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Gatecrashing an Arms Dealers Valentines Day Party by Accidental Anarchist.

When our institutions are in bed with arms dealers what do we do? …….We gatecrash the party
So last night we had a little fun at The London Transport Museum valentines night. It was Valentines and the Museum had decided to open late to show the love and serve up lots of delights of interactive[…]

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#BankofIDEAS: Drugs Peace and Universal Basic Income

The first talk of the evening was by Andria E-Mordaunt: We need alternatives to the war on drugs and war on poor.
An academic, activist and devoted mother, Andria tells about the ‘addicted survivors of the global war on drugs as part of the global war on the poor’

“Harm reduction” is often made an[…]

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“Dying for Heat”: a 24 Hour Vigil, by Dan Ashman

Dying for Heat 24 Hour Vigil, by Dan Ashman. Occupy London and Leicester.
Some lovely people who sleep rough join the Dying for Heat 24 Hour Vigil, a short report. At 8 am we donned our bermuda shorts and walking sticks outside Leicester Town Hall.
Big Society my Arse. The Big Betrayal more like.
The[…]

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Open Letter to the Police: “Police Endangering Lives”, by Accidental Anarchist

Original letter published in the Accidental Anarchist Blog.
Dear Sir/Madam,
In the recent times of Austerity and with the tragic death of Lee Rigby we have witnessed the rise of the right wing in this country. Right wing Fascists are using these times for propaganda against immigration, Islamophobia and other dangerous extremist views. But this[…]

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Open Letter to Met Police Liaison Team, by Rebecca

The Met police liaison team recently contacted me after organising the Thatcher funeral back-turning protest, asking me if I’d like to come to a seminar to discuss police liaison with protesters. This is my response:

Dear XXX – I am so sorry I never replied to your email inviting me to discuss the role of[…]

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Inequality at Davos

The annual gathering of the global elite – politicians, economists, academics etc., are meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week. Their main topic is to discuss the growing inequality between the richest and poorest people. This piece by Occupier Clive Menzies was written for the website ‘Critical Thinking‘ and puts the topic in perspective.

The World[…]

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Finishing what the miners started

Original Post in A World to Win Blog
By Corinna Lotz, secretary of A World to Win and Real Democracy Working Group activist.
Thirty years ago, a group of determined workers challenged the power of the British state. How close the miners came to defeating the Thatcher regime – with some Tories fearing a “revolutionary”[…]

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Romania testing ground for ruthless corporations

 

Original Post in A World to Win
By Matt Worsdale
17 December 2013
In a sign of what to expect if US corporate interests are allowed free reign in Europe, as outlined by the planned transatlantic trade deal, an alliance of oil giant Chevron and the Romanian state has evicted villagers opposed to exploration[…]

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HMP Pentonville & Holloway. Not a typical New Years Eve

From The Accidental Anarchist: Not a typical New Years Eve
Posted on January 1, 2014
So it’s New Years eve and I found myself sat in the pub in the depths of Summers Town. Surrounded buy Celtic paraphernalia, Hurling teams and of course the Rugby team , Men in one room and women in the[…]

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