Friday, 22 May 2015

Last minute reminder Tmrw London squatters football tournament!! 8-a-side, 10am onwards same place as always with food, music n kids games!! 07771036798 info Pass it on!

Last minute reminder Tmrw London squatters football tournament!! 8-a-side, 10am onwards same place as always with food, music n kids games!! 07771036798 info 
Pass it on!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Come help support us resist a wrongly served iPo tomorrow (Friday) from 3:30pm- outside 381 Kennington lane, near vauxhall station, se11 5qy x

Come help support us resist a wrongly served  iPo tomorrow (Friday) from 3:30pm- outside 381 Kennington lane, near vauxhall station, se11 5qy x

Watch WE ARE MANY - the film about the 15Feb03 protest! Special screenings tomorrow in 22 London cinemas + live Q&A w Jon Snow + D Albarn. WeAreMany.com/cinemas

Watch WE ARE MANY - the film about the 15Feb03 protest! Special screenings tomorrow in 22 London cinemas + live Q&A w Jon Snow + D Albarn. WeAreMany.com/cinemas

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Terrorism: which cities are most at risk? - Channel 4 NewsDangerous government moves to widen definition of terrorism to anarchist and radical left groups #olsx #onn #ge2015 #occupydemocracy

Terrorism: which cities are most at risk? - Channel 4 News

This is because Bristol and Cardiff have suffered attacks by anarchists and far-left radicals in recent years, while London - scene of the 7/7 bombings in 2005, in which 52 people were killed - has been relatively quiet. But they are at low risk in international terms.

Dangerous government moves to widen definition of terrorism to anarchist and radical left groups.
George Orwell time.

Austerity is a LIE #occupydemocracy #ge2015 #onn #olsx #nhs #austerity #housingaction



Are We All Terrorists Now? Russell Brand The Trews (E322) #occupydemocracy #ge2015 #onn #olsx #austerity #

Readying the fight against UK Conservative rule - Al Jazeera English #ge2015 #onn #olsx #occupydemocracy #austerity #housingaction #realmedianow #nhs

Readying the fight against UK Conservative rule - Al Jazeera English


Readying the fight against UK Conservative rule

Activists are organising to oppose government cuts to already-squeezed public services such as health and welfare.


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Demonstrators and police clash at the gates of Downing Street during a protest against the Conservative Party on May 9 [Reuters]

