Saturday was interesting.
First was a small static Demo by the Counihan Campaign outside Downing Street. Unfortunately, a demo on a Saturday in Whitehall is not advisable, as there are mostly only tourists in the area. We did have one xenophobe declaiming that all British problems are due to too many immigrants in the country.[...]
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, because it is a merger
of State and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini
The UK economy today has some startling similarities with both Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa. The overriding image of fascism is the Nazi jackboot trampling over the brave democratic countries of Europe, and fascism itself[...]
We don’t know what happened to the two previous Event pages that were on Facebook and we are still awaiting details on whether Labour Party members had warned people not to attend the protest march, last Sunday. Details known is that London had about a thousand marching, as finally reported by the BBC, a small[...]Read more →
Livestream of the assembly can be found here.
No one wanted this job. I didn’t either; there are pleasanter ways of spending an evening than trying to guide a group of disparate (and sometimes desperate) people around a minefield of poor outcomes.
My aim as facilitator of this assembly is to take a[...]
It is depressingly ironic that this year is the 60th anniversary of the 1953 London Debts Agreement conference, and Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Greek Syriza Party, is suggesting a similar conference is needed again. In 1953 West German debt was written down by some 60%, and they were given 30 years to pay; today[...]Read more →
We can’t do everything in one budget, but we can make a start. This is a start, by scrapping the austerity agenda, and starting a programme to reinvest in people and begin to reduce the criminal inequality that successive administrations have enabled. Some of these suggestions have been made by unions, campaigners, some by us.[...]Read more →
By Andria E-Mordaunt, involved with Occupy since Oct 15 2011, largely – though not exclusively – as part of the Welfare Working Group (WWG). MSc in Social Policy & Planning from LSE. Former – recovering – drug user. Mother of the wonderful Millie.
On March 13 I went to a gathering at St Mary Abbot’s[...]