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4th Newsletter from TroikaWatch

Dear friends!
Today the new newsletter of TroikaWatch was published, again full with informations about the countries in economic crisis in the Eurozone.
In the period towards the elections, governments and European institutions tried to avoid any bad economic news. But the crisis is surely not over, so we can expect surprises soon after the[…]

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March Against Monsanto London.

Germany and Australia had tens of thousands marching against GMO’s.
The London organisers burnt out from the previous two and kudos to Mirzan who stepped in and volunteered his time. The demo ended up with barely eighty people opposite the front gates of Downing Street.
If there is to be another and to have the[…]

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The Bigger the Bribe, The Bigger the Lie. By Vanessa Vine.

The annual reports of the British Geological Survey show that it is not averse to receiving funding from the oil and gas industry. Similar wild claims of recoverable shale reserves in California were this week exposed as being 96% overhyped .. and the Monterey shale boom is now bust.
Why does an industry that purports[…]

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DID SOME BUREAUCRATIC ODDITY STOP YOU FROM VOTING YESTERDAY?

Many Europeans living in the UK reported being knocked back for not having the correct paperwork.
Twitter tweeted….
It could be massive bureaucratic bungle or a targeted attack on democracy. Either way an action group is forming tomorrow to see if anything can be done about it.
 
We Could Not Vote In The EU[…]

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Secrets, lies and Snowden’s email: why I was forced to shut down Lavabit

By Ladar Levison

The Guardian.com
Published in Guardian Tuesday 20 May 2014 12.30
For the first time, the founder of an encrypted email startup that was supposed to insure privacy for all reveals how the FBI and the US legal system made sure we don’t have the right to much privacy in the first place[…]

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Abstaining is the status quo or you can vote None of The Above

Holding no interest in politics, means you are upholding the status quo. Shouting in front of the television does not change a thing.
I know a number of activists who do not vote, but they vote with their feet by their actions against the status quo. Others seem to believe that being an idiot about[…]

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Stop Killing Cyclists: Direct Action Draw-In and Die-In

Shout Out from Stop Killing Cyclists – Draw-in and Die-In Protest!
When: Wednesday 21st May, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Where: Elephant & Castle, on the pavement in front of the Strata SE1 building at the southern end of the E&C interchange.
What: Direct Action Draw-In and Die-In
Bring: something to lie on, we have the chalk![…]

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Even more ways to poison the water supply.

The fight against our right to live with clean air, land and water is intensifying. These are even worse than what the Frack Free groups have been fighting against, these are Coal Bed Methane extraction and Underground Coal Gasification.
With the connivance of the government, local and national, these corporations want to make profits, while[…]

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Support Arms Fair Blockader Dan Ashman

On Friday 4 July members and supporters of Occupy London will stand in Solidarity with Dan Ashman as he faces trial for the blockade by Occupy Vs. The Arms Fair. The DSEI 2013 Arms Fair, at the Excel Centre in East London. This is the world’s biggest weapons trading event happening every two years.
Solidarity[…]

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