Sunday, 21 December 2014

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Sunday at Occupy Democracy Parliament Sq. Schedule

Sunday 21st December
9am: Breakfast Debate – Arrive early with breakfast and hot drinks to share with our overnight heroes!
10am: Kevin Ovenden from Stop The War coalition
11am: Carols Not Barrels – The Shell Out Sounds choir will be sharing their subversive carols with us.
11:30am: Danielle from the New Era Housing Estate
12pm: General Assembly
2pm: Speaker from Focus E15 Mothers and the Revolutionary Communist Group
4pm: Entertainment from Beat N Streets
4:30pm: George Barda (Occupy Democracy) speaking on the compassionate revolution
6-9pm Closure

Occupy returns to Parliament Square | indyrikki

Occupy returns to Parliament Square | indyrikki: "Occupy returns to Parliament Square This morning, Occupy activists began another weekend occupation of Parliament Square. Once again, fences have gone up, not just around the grass (supposedly closed for repairs), but also around all the concreted areas, along with high fences around the grass in front of the Supreme Court at the rear of the Square. GLA notices state that the Square is closed to the public, and warn that “failure to comply with a reasonable request from an authorised officer is a criminal offence” – this begs the question, what is “reasonable”? It’s hard to get any “reason” for the closure, mainly because if the authorities admit it is in order to stop protest, they will fall foul of human rights law, so they contort themselves into totally unreasonable knots to avoid stating the bleeding obvious. Unperturbed, the activists set up on the pavement at the front of the Square, sitting on a tarpaulin to listen to various speakers throughout the day, including a fascinating history of squatting and squatting law by Phoenix. They received regular honks of support from passing motorists, who could hardly miss the huge “Real Democracy” banner held throughout the day by several volunteers."


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Saturday, 20 December 2014

@OccupyLondon: MT @OccupyDemocracy .@DonnachadhMcCarthy first arrest #occupydemocracy #olsx @Obi_Live @phoenixsrainbow m.twitter.com/i/connect

@OccupyLondon: MT @OccupyDemocracy .@DonnachadhMcCarthy first arrest #occupydemocracy #olsx @Obi_Live @phoenixsrainbow

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Occupy democracy has breached small fence and retaken parliament sq. general assembly on now .police calm so far come support

Occupy democracy has breached small fence and retaken parliament sq. general assembly on now .police calm so far come support

Urgent squatters barricaded into bank 2a Charing Cross rd Nxt to national portrait gallery Trafalgar sq TSG outside putting pressure on support needed asap also occupy democracy on now at parliament sq

Urgent squatters barricaded into bank 2a Charing Cross rd Nxt to national portrait gallery Trafalgar sq TSG outside putting pressure on support needed asap also occupy democracy on now at parliament sq

Muse - Uprising

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Occupy Democracy Schedule Sat Dec 20th Phoenix on Squatting and the Housing Crisis 3.30-4.30 pm


Friday, 19 December 2014

The frosts may be biting but the days are soon to be lengthening. Come and celebrate at grow heathrow this Sunday evening 21st Dec for food, bonfire, music, mischief and more. Transitionheathrow.com for travel tips. Bring a dish, friend, instrument. Pass it on to locals and far awayers x

The frosts may be biting but the days are soon to be lengthening. Come and celebrate at grow heathrow this Sunday evening 21st Dec for food, bonfire, music, mischief and more. Transitionheathrow.com for travel tips. Bring a dish, friend, instrument. Pass it on to locals and far awayers x

This Saturday - huge 3 room psy trance / prog / chill party 4 charity with Atma live & much more! Opus sound + UV decor www.facebook.com/events/669324799816893

This Saturday - huge 3 room psy trance / prog / chill party 4 charity with Atma live & much more! Opus sound + UV decor www.facebook.com/events/669324799816893 

Kelly from carpenters estate has been refused housing. Action to force council to provide housing. Tomorrow (Wednesday!) 10am bridge house (housing office) on Stratford high street.

Kelly from carpenters estate has been refused housing. Action to force council to provide housing. Tomorrow (Wednesday!) 10am bridge house (housing office) on Stratford high street.

Vivienne Westwood says "Merry Fracking Christmas Mr. Cameron"

Vivienne Westwood Tries To Give David Cameron Asbestos For Christmas

Vivienne Westwood Tries To Give David Cameron Asbestos For Christmas

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Eviction resistance tomorrow fri 9am at jubilie st.come in numbers and help friends having a home longer!!!

