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From The Socialist newspaper, 29 January 2020

Save Hampden Nursery in Camden

Public sector union Unison has protested with parents against the closure of Hampden Nursey in Camden, London. Already two other nurseries have closed in the area.

The Labour council is cutting its early-years budget by 600,000. The campaign says: "We believe the council can best support low-income families by providing low-cost, council-subsidised places for children from the end of maternity leave."

They call on councillor Angela Mason "not to agree to options 1, 2, or 3 in the consultation" and local MP Keir Starmer "to support our campaign" and "raise our opposition in the local Labour Party."

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Coronavirus: capitalism limits response to viral outbreaks

HS2 debacle: nationalise rail and construction!

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Brexit and the economy

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Stop the cuts

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We need socialists in London's City Hall

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London protest against Modi's racist law


International news

Libya: Civil war and chaos follow interventions by world and regional powers

Trump's trashing of the environment - Dump the capitalist profit system!

CWI round-up


Readers' opinion

TV review: The Trial of Christine Keeler

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