February 2014 Blog Posts (4)

The Co-op's questionnaire on its future is sham democracy. Here's why.

Admitting that it has lost touch with “its customers and members and with the communities in which it operates”, the Co-op is at a crossroads. After the near collapse of its bank, the Co-op is asking anyone and everyone to help determine the organisation’s future direction.

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Added by Gerry Gold on February 19, 2014 at 17:05 — No Comments

Government paves way for sale of country's 300,000 allotments

Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, is examining plans to free local authorities from a 103-year-old obligation to provide plots of public land for cultivation by gardeners. The proposals could see local authorities, many of them strapped for cash under government-imposed cuts, selling off allotment land for social housing or even for profit to major companies.…


Added by joe taylor on February 19, 2014 at 14:39 — 6 Comments

Pull Finger or your medical records are for sale

Apparently, the government intends selling our medical records to anyone that wants them?

Companies will be able to buy them from the NHS’s new patient database - everything from mental health conditions, sexually transmitted infections and diseases like cancer, linked to your postcode, gender and ethnicity.

We’ve all been opted in to the scheme by the government.

The data will be uploaded in a matter of…


Added by joe taylor on February 16, 2014 at 15:35 — 1 Comment

One billion reasons to end violence against women

1 Billion Rising Events Creative Communities Group.
One billion reasons to end violence against women

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Added by mark walley on February 6, 2014 at 11:32 — No Comments

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