Eviction resistance tomorrow fri 9am at jubilie st.come in numbers and help friends having a home longer!!!

WINTER SOLSTICE PARTY AT GROW HEATHROW. This Sunday. Arrive anytime 4pm onwards. Come and celebrate the return of the sun, the bringer of life. Food and live music provided.

WINTER SOLSTICE PARTY AT GROW HEATHROW. This Sunday. Arrive anytime 4pm onwards. Come and celebrate the return of the sun, the bringer of life. Food and live music provided.

Programme for the weekend 20-21 Dec | OCCUPY DEMOCRACY

Programme for the weekend 20-21 Dec | OCCUPY DEMOCRACY: "Programme for the weekend 20-21 Dec Leave a reply Provisional programme for this weekend – check back for updates. Saturday 20th December 8am: Two members of Occupy are going to hold a demo outside no. 10 Downing Street- in their bermuda shorts!!- to raise awareness of deaths from cold homes. The action is a 24 hour action and they will be there 8am Sat-8am Sunday. Brrr! You can go along and support them on Saturday and also share their facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499514406984539/ Members of Fuel Poverty Action  will be down on Saturday morning to support it, giving out ‘Know Your Rights’ cards, which encourage households to challenge energy companies, debt and forced prepayment meters. The event will also help promote the Energy Bill of Rights launched this October and Early Day Motion 395 in Parliament, which has been backed by 32 MPs so far —  fighting for warm homes, energy justice and democracy, renewables, and no fracking! In support of the guys braving the cold for 24 hours to expose the scandal of fuel poverty, Ruth London of FPA is also planning to strip off very briefly some time between 9-10am and others might do something similar at another point during the day.  Bring hot soup, a drink, comfort food or just your own views and stories to share! 11am: Shahrar Ali, deputy leader of the Green Party –  our democratic deficit 12pm: Fossil Free Nativity Play – performed by Christian Climate Action and Divest London 1pm: Speaker from Occupy Barnet / Our West Hendon 2:30pm: Speaker from Green & Black Cross – legal 3:30pm: Phoenix on squatting 5pm: Assembly (agenda tbc) 8pm: Fran Boait from Positive Money (on how money should be made by the government not private banks). 9pm: Entertainment Ellie Stamp Others to be confirmed 10pm: Direct action workshop Sunday 21st December 9am: Breakfast debate (to be confirmed) – arrive early with breakfast items and hot drinks to share with our overnight heroes! 10am: Samir from Stop The War coalition. 11am: Carols Not Barrels – the Shell Out Sounds choir will be sharing their subversive carols with us. 11:30am: Danielle from the New Era Housing Estate 12pm: Assembly (agenda to be confirmed) 2pm: Speaker from Focus E15 Mums housing campaign. 4pm: Entertainment from Beat N Streets 4:30pm: George Barda (Occupy Democracy) speaking on the compassionate revolution 6-9pm Closure "

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Merry Xmas Brighton Thought this shit only went on in USA land of the FREE...cops arrest disabled man: for feeding the homeless |

Brighton cops arrest disabled man: for feeding the homeless |: "Brighton cops arrest disabled man: for feeding the homeless Posted on December 16, 2014 | 7 Comments Here at Fig we loved Schnews – especially its ‘Crap Arrest of the Week’ feature. Yesterday Brighton police would have secured a ‘Christmas Spirit’ entry for sure ~ for arresting a disabled man for feeding street homeless people in New Road. Presumably in a bid to ‘clean up the area’ for the seasonal shoppers and theatre-goers in town, plod asked the handful of street homeless ~ and the wheelchair-user who was committing the offence of offering them free food ~to move on. When they refused, the man in question was warned. He pressed the accelerator button on his electric wheelchair and scooted away, ignoring the policeman entirely. When asked to stop and listen, the man refused, saying he was neither obliged to listen nor give any personal details. So faced with a disabled man scooting away, the policeman apparently called for reinforcements (before you could say ‘heavy-handed’ there were three coppers on the scene) and grabbed the man’s keys ~ bringing the mobility aid to a standstill. After a twenty minute stand-off, during which time the man called the copper a ‘bully’ and told passers-by what was going on but refused to give any details to police, he was freed ~ with a warning that any future ‘anti-social’ homeless feeding would be treated as a breach of public order laws. He left, with a companion calling out ‘ACAB’ (the acronym widely used for ‘All Coppers Are Bastards’, but which she explained meant ‘All Cats Are Beautiful’) as they went on their way. (Nice. It seems Brighton Police need lessons in what’s anti-social and what’s plain, erm, social – Fig.) Fig. Brighton. December 16th, 2014. "


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Occupy Democracy this weekend Parliament Square network it c u on da streets,Reclaim the Power Reclaim Democracy

Aphrodite & Mickey Finn - Bad Ass

The Land Is Ours squatted Eco-Conference Centre on River Thames - Phoeni...

