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RECLAIM THE POWER DIRECT ACTION WITH BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP

 
Reclaim the Power decided to engage in direct action outside the Cuadrilla Fracking site by having a street party.
Unfortunately, the police were most put out by the peaceful civil disobedience. They may have expected people to break onto the site, but the community protection camp preferred to have a party.
Due to the[...]

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BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP

 

The third weekend of the Balcombe Community Protection Camp and the site now has over 100 tents. They are then joined by a few hundred people everyday, but more are needed.
The camp is getting more donations of tents and sleepingbags. The Kitchen is lacto-ovo vegetarian. This is important for health and safety reasons,[...]

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BALCOMBE PROTECTION CAMP. DAY 11

 
Update at 0700hours Sunday Morning.

West Kent Green Party showing solidarity.

Various interviews throughout the day.[...]

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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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#GREATGASGALA.FIRST WEEKEND IN BALCOMBE, SUSSEX

 

The Anti-Frack Camp is about 10 minutes walk from Balcombe Train Station. From Blackfriars, Victoria, East Croydon or Brighton.
At the exit, just turn to your right and walk down the road and you will hit the camp.
For the last 4 days the community in Balcombe, supported by people from across Sussex and[...]

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Standing Pretty

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 Last month, we promised this[...]

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Speaker’s Corner: Economic WG and Hyde Park Assembly

It started as an experiment, but the Economics Working Group are now taking economics to the people visiting Speakers’ Corner Hyde Park.

 
General Assembly Agenda:
Trenton Oldfield.
Police Spies and Stephen Lawrence smear campaign.

Consensus reached on the following things:
1. Consensus to entrust the press team to write a solidarity statement for Trenton[...]

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The climate change threat and one million climate jobs: Marquee 2.

Despite the government’s rhetoric on climate change, our emissions continue to increase. The speakers will suggest that investment in climate jobs, renewables and associated research is not only essential in itself but offers a way out of the recession too. The discussion will move on to ways to strengthen links between the environmental and the[...]

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Corporate whining : Thames Water and Tax Avoidance. unpacked and debunked by the OL Economics WorkingGroup.

Question: article from Forbes magazine.
This article was sent to me by a friend who is slightly sceptical about my activities. Can someone who is less economically challenged than myself help me unpack this one?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/06/11/another-silly-corporate-tax-story-this-time-its-thames-water/
Answer from Clive:
These tax avoidance stories are complex and lead to ambivalence among the audience. Unlike many within[...]

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