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Urgent adventure playground appeal

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[...]

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Freedom under law at Runnymede?

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[...]

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The Partisan Coffee House of 1958. Mike Berlin at FireBoxLdn.

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[...]

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Participatory Economics, Robin Hahnel at FireboxLdn

“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)
http://fireboxlondon.net/event/participatory-economics-vision-for-a-post-capitalist-economy/[...]

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You, the Police and the Bailiffs: Knowing your Rights and Responsibilities

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[...]

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The darker side of the London 2012 Olympics – an activist’s view

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[...]

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Fireboxlondon.net Neil Faulkner on the Olympics: Ancient and Modern 8 Aug 2012

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[...]

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Cyclists arrested by the bus load

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[...]

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Counter Olympics Network: Whose Games. Whose City?

Livestream of the Counter Olympics Demo.

Wennington Green Talks[...]

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