy Andrew Lansley. Tosser.”
– MC NxtGen

This is an emergency. The welfare state is in peril. Under the guise of ‘efficiency’ and ‘reform’, this government is plotting to cut the NHS and sell off what’s left. Andrew Lansley has claimed the government is in a ‘listening exercise’ about the proposed NHS ‘reforms’. But despite widespread outcry from doctors, nurses and the public the government isn’t listening to anyone apart from private healthcare lobbyists.

Let’s make Lansley listen. We want to keep our healthy NHS and fix our broken banking system. Whilst the NHS is being dismantled, the banks that caused this crisis in the first place have been left untouched. Reckless gambling, obscene bonuses and a global financial crisis are symptoms of a disease that requires a drastic intervention.

Homerton Hospital is facing a whopping cut of £15m. The number of midwives and face to face language translaters are due to be reduced. Cuts to community midwifery could mean an increase in the infant mortality rate in Hackney and without the help that comes from face to face advocacy patient care will be put at risk.

WE will meet, really, march and then transform a Hackney bank into an nhs service. Bring all nhs atire! The banks are sick, not the nhs!

See you on the high street.

Make Some Noise for ESOL! Thursday May 19th

‘Action for ESOL’ are calling upon people to support ESOL with lunctime demos on Thursday 19th May. Govt cuts will mean a 50% reduction in people who can have ESOL classes

see http://actionforesol.org/

The Hardest Hit – 10,000+ disabled people protest cuts 11/5/2011

With the minimum of press coverage, 10,000+ disabled people demonstrated against the Tory cuts ion the 11th May 2011.

See the website at http://thehardesthit.wordpress.com/

http://www.disabilitylib.org.uk/component/content/article/1-latest-news/445-the-hardest-hit-march-anger-at-government-no-show-as-more-than-10000-march

Latest Hackney Alliance “No Cuts” Bulletin No.5

April / No5 edition of the Hackney Alliance No Cuts bulletin

https://hackneyalliance.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/bulletin1.pdf

UkUncut NHS mass national bank action May 28th

“This is an emergency. The welfare state is in peril. Under the guise of ‘efficiency’ and ‘reform’, this government is plotting to cut the NHS and sell off what’s left. Andrew Lansley has claimed the government is in a ‘listening exercise’ about the proposed NHS ‘reforms’. But despite widespread outcry from doctors, nurses and the public the government isn’t listening to anyone apart from private healthcare lobbyists.

Let’s make Lansley listen. We want to keep our healthy NHS and fix our broken banking system. Whilst the NHS is being dismantled, the banks that caused this crisis in the first place have been left untouched. Reckless gambling, obscene bonuses and a global financial crisis are symptoms of a disease that requires a drastic intervention.

The banks are due a check-up. On Saturday May 28th, join UK Uncut’s Emergency Operation and transform your local high street bank into a hospital. Tell the government to leave our NHS alone; it’s the banks that are sick.

Turn HSBC into a hospital, fill Natwest with nurses, get bandaged in Barclays and operate in RBS. As usual, it’s up to you to organise an action in your area – so talk to your friends, your local union branch and anti-cuts group and then list an action on our website. All the resources you’ll need will be on our website, including a flyer to tell the public about the NHS emergency. Get organised, get creative and let’s make Lansley listen: leave our NHS alone and make the banks pay.

See you on the high streets.”

http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/blog/uk-uncut-emergency-operation-may-28th