Thursday, 30 July 2015

Ground Source Heat Pumps | DIY Doctor

Ground Source Heat Pumps | DIY Doctor

Greening the Desert | A bridge between science and agriculture

Greening the Desert | A bridge between science and agriculture

Solar Powered Desalination Machine Could Help Drought Stricken Communities | Care2 Causes

Solar Powered Desalination Machine Could Help Drought Stricken Communities | Care2 Causes

Boogie Bike - Pedal Power Sound

Boogie Bike - Pedal Power Sound

Build your own Electric Car!

Build your own Electric Car!

Study finds abandoned mines could be new source of renewable energy National News News | Click Green

Study finds abandoned mines could be new source of renewable energy National News News | Click Green

Wave energy is happening

London minibus to Earth First! Gathering. Leaving wed 19th 7am carpark Ruislip Station & 8am Brent Cross Station carpark. Returning Sunday 23rd eve. London@earthfirstgathering.org to book. Pls forward to all Londoners who might be keen #onn #olsx

London minibus to Earth First! Gathering. Leaving wed 19th 7am carpark Ruislip Station & 8am Brent Cross Station carpark. Returning Sunday 23rd eve. London@earthfirstgathering.org to book. Pls forward to all Londoners who might be keen! X

God Loves Uganda - Anti Gay Fever pushed by fundamentalist USA Christians.Manipulating country to create Gay death penalty

WATERMARK, the making of

WATERMARK film trailer amazing film about Water...

Citizenfour Official Trailer 1 (2014) - Edward Snowden Documentary HD

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Thor God of Thunder presents a 'Burlesque Cabaret of the Gods' thismonths Theme "Bohemianism" THIS Fri!! 31st July www.hivedalston.org.uk



Thor God of Thunder presents a 'Burlesque Cabaret of the Gods' this months Theme "Bohemianism" THIS Fri!! 31st July. £6 on the Door @ 'The Hive' 260 Kingsland Rd, Dalston. Haggerston overland Doors  8.15pm. BYOB Dirty Sexy Jazz & Blues by Lady Layton 2 Start. Extraordinary Burlesque & Cabaret Acts inc Lou Safire, Bitter & Twisted, Ticketty Boo, Sapphire Rox & Count Chronos Morte. Roll Up! Roll Up! For the Godliest Burlesque Show of the Decade www.hivedalston.org.uk

Reclaim the Streets protests- M41, Angel, Brixton and Camden in london #onn #olsx #protest #commons #antiroads #streetparty #party

Interference Archive-an archive from below, we are a collectively run space that is people powered #onn #olsx #archive #protest

Interference Archive



The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in an open stacks archival collection, publications, a study center, and public programs including as exhibitions, workshops, talks, and screenings, all of which encourage critical and creative engagement with the rich history of social movements.
The archive contains many kinds of objects that are created as part of social movements by the participants themselves: posters, flyers, publications, photographs, books, T-shirts and buttons, moving images, audio recordings, and other materials.
Through our programming, we use this cultural ephemera to animate histories of people mobilizing for social transformation.  We consider the use of our collection to be a way of preserving and honoring histories and material culture that is often marginalized in mainstream institutions.
As an all-volunteer organization, all members of our community are welcome and encouraged to shape our collection and programming; we are a space for all volunteers to learn from each other and develop new skills. We work in collaboration with like-minded projects, and encourage critical as well as creative engagement with our own histories and current struggles.
As an archive from below, we are a collectively run space that is people powered, with open stacks and accessibility for all. We are supported by the community that believes in what we’re doing. Our operational expenses are paid by individuals who give regular monthly donations, through the support of one-time financial gifts of any amount, and through donations from classes that visit our space.  Please consider supporting our work.
We welcome you to get involved!

Closed Exhibition – Disobedient Objects - Victoria and Albert Museum

Closed Exhibition – Disobedient Objects - Victoria and Albert Museum



From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition was the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It demonstrated how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.

