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.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
My / our rational reaction to irrational corporate insanity? by Donnachadh McCarthy
On Monday morning I have my first preliminary hearing in court for the criminal offence of chanting in a tiny pop up tent at the feet of the Gandhi statue in Parliament Square. The meditation protest was calling for the criminalisation[…]Read more →
Undemocratic stitch up! The principle of no taxation without representation is an important one to me.
The decision by the Tories to exclude the 1.5 million EU citizens from a vote on one of the most important decisions ever by this country that directly affects their lives is undemocratic, unfair and a stitch-up.[…]
The government is likely to include the repeal of the Human Rights Act (HRA) – which covers such basic rights and freedoms as freedom from torture and the right to a fair trial – in the Queen’s Speech, please take the following steps to urge your MP to argue and vote against repealing[…]
Crossposted from A World to Win.
The Tory election victory cannot disguise the continuing break-up of the political-state system of rule and will actually hasten it. Over 75% of the UK electorate is unrepresented in any meaningful way while Scotland’s anti-austerity aspirations are blocked.
What appears as a shock result belies a deep-going[…]
The lesson of history is that radical social change is achieved by people working together and confronting the dominant power structures over a sustained period of time. The suffragettes, the civil rights activists, LGBT movement, to name a few, have all employed direct action to achieve recognition of their rights. The[…]
Brick Lane Debates: Radical General Assembly
Here is the Brick Lane Debates statement and proposal for the General Assembly tomorrow night.
Why we have called this meeting:
The general election result has created a crisis. A hard-right austerity regime has taken power with the support of barely one in three voters and one[…]