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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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Doctors can make Europe’s policies healthier by Mark Porter

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.
EU[...]

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In Health, Sickness & In Profit, by Michael Gold

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[...]

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Reasons to Vote Alternative, by Another Angry Voice

Cross-posted from anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk – a blog well worth a visit.

 
I’ve thought long and hard about whether I should actively endorse one particular political party for the European elections on May 22nd, rather than just campaigning against the establishment political parties that adhere to the bankrupt ideology of neoliberalism.
In the end, I’ve decided[...]

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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG) notes, 8.5.14

1) Strategy Meeting
We agreed that the idea (raised by email by John and Maria) of holding a strategy weekend at the end of May or early June was a good one and we would like to take up the offer of having it at Maria & George’s if that’s practical.
We felt that it[...]

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TTIP Explained: Video

TTIP Explained. Daily Pickings by Clive Menzies.
Glyn Moody’s keynote speech, in the first 20 minutes of this video, explains the implications of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions. He also shows that even the EU’s best estimate of the economic benefit of TTIP doesn’t amount[...]

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