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GERMANY PUTS CETA FREE TRADE DEAL WITH CANADA ON HOLD

Crossposted from Deutsche Welle
Facing sustained criticism of free trade and investor protection treaties CETA and TTIP between the EU, Canada and the USA, the German government now wants to delay approval of CETA. But a delay isn’t a rejection.
A free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union that was agreed in principle[…]

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The Criminalisation of Democratic Movements by Dan Ashman.

 
 
Last week we had a banner making session at Victoria Park in Leicester with a view to walk down to the Clock Tower holding our newly created pieces of art and then raise awareness of the impending on-shore drilling initiative that puts in further jeopardy the quality of the air, soil & water[…]

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Climate March London Images

 
Thousands marched at the Global Climate Change march in London.
I had a great time on this march. The sun was shining and there was plenty of colour and expression of love for the planet that we live on.
The crowd was too big to gather at Temple place.
 

 
 

 
After[…]

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
Though there are undoubtedly many bitterly disappointed people at the outcome of last night’s referendum on Scottish Independence, I personally am nowhere near so negative, and in many ways think that how things have turned out may actually have been the best possible result for those[…]

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THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT (US) TAKES ON STUDENT DEBT

 
BY VAUHINI VARA : CROSSPOSTED FROM THE NEW YORKER
It can be hard to tell what remains, these days, of the Occupy movement. On the third anniversary of the first protests in New York, activists are fighting one another in court for control of the Twitter handle @OccupyWallStNYC, while the flow of new articles[…]

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Livestream: Climate Jobs and Climate March 2014

Conference 2014: The International Fight for Climate Jobs – For a Future that doesn’t Cost the Earth
The International Fight for Climate Jobs – For a Future that doesn’t Cost the Earth
https://www.facebook.com/events/1449652681972280/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
This conference was timed to coincide with the International People’s Climate Marches taking place on the Sunday, From London to New York[…]

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Livestream: Radical Housing Network, Anti-MIPIM Public Meeting

Radical Housing Network: Anti-MIPIM Public Meeting
Original Invite:
We’re facing a major housing crisis.
Rents and mortgages are out of control and there are five million people on council waiting lists. Public land that should be used to build the homes we need is being sold off to speculators.
Our neighbourhoods are under threat from[…]

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AUSTERITY AFFECTS LAW AND ORDER

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
The inevitable consequence of Free Market Capitalism is that society becomes ever-more unequal, as the wealth gap between those at the top and those at the bottom gets larger and larger. This happens directly (with salaries diverging, and wealthy people using their assets to generate yet[…]

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SCOTLAND THE BRAVE

By Clive Menzies; crossposted from Critical Thinking
 
When the CRC wheel out Tony Blair (Mr Dodgy Dossier) to make the case against Scottish independence, their desperation to maintain the status quo becomes obvious.
Gordon Brown, as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, sold UK gold reserves at between $256 and $296 per ounce (a 20[…]

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