I can’t keep quiet

December 12, 2010

I know I said I was logging off and I don’t really have much time to blog  but I just can’t keep quiet. The student protests and the associated violence, the vote to triple tuition fees and of course the fact that our very own (MP) Lynne Featherstone, the right honourable member for Hornsey and Wood Green broke her pre-election pledge to us and voted FOR a tripling of tuition fees is simply too much for me to take in silence.

So I’m back and I will have the odd rant on this blog. I must admit I am not sure what exactly can be done but I might figure it out as I blog along. If not maybe all blogging will achive is to stop me from developing stomach ulcers. I hope something good will come of it.

Re-opening this blog is another one of my spur of the moment decisions. I was inspired by watching this video.

As the Metropolitian police has successfully deterred me from taking to the streets  to make my voice heard- I’m not letting neither my six months old nor myself being charged by a horse or hit over the head with their police batons – blogging seems a safe alternative for a young mother who is worried about the future of her child and his generation.

And for all those of you who want to get involved I’d like to suggest the Haringey Alliance for Public Services as a good place to start.

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Read the article here

 

 

It’s on page 2  – click here for the e-edition.

The Defend the Whittington Hospital Coalition reports new threats to the Whittington. North Central London NHS have re-opened the possibility of closing the Accident and Emergency, Trauma, Pediatrics and Maternity Department at the Whittington Hospital.

I can’t believe it. We have been given repeated re-assurances that the Whittington would be spared – before AND after the election. Absolutely outrageous !

Protest at the Department of Health

TODAY @ 1 pm

Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS

Read the story in Ham&High here

 

New article in the Haringey Advertiser about the protest today !

Please join me and other local mothers to campaign for better breastfeeding support services in Haringey. We have only one breastfeeding specialist for the entire borough. This is simply not enough to help all mothers who want to breastfeed. Please help us so that my baby and many others will get the healthiest possible start in life.
 
Here’s what you can do:

–  Sign our online petition

–  Write a few letters
 
Come and support our action day! 
Wednesday, 28 July @ 9.15 am

Main entrance, St. Ann’s Hospital, St Ann’s Road, Tottenham N15 3TH

What’s happening ? The protest coincides with the Haringey Primary Care Trust (PCT) board meeting. The PCT is the body responsible for providing breastfeeding support. We want to be there to tell them to ensure all mothers and babies have the support they need ! Please come along. We really need you there so we can show the board how many people care about breastfeeding.
 
If you have a baby – bring him or her along. If you don’t have a baby – just bring yourself. We’ll be very grateful for any extra pair of hands !
 
Please forward this to your friends.
 
More info here:
Mums Fight Loss of Breastfeeding Post
Haringey Advertiser –http://www.tottenham-today.co.uk/tn/news.cfm?id=23222

 

The Defend the Whittington Hospital Coalition has called an action day for today. There will be a rally outside the Whittington, in Magdala Avenue, with a range of speakers. They will also release balloons – so great to take your kids to this.

The rally will take place from 11.30 – 1.30 pm at the main entrance. Speeches start at noon. Details here.

I won’t be there but will try and hear how it went and let you know. AND OF COURSE: if you’re not working today please come along to the rally and show your support.