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'Labour has betrayed the elderly'

Issue No. 1735

RAGE led the local TV news in Birmingham last week! RAGE is the vibrant local campaign against the Labour council's criminal plan to privatise 30 elderly care homes across Britain's second biggest city. Over 50 people took over the pelican crossing outside the Normanhust home last week. The mood was fantastic. People were chanting 'People not profit. Save our homes,' and held banners saying, 'Labour has betrayed the elderly.'

The campaign now plans mass civil disobedience in the city. 'All 30 action committees are out there building to make New Labour's life an absolute misery,' said Caroline Johnson, Socialist Alliance prospective parliamentary candidate for Birmingham Perry Barr and RAGE committee member. 'We intend to occupy their surgeries and block major roads into the city in coming weeks.'
Carol Williams

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Sat 17 Feb 2001, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1735
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