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“If it ain’t broke why fix it?” Say Glenfield Campaigners

“If it ain’t broke why fix it?” Say Glenfield Campaigners

“Can you imagine how we feel knowing that our precious daughter could have to travel for hours in an emergency situation to get to life saving surgery when she may not have hours? IF YOU GO AHEAD WITH YOUR PROPOSAL CHILDREN WILL DIE, ITS A SIMPLE AS THAT. How can that ever be an acceptable […]

Leicester Campaigners Join Massive Protest in London to Defend NHS

Leicester Campaigners Join Massive Protest in London to Defend NHS

An estimated 250,000 people joined a demonstration in London yesterday to save the NHS, making it the largest of its kind in history. And the Save Glenfield campaigners were there in force! More than 100 activists from Leicester, including many involved with the Save Glenfield Heart Centre group, attended the demonstration – supported by PCS […]

By 05/03/2017 Read More →
Unison Calls Upon Leicester’s Labour Council to Set a Legal “No Cuts” Budget

Unison Calls Upon Leicester’s Labour Council to Set a Legal “No Cuts” Budget

Leicester is a city dominated by Labour, with a Lib-Dem/Tory opposition group composed of just two councillors. However, like all other Labour Council’s up and down the country our city has been busy passing on Tory cuts with gusto (and crocodile tears). In the latest phase of cuts (“savings”) the axe is being swung down […]

Rushey Mead Are Not Taking Library Cuts Laying Down!

Rushey Mead Are Not Taking Library Cuts Laying Down!

Interrupted only by an enthusiastic jump in the air, one small child explained why she had joined yesterday’s protest: “I want to save our library, because otherwise nobody can read books and get knowledge.” But she wasn’t alone, young and old alike took to the streets on Saturday afternoon to protest against ongoing attacks on […]

Thousands March to Defend Glenfield Heart Centre

Thousands March to Defend Glenfield Heart Centre

By Charles Wheeler “Do not be debilitated by those who tell you protests and marches don’t mean anything,” Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey told Glenfield Children’s Heart Unit campaigners. Despite snow and freezing temperatures, 2,000 people – including patients and their families, trade unionists and members of the public – took to the streets of […]

No Cuts, No Closures, Save Our NHS!

No Cuts, No Closures, Save Our NHS!

This following article was first published on the back page of the Socialist Party newspaper on 8th February. The NHS is in crisis. Hospitals cancelled a record number of urgent operations last year, mainly because of bed shortages. One in six A&E departments faces closure or downgrading because of NHS cuts. So you would think […]

By 11/02/2017 Read More →
Leicester Defies Trump’s Racism

Leicester Defies Trump’s Racism

Solidarity is a critical weapon in these tumultuous times, as was demonstrated in Leicester earlier tonight when over 350 people gathered in the city centre to protest Trump’s bigoted policies. Similar and much larger protests in the US have forced Trump onto the back foot, as airports were literally shut-down by enraged citizens. Industrial action […]

Leicester Says Dump Trump!

Leicester Says Dump Trump!

Despite freezing cold weather, more that 50 people gathered at the Clock Tower in Leicester on January 20th, to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump. Women of all ages were present, all expressing alarm at the prospect of an openly sexist and misogynist leader of the United States. “Dump Trump- racist Trump! Dump Trump- sexist […]

Will Leicester City Council Listen to Adventure Playground Campaigners?

Will Leicester City Council Listen to Adventure Playground Campaigners?

Well over 100 campaigners, including parents and children, joined a lobby of Leicester City Council last Thursday to oppose cuts to adventure playground services across the city. Leicester’s adventure playgrounds are used by over 10,000 children citywide. They provide children and young people with supervised access to play, sports, and arts facilities, as well as […]

Reclaim the Night March in Leicester

Reclaim the Night March in Leicester

Fifty determined men and women marched through Leicester on a cold November evening last night as part of international action in support of the Reclaim the Night campaign. This was locally organised by the University of Leicester Feminist Society to raise awareness of the prevalence and normalisation of rape in society. Enthusiastic students from both […]