An Occupiers Perspective
By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
The inevitable consequence of Free Market Capitalism is that society becomes ever-more unequal, as the wealth gap between those at the top and those at the bottom gets larger and larger. This happens directly (with salaries diverging, and wealthy people using their assets to generate yet[...]
By Clive Menzies; crossposted from Critical Thinking
When the CRC wheel out Tony Blair (Mr Dodgy Dossier) to make the case against Scottish independence, their desperation to maintain the status quo becomes obvious.
Gordon Brown, as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, sold UK gold reserves at between $256 and $296 per ounce (a 20[...]
Banks Threaten to Leave Scotland from an Occupier’s Perspective.
So the banks are threatening to leave Scotland. I guess we knew this was coming and no surprise I suppose that they left it until now to play their hand. The message is clear, vote my way or it’s the highway. Oh perhaps it’s more a[...]
Jobcentre Granta House
1 Western Rd
London N22 6UH
This was an action today in Barnet.
Barnet activists have a demonstration to complain about sanctions on claimants. The job centre in Granta House has the highest number of sanctions imposed in the local area, particularly the young people in the local YMCA.
By Julie Timbrell
On Saturday a fantastic solidarity rally, “London says YES”, was held at London University, Southbank. The awesome Bernadette McALiskey gave an inspiring speech, as did Allan Armstrong, from the Radical Independence Campaign, and Steve Freeman from Occupy Real Democracy. Solidarity statements were read out from virtually all of the radical left supporting[...]Read more →
By Peter Dombi
The mainstream media have so far been paying scant attention to a strike in the NHS which has been going on for 7 weeks now, making it one of the longest NHS strikes ever*. However this strike is at the centre of the ideological battle around the policy of privatisating NHS[...]
Caroline Twin-Jenin and Pete Deane successfully completed the Rubble Bucket Challenge for Gaza outside Downing St!
Pete and Caroline are not asking for donations but ask you to please sign this FOA petition against the UK arming Israel & join the Open the Rafah crossing permanently and unconditionally page. To allow Gazans to rebuild their[...]
By Peter Dombi
Yesterday it was announced that Lloyds Bank was being fined £218m for fiddling interest rates in order to manipulate the market for its own benefit*. The particularly shocking thing about this incident – the latest in a long line of corrupt practices by the banks – is that the offence happened[...]
Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
We like to think that we live in a democratic society, where the laws and conditions that we live under are set by the government, which is in turn elected by us. The reality of course is that we live under a corrupted system, which is[...]