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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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Rational Reaction to Irrational Corporate Insanity.

  
  
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[…]

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EU vote being rammed through by the 5 Right Wing Media Billionaires

  
  
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.[…]

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Act Now to Save the Human Rights Act by Joe Mobbs

  
  
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[…]

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Why we must break through to a real democracy

  
  
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[…]

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Confronting the Fossil Fuel Industry by Mel Strickland

  
  
By Melanie
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[…]

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Brick Lane Debates: Radical General Assembly

  
  
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[…]

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Some Write at the Times

In order to keep tabs with the latest thinking coming from the anti-democratic banker and business fueled Raging Right, we have to keep tabs on what their writers are writing. Some write at the Times. You may know of Tim Montgomerie who is a self proclaimed Tory Party activist. He writes many words but every[…]

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