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Welsh budget: Labour government implements Tory cuts

By Dave Reid (Secretary, Socialist Party Wales) The Welsh government’s budget continues Welsh Labour’s policy of meekly passing on the Tories’ public service cuts and inflicting them on some of the most deprived communities in western Europe. The Welsh government is slamming another nail into the coffin of council services. There will be a further cut of 3.5% to council ...

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Welsh Campaign4Corbyn needed

Socialist Party Wales is proposing “Campaigns4Corbyn” in as many different parts of Wales as possible. In Cardiff we would like to immediately establish a “Cardiff4Corbyn” campaign, inviting all individuals and organisations who want to defend Jeremy Corbyn from his right-wing opponents to participate and work together, including current Labour Party members and affiliated trade unions plus Corbyn-supporting unions like the ...

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Rhydyfelin victory! Library to re-open on Monday

Rhydyfelin campaigners show it pays to fight cuts In a stunning victory campaigners have forced Rhondda Cynon Taff council to re-open Rhydyfelin library. After occupying the library and chaining themselves to the bookshelves the campaign took the council to court over the procedure for closing the library. The combined pressure of a vibrant campaign by the community with the threat ...

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Rhydyfelin library occupied by campaigners

Campaigners slam RCT council for library closure By Dave Reid Community campaigners occupied Rhydyfelin Library near Pontypridd on May 31 in protest at its closure by Rhondda Cynon Taff council. Four of them chained themselves to the bookshelves. The library was due to close that afternoon but 100 local people thronged into it in a community show of support for ...

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