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[…]
This morning at 11am I have to report to Charing Cross Police Station to be interviewed.
There is the police answer and there is my answer.
The Police Answer:
is that I have been arrested for firstly having been in possession of a folded sheet of tarpaulin whilst peacefully protesting about the[…]
The Sun is today attacking Occupy supporter Russell Brand for the fact his landlord paid no taxes.
I have emailed him the following extract about Murdoch’s genuinely hypocritical tax avoidance from The Prostitute State:
“Almost every single one of these media billionaires are up to their eyeballs in tax-havens or legal tax-avoidance of one form[…]
Today, residents of Newcastle stood strong and peacefully resisted an eviction! We prove at court, incapacity to work, and are now chasing council for multiple failures.
If we had not rushed straight back to the flat, ignoring press outside, we would have missed the locksmith trying to gain entry, to change the locks and[…]
Figures: A new project to make visible the human cost of austerity
Figures is a mass-sculptural performance that is setting out to make visible the stark human cost of austerity and urge action against it.
With Figures, our intention is to build strong emotional connections with difficult facts in order to encourage deep public questioning[…]
Crossposted from Craig Murray, Criminal
Here I am making an illegal speech to an illegal gathering.
Craig Murray FCO Whistleblower Occupy Democracy
I was witness to an extraordinary example of the use of “anti-terrorist” laws to deny democracy. The whole of Parliament Square, College Green and Canning Green were closed off with high Heras fencing,[…]
I had the privilege of being invited to a film screening about Palestinian lives. The film was screened by the Islington Palestine Solidarity Group, which made many in the audience weep.
The Israel propaganda machine is running overtime to keep stories like those of Mona Samouni and Fida Qishta from the mainstream media.[…]
Donnachadh McCarthy, author of ‘The Prostitute State’, former Deputy Chair of the Lib Dems and supporter of Occupy, was arrested last night at the protests at Parliament Square.  The arrest happened when more than 200 #occupydemocracy demonstrators descended on Parliament Square, with the aim of creating a peaceful, solutions-focused occupation to highlight the democratic[…]Read more →
By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
People would have been shocked today to hear of yet another scandal involving our beloved banks*. Apparently they’ve now been caught fixing foreign exchange rates, and fines totalling £2bn are being handed out to all the usual suspects including HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland (being[…]