The economic system has evolved over centuries to satisfy vested interests which derive their power from it and exercise their will through it. If the value of land and resources was to be shared for the common good, as natural law intended, homelessness would evaporate. The foundations of inequality, conflict and environmental waste were laid[...]Read more →
Archive for ‘Working Groups’
From John Lennon’s Working Class Hero
Sent: Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 11:56
Subject: Fucking peasants?
How much can Amazon’s weary pickers afford to improve their pay and conditions before their bosses find it cheaper and easier to automate the process lock, stock and barrel? (Remember grab on the arcade slot machine, programmed NOT[...]
A property-owning oligarchy has London in its grip
London is being transformed into a glass skyscraper for the super-rich and global property speculators while many of the things which have made Europe’s largest metropolis a great place to live, work and play are set to vanish.
Human-sized pockets of houses, street markets and art centres[...]
How the Hedge “Vulture” Funds can Seize Control of the Co-op Bank
by Sean Boyle
The recapitalisation plan gives the “vultures” 45% of equity and the option to buy another 25% of equity for £125 million. Exercising this free generous option would give the “vultures” 45% + 25% = 70% ownership of the Co-op Banking[...]
Getting beyond dead end parliamentary politics
We have an obligation to put forward comprehensive alternatives whose content is a transition beyond capitalism. Thinking about and working on what kind of democratic, networked organisations are needed to reflect these aspirations and support their achievement is where we should direct our energy.
Positioning yourself to the left[...]
Intellectual property provisions in TPP (which is a good indicator of what will be in TTIP)
TPP leaked IP chapter summary (13 Nov 2013)
Prepared by MS
Note: This is a summary of the IP chapter made available by Wikileaks. TPP (or ‘Trans-Pacific Partnership’ is not the same as TTIP which is between[...]Read more →
Bank of England Resolution to Stop Vultures Asset Stripping
by Sean Boyle
Co-op Bank Policy Proposal
Previously both the Co-op Group board and Co-op Banking board are to be congratulated for their ethical and responsible action in ensuring that the Co-op’s leading brand insurance and asset management businesses were only sold to a mutually owned[...]
Please watch this short film, featuring occupier and peace pilgrim Earthian, which was recently produced by the Peace and Justice for Syria working group. Find out more about this group’s work on their website, and consider joining the group in London on Dec 10th (Human Rights Day), for a Pilgrimage for Syria.
If the idea[...]
From the farmyard to fracking, and beyond
By Mandy Pins Perkins.
We’re blessed to be staying on an organic dairy farm at present, where wildlife and fauna seem to literally sing with joy every moment of the day. Yesterday afternoon, I felt called to go outside to the yard as the birds were going absolutely[...]