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Occupy Bath and the Re-Imagining of Democracy in Parliament Square

Crossposted from StandingStone’s Blog.
Occupy Bath and the Re-Imagining of Democracy in Parliament Square
Just over three weeks ago, several Bath Occupiers headed over to London with the TUC wagon to be a part of something pretty massive. Not only was there to be an 80,000-strong march on Hyde Park to add ourselves to, but,[…]

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Lewisham’s housing scandal – Public meeting Livestream

With over 400 families in emergency temporary accommodation it is a disgrace that new highrise blocks in the Lewisham Gateway plan have no social housing. The London Mayor’s quota of 50% affordable housing and Lewisham’s target of 35% have been flouted and it is time to redress the balance by insisting on 100% of developments[…]

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West Hendon Estate, Barnet Non-Secure Tenants Open Meeting

Barnet Housing Action Group asked for livestream support for the evening, but the Council representatives did not like the idea of being recorded. They claimed that everything would be written down, but we preferred to have our own copy. The compromise was that the camera would be pointed down on the table and we would[…]

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Police Harrassment at Parliament Square: Encounters with Inspector 184949

Psychotic Inspector MetPolice Harrassing Occupy Parliament Square.
Original Video Part 1. http://bambuser.com/v/5021071
Date Time Group: 24/11/2014 02:05BST
First Encounter with Inspector Two Pips 184949. Asks me whether I believe he would be intimidated by my actions.
Name badge upside down, he later places it right way up.
Claims that a person in the camp works[…]

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Public Housing in Barnet Open Forum

I was invited to the Open Forum for Housing in Barnet. This time, instead ospeakers from a panel, we had the Rule of Two Feet. Five discussion groups and I managed to video two of them. My conclusion from various conversations is that people are stymied by the system that does not work for them,[…]

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Veterans for Peace, Remembrance Sunday 2014.

On this Remembrance Sunday, I joined the Veterans for Peace for a second time, marching to the Cenotaph to lay a wreath of red and white poppies to remember the war dead.

Speaking to Marta, Army Veteran and Council Tenant from West Hendon, facing eviction by Barnet Council.

March to the Cenotaph.

LINKS:
http://occupylondon.org.uk/veterans-walk-to-the-cenotaph-with-a-message-of-peace-gurkha-hunger-strike-and-troopshome2014/

“We’re[…]

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What I hate about anon is also what I love about them

What I hate about anon is also what I love about them Crossposted from Accidental Anarchist.
What scares the establishment most is a group of people with no particular ideology and lots of anger and a belief that they can change the world. Welcome to the world of anon.
I’m not going to try and[…]

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Burn Parliament Burn with Artist Taxi Driver, Livestream

ChunkyMark, the Artist Taxi Driver, decided on an event to bring politics back to the people by holding an event in a pub in Peckham.
We ended up with some criticism from people who complained that they wanted a drink and to watch football. Not shouting about revolution.
The state of politics in this country[…]

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Whose West Hendon? Livestream

Barnet Council, Barratt Homes and the Metropolitan Housing Trust are putting on an exhibition showing how wonderful the West Hendon Estate will look when they have completed their community eviction project!
The Our West Hendon campaign highlights how Barnet Council are colluding with Barratt’s and Metropolitan Housing by stealing the council homes of people from[…]

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