Lambeth SOS goes global!

Posted: June 16, 2011 by lambethsaveourservices in Media attention
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The week Lambeth SOS got a mention in the Paris-based international political paper Le Monde diplomatique. It is always nice to see our hard work against cuts to services get some recognition.

Lambeth Save Our Services, which led the occupation of the council chamber in February, was formed in July  2010 by a combination of the local chapter of Unison, the main public services union, and a range of residents’ organisations, including pensioners, disability activists and black and Latin American groups. At present the  balance between union activists and residents’ groups is roughly 50-50.

Many of these groups are linked to student movements: in Exeter, students were involved in the anti-cuts alliance from the outset, and in Lambeth, Dan Jeffery observed that, while there is no university in the borough, the input of radicalised students living there has “definitely helped”. All of these groups stress the breadth of their support  base – rooted in the extent of the cuts being imposed on everything from the National Health Service (NHS) to libraries, housing to playgrounds, bus services to domestic violence counselling.

 

You can read the full article (in english) and you can get more from Le Monde diplomatique from their website at http://mondediplo.com/ (French version is at http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/)

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