Dj Zinc & Shy FX - Helter Skelter 2002

Vision ON TV activist video network #onn #olsx #activism #protest #projects #video #tv

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

NEW weekly chakra balancing Hatha Yoga class every Wednesday at www.hivedalston.org.uk

NEW weekly chakra balancing Hatha Yoga class every Wednesday at hive dalston from 7-8.15pm with Fouzia! Unwaged £5/waged £8 Suitable for all levels. Bring a yoga mat if you have one! And weekly Wednesday evening Meditation drop in at hive dalston from 8.30-9.30pm with Fouzia! Perfect for beginners & those with a regular meditation practice. Suggested donation £5 unwaged/ £8 waged. Come and bring more inner peace, balance and harmony into your life!. Bring a yoga mat if you have one! 

Introduction to Permaculture at www.hivedalston.org.uk sat/sun 1-2nd August #onn #olsx #permaculture #community #hackney #dalston #respace


Investigating Companies: Do-It-Yourself | Corporate Watch #onn #olsx

Investigating Companies: Do-It-Yourself | Corporate Watch

Welcome to the online version of Investigating Companies: A Do-It-Yourself Handbook. The more you know about companies that are messing you around, the more effective your challenge against them can be. This handbook is designed to help you find the information you need. The focus is on UK companies but most of the information is relevant to companies wherever they are based. You can order a copy of the print version here.
Use the contents and quick links below to find the bits that are useful to you. The handbook will be regularly updated so please get in touch at the details here to let us know what you have used it for, if you think something has been missed, or if you have suggestions for future editions. We also run workshops and training sessions on looking into companies, including how to read company accounts. Contact us or sign up for our email updates (from the front page) for more details.
All Corporate Watch's publications are free to read online. If you like what you read, please consider making a donation, or becoming a regular subscriber (for £5 or more a month you'll receive all our publications as they come out!).

Home Page | Corporate Watch

Home Page | Corporate Watch


Ethical Consumer: the alternative consumer organisation

Ethical Consumer: the alternative consumer organisation


1994 - 2004 Jungle / Drum & Bass Mix (Mickey B)

Making good use of abandoned buildings - The Hive, London | The Conscious Resistance Network #onn #olsx #commons #respace #community #hackney #dalston #sustainable #art #activism

Making good use of abandoned buildings - The Hive, London | The Conscious Resistance Network

