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Now for something different – Decorating the heath

Crossposted from Accidental Anarchist – Now for something different – Decorating the heath
The last few weeks have been more hectic than usual with Reclaim The Power Blackpool mid August and Stop Nato in Wales this week. Both involving lots of organising and actions some of which stories can not be told here and others[...]

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AUSTERITY AFFECTS LAW AND ORDER

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
The inevitable consequence of Free Market Capitalism is that society becomes ever-more unequal, as the wealth gap between those at the top and those at the bottom gets larger and larger. This happens directly (with salaries diverging, and wealthy people using their assets to generate yet[...]

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SCOTLAND THE BRAVE

By Clive Menzies; crossposted from Critical Thinking
 
When the CRC wheel out Tony Blair (Mr Dodgy Dossier) to make the case against Scottish independence, their desperation to maintain the status quo becomes obvious.
Gordon Brown, as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, sold UK gold reserves at between $256 and $296 per ounce (a 20[...]

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Banks Threaten to Leave Scotland.

Banks Threaten to Leave Scotland from an Occupier’s Perspective.
So the banks are threatening to leave Scotland. I guess we knew this was coming and no surprise I suppose that they left it until now to play their hand. The message is clear, vote my way or it’s the highway. Oh perhaps it’s more a[...]

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BARNET – STOP BENEFIT SANCTIONS

Location:
Jobcentre Granta House
1 Western Rd
London N22 6UH
This was an action today in Barnet.

Barnet activists have a demonstration to complain about sanctions on claimants. The job centre in Granta House has the highest number of sanctions imposed in the local area, particularly the young people in the local YMCA.
“Job centre[...]

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE RALLY: POINT OF VIEW

By Julie Timbrell

On Saturday a fantastic solidarity rally, “London says YES”, was held at London University, Southbank. The awesome Bernadette McALiskey gave an inspiring speech, as did Allan Armstrong, from the Radical Independence Campaign, and Steve Freeman from Occupy Real Democracy. Solidarity statements were read out from virtually all of the radical left supporting[...]

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The Systematic Destruction of our Public Services

By Peter Dombi
 
The mainstream media have so far been paying scant attention to a strike in the NHS which has been going on for 7 weeks now, making it one of the longest NHS strikes ever*. However this strike is at the centre of the ideological battle around the policy of privatisating NHS[...]

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Rubble Bucket Challenge for Gaza outside Downing St!

Caroline Twin-Jenin and Pete Deane successfully completed the Rubble Bucket Challenge for Gaza outside Downing St!
Pete and Caroline are not asking for donations but ask you to please sign this FOA petition against the UK arming Israel & join the Open the Rafah crossing permanently and unconditionally page. To allow Gazans to rebuild their[...]

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Banking – The Corrupt Core of a Rotten System

By Peter Dombi
 
Yesterday it was announced that Lloyds Bank was being fined £218m for fiddling interest rates in order to manipulate the market for its own benefit*. The particularly shocking thing about this incident – the latest in a long line of corrupt practices by the banks – is that the offence happened[...]

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