“It is true, we have the only banks in the western world that are not looking at bailouts or anything like that.” Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister, 23rd February 2009.1
Mark Carney’s appointment as the new Governor of the Bank of England (BOE) was, we have been told, based mainly on how successful he[…]
The Anti-Frack Camp is about 10 minutes walk from Balcombe Train Station. From Blackfriars, Victoria, East Croydon or Brighton.
At the exit, just turn to your right and walk down the road and you will hit the camp.
For the last 4 days the community in Balcombe, supported by people from across Sussex and[…]
You may recall recently a lady by the name of Romany Blythe who helped to organise the so-called Thatcher death parties. In some papers she was demonised, but I know her well, and she is a committed campaigner for human rights, Guantanamo, Palestinians and so on. She is now about to do something very[…]
Big thanks to all who attended for an extremely exciting meeting and big commiseration’s to all who could not attend.
Agenda points with summary:
Occupy The Arms Fair
A mass action being organized by Occupiers and a coalition called Stop the Arms Fair and Turkish and brazilian groups was discussed. A member of stop[…]
Venue : Friends House Euston – in the courtyard.
Local Assemblies are building momentum in our communities . This is a result of the convergence of several strands of political activism: Occupy activists identifying local people’s assemblies as a way to build an alternative political movement from the ground up; the work of local activists[…]
Pete explores ideas of space, time and social freedom, focusing on his experiences of squatting in empty commercial properties throughout the UK. As a self employed poet and performing artist living on a low wage, Pete represents a growing group of our society who are having to find DIY solutions to live and thrive in[…]Read more →
Photo credit: Melanie S.
St Peter’s Church Hall, Warner Place, Bethnal Green E2 7AE
Ken Loach made The Spirit of ’45 to show how after WW2, at a time of austerity far worse than we face today, the people of Britain created a new, fairer society. A key part of this was the NHS. Today,[…]
Buddhism is a variety of traditions and practices based on the teachings of the “Awakened One” or Buddha. Each tradition emphasises different methods of training the mind with the aim of freeing the individual from suffering. Buddhism is also a rich ethical system that emphasises wisdom, kindness and compassion.
So what would a Buddhist[…]