Donnachadh McCarthy, author of ‘The Prostitute State’, former Deputy Chair of the Lib Dems and supporter of Occupy, was arrested last night at the protests at Parliament Square.  The arrest happened when more than 200 #occupydemocracy demonstrators descended on Parliament Square, with the aim of creating a peaceful, solutions-focused occupation to highlight the democratic[...]Read more →
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Occupy Democracy returned to Parliament Square on Friday November 21. Solidarity with the Big NHS Sleep Out was followed by an attempt to welcome newcomers to Parliament Square ahead of an Occupy, consensus-based assembly where every voice counts. Peaceful people seeking an opportunity to demonstrate real democracy were faced with rows upon rows of police.[...]Read more →
By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
People would have been shocked today to hear of yet another scandal involving our beloved banks*. Apparently they’ve now been caught fixing foreign exchange rates, and fines totalling £2bn are being handed out to all the usual suspects including HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland (being[...]
No Cuts, No Fees, No Debt Crossposted from Red Pepper.
Next summer, the class of 2015 will proudly wear their graduation gowns. As the first generation to finish a 3-year university course since the trebling of tuition fees in England and Wales, they will enter their brave new futures with an average of over[...]
Crossposted from The Efford Bill – A Trojan Horse?
Research fellow and National Health Action Party member Dr Lucy Reynolds provides her analysis of the controversial Efford Bill.
We need to unravel its competition law mechanisms to understand how passage of the Efford will allow monopoly takeover of NHS commissioning by a[...]
Get involved this Friday (21 November) from 6pm, as #occupydemocracy returns to Parliament Square for a long weekend. We will also be supporting the 24-hour Save The NHS vigil in the Square, which starts on Thursday at 7pm – https://www.facebook.com/events/1399914726928640/.
We’re coming together because we want genuine democracy – free from corporate influence – a[...]
Original Invite to the Leicester Event:
We have normalized systemic violence, see it as part of the scenery. The situation created is through human choice. It is constructed and executed by human beings. Our elders & children and vulnerable members of our communities need us to come through for them. We can do better than[...]
PRESS RELEASE 11.11.14
#occupydemocracy protesters in court; 21 Nov re-occupation of Parliament Sq; Putney Debates continue
The fight to reclaim democracy in the UK looks set to escalate as #OccupyDemocracy protesters today called upon supporters of democracy to join them as they re-occupy Parliament Square at 6pm on Friday 21 November for a long weekend.[...]
By Ranjan Kumaran – @financialeyes
Crossposted from Realfare
Related Article : http://realfare.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/bbc-caught-rigging-2015-general-election/
Last Friday, 31st October, a BBC Radio programme called Feedback asked why the BBC agreed to exclude the Green Party from the General Election TV debates. (12 Minutes)
Ric Bailey, Chief Political Advisor to the BBC was invited onto the show.