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On TTIP and the NHS, they are trying to bamboozle us

Crossposted from Open Democracy
John Hilary
The TTIP trade treaty talks re-opened in Brussels last week. We should not be reassured by the convenient ‘leak’ of a private letter between key TTIP advocates claiming the treaty poses no threat to the NHS.

The NHS has become a key battleground for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment[...]

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Thousands March Against Attack On Gaza

By Inka Stafrace
People chanted and marched for 2.5 hours from Downing Street to the Israeli Embassy in Kensington to protest the latest Israeli military operation – Operation Protective Edge – in Gaza.
The death toll of OPE is now 307 Palestinians and 2 Israelis and 1 Bedoiun child (by a Hamas rocket). Israeli claims[...]

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European Citizens’ Initiative Against TTIP

Press Release : Crossposted from Campact

By Maritta Strasser
15/07/2014
 

European Citizens’ Initiative demands: Stop negotiations for TTIP and CETA
ECI-Registration 15 July 2015 – criticism: insufficient democratic participation and weakening of standards
Tuesday (15 July), the 47th European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) has brought forward its motion for registration at the European Commission. The[...]

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9 Brands You Can Boycott to Hold Israel Accountable for Its Violation of International Law

Forward by Inka Stafrace
With the war in Gaza raging on it is time to be reminded that the Boycott Divestment Sanctions Movement is one to join in action and spirit.
The achievement of the BDS movement to date, is the most powerful message the international community can send to the Israeli government and the[...]

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Booming London Property Prices By Borough

Crossposted from Delivery Quote Compare

London was never a particularly cheap place to live – in fact, Rightmove’s figures suggest that the average asking price of a property in London has risen by £80,000 since the start of 2014. As a result, prices are now at an all-time high, and only look set to rise[...]

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OCCUPY WALL STREET PORTRAITS

Crossposted from kickstarter 
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Photos of activists and their hopes for change. The Occupy Portraits is ready to publish, if you take action and donate now.

Until the funding comes through for the archival print edition, please click here to enjoy an on-line version of the book for free.

When the Occupy[...]

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UK OIL COMPANY SOCO, LEAVES VIRUNGA THANKS TO WWF

Crossposted from the World Wildlife Fund

Thank you!
Hundreds of thousands of you drew the line, and told UK oil company Soco to leave Virunga  and it worked! Theyve committed to end their operations in Virunga, Africas oldest national park and remain out of all World Heritage Sites.
Each and every one of the[...]

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AT 91 HARRY SEES REPETITION FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION DAYS – BOOK

Crossposted from Harry’s Last Stand website.
‘As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night. I want to tell you what the world looks like through my eyes, so that you can help change it…’
In November 2013, 91-year-old[...]

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The Importance Of Compost

This short video was made by some of my favorite eco warriors from the island of Malta. Although just a mere dot in the Mediterranean Malta is making its mark on the global stage in permaculture and innovative ways of growing food organically and sustainably not least because of is rocky landscape and its people’s[...]

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