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Council Tax Increasing 150% for the Poorest by BarnetHAction

In Barnet this month the bills fall due for the next big squeeze on the finances of those with the least.
Council tax support (previously council tax benefit) has been reduced again meaning that those eligible are being charged 20% of the standard bill (last year 8.5%)
Typically this will be £20-25/month to pay…..which equates[…]

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The £140,000 Aylesbury Barbed Fencing by BarnetHAction

Barbed fencing that turned the estate into a prison camp has been pulled down. Southwark Council spent £140,000 to erect around the Aylesbury Estate. What kind priorities and culture are we allowing to determine the conditionality of our environment? £140000 to stop lawful protest could of employed 6 nurses. It seems that they have a[…]

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Occupy Barnet: Occupied Dollis Valley Pre-School!

Open Organising Meeting tomorrow (Friday) from 7pm at the Occupied Dollis Valley Pre-School! Let’s Organise Together to Save our Future!
Facilitation provided by Occupy Democracy
#PowerToTheChildren! #ChildrenPower #DirectDemocracy #FreeEducation #OccupyBarnet
Say No to #SocialCleansing !!!!
Address: 60 Rossiter Fields, Barnet, EN5 2UT Our Valley Pre-School
Dollis Valley Pre-School Fighting Closure. They were promised that the[…]

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SHOUTOUT: ANARCHISTS OCCUPY OLD CABINET OFFICES!

URGENT SHOUTOUT: ALL HANDS ON DECK
ANARCHISTS OCCUPY OLD CABINET OFFICES!
By ANN NARKEH
Love Activists, SHA and Autonomous Nation Of Libertarian Anarchists have occupied the old cabinet
office opposite trafalgar square, on the road which
leads directly towards the palace. Call out for all
hands to assist with: banners, christmas lights and
anything else[…]

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The “Right to a Trial” has now been made a “Right to a Fair Trial for the Rich”

  
  

How ironic on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the “right to a trial” has now been made a “right to a fair trial for the rich”….by Donnachadh McCarthy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32078676
This has very serious consequences for the right to democratic protest.
It is pretty gut-wrenching that this one of the last acts[…]

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Ofcom and The Prostitute State gag the Green Party.

Ofcom and The Prostitute State gag the Green Party by Donnachadh McCarthy
I could not sleep hardly at all last night.
What kept me awake was a very normal sounding sentence that followed the Radio 4 News bulletin yesterday announcing that the General Election campaign had started.
The announcer quoted a short statement from the[…]

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Gold Plated Human Rights? By Ashman Dan

Gold Plated Human Rights? By Ashman Dan
Human Rights were created to protect the people from the power of the state in acknowledgement of the scale of harm that too much concentrated power can cause. When the state is ordering those who are meant to enforce human rights not to respect them in order for[…]

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Being Appalled at Esther McVey graffitti by Leanne.

Being Appalled at Esther Money graffiti by Leanne Amanda Rowe.
my letter to Wirral Globe and Liverpool Echo (when I can find a bastard email address to send it to.)
Regarding the recent incident of graffiti reading “McVey murderer” being daubed on the wall at Hoylake town hall. It was reassuring to read that councillors[…]

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Hallelujah! Even The Telegraph Gets It! by Aengus Mac Og

Even the Telegraph carries a piece by Alex Proud today talking about inequality and the ‘callous’ rich, the causes and effects on society. by Aengus Mac Og
Response from one occupier as follows:
“These are the things we talked about at Occupy in 2011. We were, of course, demonised by the right wing press, pretty[…]

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