Category Archives: Media

Michael Moore addresses protesters in Wisconsin

The film-maker Michael Moore yesterday gave a speech in Madison, Wisconsin, to workers who have been taking action since the middle of February. The workers were moved to protest when Tea Party Republicans launched an attach on collective bargaining rights. There has been massive solidarity, even from local police, who refused to evict protesters from [...]

Consultancy fees: £150,000; Extra agency staffing costs: £500,000; Wrecking public services: priceless

Leeds City Council’s cost-cutting plans are descending into farce. Back in October, eleven bin routes were axed. Since then, thousands of bins have gone uncollected on a weekly basis and part of the plans have already had to be axed. What’s more, bin workers face fines of up to £400 per month if they fail [...]