UKIP assisted by their propaganda machine the BBC, has gained some support from some traditionally left wing voters. We even have some people claiming that they would vote UKIP, due to Farage being against blood sports. As you can see from the above photo, one has to wonder whether that is the case, if the[...]Read more →
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By Kelsy Miller from Refinery29
On the night of March 17, 2012, Cecily McMillan was arrested at Zuccotti Park. It was the six-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and though she’d joined the protestors before, that night she was there to meet up with friends on the way to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at[...]
75,000 companies that could sue governments due to TTIP
Governments that pass legislation in the name of the public good in areas like financial reform, environmental protection, worker and consumer rights, could be sued by foreign corporations in special private trade tribunals under the controversial Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism proposed under[...]
The latest from Glyn Moody about the Cost to Benefit Ratio in the TTIP – Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Benefits amount to less than 0.05% extra GDP added per year and the costs are a cause for concern.
As we draw near to the conclusion of TAFTA/TTIP’s first year of negotiations, the detailed[...]
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has been the focus of critics of the EU-US Free Trade Agreement/ TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) – and European Union (EU) Greens are against the inclusion of ISDS, which would allow corporations to take nation states to court in the event that national laws were detrimental to their profit[...]Read more →
Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries
Speculative investors are claiming more than 1,7 billion Euros in compensation from Greece, Spain and Cyprus in private international tribunals – for measures implemented to deal with economic crises, a new report released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)[...]Read more →
Bromley Bedroom Tax Petition by Paula Peters
Unanimous vote from the Bromley Tories. NO.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 635 residents of Bromley who signed my local bedroom tax petition, and I have since collected more signatures as more every day want to sign the petition. Last night,[...]
By Cathy O’Neil, a data scientist and member of the Occupy Wall Street Alternative Banking group. Cross posted from mathbabe
HFT – High Frequency Trading.
It’s unusual that I find myself in the position of defending Wall Street activities, but here goes.
I just don’t think HFT is that big of a deal relative to[...]
HOLT MEETING 18.3.14.
Attendance: Olly, Becky, Obi, Roger, Katie, Dan, Rob, Dave.
We reviewed activities up until now and agreed that, given the short time period the group had worked together, the activities/actions had been successful including:
A well attended public meeting
Public meetings at underground stations
General support for strike action