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ECONOMICS WG MEETING. ‘SAVAGE MONEY’ BY ANDY CONIO.

Dear Friends
I have been asked to speak again to my paper on Debt ‘Savage Money’ this Friday.
I’m very happy to discuss the issues raised in more detail. Will you please read the paper and come with questions and answers so that we can answer the problems posed by the paper together. None of[…]

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JULY 4th 2012 HOUSING PETITION TO NO. 10 DOWNING STREET

Housing Petition to No 10 Downing Street.
A Community Housing Policy Fit for Purpose
Housing is the third most fundamental of human needs after water and food and it is therefore a matter of grave concern in a supposedly civilised democracy that there has been nothing resembling a responsible policy on this front for more[…]

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CO-OPERATIVE BANK VULTURES: SOMALI PIRATES “RESCUE” OIL TANKER

Somali Pirates “Rescue” Oil Tanker
by Sean Boyle
Describing the Co-op Bank “recapitalisation” plan as a “rescue” is like saying Somali pirates have “rescued” an oil tanker from the Persian Gulf.
In many ways the UK’s Co-op Bank is neither fish nor fowl: not mutual yet owned by the mutually owned Co-op Group; the Co-op[…]

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BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP VIGIL EVICTED. 19/11/2013

A moody end to the Vigil at Balcombe Community Protection Camp Tuesday 19th November. The vigil was given less than 40 minutes, before their equipment was seized by Bailiffs.
One thing to be noted, is that to never underestimate the power of the photographer. without them these thugs would have rolled over us even quicker[…]

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CO-OP BANK: MUTUAL OR BUST

Since the appalling news of a Co-op Bank takeover by US hedge “vulture” funds (Aurelius Capital and Silver Point Capital) a growing body of Co-op members and bank customers are rallying to restore co-operative control and underpin the bank’s commitment to ethical investment.
Background
The future of the Co-op Bank has been in doubt since[…]

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SWISS TO VOTE ON GUARANTEED $2800 MONTHLY INCOME FOR ALL ADULTS.

Swiss to Vote on Guaranteed $2800 Monthly Income for All Adults
http://gawker.com/swiss-to-vote-on-guaranteed-28-000-monthly-income-for-1441514881
http://news.msn.com/world/swiss-to-vote-on-dollar2800-monthly-income-for-all-adults?stay=1
From Diana – Some potentially useful links:
European initiative: http://basicincome2013.eu/
UK group: http://basicincome.org.uk/
Clues to why UBI is supported by very different groups, for very different reasons (including some neoliberals!):
http://basicincome.org.uk/article/2013/10/neoliberalism/
I still reckon the risks of it being turned on its[…]

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HOMELESS HOUSES IN CHELSEA.

This is the question being asked by a few people. Kensington and Chelsea contains some of the most expensive real estate in London, yet there are a number of empty residential properties, some empty for years.
In this case, it has become more profitable to keep a property empty instead of having them occupied. Statistics[…]

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ACHTUNG – PRIVATISATION A NAZI LEGACY

Achtung – Privatisation a Nazi legacy!! ~ Michael Gold.
Mrs Thatcher is universally credited with creating the privatisation regime that now extends across most of the planet – yet the real roots of privatisation originated in Nazi Germany. The Spanish economist Germà Bel1 has traced the origins of the word ‘privatisation’ to the German word,[…]

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WHO’S BANKING ON CARNEY?

 
“It is true, we have the only banks in the western world that are not looking at bailouts or anything like that.”  Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister, 23rd February 2009.1
Mark Carney’s appointment as the new Governor of the Bank of England (BOE) was, we have been told, based mainly on how successful he[…]

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