Have you ever seen empty buildings that are just sat there slowly rotting away and not being put to good use? Whilst you are passing by them do you ever dream of doing something constructive with them that will benefit the local community as a whole?
There’s hundreds of thousands if not millions of disused and derelict buildings all over the world gradually decomposing to a slow death for a variety of reasons. The main one being that a company has declared itself bankrupt and there are no buyers to move in to the premises that has been abandoned. Sometimes squatters will move in and use them as a living space or even to put on free-tekno parties and this has been the case here in London for the best part of the last 30 years. There was a building that became available to lease at a fair price in Hackney, North London and this gave the guys behind ‘The Hive’ an idea… Why not turn this space in to a self-funded and independant Arts, Culture and Environmental centre? A place that catered for everyone in the local community and beyond, a place where people could come and be creative, a place where love was based over profit, a place where people could come in and educate themselves and a place where people could come, have an active part to play in and feel part of something special. And this truly is something special.
I had the honour of visiting The Hive recently and it’s an experience I will truly never forget. The staff and volunteers are friendly, genuine people who have all had parts to play in the activism scene in London and beyond. My friend Rob – who is the sound engineer at the centre – told me about an open mic night happening there and as I’m a broke poet I jumped at the chance to get another performance under my belt. The minute I walked in the place I was greeted with a smile by one of the volunteers and shown around. There are three floors. The first floor has a walk-in cafe which is run by the resident chef Ivan. Here you can get tea, coffee and light refreshment at great value (less than half the price of anywhere else close by) and he also makes communal meals such as his mouth watering vegetarian lasagne. The first floor also has a stage and a space that can fit an audience of 100+, sofas and chairs to relax on and lots of activism/environmentalist information posters on the wall. The second floor is a huge art expedition space which is used regularly and where live art classes take place. And on the third floor there is a recording facilities for musicians to come in and get creative with the sound engineer Rob.
After a 15 minute tour of the centre I felt truly in love with the place. You could sense the promise in the atmosphere and everybody was working together as a team to make this dream turn in to reality. This was a centre that was open to the public to come in and feel part of something wonderful, a place where all were welcome and a place that put two fingers up at materialism and capitalism. I got talking to a few of the guys there and as soon as I heard they’d been in the activism scene for so long – fighting for all of our rights to live peacefully – I knew this wasn’t just another pretend community arts space. These guys are in it for the love of it and because they want to help people on a non-profit basis. Perfect! Who can argue with a winning formula like that? I interviewed one of the guys behind ‘The Hive’ called Gee to ask him a couple of questions…
Q: What made you think of the idea of turning this disused building in to an independant Arts, Culture and Environmental centre? 
A: The idea has been around for a long time now and in lots of places around the world. In some places it’s easier to do it than others for obvious reasons. I’ve been part of a few different types of projects but what I wanted to do with this one was to try and make it easier for people here in Hackney to do it to. We try and remove all the obstacles that normally make this sort of project impossible. This particular place is a showcase of the model that allows that. We hope it catches on.
Q: Can you see this idea taking off and other people putting disused buildings to good use in the future
A: That’s the basic plan. To create an infrastructure and a culture here in London to help it thrive again. London needs a vibrant subculture to sustain itself.
Q: What is your long-term goal for The Hive?
A: I hope the Hive gains recognition for what it is – a sustainable, flexible, interconnected blueprint for similar projects – and uses that recognition to encourage more developers and councils to help build this infrastructure. Then we can maybe start a wave of buildings and spaces opening up everywhere carrying everyone forward with a bit more hope and belief. Projects like this help people. Especially the people in the projects!
I visited the centre twice more over the following days and continued to be impressed. A movie night was held and screened on a big projector and I also recorded a song with the sound engineer. There is no entry fee to the centre and everything is done on a donations basis. I came out of there enlightened, inspired and happy, was fed two meals, had countless cups of coffee and made use of the recording facilities. The price I was asked to pay? ZERO. I made a donation of course though as the centre relies on them to stay afloat.
This is a winning formula, is ethical, donation based, everyone is welcome and it’s making great use of a space that would be otherwise just sat there as an eye-sore rotting away. This capitalist society and corporate machine doesn’t cater for places like this but who can argue that it’s not a fantastic idea where everyone is a winner apart from this machine that has destroyed so much in it’s path of destruction? There is anything from live art exhibitions to movie nights to open nights to poetry slams to music concerts to recording facilities to dance classes to environmental education and much, much more. And you know what this encourages? Creativity. I’d like to believe that more centres like this will be opening in London, Britain and all over the world in the next few years. This is a great concept and is bound to take off. I can see a domino effect starting here.
If you’d like more information on The Hive then please visit the centre at 260 Kingsland Road, Hackney (just South of Haggerston overground train station)
Their Facebook page
Their WordPress Blog
Their website

Undercover policing inquiry to 'expose conduct' - BBC News

Undercover policing inquiry to 'expose conduct' - BBC News


The public inquiry into undercover policing may "expose both creditable and discreditable conduct", chairman Lord Justice Pitchford has warned. 
The proceedings in London will be "the first time that undercover policing has been exposed to the rigour of public examination," he told a court.
Helen Steel, who had a relationship with an undercover officer, said police committed "human rights abuses".
But police said undercover officers can play an important role. 
Lawyers investigating allegations for the Home Office say they have uncovered more than 80 possible miscarriages of justice relating to undercover policing. 
Investigations revealed officers had also had relationships with women while undercover, and had used the names of dead children.

Runnymede campaign overview interview with Phoenix for rub fm #onn #olsx #commons #protest #ecovillage #magnacarta #radicalhousing

This week in Smartphone Video Activism: learn how to shoot "witness video" eg as legal support. Plus everything you need for the one-take interview. @hivedalston 6pm-8pm Tuesday.

