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From The Socialist newspaper, 27 February 2019
Worcestershire: save the nine libraries
St John's Library, Worcester, photo Philip Halling/St John's Library/CC (Click to enlarge)
Ruthie McNally, Worcester Socialist Party
The local library in St Johns, Worcester, is under threat of job losses, shorter hours and possible closure, along with another eight across Worcestershire.
On 12 February, the Socialist Party held a public meeting in a full room in the library. The speaker pointed out it isn't just libraries under threat, but all county services, with the Tory administration looking to 'save' millions over the next few years.
A lot of people spoke in the discussion and were very keen to help. We arranged a planning meeting to really kickstart a campaign of action.
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In The Socialist 27 February 2019:
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From anger to action to save Honda plant
Socialist Party feature
Defending the city that dared to fight
Kirklees: Labour and Green councillors refuse to fight the cuts
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Worcestershire: save the nine libraries
Socialist Party news and analysis
Kick out austerity politicians
Socialist change, not climate change!
Tory education 'reforms'
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Workplace news and analysis
Supermarket giants merger: protect jobs and fight price hikes
Birmingham Bin workers and home carers strike on same day
University and College Union: anti-union laws frustrate strike ballot again
Manchester posties strike against bullying
Liverpool Women's Hospital
PCS union: help us win the elections and pay campaign
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Nottingham Labour Corbyn rally
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International Women's Day meetings and other events
Five years on - and still no justice for Zane
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