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The Five Steps to Tyranny: The Blame Game

The Five Steps to Tyranny: The Blame Game
With the continued rise of the Fascist parties in Europe, this article and film is more relevant than ever. The film was shown back in the year 2000 and we can see the way the “Out Groups”, those who are different in some way, are being portrayed[...]

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AstraZeneca

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
 
The ongoing takeover battle for British Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca shows the inherent contradictions in Free-Market Capitalist thinking, and in particular the conflict between what is good for the people, and what is good for the massive corporations that bestride our planet.
Free Market theory is unequivocal[...]

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MEPs suspicious as Commission fails to respond to TTIP questions

 
Parliamentary questions left unanswered as European Elections get underway across Europe. Crossposted from Beware What Lies Beneath
Critical questions relating to the controversial TTIP negotiations posed by Green MEPs to the Commission have been left unanswered in recent months, despite it being a procedural requirement that urgent parliamentary questions must be answered within a[...]

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Still Stolen – The Stolen Generation(s)

By Polly Tikkle
The Stolen Generation refers to the thousands of aboriginal children who were stolen from their parents and placed in foster homes or institutionalized  in Australia. The Rabbit Proof Fence and Australia are films that depict this legalized procedure in historical times. This particular white barbarity however stopped in 1972 and was not[...]

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Abstaining is the status quo or you can vote None of The Above

Holding no interest in politics, means you are upholding the status quo. Shouting in front of the television does not change a thing.
I know a number of activists who do not vote, but they vote with their feet by their actions against the status quo. Others seem to believe that being an idiot about[...]

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Future Of Occupy Gathering 18-05-2014 Minutes

Sunday May 18th 2014.
Minutes by Polly Tikkle
The meeting was set to start at 12.00pm and did not get started till 1.30pm.
In the 1.5 hours that we waited we spoke informally about many things. What I recall is Peter not smiling at anything, Julie’s cleavage, Mark lying flat on the floor, Becca’a perfect[...]

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An Open Europe for All. Migration and European Citizenship. Video.

An Open Europe for All. A debate about Migration and European Citizenship.. Live Video by Obi_Live.
I was invited to this event hosted by the European Greens in London. One of the EU Hustings for the European Elections, May 22nd-25th 2014. This is the third one I attended, but the previous two did not allow[...]

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How To Avoid Burnout – the London Roots Collective

How To Avoid Burnout, by the London Roots Collective. Crossposted from The Red Pepper.
The London Roots Collective shares its tips on how to be an effective, radical and sustainable activist. July 2013
We all know the warning signs. There’s a crucial opportunity, some amazing ideas and only a handful of people to do a[...]

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Rent Controls

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System

Since Ed Milliband’s statement last week on housing, the issue of Rent Controls has returned to public debate. Those who seem to think that Free-Market economics should be used to run everything have inevitably risen up with a vengeance, and accused the Labour Party of following a[...]

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