EVENT - Singing Flash Mob - Friday February 15th - Kings X station


A group of Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) activists and Velvet Fist, a feminist and socialist choir, together with members of various other socialist choirs, are organising a singing flash mob event on Friday 15 Feb at 5.45pm at Kings Cross station in the new (departures) foyer

11 February 2013

The singing will last for about an hour and we warmly invite you to join in if you enjoy singing (and even if you don't - we need people to give out leaflets).

The idea is to try a new and different way of publicising what is happening to the NHS with the coming of the Health and Social Care Act and cuts to the service.

We will start with a a couple of instruments and few singers, positioned in strategic places, gradually building up numbers of people singing until the whole of Kings Cross is ringing to the sounds of a big choir singing about the NHS and privatisation - or that's the plan anyway! There should be lots of commuters and other passengers there who will hopefully join in or at least sit up and take note....

Here's a great example from Madrid.

If the event's successful we can repeat it on other occasions and with other songs ....


Via - KONP

Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals

To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.

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