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The Socialist 23 September 2008

Their failure, their system: make the capitalists pay

Their failure, their system: make capitalists pay


Scrap tuition fees!

Students seek out socialists!

Education a 'them and us' system


New Labour flounders in face of economic crisis


Make the super-rich pay!

Merseyside CNWP calls for socialist policies


Protesting against Bush and Brown's wars

LibDems aping the Tories

Them & us

Jamie's school dinner staff threatened with privatisation

Fighting the racist BNP in Stoke

We won't take the RAP on pollution

Health Trust concessions on Swansea casualty unit

Salford councillors play blame game


Civil service strike ballot begins

Workers vow to fight Ford's closure plans

North Staffs NSSN launched


Revolution and counter-revolution in Bolivia


The Dark Knight: Batman's latest crime-buster

McMafia: Crime Without Borders

 
 

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We won't take the RAP on pollution

ON TUESDAY 30 September, Residents Against Pollution (RAP) are holding a protest outside Waltham Forest town hall against incinerators and other polluting waste facilities being built around Lea Valley, north east London, near to working-class residents.

The North London Waste Plan (NLWP) has proposed six main new waste disposal sites, four of which are along Lea Valley including two in Waltham Forest. Government policy is to encourage incinerators to reduce landfill, calling it 'energy from waste' to appear environmentally friendly.

Despite the NLWP 'noting' local opposition to incineration, it has said that incinerators could be built. Also, North London Joint Waste Strategy - separate from the NLWP - has proposed the expansion of an incinerator in Edmonton.

Few people in Waltham Forest know about these plans - unless they have been told by RAP. Far more people have attended RAP meetings than the 'consultation' NLWP meetings earlier this year.

Now local RAP campaigners, including Socialist Party members, are leafleting and petitioning streets near to the proposed Blackhorse Lane site as well as the tube station and college to get as many people to the town hall protest as possible.

Higher rates of cancer, infant mortality and respiratory problems have been recorded near to incinerators. There is a safer alternative - over 90% of waste could be recycled, but that would need democratic public planning and control rather than the current shortcuts of private profit-hungry waste contractors.


No to incinerators - give us a real say

6pm, Tuesday 30 September

Town Hall steps, Forest Road, Waltham Forest, London E17


In this issue

Their failure, their system: make capitalists pay


Socialist Students

Scrap tuition fees!

Students seek out socialists!

Education a 'them and us' system


Socialist Party editorial

New Labour flounders in face of economic crisis


Socialist Party feature

Make the super-rich pay!

Merseyside CNWP calls for socialist policies


Socialist Party campaigns

Protesting against Bush and Brown's wars

LibDems aping the Tories

Them & us

Jamie's school dinner staff threatened with privatisation

Fighting the racist BNP in Stoke

We won't take the RAP on pollution

Health Trust concessions on Swansea casualty unit

Salford councillors play blame game


Socialist Party workplace news

Civil service strike ballot begins

Workers vow to fight Ford's closure plans

North Staffs NSSN launched


International socialist news and analysis

Revolution and counter-revolution in Bolivia


Socialist Party review

The Dark Knight: Batman's latest crime-buster

McMafia: Crime Without Borders


 

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