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Hands off our forests!
GOVERNMENT PLANS to privatise 260,000 hectares of forestry commission land in England has met with massive opposition.
Thousands have demonstrated and signed petitions opposing the sell-off.
This shows that the government has failed to allay fears of commercial destruction of woodland and that public access to forests will be denied.
People clearly understand that this £5 billion asset sale is the thin end of a very damaging commercial wedge. And that, over time, the need to generate profits will result in golf courses, housing developments and leisure centres encroaching on important environmental resources.
In The Socialist 2 February 2011:
International socialist news and analysis
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Socialist Party news and analysis
Socialist Party feature
Socialist Party youth and students
Socialist Party workplace news
Socialist Party Marxist analysis