by Martha Elwell for Varsity
Wednesday 11th December 2013, 00:18 GMT
Students will argue for their right to protest amidst growing mistrust of police and university administrations
Cambridge students will take part in today’s national day of action to protest against police involvement in recent student demonstrations.
The central protest will take place in London,[...]
The growing student movement in opposition to the marketisation of Higher Education is being confronted by the full force of the emergent British police state. Universities are using court injunctions to ban student protest, and when students oppose such measures they are faced with an overwhelming and violent response by the UK’s militarised[...]
Infiltrators, Informers and Grasses. How, why and what to do if your group is targeted.
The Right look for recruits. The Left look for traitors.
To be an activist and not to be aware of the cloak and dagger world of your enemies would be very naive and for these very reasons activists often find[...]
The economic system has evolved over centuries to satisfy vested interests which derive their power from it and exercise their will through it. If the value of land and resources was to be shared for the common good, as natural law intended, homelessness would evaporate. The foundations of inequality, conflict and environmental waste were laid[...]Read more →
From John Lennon’s Working Class Hero
Sent: Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 11:56
Subject: Fucking peasants?
How much can Amazon’s weary pickers afford to improve their pay and conditions before their bosses find it cheaper and easier to automate the process lock, stock and barrel? (Remember grab on the arcade slot machine, programmed NOT[...]
UPDATE: DEMO ANNOUNCED 11/12/2013.
DO COME DOWN TO THE DEMO if you can.
#CopsOff Campus Promo – 11th December 2013
senate house (university of london) was occupied yesterday, without any legal procedures cops came in to facilitate security dragging us out in hours. then there was some more pushing and violent arrests outside and[...]Read more →
The article below has been contributed by Corinna of the Real Democracy Working Group and she also writes for A World to Win.
A property-owning oligarchy has London in its grip
London is being transformed into a glass skyscraper for the super-rich and global property speculators while many of the things which have made Europe’s[...]
How the Hedge “Vulture” Funds can Seize Control of the Co-op Bank
by Sean Boyle
The recapitalisation plan gives the “vultures” 45% of equity and the option to buy another 25% of equity for £125 million. Exercising this free generous option would give the “vultures” 45% + 25% = 70% ownership of the Co-op Banking[...]
Getting beyond dead end parliamentary politics
We have an obligation to put forward comprehensive alternatives whose content is a transition beyond capitalism. Thinking about and working on what kind of democratic, networked organisations are needed to reflect these aspirations and support their achievement is where we should direct our energy.
Positioning yourself to the left[...]