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How do we frame the rise of Jeremy Corbyn?

  
  
  
How do we frame this? How do we put into context the vitriol and hatred directed at a new leader that seeks to represent the needs and desires of the people. What is of course astonishing is that those that so despise him are in fact responsible for his emergence.
As we[…]

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CITY POLICE QUESTIONED ON LIKELY USE OF GCHQ’S “ANTI-TERROR” CAPABILITIES DURING POLICING OF OCCUPY LONDON

Matthew Varnham, Director of Legal Observers, questions the City of London Police over their categorisation of Occupy London as Domestic Extremists, following their recent inclusion in a presentation which pictured the movement next to Al-Qaeda and the IRA. [1] In a letter to the City Police Commissioner, he calls for a public apology to be[…]

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Thinking of Going to Calais?

 
 
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THE LABOUR LEADERSHIP

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
With the demise of Ed Milliband after Labour’s election defeat, the race is now well underway to find a successor. Initially this seemed as if it would follow the predictable path, with various pro-business Blairite-type candidates fighting it out between them, while a token ‘Old Labour’[…]

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Solidarity to Union workers by Paula Peters

 
  
I would like to share the following with you today. Last night, a great friend and trade unionist tagged me in a post to tell me about what happened to him yesterday morning. A message was left on his car – “Union faggots – lets see you get home from here” and drove[…]

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GREECE AND THE EURO

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
Over the next few weeks the news will be full of the unfolding Greek tragedy, and if current trends are anything to go by most criticism will be firmly directed either at the Greek people – for borrowing so much money in the first place; or[…]

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The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy

The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy
(Update on my Gandhi arrest!)
At 11.30am on Monday – three things were happening for me simultaneuously.
RUNNYMEDE TALK
I was giving the talk that I was invited to give about The Prostitute State at the Runnymede Eco-Village Festival of Democracy which was surrounded by police, illegally[…]

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Runnymede Festival of Democracy Lives!

Runnymede Festival of Democracy Lives!!
I contacted the Festival organisers last night to see if they still wanted me to do my talk on The Prostitute State – How Britain’s Democracy Has Been Bought at the Festival on Monday at 11am and this is the text I got back:
“Yes we do! Determined festival goers[…]

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In The Shadow of Magna Carta by Donnachadh McCarthy

In The Shadow of Magna Carta by Donnachadh McCarthy
“Brutal, really. Bloody Brutal.”
Runnymede Eco-village which was the subject of this lovely pictorial article on this week’s BBC Online and which is staging the Runnymede Festival of Democracy at which I am to speak about the The Prostitute State and the corruption of Britain’s democracy[…]

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