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

European Parliament votes to recognize Palestine statehood 'in principle' — RT News

European Parliament votes to recognize Palestine statehood 'in principle' — RT News

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@SchNEWS: Crap Arrest of the Week - for feeding the homeless.via @infofig http://t.co/1m5jJC8Zcz/s/ZS4Y m.twitter.com/SchNEWS

@SchNEWS: Crap Arrest of the Week - for feeding the homeless.  via @infofig http://t.co/1m5jJC8Zcz/s/ZS4Y

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Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the soho raids, where police stormed flats of sex workers. Come show solidarity to fellow sex radicals+sex workers in their struggle for safer housing and working conditions. 7pm march from soho square followed by film about resistance to the raids.

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the soho raids, where police stormed flats of sex workers. Come show solidarity to fellow sex radicals+sex workers in their struggle for safer housing and working conditions. 7pm march from soho square followed by film about resistance to the raids.

Rebel MC aka Congo Natty - Get Ready (EXCLUSIVE)

Time to Act! | Campaign against Climate Change

Time to Act! | Campaign against Climate Change:


 "      March 7th 2015 The People's Climate March was a defining moment for the climate movement - an estimated 40,000 in London, 400,000 in New York and many more thousands around the world show that people are not prepared for politicians to stick their head in the sand. But we must keep the pressure up for climate action. Planning is getting going for 7th March 2015! On this date, two months before the UK General Election, we will be taking to the streets of London with our allies in a march to remind politicians that they have no mandate for climate-wrecking business as usual! Join blocs which together tell the story of climate change: from the causes (fossil fuels and investment in them), the consequences (for food and water, for example) and the solutions (renewable energy, climate jobs, better transport). Following imaginative actions to highlight these, we will all assemble around Parliament for a mass wake-up call - Time to Act! Latest news Next London planning meeting Tuesday 6 January 2015 (venue tbc) - all welcome Local / regional meetings to strengthen local alliances and plan for action. You can check out our local meetings coming up (there's a report here from one held earlier in the year in Sheffield). If you might be interested in organising a similar meeting in your area contact info@campaigncc.org Trade unions - Find out more about supporting Time to Act and read more about our work with trade unions. You can also read or buy the new report: One Million Climate Jobs. What are we calling for? From delay to action: 10% emissions cuts year on year, creating at least one million climate jobs. From fracking and fossil fuels to renewable energy for all our needs. From cold homes and energy waste to insulation for all. From exploitation to climate justice: UK support for a just international climate deal. Under these unifying demands we recognise the diversity of climate action in the UK - we are working with all sorts of groups and organisations, large and small. To get involved as a group, contact timetoact@campaigncc.org. As an individual, the best way to support the campaign is to join the Campaign against Climate Change as a member. You can also sign up for our free mailings to get all the latest campaign news. We're also on Facebook and Twitter.             "

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Italy: General Strike against Labor Reforms in over 50 Italian Cities

Italy: General Strike against Labor Reforms in over 50 Italian Cities: "The country is experiencing high unemployment, particularly among the young, standing at a massive 43.3 percent. DW.de – A general strike called by two major Italian trade unions on Friday hit schools, hospitals, airports, highways, ports and public transport across the country, as public and private sector workers protested against unpopular reforms to the labor market and cuts to public spending. The strike was initiated by Italy’s first and third-largest unions, CGIL and UIL, with the second-largest labor confederation, CISL, refusing to participate. More than 50 rallies or protest marches at various locations were expected to accompany the walkout, held under the motto “Cosi non va!” (approximately: “This is not the right way”). Railways staff are among those taking part in the strike, despite having been initially banned from participation by the government. The protests are directed mainly at the so-called Jobs Act, which in principle received parliamentary approval last week but has yet to be implemented."