London, United Kingdom - Democracy campaigners and victims and opponents of austerity policies are planning a wave of protest occupations and direct action amid widespread anger at the return to power of the country's right-wing Conservative Party, warning the UK is on its "last legs".
The Conservatives, led by David Cameron, the prime minister since 2010, claimed an unexpected victory in national elections earlier in the month by winning a small parliamentary majority despite gaining the support of less than a quarter of eligible voters, and just 37 percent of votes actually cast.
That result triggered immediate anger on the streets with police clashing with protesters who converged on Downing Street, the prime minister's London residence, carrying signs reading "I pledge to resist!" and "Stop the cuts!" - a reference to the Conservatives' unpopular neoliberal austerity policies.
Some who attended the demonstration accused police of using violent tactics and of keeping peaceful protesters and even tourists caught up in the melee "kettled" for several hours.
"I have never experienced such extreme force of police violence," said Daphne Wikken, a student. "My legs are bruised everywhere and I cut my arm. For me what is particularly scary is the fact that the government is already cracking down on dissent so badly just days after the general election."
Police said four officers and another member of police staff were injured and 15 people arrested.
Protesters denounced the re-election of the cost-cutting Conservative Party [Reuters]
'Revolutionary torpedo' 
The result of the election was further complicated by a landslide in Scotland for the Scottish Nationalist Party, which won all but three of the country's 59 seats to become the third-largest party in the British Parliament, a separate institution to the Scottish Parliament which the SNP already controlled.
With the SNP committed to opposing austerity policies and riding a wave of popular support since Scots narrowly rejected independence in a referendum last year, some constitutional experts have questioned whether the UK can survive in its current form with two of its constituent nations pulling in radically different directions.
"We have a constitutional crisis in this country. This country is on its last legs," Anthony Barnett, the founder of the OpenDemocracy website, told an Occupy Democracy meeting outside parliament one day after the Downing Street protest. "We've already got a Scottish parliament which is like a revolutionary torpedo under the current order. Everybody knows this order cannot continue."
Barnett said the UK needed a people-led constitutional convention to update an archaic and largely undemocratic political system and to address its internal political contradictions.
"This election produced a decisive result but it did not produce a fair one," he told Al Jazeera. "But there were more meetings and more hustings [political campaigning] during this election than I have ever known. There was a sense that we want to talk about how this place is run. That is quite new and quite exciting and it is happening at an organic level."
Police officers raise their batons as a smoke bomb goes off at the gates of Downing Street [Reuters]
Imposing austerity
Activist groups are already organising to oppose the government amid fears the Conservatives will push through widely unpopular and controversial plans to further privatise the National Health Service (NHS), and impose deep cuts to already squeezed public services and welfare budgets.
"We will see more economic pain. We are in for an extremely rocky ride. Inequality can only get very much worse. Most middle income households have virtually no savings to fall back on now," John Christensen, director of the Tax Justice Network, told Al Jazeera.
Hundreds of people gathered in a lecture theatre at a London university last week for a meeting styled as a "Radical Left General Assembly" to discuss plans for the creation of a national resistance network committed to "mass action from below".
"The Tories are coming for us, they are coming for the poor, they are coming for the students, they are coming for people's homes, they are coming for the NHS. People know this is serious and people also know that stopping them is going to be hard," Neil Faulkner of Brick Lane Debates, the left-wing discussion circle that organised the event, told the audience.
Further protests in London have been called for May 27, the date of the official opening of the new parliament, as well as on June 20 when anti-austerity campaigners have called for a demonstration "bigger and bolder than we have ever done before" outside the Bank of England.
Rallies, events and other actions are also taking place in cities and towns across the country.
Protesters and police battled at the gates of Downing Street [Reuters]
'Just the beginning'
In Liverpool, activists who last month occupied an empty bank building and turned it into a homeless shelter said in a message of solidarity to Occupy groups that direct action was now the only way to challenge the political system.
"We continue to build a solidarity network of the disenfranchised, the homeless and all people who stand against a political system that has failed us," said the group, part of a network calling themselves Love Activists. "Direct action is the only way now to challenge the political system and we will occupy building after building."
The occupation was ended April 12 by police who entered the building and evicted those inside by force, arresting five people.
Standing in Parliament Square at an Occupy-organised "Festival of Democracy" a few days earlier, Phoenix Rainbow, an eco-activist and housing campaigner, predicted a "massive wave of protest" to come.
An injured police officer is helped by a colleague during clashes with demonstrators [Reuters]
"There is already a mass movement of people that want to change our unfair, undemocratic and unsustainable system. Our democracy is a broken shambles," he told Al Jazeera.
"What you are going to see over the next few years is a mass mobilisation of people who want change and the power moving back to the street. Most people in Britain have had enough and this is just the beginning."

Looking further ahead, some activists are already thinking about what the future symbols of a post-United Kingdom English democratic state might look like. 
With the Houses of Parliament and the clock tower of Big Ben behind him, Steve Freeman, an unsuccessful candidate in the election for the Republican Socialist Party, unfurled a tricolour flag in red, purple and green.
He explained the colours represented the Levellers, a 17th-century English revolutionary movement; the Chartists, who campaigned for mass democratic rights in the 19th century; and the Suffragettes, the women's suffrage movement of the early 20th century.
"The flag of St George is a right-wing flag and a royalist flag, and we say we need an alternative progressive flag," Freeman told Al Jazeera. "The tricolour is a republican flag and this is a flag for a new democracy drawing on our democratic traditions. It is the people's flag."
Follow Simon Hooper on Twitter: @simonbhooper

Source: Al Jazeera

Policeman accused of framing student at tuition fee riot - Channel 4 News

Policeman accused of framing student at tuition fee riot - Channel 4 News

Policeman found guilty of tuition fee protest assault - Channel 4 News

Policeman found guilty of tuition fee protest assault - Channel 4 News

TUESDAY 19 MAY 2015 UK

Policeman found guilty of tuition fee protest assault

Home Affairs Correspondent
As a fluke helps convict a PC of assault during the 2010 tuition fees protest, student William Horner, who broke a tooth during the demo, tells Channel 4 News it could be "the tip of an iceberg".

