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Local Economy and Monopoly Power.

A question was asked by Em Wierdigan, about Local Economies.
I’ve asked the economics boffins, now widening this out as the figures/references I’m searching for seem to be elusive.
I need to know some simple stats about how much more a £ spent in a local independent shop is worth (compared with big supermarket of[...]

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Universal Basic Income: Neo-Liberalism’s Achilles Heel?

Contributed by Clive Menzies founder of the group ‘Critical Thinking’ . 
The article:
MORAL ASPECTS OF BASIC INCOME by Tom Streithorst,
makes the case for a citizens income to reignite economic growth, citing lack of demand in the economy as the “only Achilles heel” of the capitalist system. It hails the explosion in productivity although[...]

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Christmas at Barton Moss.

Great time at the Moss just about enough of everything we might need, lots of good spirits and great music, heavy frost and high winds on their way. I sit in my tent at the centre of stillness with the winds of change raging all around. It’s like making a long prayer for the land[...]

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No Dash for Gas response to the Patrick Sawer Telegraph piece

No Dash for Gas response to Patrick Sawer’s Telegraph piece
Patrick Sawer’s article in the Telegraph today (Sunday December 22nd) – “Fracking protests head north as activists mass on proposed Manchester shale gas exploration site” – is a classic attempt at framing activists who support community struggles, in this case against IGas and fracking, as[...]

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Powerful letter to the Greater Manchester Police from an arrested protector

This article was derived from BIFF ! (Britain & Ireland Frack Free)
Published on 21 Dec 2013 on BIFF’s Facebook
Powerful letter to the Greater Manchester Police from an arrested protector

Seems appropriate to send this out on the darkest day of the year. As the light will be returning to the world I hope[...]

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The Nightmayor Before Christmas

A small protest expressing dismay at the tenure of a Mayor who we see
as representing interests of corporatocracy rather than those of most
Londoners.
Dear “nightmayor” before Christmas, we deliver thìs card as you “deliver” a London for the ‘one per cent’-a pseudo-Monaco for an obscenely rich cabal of toffs mugging us off; robbin[...]

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Fossil Free Nativity celebrates C of E disinvestment in 2014.

Fossil Free Nativity celebrates C of E disinvestment in 2014.
by Westley Ingram.
In 2014 the Church of England is considering disinvestment from fossil fuels. This is part of a campaign to get Churches and other great institutions to withdraw their support from businesses whose business is ecocide.
This is good news! Despite a disappointing[...]

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Information kit: US/EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

This UK campaign is part of an international campaign to oppose the TTIP
By Linda Kaucher for StopTTIP campaign
This is an information kit to help you understand what TTIP is all about and how to get involved to stop it. There could not be a more important singularly overarching campaign to get involved in.[...]

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Occupy London Tours – January 2014 programme

Occupy London Tours – January 2014 programme
Forget Jack the Ripper and the London Dungeons, we show you the murky side of the capital’s more recent past.
Occupy London Tours is a free alternative tour company, run by volunteers, who want to throw open the secretive world of finance and politics for all to see.[...]

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