#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…[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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,[…]