The Friern Barnet Library occupation ended today after five months. The building was occupied and reopened by squatting campaigners, members of the Occupy movement and local residents. The occupation itself with it’s overwhelming public support and mass media appeal forced the current Tory council in Barnet to give way and remove it’s threat to evict[...]Read more →
Chase Hospital was occupied after a march and rally on Saturday [2/2/13] by a coalition of local groups and campaigns. The occupation was the next step in a six year campaign to stop hospital closures. Roughly six to eight people are now peacefully occupying the hospital’s clock tower. The occupation was subsequently removed by security[...]Read more →
The Squash Campaign – a housing justice group – say that the goverment’s anti-squatting law:
- pushes more people onto the streets,
- criminalises the recycling of unused buildings
- encourages landlords to keep empty buildings, pushing the price of rents up for everyone else
- increases the cost to the taxpayer of keeping empty[...]
Westminster Meeting House 7pm
Facilitators Mark and Vica
Minutes Mark, Tina
7:15pm – Welcome, Explain Agenda, Demonstrate Hand signals
7:30pm – 99% Against Coalition
7:45pm – DPAC proposal, discussion. Possible action points.
9:00pm – Any other Business / Shout outs
9:30pm – End
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Summary and Conclusions (Detailed[...]
An estimated 25,000 people marched in Lewisham today, in rejection against the planned closure of their hospital’s A&E.
This action sent a clear signal, the people want to keep the NHS despite the government’s planned cuts and selling off chunks to private healthcare providers such as Circle and Spire Healthcare. Already, since coming to power[...]Read more →
The masses may seem silent but don’t be fooled. They talk, they complain, they have ideas and in this case THEY ACT.
A non-violent UK wide demonstration is being organised by citizens across the country and continues to grow. The message is clear.
WE SAY NO TO AUSTERITY
WE SAY NO TO THE BEDROOM TAX[...]
There is nothing natural about what’s considered ‘normal’ today. Overwork, unemployment, over-consumption, high carbon emissions, low well-being, entrenched inequalities, and the lack of time to live a meaningful and caring life. The challenge is to break the power of the old industrial clock and to free up time to live sustainable lives. Shorter hours of[...]Read more →
Buddhism is a variety of traditions and practices based on the teachings of the “Awakened One” or Buddha. Each tradition emphasises different methods of training the mind with the aim of freeing the individual from suffering. Buddhism is also a rich ethical system that emphasises wisdom, kindness and compassion.
So what would a Buddhist[...]
Occupy Edinburgh have announced that on Saturday the 12th of January they will take to the streets with tents, banners and re-occupy the streets once more.
The group’s call to action reads “People of Edinburgh, the time is upon us once again to remind our governments and banks that they work for us and not[...]