This week in Smartphone Video Activism: learn how to shoot "witness video" eg as legal support. Plus everything you need for the one-take interview. @hivedalston 6pm-8pm Tuesday. Www.hivedalston.org.uk

Monday, 27 July 2015

Come to monthly North London Radical Assembly meeting! Discussions, solidarity, linking of grass-roots campaigns & planning direct action. Updates on local campaigns e.g. Reclaim Barnet, Camden Resists, Sweets Way, Islington Park Street etc. TODAY 7:30pm @ UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way WC1H 0AL.

Come to monthly North London Radical Assembly meeting! Discussions, solidarity, linking of grass-roots campaigns & planning direct action. Updates on local campaigns e.g. Reclaim Barnet, Camden Resists, Sweets Way, Islington Park Street etc. TODAY 7:30pm @ UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way WC1H 0AL.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Thor God of Thunder presents a 'Burlesque Cabaret of the Gods' thismonths Theme "Bohemianism" THIS Fri!! 31st July. £6 on the Door @ 'TheHive' 260 Kingsland Rd #onn #olsx #cabaret #burlesque

Thor God of Thunder presents a 'Burlesque Cabaret of the Gods' this months Theme "Bohemianism" THIS Fri!! 31st July. £6 on the Door @ 'The Hive' 260 Kingsland Rd, Dalston. Doors  8.15pm. BYOB Dirty Sexy Jazz & Blues by Lady Layton 2 Start. Extraordinary Burlesque & Cabaret Acts inc Lou Safire, Bitter & Twisted, Ticketty Boo, Sapphire Rox & Count Chronos Morte. Roll Up! Roll Up! For the Godliest Burlesque Show of the Decade https://goo.gl/LBORrH 

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Runnymede Phoenix interview 3 Anglo Saxon longhouse original indigenous resistance against Norman Law #onn #olsx #commons #runymed #magna├žarta #democracy #protest #community #selfbuild #offgrid #sustainable #land #ecovillage

How the NSA Is a Servant of Corporate Power | Alternet

How the NSA Is a Servant of Corporate Power | Alternet

"We are under pressure from the Treasury to justify our budget, and commercial espionage is one way of making a direct contribution to the nation's balance of payments." - Sir Colin McColl, MI6 Chief
For years public figures have condemned cyber espionage committed against the United States by intruders launching their attacks out of China. These same officials then turn around and justify the United States' far-reaching surveillance apparatus in terms of preventing terrorist attacks. Yet classified documents published by WikiLeaks reveal just how empty these talking points are. Specifically, top-secret intercepts prove that economic spying by the United States is pervasive, that not even allies are safe and that it's wielded to benefit powerful corporate interests.
At a recent campaign event in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton accused China of "trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America." Clinton's hyperbole is redolent of similar claims from the US deep state. For example, who could forget the statement made by former NSA director Keith Alexander that Chinese cyber espionage represents the greatest transfer of wealth in history? Alexander has obviously never heard of quantitative easing (QE) or the self-perpetuating "global war on terror," which has likewise eaten through trillions of dollars. Losses due to cyber espionage are a rounding error compared to the tidal wave of money channeled through QE and the war on terror.

House Votes to Let Monsanto Deceive Consumers About GMOs | Alternet

House Votes to Let Monsanto Deceive Consumers About GMOs | Alternet

On July 23, 275 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1599, the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. By voting for the DARK Act, these politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to legislate on matters relating to food safety and labeling.
They voted against the 93 percent of Americans who are in favor of mandatory labeling of GMOs. They voted against the producers of non-GMO foods.

Gothenburg's Green Port - Al Jazeera English

Gothenburg's Green Port - Al Jazeera English



Ninety percent of world trade is transported by ships at sea. Traditionally this has been considered a greener method of transport than road or air, but toxic pollution from ships kills tens of thousands of people every year.
The Port of Gothenburg, Scandinavia's busiest shipping hub, is pioneering a number of methods to mitigate the effects of pollution from ships.
From plugging ships into onshore green energy supplies so they do not have to burn fuel whilst in dock, to pioneering  a new 'sniffer' technique which monitors passing ships' sulphur emissions. 
Nick Clark travels to Sweden to see how the Port of Gothenburg is cleaning and greening its act and laying down the environmental gauntlet to other ports around the world to clean up our sea air.

