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Lewisham The People’s Commission.

Lewisham People’s Commission of Inquiry
The Save Lewisham Hospital campaign is holding a Commission of Inquiry, chaired by Michael Mansfield QC, into government plans to downgrade Lewisham Hospital[...]

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Apathy A Choice

As a disabled person who has been involved in Disability Civil Rights and Anti War/Nuclear Power protests, I see people losing hope as those in power try to persuade the people that “Austerity” and a lower standard of living is good for the nation!?
I was fortunate enough to see “The Spirit Of 45″ the[...]

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Support don’t Punish. Sensible Drug Policy.

Old Palace Yard, Abingdon Street, (Between Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament), London.
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The SUPPORT. DON’T PUNISH. campaign – coordinated by IDPC, INPUD, HRI and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance – is planning a Global Day of Action on Wednesday 26th June in 28 cities around the world. As part of this unique campaign, IDPC[...]

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Local Assemblies, Defending Public Education/Welfare State & The Sharp End.

The next step: creating local People’s Assemblies
This session will be a chance to start to plan People’s Assemblies locally. The session will split into regions and cities so you can meet people from where you live and start to plan taking action.
Featuring: Sam Fairbairn (People’s Assembly co-ordinator)

Protecting public education
With youth unemployment[...]

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People’s Assembly: Welfare not Warfare.

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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People’s Assembly: Tactics, Housing Crisis, Climate Change

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[...]

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People’s Assembly : Great Hall. Opening Plenary.

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The climate change threat and one million climate jobs: Marquee 2.

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[...]

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Corporate whining : Thames Water and Tax Avoidance. unpacked and debunked by the OL Economics WorkingGroup.

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?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/06/11/another-silly-corporate-tax-story-this-time-its-thames-water/
Answer from Clive:
These tax avoidance stories are complex and lead to ambivalence among the audience. Unlike many within[...]

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