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BRITISH LABOUR CAMPS SET UP BY THE 1929 LABOUR GOVERNMENT.

During the last Great Depression over 120,000 unemployed men were given the ‘choice’ of no dole or a period in a labour camp. The camps were proposed by the Tories but then enthusiastically set up by the 1929 Labour Government.
Conditions in the camps were nothing like as brutal as those in Stalin’s or Hitler’s[...]

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HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL ACTIVIST: AFFINITY GROUPS.

Affinity Groups
Buddies, Quick Consensus, Spokes councils
Every generation of political activists seem to go through some rite of passage. First you get upset about something, then you get upset enough to do something about it. So you take to the streets you paint your banners and you make lots of noise and you walk[...]

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WHERE DID OCCUPY GO?

Where did Occupy go?
What happened to all your noise?
You started with cymbals, and songs and with speeches
and passionate statements and thousands of people.
Where did Occupy go? You speak like children…
Like Occupy came out of nothing and vanished before you;
Insubstantial as the shredded ripstock in municipal land fill.
You speak[...]

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THE LAST STAND, LEICESTER AUGUST 2013, PART OF NATIONAL MASS SLEEP OUT

 
Leicester City Council (LCC) currently has 54 councillors, of those 52 are Labour Politicians; given this, you would be forgiven in thinking City residents are protected from some of the most brutal Welfare Cuts for 30 years?
The reality is LCC have imposed every one of the Governments Policies at it’s fullest, and in[...]

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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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Reclaim the Power!

Energy is not a luxury, it is a basic human need: it is required for cooking food, as well as for heating homes in a cold climate such as ours – and yet it is being put beyond the reach of increasing numbers of ordinary people in our society.
We have known for some time,[...]

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Austerity – Back to the Workhouse?

By Mike Gold
Most media and economic commentators either support debt reduction and the resultant austerity, or demand a bit less austerity and a bit more Keynesian state intervention. There is no Plan B, scream the critics of George Osborne and Seamus Milne1 goes further and calls Osborne an economic disaster.
The truth is far[...]

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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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Fracking and Arctic drilling. Is it worth it?

by Imad Gibbs
As I learn more about fracking my views become more and more strongly inclined against it. Obviously anyone with half an environmentally-conscious mind will soon realize, after learning more about it, that it is a hideous and sinister way of extracting energy for our modern lives.
Fracking stands for Hydraulic Fracturing, essentially[...]

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