Happy New Year: wishing you a peaceful 2015

An Occupiers’ perspective on 2014…
2014, these have been very strange times. There have been glimmers of hope but, if we think of the era of enlightenment, then this surely is a time where it seems forces are conspiring to do the opposite. Highlights include….
The bankers have of course got away with murder again[…]

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LOVE HQ update: 2a Charing Cross Road, case ADJOURNED to 9th Feb – by Dan Ashman

BREAKING ~~ the hearing this morning at the Royal Courts of Justice concerning the Possession Order for 2a Charing Cross Road on behalf of Greencap has been ADJOURNED until 9th February 2015
~ by Dan Ashman.
The Love Activists action continues outside the former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) building. A building that is registered[…]

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Xmas Street Kitchen with the Love Activists – by Norbert Lawrie

Xmas Street Kitchen with the Love Activists, by Norbert Lawrie
Good Morning Comrades and Friends All…
For me this Christmas has been the most amazing one ever experienced – I must say that, comrades.
To have participated in taking over and putting into use, albeit for a short time, the former bank on Charing Cross[…]

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What is the meaning of Christmas when so many are left out in the cold? – by Norbert Lawrie

What is the meaning of Christmas when so many are left out in the cold? by Norbert Lawrie
In this final part to my update I shall endeavour to reveal a few things and aspects that up till now have not been exposed to the light of day, so as to give the reader a[…]

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Love HQ 2A Charing Cross Road. Homes not Banks.

Love HQ 2A Charing Cross Road. 26th Dec 2014. Homes not Banks by Norbert Lawrie
Part One
Good morning comrades and friends all…
Homes not Bank’s
This last week has been jam packed full of unforgettable activism for me comrades, and when at last I am able and manage to sit down and start to[…]

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Mid-Winter in Parliament Square: an occupiers’ perspective

#OccupyDemocracy returned to Parliament Square as planned this mid-winter weekend, with a focus on housing and homelessness.
The turnout wasn’t huge – it was cold, it was just a few days before Christmas – but the quality of debate, entertainment, knowledge-sharing, solidarity-building and the sense of an emerging community of creative and determined change-makers was…[…]

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The Infrastructure Bill and the new legal duty to maximise emissions

Crossposted from NoDashforGas
The Infrastructure Bill and the new legal duty to maximise emissions by Melanie Strickland.
Published 11 December 2014
“It reads like a sweetie shop for corporate lobbyists, and for all those still intent on their neo-liberal deregulatory crusade.” Jonathon Porritt in his blog sums up everything that’s wrong with the Infrastructure[…]

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Barnet Greens Talk: The Prostitute State. Livestream

Barnet Greens Talk: The Prostitute State by Donnachadh McCarthy.
This video explains the Prostitute State and what happened to the mainstream neo-liberal parties. How they were bought by the corporations. It also points to the problems faced by the Green Party, especially when they get closer to the seat of power.

The Prostitute State[…]

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Haldane Society: Fracking – the Protests and the Court Cases

Haldane Society lecture and questions 03/12/2014
Here’s a link to my talk about why the anti fracking campaign matters at Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers last night, and Tom Wainwright spoke about the legal cases against community protectors. ~Melanie Strickland.

On another note:
VICE did a great job with their fracking documentary now out, with[…]

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