The Selecter On My Radio

Anti-GMO labeling law passes House vote — RT USA

Anti-GMO labeling law passes House vote — RT USA



Following a 275-150 vote on Thursday, the bipartisan bill is heading for the Senate. If enacted into law, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act would create a voluntary GMO-free certification program overseen by the US Department of Agriculture, and override any state and local GMO labeling laws.
The legislation preempts any state and local restrictions and labeling requirements for genetically modified organisms, foods containing GMOs, as well as non-GMO and “natural” food.
The FDA would review the product before it goes to market and require a label only if a “material difference between food from genetically engineered plants and comparable foods” is found. The companies however would be allowed to label their products as GMO under a new voluntary certification program.
The measure would represent a setback for advocates and voters who lobbied for GMO labeling laws that have passed but are yet to take effect in three states – Vermont, Connecticut and Maine. There are at least 15 other states who have introduced similar regulations on foods containing GMOs.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Official Trailer – “We March Together”

BENDERS Runnymede interview 2 with phoenix #offgrid #community #commons #magnacarta #sustainability #ecovillage #runnymede #olsx #onn

Runnymede Eco village interview history on the forest phoenix #onn #olsx #commons #protest #community #sustainability #magnacarta #offgrid

HeadMix Remix Move Yourself Ferguson Colour Star


Headmix Collective old school festival favourites from the 90s,their tunes go off proper tribal style in front of a large festy crowd.played many  a protest benefit back in the day.


Thursday, 23 July 2015

China targets lawyers in new human rights crackdown | World news | The Guardian

China targets lawyers in new human rights crackdown | World news | The Guardian



More than 100 human rights lawyers and activists have been detained or questioned by Chinese police and denounced in state media as a “criminal gang” in recent days, raising fears of an unprecedented crackdown by the Chinese authorities.
According to human rights groups, a total of 106 lawyers, other staff at legal firms and human rights activists have been detained or questioned and at least three law firms have been searched. Six lawyers from the law firm Fengrui, which has handled a number of high-profile human rights cases, have been detained. Another 17 lawyers and rights activists are missing.
The detentions came as a high-profile Tibetan monk serving a 20-year sentence died in prison and as China was urged to end its two-tier passport system, which restricts freedom of movement for religious and ethnic minorities.
The crackdown began on 9 July when Wang Yu, a Fengrui lawyer, disappeared in the early morning after sending friends a text message saying that the internet connection and electricity had been cut off at her home and that people were trying to break in. Wang’s clients include practitioners of the religious group Falun Gong, which is banned in China. 
The firm’s director, Zhou Shifeng, who has also been detained, had represented Zhang Miao, a Chinese journalist who worked with a German magazine to report on the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests and was released last week after nine months in detention.

Faerie Stories by Peatbog Faeries

Amnesty free msg: CHINA - 100s of human rights lawyers & activists targeted since 9 Jul. Pls act now. Rply CHINA+yr name http://bit.ly/1fasQt6

Amnesty free msg: CHINA - 100s of human rights lawyers & activists targeted since 9 Jul. Pls act now. Rply CHINA+yr name http://bit.ly/1fasQt6 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Music jam at Runnymede eco village Egham near Windsor location www.runnymede.community every new moon and full moon spread the word network it reclaim the land

Music jam at Runnymede eco village Egham near Windsor location www.runnymede.community 
every new moon and full moon spread the word network it reclaim the land

Smart phone video activism every Tuesday 6-8 pm at the Hive #onn #olsx


Cambridge trio cleared over tarpaulin sit-in during Parliament Square protest - UK - News - London Evening Standard #onn #olsx #liberty #protest #democracy

Cambridge trio cleared over tarpaulin sit-in during Parliament Square protest - UK - News - London Evening Standard