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Protesting in a Police State: How to Stay Safe When Exercising Your Rights

Protesting in a Police State: How to Stay Safe When Exercising Your Rights: " Image taken recently in Ferguson, Missouri USA, during the Justice for Michael Brown protests. If you’re planning on participating in a peaceful demonstration or protest keep one thing in mind, at any time it could be escalated by police violence. So what should you do if suddenly rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, and flash bang grenades are whizzing past you and a hundred Mad Max extras waiving clubs start goose-stepping in your direction? The following will provide you some tips and advice to keep you as safe as possible should you suddenly find yourself in a war-zone."


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Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances - Drum n Bass (DnB) Remix

Spain: Congress Passes Draconian "Gag Law" | revolution-news.com

Spain: Congress Passes Draconian "Gag Law" | revolution-news.com:
Just one day after International Human Rights Day, the #LeyMordaza (Gag Law) has been approved in Spain which essentially legalizes human rights abuses. Under the new law, the production and distribution of images such as this one can get you a 30.000€ fine. Spanish Congress approved the restrictive Citizen Safety Law or ‘Gag Law’ today, which now goes to the Senate for final approval. All parliamentary groups except the Partido Popular (PP) oppose the law but PP holds the majority in both the Congress

Seen.is - Seen.is - No spy social media! Welcome and have fun Alternative to FED book

Seen.is - Seen.is - No spy social media! Welcome and have fun

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We’re a rapidly growing community of like minded people who come to seen.is because their privacy is respected. In case you are wondering, we’re hosted in Iceland where there’s still a lot of freedom.
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Praise You by Fatboy Slim [Official Video]

The Phoenix Generation – Shifts in Lifestyle Choices - Reality Sandwich

The Phoenix Generation – Shifts in Lifestyle Choices - Reality Sandwich

Those whom I refer to as the Phoenix Generation, coming of age over the next couple of decades, will show a marked difference in their consumption – and production – of media. They will be activeprosumers of media content, not only consumers. They will actively engage with information, and seek to produce content if they feel that the media they are exposed to is not representing the truth for them. Such creative engagement will also impact their lifestyle choices.

A film about the Sengwer tribe of the Embobut Forest, Kenya, being evicted from their ancestral land in the name of conservation.

Demo at Bridge House, Stratford, E15 tomorrow Wed 17th @ 10am for Kelly. Kelly was evicted from Carpenters Estate in November, since then in B&B. Her homeless application was refused,

Demo at Bridge House, Stratford, E15 tomorrow Wed 17th @ 10am for Kelly. Kelly was evicted from Carpenters Estate in November, since then in B&B. Her homeless application was refused, Kelly has requested a review, but the council has no legal obligation to house her while the review is underway. Her housing benefit is being stopped this Thurs, she hasn't found anywhere that will take housing benefit and so she will be out on the street.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Evening comrades! Reclaim the Power is having a CHRISTMAS SOCIAL. That's right, a SOCIAL, with no agenda or action points or anything. This will be on Tuesday 16 Dec from 7-10pm at 47/49 Tanner St, Tower Bridge nr London Bridge tube.

Reclaim the Power is having a CHRISTMAS SOCIAL. That's right, a SOCIAL, with no agenda or action points or anything. This will be on Tuesday 16 Dec from 7-10pm at 47/49 Tanner St, Tower  Bridge nr London Bridge tube. You can bring your own drink. We'll be screening the VICE fracking documentary. Hope to see you there! Xx

No British Base in Bahrain. Troops out of Iraq.Stop the War

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          the War Coalition

No British Base in Bahrain. Troops out of Iraq.

The British government announced plans last week to build a new permanent naval base in Bahrain. The Bahrain monarchy is well known for its appalling human rights record, most notably its crushing of the pro-democracy movement in 2011 with the help of another British ally, Saudi Arabia.

Once again in the name of security and democracy the British state has struck a deal with one of the most reactionary and authoritarian regimes in the Middle East.

This week Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that hundreds more troops, including combat-ready soldiers, will be deployed in Iraq. This comes after the commons vote in September when David Cameron promised MPs that "Her Majesty’s Government [would] not deploy UK troops in ground combat operations" to convince MPs to vote in favour of a bombing campaign in Iraq.

