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A report from the World Social Forum

I have recently returned from Tunis where I travelled to take part in the World Social Forum. I had never participated in one before, and the fact that it was happening so close to Europe, was an opportunity that I didn’t want to miss. I left without really knowing what to expect, but brought with[...]

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Westminster fire station solidarity #olsx

Occupy London Livestreamers covering and assisting in a solidarity action with Westminster Fire Station.[...]

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Fight the #BedroomTax, Waltham Trade Unions Council.

Fight the #BedroomTax, Waltham Trade Unions Council.
See Waltham Forest Guardian piece on the meeting: http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/wfnews/10313287.Trade_unions_set_to_launch_campaign_against__bedroom_tax_/
Waltham Forest Trades Council launch campaign against ‘bedroom tax’ and the Benefit Cuts.
Apart from the panel, we could only point the camera on the floor to protect the identities of people who may have companies hostile to the[...]

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Housing 4 the Counihans and Housing 4 All. Then #Pillowgeddon 2013: We Will not be Silenced

Saturday was interesting.
First was a small static Demo by the Counihan Campaign outside Downing Street. Unfortunately, a demo on a Saturday in Whitehall is not advisable, as there are mostly only tourists in the area. We did have one xenophobe declaiming that all British problems are due to too many immigrants in the country.[...]

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Stop the #BedroomTax Protest – Trafalgar Square, London 30th March 2013

We don’t know what happened to the two previous Event pages that were on Facebook and we are still awaiting details on whether Labour Party members had warned people not to attend the protest march, last Sunday. Details known is that London had about a thousand marching, as finally reported by the BBC, a small[...]

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Symphony of errors

Livestream of the assembly can be found here.
Prelude
No one wanted this job. I didn’t either; there are pleasanter ways of spending an evening than trying to guide a group of disparate (and sometimes desperate) people around a minefield of poor outcomes.
 
My aim as facilitator of this assembly is to take a[...]

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#TradeUnionFreedom Launch #CTUF13 23/02/13

http://www.tradeunionfreedom.co.uk/
The Campaign For Trade Union Freedom was established in 2013 following a merger of the Liaison Committee For The Defence Of Trade Unions and the United Campaign To Repeal The Anti Trade Union Laws. The CTUF is a campaigning organisation fighting to defend and enhance trade unionism, oppose all anti-union laws as well as[...]

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Horizontal London

 
Riot - A form of civil disorder characterised by disorganised groups lashing out in a sudden and intense rash of violence against authority, property or people.
It is the 1st of March. The months ahead will see the next wave of neo-liberal assaults on civil society. For huge numbers of people life will become[...]

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Bankers Anonymous: Help banks kick gambling addiction

 
by Dan Iles, World Development Movement
 
 Banks like Goldman Sachs are seriously addicted to gambling. But unlike the bloke in Ladbrokes betting on the football scores, the horses, or the arrival date of the royal baby, investment banks are gambling on hunger.
And while the Ladbrokes gambler is often the loser at his[...]

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