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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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London rally says ‘Yes’ to Scottish independence

London rally says ‘Yes’ to Scottish independence. Crossposted from A World to Win
A rally in support of Scottish independence in London heard civil rights legend, socialist and former MP Bernadette Devlin McAliskey defend the right of people to change their state system.
“The state and the government are whipping boys of the bankers and[…]

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Ellesmere Port and Chester residents start the latest protection camp

Ellesmere Port and Chester residents start the latest protection camp at the entrance to Merseyton Road, Ellesmere Port, near Chester where I-Gas are setting up a drill site to search for coal bed methane. More details and a ‘wish list’ can now be found on the Ellesmere Port Community Protection Camp page….. PLEASE SUPPORT THE[…]

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EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST ISDS IN CETA OUTSIDE BIS -LIVESTREAM

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EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST ISDS IN CETA OUTSIDE BIS

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills Offices in London 12th September
Today the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement was discussed in Brussels by the European Union Trade Policy Committee.This coming week is the last chance for the Investor State Dispute Settlement provision to be removed from the text.
The EU Commission is likely to completely[…]

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European Citizens Initiative to Stop TTIP is Rejected

By Inka Stafrace

A bitter blow to all of activists and campaigners against the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) was served on Wednesday the 10th September, as the European Commission rejected the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to stop TTIP and CETA from being further negotiated.
If the[…]

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BARNET – STOP BENEFIT SANCTIONS

Location:
Jobcentre Granta House
1 Western Rd
London N22 6UH
This was an action today in Barnet.

Barnet activists have a demonstration to complain about sanctions on claimants. The job centre in Granta House has the highest number of sanctions imposed in the local area, particularly the young people in the local YMCA.
“Job centre[…]

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE RALLY: POINT OF VIEW

By Julie Timbrell

On Saturday a fantastic solidarity rally, “London says YES”, was held at London University, Southbank. The awesome Bernadette McALiskey gave an inspiring speech, as did Allan Armstrong, from the Radical Independence Campaign, and Steve Freeman from Occupy Real Democracy. Solidarity statements were read out from virtually all of the radical left supporting[…]

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