A small number of MPs have signed an Early Day Motion to oppose the Bahraini deal, noting how it will exacerbate tensions in the region. Please help us build the campaign to stop a new British base in Bahrain by signing our petition:

We the undersigned oppose the plans by the British government to open a new military base in Bahrain, the first British base “east of the Suez” since 1971. Rather than increasing military deployment in the Middle East we should be ending our disastrous interventions in the region.

Bahrain is a repressive, undemocratic regime that brutally crushed the movement for democracy in 2011. Britain should not be showing complicity with the actions of the Bahraini monarchy.

Click here to sign the petition against a Naval Base in Bahrain

In the new year Stop the War is supporting a parliamentary briefing on Iraq, Bahrain and the Middle East. This will take place at the Houses of Parliament at 6.30-8pm 19th January.

The latest on Bahrain and Iraq from the Stop the War web site
Christmas offer on our two most popular pamphlets

Thousands of copies of our acclaimed No Glory, the real history of the First World War have reached schools, universities, libraries, members of the public and Stop the War supporters. This popular short history provides an excellent rebuttal to the government's line that the First World War was a war fought for democracy and freedom.

You can now get your copy of No Glory along with our latest pamphlet Iraq III: NO for a special price of £5 including p&p. Written by Andrew Murray, Iraq III: NO provides a background to the War on Terror, the ensuing spread of terrorism and the new threats posed by a third Iraq war. It provides essential arguments against this latest intervention to support the anti-war campaigning of all our supporters.

The normal price for both pamphlets is £8 including p&p. To benefit from the offer and to ensure you receive the pamphlets in time for Christmas, you must order on or before the 17th December.

Amnesty free msg: UK-How involved was the UK in CIA torture of detainees? Demand the truth. Rply TRUTH + yr name http://bit.ly/1uvOER3 2OptOut rply Stop

Amnesty free msg: UK-How involved was the UK in CIA torture of detainees? Demand the truth. Rply TRUTH + yr name http://bit.ly/1uvOER3 2OptOut rply Stop

Emissions-Cutting Deal Reached at COP 20 Lima, But Will It Help Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change? | Democracy Now!

Emissions-Cutting Deal Reached at COP 20 Lima, But Will It Help Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change? | Democracy Now!: "After more than 30 hours of extended talks, a global agreement on climate change was reached over the weekend at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries agreed to a new deal that forms the basis for a global agreement on addressing climate change. Supporters say it marks the first time all nations have agreed to cut back on carbon emissions. The final draft says all countries have "common but differentiated responsibilities" to deal with global warming. The countries most dissatisfied with the outcome in Lima were those who are poor and already struggling to rebuild from the impacts of climate change. We host a roundtable with guests from three continents: in Peru, Suzanne Goldenberg, U.S. environment correspondent for The Guardian; in London, Asad Rehman, head of international climate for Friends of the Earth; and in New Delhi, Nitin Sethi, associate editor at Business Standard."


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Soft Cell - Tainted Love (First version) (1981) HD

The Communards - Don't Leave Me This Way

DRUM AND BASS - REGGAE MiX {VOL.1} (by faXcooL)

Evolutoion Cabaret new event page come to the gig FED book tried to shut down https://www.facebook.com/events/1520184074908245/?pnref=story

Evolutoion Cabaret new event page come to the gig FED book tried to shut down
https://www.facebook.com/events/1520184074908245/?pnref=story

Passing clouds xmas. Party the church

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Campaigns | Voices for the Library save the libraries links to many campaigns network it


Campaigns | Voices for the Library

Campaigns

Looking for information about a library campaign in your area?  Please take a look at the list below.
Contact us if you have a save libraries campaign you want to tell us about.
Please contact campaigns directly if you have any questions about their activities.
There is also plenty of information about campaigns, proposed cuts and closures on the Public Libraries News site, which has been set up with the purpose of collecting news about libraries under threat of closure across the United Kingdom.
List of local campaigns

