Tag Archives: Wigan

Join Fight Against Fracking or Live in Fracking Hell!

Doreen & John Stopforth, who just coincidentally, I was in Wigan with yesterday, and are featured in this cartoon video, should consider themselves comparatively lucky! The area where they live, between Preston and Southport, is only going to be blighted … Continue reading

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Temperature Rises in Greater Manchester Campaign to Save OUR NHS!

Here’s a report and some video footage from the Greater Manchester Health Emergency Summit which took place on Saturday 16th February at the Friends’ Meeting House in central Manchester. There is an excellent report of the Conference by Bernadatte Hyland … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Health Emergency – Unite to Save Our NHS!

* Up to five local A&E units across Greater Manchester are under threat of closure or downgrading under the proposed “Healthier Together Review” of how local NHS services are provided and, or as a result of other cutbacks, or alleged … Continue reading

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Fracking on its Way to Greater Manchester Area

Photo from the Frack-Off website: http://frack-off.org.uk/locations/ Fracking for Shale Gas, as well as the extraction of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) is coming to Greater Manchester, Merseyside & North Cheshire soon. Due to the geologic strata of the area consisting of … Continue reading

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Support Fight for 5,000 New ‘Climate Jobs’ in Wigan & Leigh Area

Appeal for SUPPORT for the visit of the One Million Climate Jobs Caravan to Leigh on TUESDAY 22nd MAY from Leigh UNITE the Union & Greater Manchester Association of Trades Union Councils (GMATUCs) Caravan proposes 5,000 New Local ‘Climate’ Jobs … Continue reading

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All Out On M10 – Wigan Rally

Workers in Wigan from the PCS union, Unite health workers, and the UCU are taking strike action on May 10th to reject and fight the government’s pension changes as part of their assault on jobs, pay and services. Over 1000 … Continue reading

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Gerrard Winstanley – Wigan & England’s Pioneer Green Socialist

Originally posted on Wigan Borough Green Socialists:
The Diggers’ Leader Gerrard Winstanley was born and bred in Wigan. It may come as a surprise to many, that it’s only recently that some of us discovered that the man Wigan’s Gerrard…

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