Three Cambridge graduates were today celebrating being cleared over a confrontation with police during Occupy London protests in Parliament Square.
Rosa Robson, Matilda Wnek and Kate Huggett, all 23, had allegedly defied police orders to get off a tarpaulin sheet and leave the square. They and Elizabeth Beck, 52, were eventually carried away by officers in October last year. 
Robson and Wnek, former members of the Cambridge Footlights who tour Britain with their comedy double act “Beard”, were among 15 protesters, including Green Party peer Jenny Jones, arrested for allegedly failing to leave the square when told to by police. 
The group was campaigning on issues including the privatisation of the NHS, tuition fees, cuts to the welfare state and the environment. 
Westminster magistrates’ court heard that during the protest Huggett, Beck, Wnek and Robson were sitting on a blue tarpaulin, which police claimed amounted to camping equipment.  
On the day of the protests, Wnek tweeted: “The protest goes on & today banners are allowed on site! Come with paints or points of view and test this democracy.”
Robson tweeted: “Police vans are surrounding the square to block view of the square so they can seize us illegally” and “12 police vans for some tarpaulin #taxpayersmoney”.
Later, she tweeted: “If ur reading this ur the first to know police trying to move us on this morning get down stand by and show support #occupydemocracy.”
The four women denied breaching the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, banning tents or “any controlled structure that is designed or adapted for the purpose of facilitating sleeping or staying in a place for any period” in Parliament Square. They argued the tarpaulin was not “camping equipment”. Tom Wainwright, for Wnek and Beck, said: “It’s not like a groundsheet, whose fundamental use would be to allow users to remain outdoors. So it’s not like a groundsheet and it’s not like a mattress either.” 
The group claimed they could not be charged with breaching the bylaws because the police were unaware the law existed at the time of their arrest. Arresting officers from the Territorial Support Group said the group all had backpacks and sleeping bags. 
District Judge Richard Blake had refused to throw out the charges at the end of the prosecution’s case, ruling that there was a case to answer. He said: “I’m satisfied that the tarpaulin was being used to facilitate sleeping. It apparently provided some sort of comfort for the people to remain in the square.
“It was clearly being used and I’ve seen footage of it being wrapped around people. Without the tarpaulin people would have found themselves on the damp October grass of Parliament Square. I accept that this is not a normal use for tarpaulin.”
But he later acquitted Robson, of Frome, Somerset; Wnek, of Kilburn; and Huggett and Beck, both of Manchester, of breaching the Act and Parliament Square bylaws.

Saudi gang rape victim punished with 200 lashes and six months jail

Saudi gang rape victim punished with 200 lashes and six months jail

Saudi shame: A 19-year-old woman who was the victim of a violent gang rape in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail after being found guilty of being “indecent” at the time of the attack because she was not accompanied by a male guardian.
The government defended the outrageous court decision, saying that the victim was at fault, and noting that Saudi courts abide by Sharia law which dictates that a woman cannot be in public without a male guardian.
The original incident reportedly took place in 2006. At that time the victim was in a car with a friend when two men commandeered their vehicle and drove them to a secluded area. She was then violently raped by seven men, three of whom also attacked her friend.
Initially, the woman was sentenced to  90 lashes, while the men who raped her were given minor custodial sentences.
- See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2015/03/saudi-gang-rape-victim-punished-with-200-lashes-and-six-months-jail/#sthash.n2r4C4qq.6xvGSAfW.dpuf

Athens Warzone ~ Front line view of the July 15 Riot against new Austerity measures

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Smartphone video-activism workshop | The Hive, Dalston Tonight Tues 21st July #onn #olsx network it

Smartphone video-activism workshop | The Hive, Dalston

Smartphone video-activism workshop

Welcome to visionOntv’s revolutionary workshops, teaching you all the techniques for smartphone video-making.
The weekly programme uses visionOntv‘s cartoon templates for making video quickly and effectively with the tools you already have in your pocket.
Next workshop Tuesday, 21st July 2015, 6-8pm.
Create the news you don’t see on the news!
Please bring a fully charged smartphone (with its cables for plugging into computer).
If possible, please register at streetreporter.org/courses to help give us an idea of numbers, but feel free to just turn up too.
Click here for our Facebook page.