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Workers World (US)

MAJOR HEALTH unions last week lined up with MPs to express their alarm at the rapid pace of change being forced on the NHS at the same time that the service is being expected to find £20 billion in “efficiency savings”. They include Unison, Unite, the Royal College of Nursing, the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Don’t carry out Con-Dem cuts!

by Caroline Colebrook

LABOUR councils must absolutely refuse to implement spending cuts ordered by the Con-Dem Coalition — even if it means a Government commission stepping in and imposing them.

This was the message of resistance that came loud and strong from the annual general meeting of the Labour Representation Committee (LRC) that packed London’s Conway Hall in January 2011. It is impossible to oppose the cuts and at the same time implement them.

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Ousting of Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

THE OUSTING of Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been welcomed on the street by millions throughout the Arab world and beyond.

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