The Torturers: Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney

The Torturers: Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney

TRNN Exclusive: The man that 'shoed' Bush

TRNN Exclusive: The man that 'shoed' Bush
Muntadhar al-Zaidi (Arabic: منتظر الزيدي‎ Muntaẓar az-Zaydī) was an Iraqi broadcast journalist who served as a correspondent for Iraqi-owned, Egyptian-based Al-Baghdadia TV. Al-Zaidi's reports often focused on the plight of widows, orphans, and children in the Iraq War. On November 16, 2007, al-Zaidi was kidnapped by unknown assailants in Baghdad. He was also previously twice arrested by the United States armed forces. On December 14, 2008, al-Zaidi shouted "this is for the widows and orphans" and threw his shoes at then-US president George W. Bush during a Baghdad press conference. Al-Zaidi suffered injuries as he was taken into custody and was tortured during his initial detention. There were calls throughout the Middle East to place the shoes in an Iraqi museum, but the shoes were later destroyed by American and Iraqi security forces. Al-Zaidi's shoeing inspired many similar incidents of political protest around the world. On February 20, 2009, al-Zaidi received a 90-minute trial by the Central Criminal Court of Iraq. On March 12, 2009, he was sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting a foreign head of state during an official visit. On April 7 the sentence was reduced to one year from three years. He was released on 15 September 2009 for good behaviour, after serving nine months of the sentence.

Will the E.U. Hold the U.S. Accountable for Torture? Has anyone heard of the Geneva Convention,bring these criminals to Justice

Will the E.U. Hold the U.S. Accountable for Torture?
Has anyone heard of the Geneva Convention,bring these criminals to Justice.
The secret prison complex torture teams and the chain of command who ordered these human rights abuses should be brought to Justice.The US and UK are signatories to the Geneva Convention,How can we expect others to respect human rights if our countries do not.People fought long and hard for these rights,that now seem to be squandered in the War of Terror.
Bring those responsible to book.

Undercover Cop Pulls Gun and Threatens Oakland Police Brutality Protesters | Alternet

Undercover Cop Pulls Gun and Threatens Oakland Police Brutality Protesters | Alternet
A white undercover California Highway Patrol (CHP) detective pulled a gun and threatened protesters at Wednesday night’s march to end racist policing and police brutality in Oakland, California.
He was seen losing his cool and pointing the gun at protesters and a photographer before other uniformed police arrived to arrest a black protester, as can be seen on numerous videos of the incident on the Twitter feeds, #berkeleyprotest and #oaklandprotest.

How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Effort | Alternet

How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Effort | Alternet
In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. One group quickly emerged as a bright spot. While victims in New York's hardest hit neighborhoods were stuck in the cold and dark, volunteers from the spontaneously formed Occupy Sandy became a widely praised lifeline.  
Occupy Sandy was "one of the leading humanitarian groups providing relief to survivors across New York City and New Jersey," as a government-commissioned study put it. 
Yet the Red Cross, which was bungling its own aid efforts after the storm, made a decision that further hampered relief: Senior officials told staffers not to work with Occupy Sandy.
Red Cross officials had no concerns about Occupy Sandy's effectiveness. Rather, they were worried about the group's connections to the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.
Three Red Cross responders told ProPublica there was a ban. "We were told not to interact with Occupy," says one. While the Red Cross often didn't know where to send food, Occupy Sandy "had what we didn't: minute-by-minute information," another volunteer says.

Head of UK torture probe requests CIA data on British role in rendition — RT UK

Head of UK torture probe requests CIA data on British role in rendition — RT UK
Sir Malcolm Rifkind has requested data from the US to learn the extent of British intelligence’s involvement in the CIA’s torture program. The UK government’s contradictory statements on the issue have only fanned the flames of suspicion.
The head of the Intelligence and Security Committee of the House of Commons is requesting classified information allegedly inked out of the 480-page summary of the US Senate report on torture interrogation techniques.

‘Millions March’ against police brutality LIVE UPDATES — RT USA

‘Millions March’ against police brutality LIVE UPDATES — RT USA

Headlines for December 12, 2014 | Democracy Now!

Headlines for December 12, 2014 | Democracy Now!
USA Torture CIA latest

Meet the Police Chief Who's Bravely Protesting Police Brutality | Alternet

Meet the Police Chief Who's Bravely Protesting Police Brutality | Alternet

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Mexican land struggles & European squatting in mutual support: solidarity infonight+party for participation in Intl. Fest. "DeLasResistencias & LasRebeldias" inMexico. Food+projections+live bands. Sat 13th, from 7pm.Sprеаd thе word! Infoline: 07587465280.

Mexican land struggles & European squatting in mutual support: solidarity infonight+party for participation in Intl. Fest. "DeLasResistencias & LasRebeldias" inMexico. Food+projections+live bands. Sat 13th, from 7pm.Sprеаd thе word! Infoline: 07587465280.

