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Public consultation on use of water cannon in London, by Kris and Obi

The meeting room used for the consultation on water cannon only has room for 160 people.
http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly/mayor/webcasts
The Metropolitan Police are asking Mayor Boris Johnson to allow the use of water cannons on protesters in London. Apparently there are more protests expected in the coming years, due largely to the impact of austerity cuts on[...]

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Aggravated Trespass on Public Footpath? by Tammy Samede

Greater Manchester Police arresting Barton Moss Protectors for Aggravated Trespass on Public Footpath?
I got up to site to see the GMP up there, threatening my tribe.
Graham was on top of the lorry, bless him, and happy, but they then began to move the tanker with him on top of it. It was pouring[...]

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London Fashion Week, by Laura Elizabeth Parkes

Being a stylist as well as an activist, I decided it was time to take the fracking protest to London Fashion Week (LFW). I think it is time the media and the public realise that activists come from all walks of life and not just the fringes of society. It is all of our duty[...]

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Towards a Shared Vision, by Dan Ashman

An argument for the population renewing their commitment towards a shared vision of what we create.

Contained in capitalist culture is the rags to riches story, it subdues criticism and fetishises a manmade value system, “perceived” value. It is easy to observe where this value has been corrupted and does not reflect the value of[...]

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Lambeth Town Hall: Protest the Police, by Kris O’Donnell

I just left a sham of a Q&A, held by Met Police and Mayor of London office – in Brixton. 75% was propaganda, not Q&A.
ALL on panel were white. And they refused to discuss treatment of Black persons, in any context. Not stop and search, not the ratio of blacks to others in getting[...]

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How to Create a Social Centre, by Phoenix

London’s most infamous squatting campaigner giving a rare workshop on creating and running social centres.
20 years of experience in 1 hour! Don’t miss out
#freesociety How to Create a Social Centre by Phoenix
Great to do workshop at the free education movement squat kings cross.briliant atmosphere,next wave onnit.real treat to hear SOAS Ceilidh band[...]

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BROMLEY COUNCIL BUDGET, by Paula Peters

BROMLEY COUNCIL BUDGET-SETTING MEETING
Just a little while ago, I spoke to a volunteer called Norman at the Bromley Borough Foodbank. He told me the story of a man who has not eaten for almost a week, has cancer in his ankle, having chemotherapy and found fit for work….the poor man sobbed his heart out[...]

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Tristan at Barton Moss Protection Camp

I’ve made my choice in life and that is to fight I know people disagree with my life choices sometimes and I understand why but for me there is no way back.. It’s in my blood and I would rather die trying than walking away I’m rich in many other ways and to me money[...]

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Poem: Warriors Rise by Linwë Ar-Feiniel

Poem written today on the morning walk-down of the trucks at Barton Moss Protection Camp, by Linwë Ar-Feiniel
Give way, allow time
Thought riddles unravel rhymes
Seasons change, the river winds
Around the bend, the ivy climbs.
Whose voice cries strangled in the vines?
Whose wrath impels tectonic lines?
Whose face though weary, with wisdom[...]

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