The Firebox is a new co-operative Venue, a political project, following in the footsteps of the Chartist’s meeting halls, Sylvia Pankhurst’s International Club, right down to Eric Hobsbawn’s and E P Thompson’s involvement in the Partisan cafe.
As part of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas:
Described in the Guardian as ‘enlightening and apocalyptic in equal[...]
I wanted to see what the state of Finsbury Square after eviction. The harris fencing is still up and homeless people have still not gone back to sleep onsite.
I presume that will remain till the Olympics has been done and dusted.[...]
The Olympics has started and it seems cycling has become a criminal offence, worthy of police brutality – I hope the Olympic cyclists are okay tomorrow.
Hang on a minute: this is the same Olympics that politicians have been trying to brand as the greenest Olympics ever? Also, they did say how this would encourage[...]
Livestream of the Counter Olympics Demo.
Wennington Green Talks[...]Read more →
Statement from Occupy London Press Team on events in East London tonight:
We’ll be honest: we hadn’t expected an awful lot. The run-up promised little more than an advert to help sanitise the image of some of the Olympics’ grand sponsors. We saw bread and circuses for an austerity-wrought city that feels like it doesn’t[...]
The August edition of The Occupied Times comes out next Wednesday, with a special focus on disability. We have opened up our two centre spreads to some of the best writers and most committed activists in the UK on issues of disability and serious illness. A comprehensive picture emerges of huge pressures being put on[...]Read more →
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Metropolitan Police & Criminal Justice System UK: Justice for the Critical Mass 182
Some of those arrested are being represented by Hodge Jones and Allen.
Advice and Support is also available from Green & Black Cross. They are known for training Legal Adviser[...]
Campaigners condemn heavy-handed policing of Greenwash Gold Award ceremony.
A mock awards ceremony at the Olympic Clock in Trafalgar Square descended into farce on Friday 20 July after police arrested seven people taking part. Three people pretending to be corporate representatives from BP, Dow and Rio Tinto were awarded gold medals for being the worst[...]