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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]Read more →
Doctors can make Europe’s policies healthier by Mark Porter. Crossposted from the BMA Blog
‘Heavy fog over channel, continent cut off’. This 1950s headline from the Times rather neatly sums up the attitude Britain often displays towards Europe. And today, a fog of political indifference threatens to cut us off from our European partners.
In the old simplistic days of the NHS your doctor referred you to your local hospital. You were given a letter; you phoned the appropriate hospital department and made an appointment. Not now, as you can only be seen by a hospital if your GP has a contract with them or with, what is now[...]Read more →