As someone involved with Occupy in London from the start of the occupation at St. Paul’s I’ve been all too aware of the implications of the cuts to public services which are being imposed as a direct result of the crisis, which has been entirely the fault of letting financial institutions run amok with imaginary[...]Read more →
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Three adventure playgrounds (including Battersea Park)
closed their doors
to the public on Sunday evening. The staff will be made redundant in a matter of days.The Council are due to meet the Kids Company charity, to discuss the possibility of some kind of ar
rangement to keep them running. However, builders have already started work[...]Read more →
The following post is from the Diggers2012
Diggers2012 and ‘Persons Unknown’ (meaning anyone in the known universe) have been served with court papers. Despite the fact that there are no tents, structures or other items on their land, The National Trust is seeking an order for possession and an injunction prohibiting trespassing from a[...]
Firebox is the Partisan Coffee House of the 21st Century.
Historian Mike Berlin presents a historical tour of the Partisan and its political context, in a timely event just before our grand launch.
Established in 1958, the Partisan Coffee House in Soho was the central hub of the New Left.A space for ideas, discussion and[...]
“What do you want in replace of capitalism?” is a constant query put to activists.
Robin Hahnel presents participatory economics – proposed as a coherent set of economic institutions that can deliver economic justice, democracy and ecological sustainability.
Hosted by International Organisation for a Participatory Society (IOPS)
What powers do bailiffs really have?
What is a section 12 or 14 Public Order offence?
But most importantly – Having fun protesting and making our ‘Big Brother’ look like a silly billy!
Stephen R. Moore and other members of the Occupy Legal Team present the way the police are abusing their powers. i.e. Stop[...]
sporting excellence and feel-good factor of London 2012, but there is a rather gloomy undercurrent to the Olympics – claims activist
The circus has come to London and many people are excited by the spectacle. However, there are dissenting voices protesting against this event, which is mainly financed by British taxpayers. We are often asked[...]
The Firebox is a new co-operative Venue, a political project, following in the footsteps of the Chartist’s meeting halls, Sylvia Pankhurst’s International Club, right down to Eric Hobsbawn’s and E P Thompson’s involvement in the Partisan cafe.
As part of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas:
Described in the Guardian as ‘enlightening and apocalyptic in equal[...]
The Olympics has started and it seems cycling has become a criminal offence, worthy of police brutality – I hope the Olympic cyclists are okay tomorrow.
Hang on a minute: this is the same Olympics that politicians have been trying to brand as the greenest Olympics ever? Also, they did say how this would encourage[...]