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The community food movement and migrant solidarity

The community food movement and migrant solidarity by Melanie Strickland.
 
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) launched the campaign, Against the Walls of Capital, earlier this year. The group, whose coffee we sell at Organiclea to support their liberation struggle, called on supporters all over the world to “organize with autonomy, to resist[…]

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Confronting the Fossil Fuel Industry by Mel Strickland

  
  
By Melanie
The lesson of history is that radical social change is achieved by people working together and confronting the dominant power structures over a sustained period of time. The suffragettes, the civil rights activists, LGBT movement, to name a few, have all employed direct action to achieve recognition of their rights. The[…]

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROVISIONS IN TPP (GOOD INDICATORS OF WHAT WILL BE TTIP)

Intellectual property provisions in TPP (which is a good indicator of what will be in TTIP)
TPP leaked IP chapter summary (13 Nov 2013)
From: https://wikileaks.org/tpp/
Prepared by MS

Note: This is a summary of the IP chapter made available by Wikileaks. TPP (or ‘Trans-Pacific Partnership’ is not the same as TTIP which is between[…]

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OCCUPIERS WHO LINKED ARMS AGAINST THE ARMS TRADE FACE TRIAL

 
“We all got arrested for different things – it was Christianity Uncut that linked arms. Me & some others got under an HGV trailer to block the traffic” Melanie Strickland
 
Charged activists from the Occupy v the Arms Fair day of action in September vowed to continue their campaign against the arms trade[…]

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MELANIE STRICKLAND INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST TAXI DRIVER

Check out my interview with the Artist Taxi Driver about the Occupy v the Arms Fair action I took part in. We’re being charged with wilful obstruction, arms dealers at the fair who promoted torture equipment – who committed an offence, were not arrested. None of the arms dealers who breached UK law at previous[…]

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ASSERTING OUR RIGHTS AND TAKING BACK CONTROL OF OUR LIVES

 
By Melanie Strickland
 
I came to Reclaim the Power to help build a democratic movement that can challenge the vested interests that are making decisions behind closed doors which affect us all, such as on energy policy. At a time when we desperately need to transition to renewables, for the sake of the[…]

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