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Doctors can make Europe’s policies healthier by Mark Porter

Doctors can make Europe’s policies healthier by Mark Porter. Crossposted from the BMA Blog

‘Heavy fog over channel, continent cut off’. This 1950s headline from the Times rather neatly sums up the attitude Britain often displays towards Europe. And today, a fog of political indifference threatens to cut us off from our European partners.
EU[...]

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In Health, Sickness & In Profit, by Michael Gold

In the old simplistic days of the NHS your doctor referred you to your local hospital. You were given a letter; you phoned the appropriate hospital department and made an appointment. Not now, as you can only be seen by a hospital if your GP has a contract with them or with, what is now[...]

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Reasons to Vote Alternative, by Another Angry Voice

Cross-posted from anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk – a blog well worth a visit.

 
I’ve thought long and hard about whether I should actively endorse one particular political party for the European elections on May 22nd, rather than just campaigning against the establishment political parties that adhere to the bankrupt ideology of neoliberalism.
In the end, I’ve decided[...]

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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG) notes, 8.5.14

1) Strategy Meeting
We agreed that the idea (raised by email by John and Maria) of holding a strategy weekend at the end of May or early June was a good one and we would like to take up the offer of having it at Maria & George’s if that’s practical.
We felt that it[...]

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TTIP Explained: Video

TTIP Explained. Daily Pickings by Clive Menzies.
Glyn Moody’s keynote speech, in the first 20 minutes of this video, explains the implications of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions. He also shows that even the EU’s best estimate of the economic benefit of TTIP doesn’t amount[...]

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EU Elections, TTIP and A Couple of Alternatives, by Obi_Live

Since becoming one of the Occupy live video stream support, I have ended up being involved in various campaigns. Among them Fight against Fossil Fuels, Fracking, Bedroom Tax, Rights for Disabled People, Hands Off London Transport, Save the NHS, Stopping the TTIP.
On May 22nd 2014. we will be voting in the European and Local[...]

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Compelled to write, by Liz Beech

I have been involved with Occupy since October 2011.
I think in those early days of the occupation, at St. Paul’s, when literally hundreds of people came to the camp every day and participated in huge lunchtime General Assemblies I thought, not for the first time, that the change I wanted to see was just[...]

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Bin British Gas – put energy in public hands, by Morten Thaysen

Bin British Gas – put energy in public hands
Crossposted from Left Foot Forward, by Morten Thaysen
Owner of British Gas, Centrica, is holding their AGM in London on the 12 May. And this year there will be plenty for shareholders of the UK’s biggest energy supplier to discuss. In 2013 they lost a staggering[...]

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EWG Minutes Friday 2nd May 2014

EWG meeting on Friday 2nd May 2014 – minutes
Schlacke, Tim, Bharat, Steve, Phillip, Mary, John, Clive
1. Themed meetings on Friday need outcomes? If we want to cover a subject such as truth, it needs a reading group with serious preparation. Maybe a separate reading group? SWOT analysis complete – decision making within Occupy?[...]

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