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Police were not doing their duty at Barton Moss

Cross-posted from Hazel Hedge’s blog
At Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on the morning of 9th May, PC Genge was on the stand. We watched video footage of him and other officers pushing people along Barton Moss Road. At one point Genge’s fist was in the small of a protector’s back. The day before, an[…]

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Southwark Local Elections 2014: Voluntary and Community Sector Hustings.

 
 
Invitation from the Community Action Southwark:
In preparation for the local elections on 22nd May, CAS is hosting a local election hustings for the voluntary and community sector. The event will feature the leaders of all the main local political parties and will be held on 8th May in Southwark Cathedral (3-5pm).
Everyone[…]

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Manchester & Salford Magistrates’ Court, 8.5.14

By Em, occupier and protector: charged with obstructing highway and officer; case dismissed
Yesterday, cases were dropped and protectors were acquitted. Today in Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court, things were no less action-packed.
Kate – who had been in jail in Birmingham for breaching bail since turning up to help with Barton Moss Camp clear-up,[…]

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Occupy Wall Street on Trial: Cecily McMillan Convicted of Assaulting Cop, Faces Up to Seven Years

Occupy Wall Street on Trial: Cecily McMillan Convicted of Assaulting Cop, Faces Up to Seven Years Crossposted from Democracy Now.

– An Occupy Wall Street activist has been found guilty of assaulting a New York City police officer in a trial that critics say should have been about the police assaulting her. Cecily McMillan was[…]

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Upton Community Protection Camp & Other Updates.

 
 
Upton Community Protection Camp, Cheshire is looking AMAZING. The camp is set-up on the only land in the county that fracking company Dart Energy have all required permission(s) to drill.
Camp address: Duttons Lane, Upton-by-Chester CH2 2PE
See the camp’s FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/UptonProtection
Read about Dart’s plans for the region here: http://frack-off.org.uk/dart-frack-attack-multi-well-program-in-midlands/[…]

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Bin British Gas: Put Power in Public Hands!

Fuel Poverty Action has issued a call out:
“Say no to fuel poverty, fracking and climate change; Say yes to affordable, democratic and sustainable energy for all!“
As shareholders and owners of British Gas discuss how to make a killing whilst pushing millions into poverty, Fuel Poverty Action will be holding a demonstration on Monday[…]

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Global Power Shift, Powershift UK 2014 Conference

I was asked to livestream the Powershift 2014 conference learning more about other groups working on the threat of Climate Change. I am encouraged that various groups are continuing to link up, to fight against the corporate propaganda. One good lesson reiterated today. Instead of concentrating on convincing sceptics of the fight against Ecocide, attention[…]

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Wonga Is The Wrong Way

The Occupy Wonga May Day Protest
We at Occupy feel the whole premise of Wonga is exploitative to a degree that we would be more comfortable seeing criminalized rather than recommended by government services.
 
 

 
 
Extracted from Wonga.com 2nd May 2014

 
After reading their glaringly clear terms and conditions one is[…]

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The Housing Weekender 27th April 2014 Videos

33-37 MORELAND STREET, EC1V 8BB.
http://radicalhousingnetwork.org/the-housing-weekender-26th-27th-april/ The Weekender was on the weekend of the 26th and 27th April. A collaboration among groups from across London, who work on a whole range of housing issues including private renting, access to welfare, squatting, co-operatives and social housing. I was asked to livestream on the Sunday and it[…]

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