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You think you are not going to be homeless anytime soon? Think again.

  
  

Long story short . . .
My partner and I split up, it happens and I wish her well. That’s not special, it stung a bit at the beginning but we all have those stories and they make us who we are. Nuff said.
Going back two years . . . (insert scooby[…]

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BarnetHAction Decide to Visit Housing Benefit Bandit Mayor of Barnet

Barnet Activists Decide to Visit Barnet Council Meeting and the Housing Benefit Bandit Mayor of Barnet, Hugh Rayner.
Barnet Housing Action Activists decided to join the Full Council Meeting on Tuesday 14th of April 2015. The Conservative majority held Council were deciding on whether to increase the Council Rents to more than double current rent[…]

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March4Homeless Livestream by Tammy Samede

  
  

What a day !!
Got evicted from our squat at 5:30am high court enforcers smashed in the glass doors and hauled us out.
We had to sit in the streets all day then with our stuff…
We went on the march for the homeless I was legal observing it was pretty awesome.
The[…]

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Barnet Friends of the Earth Environmental Hustings Livestream

Barnet Friends of the Earth Environmental Hustings 13 April
A public Environment, Climate Change and TTIP Hustings for the main parties contesting the General Election in the Borough of Barnet.
Alasdair Bethley, co-ordinator of Barnet FoE, said:
“TTIP (the EU-US free trade deal being negotiated) and CETA (EU-Canada equivalent) are being stitched up this year[…]

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We’re Not All In This Together by Ashman Dan

  
  

Why isn’t the harm visited upon people living with disability being debated this election?
Could it possibly be the banality of evil? That what has taken place is so disgusting people don’t want to face it? Is it because people would rather protect a illusionary group identity? “at least we arn’t the nazis”,[…]

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Update Building 19. Standoff with Thugs4Hire

Update 1100hrs.
Despite intimidation attempts by private security to prevent free passage in and out of 24 St James’s Square / 27-28 Pall Mall, S.H.A. activists were able to maintain control of the door and the step outside it. They still, however, remain outside, and could make another attempt to sieze the door at any[…]

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NON-DOM TAX AVOIDERS

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
This week the Labour Party made a manifesto pledge to abolish the scandalous ‘Non-Dom’ rule, which allows wealthy individuals to avoid paying tax on their foreign earnings, while the rest of us ordinary mortals have to pay all our tax in full. This rule is long-overdue[…]

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I stand with the people of Kenya by Asad Rehman

When predominantly white students have been massacred in America or in European countries, I don’t remember graphic photographs being published of their blood-soaked bodies on the floors of classrooms. The same applies to those murdered in the ‪#‎CharlieHebdo‬ offices.
Asad Rehman makes a stark point here. I’ve chosen to quote him without sharing the pictures,[…]

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Latest Neoliberal Attack on the Legal System by Mel Strickland

Latest Neoliberal attack in the legal system by Mel Strickland.
Latest neoliberal reform in the legal system: the introduction of criminal court charges coming into effect on 13 April ranging from £150 – £1200 – it will incentivise people to plead guilty as the fees are much cheaper than if you plead not guilty and[…]

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