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European Commissioners and Activists Debate TTIP in Brussels March 2014

From You Tube posting:
Transnational Institute, together with Friends of the Earth and the Seattle to Brussels Network, plus representatives of the European Parliament and Commission, consumers and citizen groups from both sides of the Atlantic, shared perspectives on the likely impacts of a deal on our environment.

The event coincided with the fourth round[...]

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EDGE FUND NEWS

This is the newsletter from EDGE FUND.

Our review process is now coming to an end, with a final meeting to tie up loose ends next month. As part of our aim to get more members and applicants from outside London, we’ve started holding meetings in Manchester and on 14 June have a members’ meeting[...]

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Proud of the NHS? Then fight for it!

Crossposted from CounterFire
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 18:45
Written by Bronwen Handyside
Bronwen Handyside, of Keep our NHS Public and Unite, looks at what’s happening to our NHS and how we protect one of Britain’s most cherished treasures from big business

Fight for our NHS
“THE NHS has provided what no other country in[...]

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Let’s call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism

by Laurie Penny Published 25 May, 2014 – 14:46
Cross posted from NewStatesman
For some time now, misogynist extremism has been excused, as all acts of terrorism committed by white men are excused, as an aberration, as the work of random loons, not real men at all. Why are we denying the existence of a[...]

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DID SOME BUREAUCRATIC ODDITY STOP YOU FROM VOTING YESTERDAY?

Many Europeans living in the UK reported being knocked back for not having the correct paperwork.
Twitter tweeted….
It could be massive bureaucratic bungle or a targeted attack on democracy. Either way an action group is forming tomorrow to see if anything can be done about it.
 
We Could Not Vote In The EU[...]

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EWG Minutes Friday 2nd May 2014

EWG meeting on Friday 2nd May 2014 – minutes
Schlacke, Tim, Bharat, Steve, Phillip, Mary, John, Clive
1. Themed meetings on Friday need outcomes? If we want to cover a subject such as truth, it needs a reading group with serious preparation. Maybe a separate reading group? SWOT analysis complete – decision making within Occupy?[...]

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Free Energy? Really? Can it be true?

Article from Collective-Evolution.com April 30, 2014
Author Joe Martino.
To begin, I want to define what I mean when I say ‘free energy.’ I refer to it as getting more energy out than you put in and/or not requiring input and having energy be produced perpetually. To answer the question, yes this device will need[...]

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The Global Commons is Creeping onto Centre Stage

By Inka Stafrace

Our commons are the collective heritage of humanity — the shared resources of nature and society that we inherit, create and use. People across the world are now rediscovering these common goods and choosing to protect them for future generations – Global Commons Trust
Privatisation tends to reach the edge of political[...]

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Severe Discomfort by Sarah Honeysett – A Review

A review by Paulo Rodrigues.
Severe Discomfort is a fictional novel following the lives of a couple who due to illness and disability are reliant on the welfare state for their income.
Their lives change drastically when a neighbor seeing their mixed race grandchildren being dropped off assumes that they are benefit cheats childminding on[...]

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