Browsing All posts tagged under »Activism«

MP and Union bosses slam Council as Southampton strikes intensify

June 8, 2011 by


Union bosses and local MP Alan Whitehead have slammed Southampton City Council’s leadership for allegedly blocking progress in solving the ongoing industrial dispute between the Council and its workers over new contracts and pay cuts by repeatedly postponing talks and top members taking holidays. It appears that talks between the Council and the Unions have […]

“Huge” Love Music, Hate Racism gig coming to Southampton

November 17, 2010 by


The campaign group Love Music, Hate Racism along with Ctrl.Alt.Shift. is to hold what they’re describing as a “huge” charity gig in Southampton later this month, as part of their campaign to use music to bring people together to fight racism and fascism in society. Love Music, Hate Racism have been hosting gigs since 2002 […]

New to The Blowhole – Local Activist Directory

July 31, 2010 by


The Dolphin’s Blowhole has put together a Directory of local community& activist groups and projects in Southampton so that people can find them and get involved with them more easily – if we’ve missed any out or it needs updating email us to let us know!  Enjoy, and spread the link to anyone you know […]

The Librarians Strike Back

July 14, 2010 by


Following the librarians’ strike on the 21st June, which opposed the cuts facing Southampton’s libraries, senior members of the region’s UNISON union branch have met with Southampton City Council to negotiate the cuts. The aim was to oppose the Councils plans for the libraries: 7 librarian posts are to be replaced by volunteers- who may […]

Residents fight to save Pub from Demolition

May 28, 2010 by


Photographer: David Smith, local resident Residents and students have fought against the looming demolition of two pubs on Burgess Road, The Crown And Sceptre and The Gate. The pubs were acquired by the University of Southampton soon after their closures and are scheduled for demolition in June in order to “introduce landscaping to the [campus]” […]

The Blowhole’s Mission

December 10, 2009 by


Hello there, and welcome to The Dolphin’s Blowhole, Southampton’s new alternative media platform for residents, students and activists. As you may have noticed, this site was in fact first set up a year ago, with few updates since then.  This was due to myself, as a migratory porpoise, taking a sabbatical from these mild waters […]