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DAWG – 29 May 2014 – Draft notes of meeting

DAWG – 29 May 2014 – Draft notes of meeting
Present: Steve B, John S, Paul R, Sam X, Obi L, Phil E, George B. Apologies: Chris F-D. Actions in bold.
Finance
Our application to Lush fund has been submitted. Paul has also put in a pre-application to Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. It was also[...]

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European Commissioners and Activists Debate TTIP in Brussels March 2014

Although this video is 2 months old now, it is a fascinating debate on the volumnous Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership.

On the 12th July 2014 in Trafalagar Square there will be a National Day of Action in London by the TTIP OVER campaign. Stay tuned for more info. – Polly Tikkle.
Further text from You[...]

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EDGE FUND NEWS

This is the newsletter from EDGE FUND.

Our review process is now coming to an end, with a final meeting to tie up loose ends next month. As part of our aim to get more members and applicants from outside London, we’ve started holding meetings in Manchester and on 14 June have a members’ meeting[...]

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Euro elections mark system failure

 
Crossposted from A World to Win. Euro elections mark system failure
The populist electoral revolt against European Union state institutions and their policies – combined with mass abstentions – is the clear signal that the old politics is not just dying but is opening the door to rabid nationalism, racism and neo-fascist parties.
UKIP’s[...]

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What’s the secret? Closed door TTIP talks put environmental and public health safeguards at risk

What’s the secret? Closed door U.S.-EU trade talks put environmental and public health safeguards at risk – Crossposted from http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-05-closed-door-us-eu-trade-talks-put-safeguards-at-risk#sthash.5tw2VjyH.dpuf
Posted May. 19, 2014 / Posted by: Kate Colwell
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States and the European Union opened the fifth round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which are[...]

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Finnish media ignores successful anti-TTIP demonstration

Finnish media ignores successful anti-TTIP demonstration – Crossposted from bilaterals.org: http://www.bilaterals.org/?finnish-media-ignores-successful#sthash.0WZo6hoi.dpuf
On Friday the 23rd of May 2014, some 1 000 people took to the streets in Helsinki (Finland) to demonstrate against the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, demanding immediate suspension of the negotiations and opening of the mandate. The demonstration was[...]

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Denied my Right to Vote by Raven Nightshade

Denied my Right to Vote by Raven Nightshade
In May 2010, I had lived in my own flat in South East London for just 10 months and I was looking forward to my first opportunity to participate in politics as a citizen; before getting my own place, my circumstances had not afforded me the ability[...]

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Let’s call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism

by Laurie Penny Published 25 May, 2014 – 14:46
Cross posted from NewStatesman
For some time now, misogynist extremism has been excused, as all acts of terrorism committed by white men are excused, as an aberration, as the work of random loons, not real men at all. Why are we denying the existence of a[...]

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HOLT Day of Action: 13 June

HOLT Day of Action: 13 June
To link up with the RMT’s national organising day on Bob Crow’s birthday, 13 June, the Hands Off London Transport campaign is organising leafletting of the public and other action to raise awareness of the harmful effects of Tube cuts.
Where: So far, actions are planned at Brixton, Walthamstow,[...]

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