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Bailiffs outside SHA squat 66 Grafton street Mayfair trying to illegally evict we've not been served papers yet come help resist

Bailiffs outside SHA squat 66 Grafton street Mayfair trying to illegally evict we've not been served papers yet come help resist 

'Democracy' in Barnet doesn't include the public... Sweets Way Resists #housingaction #radicalassembly #onn #olsx #occupydemocracy

'Democracy' in Barnet doesn't include the public...

Sweets Way Resists
London, United Kingdom
16 May 2015 — On Wednesday evening we joined-up with Our West Hendon to deliver our combined 200,000 petition signatures to the Barnet Council AGM. But when we tried to get into the meeting, we were denied entry to the public galleries at Hendon Town Hall after handing the boxes over!

This was a *public* meeting, yet the public only seemed to be let through the gauntlet of police and private security, if they were wearing suits and ties!

Barnet Council told the press that police were called in only later in the evening, but there were two vans full of the Met on hand from the start, with several officers guarding the doors before we even arrived, along with the town hall’s extensive private security detail!

Here’s our version of events: https://sweetswayresists.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/democracy-in-barnet/

If you feel like sharing them, they are totally absent from this piece of local news [http://bit.ly/1KVSZFT], seemingly based entirely off a misleading statement from Barnet Council.

When local news is so biased in favour of the already-powerful, all of our voices are so much more important in getting a human story out into the public, so any sharing you can do of our blog will help it cut through the noise and tell others what we are fighting.

Thanks for all of your ongoing support!

Sweets Way Resists

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Democracy in Barnet
Democracy in Barnet
Tonight was an absolute disgrace at Hendon Town Hall! Barnet Council refused to let any if us from Sweets Way Resists or Our West Hendon into a *public* meeting where decisions about our lives... 
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BBC iPlayer - Made in Dagenham Womens Strike for Equal pay inspiring film.

BBC iPlayer - Made in Dagenham

Monday, 18 May 2015

DAVID WHYTE- How corrupt is Britain? Speaking at Occup Democracy #ge2015 #olsx #onn #austerity

Cops threatening to bring tsg and break in to Guinness occupation at 6pm - need support! 82 Elveden house, loughborough park, sw9 8nn

Cops threatening to bring tsg and break in to Guinness occupation at 6pm - need support! 82 Elveden house, loughborough park, sw9 8nn

Piano Classics [Old Skool Mix]

Magna Carta - Festival For Democracy - UK Indymedia #ge2015 #onn #olsx #occupydemocracy #housingaction #nhs

Magna Carta - Festival For Democracy - UK Indymedia

Magna Carta - Festival For Democracy

Sunshine | 16.05.2015 14:52 | Ecology | Free Spaces | Social Struggles | London | World
Runnymede Eco Village community in Surrey are holding a festival in the name of democracy in close proximation to the planned 800th year Magna Carta national celebrations, which Queen Elizabeth will attend.

The event , which has been named the Festival For Democracy, is co-organised with New Putney Debates and Occupy Democracy. It will host talks and debates on the issues of democracy, land rights and other rights relating to Magna Carta, with a variety of workshops throughout the day to be followed by poetry and music. 
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Runnymede Eco Village community in Surrey are holding a festival in the name of democracy in close proximation to the planned 800th year Magna Carta national celebrations, which Queen Elizabeth will attend.

The event , which has been named the Festival For Democracy, is co-organised with New Putney Debates and Occupy Democracy. It will host talks and debates on the issues of democracy, land rights and other rights relating to Magna Carta, with a variety of workshops throughout the day to be followed by poetry and music.

Runnymede Eco Village was set up to demonstrate solutions to the pressing issues of land rights, sustainability, and the degradation of community in modern society. The close proximity to the Magna Carta memorial and proceedings for an eviction have led to substantial publicity, giving the residents a platform to voice their concerns.

This alternative celebration poses an interesting counterpoint to the accepted form of democracy in the west and raises prescient questions about the way our political, social, economic, and ecological systems are organised.

There are many speakers confirmed for the event, including Guy Standing ( http://www.guystanding.com/), the founder of Open Democracy, David Whyte; the author of How Corrupt is Britain, the editor of the Runnymede Gazette , and the Agreement of the People.

If you are interested in attending the event, or contributing in any platform please get in touch.

