Student Nurses next to take on Government over cuts to bursaries

Proposed changes to NHS student funding will mean students could be burdened with up to £65,000 of debt. Under the present system, a bursary allows those without financial means to go on to study and thrive as nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. 

Education should be free for all, with grants to cover the cost of living. The proposed removal of NHS student grants in healthcare marks the death of state support for further education students.

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Stunning breakthrough for Podemos as left surge sweeps Spain by Alastair Stephens

As the exit polls flashed up on the screen the crowd at the Podemos election night gathering broke out in shouts of "remontada" "the come back". Surely Podemos supporters were thinking or shouting the same thing. The polls had not looked good for them at the start of the campaign. The final result was a stunning surge which, brought Podemos in third, only 1.5 points behind the Socialist Party (PSOE)

 


It is the Socialists worst result since the restoration of democracy in 1977. They have paid a heavy price for their acceptance of the politics of austerity.

 

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West London Community Stands Up to the Gentrification of Portobello

Westway 23 is a community group formed to campaign about the use of the 23 acres given in 1971 to the community as compensation for the massive, polluting Westway which is a huge elevated flyover built through, what was then the poorest parts of, West London.

 

 Photo: Walmer Road site looking west from Pamber Street 1970

The community fought tirelessly against the Westway and were gifted the 23 acres of land underneath the road to use for the community's benefit. Most Londoners will be familiar with this area as it includes the Portobello Road Market area.

 

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Charlotte Church: ‘I Have To Speak Up. This Stuff Is Too Important’

With more than ten million record sales to her name, what spurred Charlotte Church, 29, to become a political activist?

 

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST POLITICAL ACT?
It was probably when I gave evidence at the Leveson Inquiry [following the News International phone-hacking scandal], but I first joined a protest the day after the 2015 election. I was devastated when the Tories got in, and knew how hard it was going to be for many people. There was a protest in Cardiff organised by the Cardiff People’s Assembly, which I’d never heard of before. I went along – there were news crews there, which I wasn’t expecting. I was interviewed, and it snowballed; the national People’s Assembly asked if I’d join its rally, too.

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Protest has shaped the debate but Paris didn't save the planet.

"Paris has not saved the planet. Nothing could be further from the truth. Now is the time to redouble our efforts to build a bigger more diverse climate movement. One willing to make common cause with others who are challenging a government and a system that still prioritises the interests of the wealthy over the interests of the planet and the people who live on it. "

The climate deal agreed by world leaders in Paris this week is being heralded as a historic deal which has set the world on track to avoid catastrophic climate change.

This is by no means what has happened.

 

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Bedroom tax harming children's learning amid stress and hunger, experts claim

Parents cutting back on food and clothing due to benefit reforms lead to adverse impacts and material hardship for children, researchers find

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Stop Trident demonstration in London: Saturday, 27th February, 2016

 

The People's Assembly is supporting a major national demonstration called by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) to Stop Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system.  To make sure this will be the biggest protest against nukes in a generation, we need your help. You can get involved in the following ways:

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