BBC News - Lima climate talks: Peru summit continues through night

BBC News - Lima climate talks: Peru summit continues through night:

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What Did the CIA’s Torture Program Have to Do With Intelligence Gathering? Not Much. | American Civil Liberties Union

What Did the CIA’s Torture Program Have to Do With Intelligence Gathering? Not Much. | American Civil Liberties Union

One of the most important takeaways from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report summary is that senior CIA personnel – which the report refers to as CIA headquarters – knew from the very beginning that torture was unlawful and learned quickly that their brutal program was pointless.
Yet they told the interrogators to keep torturing.
Unlawful and Futile
Before the CIA had a single prisoner in its custody, its lawyers began researching potential legal defenses to torture in November 2001. And in July 2002 its lawyers drafted a letter to the Justice Department seeking advance immunity from prosecution under the U.S. law that bans torture.  The letter was never sent, but as John Sifton of Human Rights Watch has noted, it’s clear evidence that the CIA knew what it wanted to do was unlawful, and did it anyway.
Abu Zubaydah was the first victim of the CIA’s torture techniques.
Just days after his torture regimen began, in August 2002, CIA personnel sent cables back to CIA Headquarters, in which they repeatedly said they thought it “highly unlikely” that Abu Zubaydah had the information headquarters sought. And yet superiors at Langley told them to keep going.
CIA interrogators reported waterboarding sessions that left Abu Zubaydah “completely unresponsive, with bubbles rising through his open, full mouth.” A CIA email dated August 11, 2002, said that even watching videos of the torture produced in the viewer “strong feelings of futility (and legality) [sic] of escalating or even maintaining the pressure.”

Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks| Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | The Guardian

Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks| Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | The Guardian

Leo blog : A gas flare burns at a fracking site in rural Bradford County Pennsylvania
Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by theGuardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA's Prism system has been fed into the Five Eyes intelligence alliance whose members also include the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
But why have Western security agencies developed such an unprecedented capacity to spy on their own domestic populations? Since the 2008 economic crash, security agencies have increasingly spied on political activists, especially environmental groups, on behalf of corporate interests. This activity is linked to the last decade of US defence planning, which has been increasingly concerned by the risk of civil unrest at home triggered by catastrophic events linked to climate change, energy shocks or economic crisis - or all three.
Just last month, unilateral changes to US military laws formally granted the Pentagon extraordinary powers to intervene in a domestic "emergency" or "civil disturbance":
"Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances."
Other documents show that the "extraordinary emergencies" the Pentagon is worried about include a range of environmental and related disasters.

Friday, 12 December 2014

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ALL LONDON SQUATTERS meeting
13th Dec 3pm 229 Cambridge Heath rd (round back ) E20EL
Get in touch if you'd like to help with organising, food,skill shares etc.
Whatever they say,squatting will stay

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | The Guardian

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | The Guardian

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% - ex CIA spy

The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth
A businessman tries to break through a line of Occupy Wall Street protesters who had blocked access to the New York Stock Exchange area in November 2011.
 A businessman tries to break through a line of Occupy Wall Street protesters who had blocked access to the New York Stock Exchange area in November 2011. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Robert David Steele, former Marine, CIA case officer, and US co-founder of the US Marine Corps intelligence activity, is a man on a mission. But it's a mission that frightens the US intelligence establishment to its core.
With 18 years experience working across the US intelligence community, followed by 20 more years in commercial intelligence and training, Steele's exemplary career has spanned almost all areas of both the clandestine world.
Steele started off as a Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer. After four years on active duty, he joined the CIA for about a decade before co-founding the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, where he was deputy director. Widely recognised as the leader of the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) paradigm, Steele went on to write the handbooks on OSINT for NATO, the US Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Special Operations Forces. In passing, he personally trained 7,500 officers from over 66 countries.
In 1992, despite opposition from the CIA, he obtained Marine Corps permission to organise a landmark international conference on open source intelligence – the paradigm of deriving information to support policy decisions not through secret activities, but from open public sources available to all. The conference was such a success it brought in over 620 attendees from the intelligence world.
But the CIA wasn't happy, and ensured that Steele was prohibited from running a second conference. The clash prompted him to resign from his position as second-ranking civilian in Marine Corps intelligence, and pursue the open source paradigm elsewhere. He went on to found and head up the Open Source Solutions Network Inc. and later the non-profit Earth Intelligence Network which runs the Public Intelligence Blog.