Best wishes,

Contact -  https://www.facebook.com/Diggers2012

Links of reference:
www.runnymede.community
 http://www.visitsurrey.com/events/magna-carta-foundation-of-liberty-runnymede-800-p1125411
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-32253767
 http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/environment/article4410203.ece
 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ecowarriors-facing-eviction-at-runnymede-call-on-landowners-to-put-them-up-amid-plans-to-spread-similar-communities-across-region-10186072.html
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NECYghbpBiI 

Macedonia: massive protest amid astonishing wire-tap scandal - Channel 4 News

Macedonia: massive protest amid astonishing wire-tap scandal - Channel 4 News

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters rally in Macedonia to call for the resignation of the country's prime minister amid an astonishing scandal over secretly recorded phone conversations.
Crowds gathered in front of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's government office calling for his resignation, something the conservative leader has refused to do.
There are concerns the anger could spill over into confrontation as Gruevski has called for his own rally on Monday. Protesters say they intend to camp out in the streets until the prime minister quits.

JOHN CHRISTENSEN Director Tax Justice Network Speaking at #OccupyDemocracy #ge2015 #onn #olsx #nhs

There's never been a greater need for people power support 38 degrees

Trapping humidity out of fog in Chile - BBC News

Trapping humidity out of fog in Chile - BBC News

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Runnymede Festival for Democracy planning meeting this Sunday 17th May, 1.30-5pm @ Runnymede Eco-Village #olsx #onn #occupydemocracy

Runnymede Festival for Democracy planning meeting this Sunday 17th May, 1.30-5pm @ Runnymede Eco-Village . Direct trains to Egham from Waterloo - catch the 12:09 or lifts from Brentford.   Map here: https://diggers2012.wordpress.com/map/ See you there ! �� ��������⛺

Radical Left General Assembly, tonight 6.30pm at Logan Hall, 20 Bedford Way, Institute of Education WC1H #olsx #onn

Radical Left General Assembly, tonight 6.30pm at Logan Hall, 20 Bedford Way, Institute of Education WC1H. We've had an incredible response nearly 4,000 ppl make sure to arrive early to get a seat.

A space has opened up for something that is truly democratic, bottom-up, radical and based on mass action from below. This could be a new joined-up network or movement based on active solidarity with each others struggles so that we can all grow bigger and stronger. 

If you can't make it or have another meeting it would be great if you could send a representative. Together we are stronger! :-) X FB event: https://m.facebook.com/events/1588733401408239?acontext={"ref":3}&aref=3&ref=bookmark

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Green and black cross know your rights workshop hosted at Runnymede Eco village 3-4pm Sunday 17th may 2015 #olsx #onn

Green and black cross know your rights workshop hosted at Runnymede Eco village 3-4pm Sunday 17th may 2015

Anthony Barnett- Open Democracy speaking at #Occuppydemocracy Constitutional convention #ge2015 #olsx #onn #nhs #housingaction

FBU Conference 2015 - FBU "appalled" at evictions of Merseysideactivists! #ge2015 #onn #olsx #austerity #nhs #occupydemocracy #housingaction

Big up the fire fighters the Anti Austerity revolt grows.We rescue people not banks!!!


Morning Star :: FBU Conference: Firefighters vow to defy merciless eviction callouts #ge2015 #onn #olsx #occupydemocracy #austerity #housingaction

Morning Star :: FBU Conference: Firefighters vow to defy merciless eviction callouts

FIREFIGHTERS have vowed to defy instructions to assist in evictions after non-unionised staff mercilessly turfed out homeless families occupying a bank.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service personnel joined police officers to storm the building at 4am yesterday.
The former Bank of England office had been occupied by the Love Activists protest group since mid-April and had been turned into a shelter for the homeless.
But the Fire Brigades Union conference yesterday suspended standing orders to hear an emergency motion condemning the eviction and praising the protesters for taking direct action to tackle the housing crisis.
The motion called on members “to collectively resist by all means any instruction to participate in similar evictions.” It unanimously carried.

The Prostitute State Donnachadh Mcarthy big money hijacking democracy #ge2015 #onn #olsx #nhs #occupydemocracy





End Austerity national demo June 20th bank tube 37k going #ge2015 #olsx #onn #occupydemocracy #nhs #housingaction


They don't represent us politics beyond austerity friends meeting house may 16th #ge2015 #housingaction #onn #olsx #occupydemocracy