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Fracking on private land to be permitted in Queen’s Speech.

On Wednesday, the Queen is to announce a “reform” of trespass laws, which will allow fracking companies to drill on and under private property without asking permission.
“… the technique, which has already been proven to cause small earthquakes in the US. A number of studies have also revealed water pollution, and the practice has[…]

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DAWG – 29 May 2014 – Draft notes of meeting

DAWG – 29 May 2014 – Draft notes of meeting
Present: Steve B, John S, Paul R, Sam X, Obi L, Phil E, George B. Apologies: Chris F-D. Actions in bold.
Finance
Our application to Lush fund has been submitted. Paul has also put in a pre-application to Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. It was also[…]

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Euro elections mark system failure

 
Crossposted from A World to Win. Euro elections mark system failure
The populist electoral revolt against European Union state institutions and their policies – combined with mass abstentions – is the clear signal that the old politics is not just dying but is opening the door to rabid nationalism, racism and neo-fascist parties.
UKIP’s[…]

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What’s the secret? Closed door TTIP talks put environmental and public health safeguards at risk

What’s the secret? Closed door U.S.-EU trade talks put environmental and public health safeguards at risk – Crossposted from http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-05-closed-door-us-eu-trade-talks-put-safeguards-at-risk#sthash.5tw2VjyH.dpuf
Posted May. 19, 2014 / Posted by: Kate Colwell
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States and the European Union opened the fifth round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which are[…]

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Finnish media ignores successful anti-TTIP demonstration

Finnish media ignores successful anti-TTIP demonstration – Crossposted from bilaterals.org: http://www.bilaterals.org/?finnish-media-ignores-successful#sthash.0WZo6hoi.dpuf
On Friday the 23rd of May 2014, some 1 000 people took to the streets in Helsinki (Finland) to demonstrate against the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, demanding immediate suspension of the negotiations and opening of the mandate. The demonstration was[…]

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Denied my Right to Vote by Raven Nightshade

Denied my Right to Vote by Raven Nightshade
In May 2010, I had lived in my own flat in South East London for just 10 months and I was looking forward to my first opportunity to participate in politics as a citizen; before getting my own place, my circumstances had not afforded me the ability[…]

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SELPA: An Introduction to the Economics of Austerity and the Alternatives.

SELPA: South East London People’s Assembly
As part of the People’s Assembly Against Austerity. SELPA aims to cover the South East of London. Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark.
Twitter @PeoplesSELondon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthEastLondonPeoplesAssembly?fref=ts
An Introduction to the Economics of Austerity and the Alternatives.
With Michael Burke, economist and campaigner for the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, and[…]

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HOLT Day of Action: 13 June

HOLT Day of Action: 13 June
To link up with the RMT’s national organising day on Bob Crow’s birthday, 13 June, the Hands Off London Transport campaign is organising leafletting of the public and other action to raise awareness of the harmful effects of Tube cuts.
Where: So far, actions are planned at Brixton, Walthamstow,[…]

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At last BBC politics show sticks it to pro frackers ?

It is immensely frightening that MPs and government departments spew out information on TV as though it is factual, to thousands of viewers, without first checking the source and checking the credibility of the information. The Sunday Politics Show (South East) presenter Julia George put MP Tim Loughton right.
The LibDem candidate does not support[…]

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