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If by Tammy Samede

(I’ve re written the poem ‘if’)
If you can keep your footing when all about you
Are losing theirs and being battered by the tau
If you can trust yourself when all others attack you,
But make allowance for their attacking too;
If you can wait for lorries,and not be tired by waiting,
Or being[…]

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Caroline Lucas MP in Court and Barton Moss updates.

Occupiers and Protectors were outside Brighton Magistrates Court today to greet Caroline Lucas MP, who was arrested during the Reclaim the Power weekend at Balcombe. The Brighton and Hove MP joined the Balcombe Community Protection Camp in the lock on and was arrested by a police officer who was also from Brighton and Hove. She[…]

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Fracked Future Carnival

Fracked Future Carnival: a personal perspective, by Tim Williams (Barton Moss Protector)
Yesterday was an extraordinary day, went down to London Town to join in the victory celebrations outside the ritzy 5 star hotel in Knightsbridge where the representatives of the fracking conglomerates were due to have a strategy meeting. Many familiar faces turned up[…]

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‘Death to nationalism’ is message of Bosnia uprising

‘Death to nationalism’ is message of Bosnia uprising by Corinna Lotz from A World to Win and Real Democracy Working Group.
A feature of revolutionary times is when people’s movements decide to take matters into their own hands and throw up new forms of democracy. That’s what we are witnessing in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where people of[…]

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Gatecrashing an Arms Dealers Valentines Day Party by Accidental Anarchist.

When our institutions are in bed with arms dealers what do we do? …….We gatecrash the party
So last night we had a little fun at The London Transport Museum valentines night. It was Valentines and the Museum had decided to open late to show the love and serve up lots of delights of interactive[…]

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Who’s pulling the strings of the BBC and the GMP?

Who might be pulling the strings of the BBC and the GMP? The Peel Group own the land at Barton Moss where there is an exploratory fracking site. There has been incredibly heavy-handed policing by the Greater Manchester Police, against people legally protesting against fracking on the site. The Barton Moss protectors feel that this[…]

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Public consultation on use of water cannon in London, by Kris and Obi

The meeting room used for the consultation on water cannon only has room for 160 people.
http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly/mayor/webcasts
The Metropolitan Police are asking Mayor Boris Johnson to allow the use of water cannons on protesters in London. Apparently there are more protests expected in the coming years, due largely to the impact of austerity cuts on[…]

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GMP accused of ‘Political Policing’ over aggressive tactics

“The United Nations Special Rapporteur of peaceful protest has made strong representation to the UK government in regards to police not allowing legal observers to come through and observe the police in an individual capacity,” explained solicitor Simon Pook.
“The UK government said they would consider that report, which was produced in July 2013. From[…]

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Aggravated Trespass on Public Footpath? by Tammy Samede

Greater Manchester Police arresting Barton Moss Protectors for Aggravated Trespass on Public Footpath?
I got up to site to see the GMP up there, threatening my tribe.
Graham was on top of the lorry, bless him, and happy, but they then began to move the tanker with him on top of it. It was pouring[…]

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