Welfare not Warfare
The government is spending billions on war in Afghanistan while it wields the austerity axe on benefits, housing, health and education. Spending on the Trident nuclear submarine system is protected while libraries close and public sector workers see wage cuts. The wars of the past decade have had a terrible cost in[…]
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Welfare not Warfare
Tactics for the anti-austerity movement
A wide variety of tactics including strikes, mass demonstrations, direct action, legal action and online organising have already been put to good use in the anti-austerity movement. In this session, with plenty of input from the floor, we’ll consider the strengths and weaknessess of these different forms of action and[…]
Despite the government’s rhetoric on climate change, our emissions continue to increase. The speakers will suggest that investment in climate jobs, renewables and associated research is not only essential in itself but offers a way out of the recession too. The discussion will move on to ways to strengthen links between the environmental and the[…]Read more →
Breakout Groups. Open Source Democracy
Conclusion from the groups. Stream from OccupyLondon channel
Conclusion from the groups. Stream from Andria2Milly channel[…]Read more →
Question: article from Forbes magazine.
This article was sent to me by a friend who is slightly sceptical about my activities. Can someone who is less economically challenged than myself help me unpack this one?
Answer from Clive:
These tax avoidance stories are complex and lead to ambivalence among the audience. Unlike many within[…]
Brief stream of people chanting slogans in Turkish solidarity rally.
Brief conversation with a young Turkish socialist.
Later on. Another stream from Mhoust42[…]Read more →
Start. Clapham Common Tube station.
Start of the march.
Bridget from N.U.T.
Rally.[…]Read more →
Tammy Samede: video livestream for the second day of the #StopG8 Carnival.
The West End is one of London’s financial centres and London is at the
heart of global capitalism. The West End hosts private banks for London’s wealthy elites, private investment funds and PR companies to handle the reputational issues of the city’s corporations[…]