Last summer’s assault on Gaza, which killed over 2,200 Palestinians, was one of the most brutal effects of Israel’s ongoing occupation and colonisation of historic Palestine. The massacre was carried out using drones manufactured by Israeli arms company Elbit Systems. In response, activists occupied Elbit’s factory in Shenstone, causing its operations to grind to a[…]Read more →
The Black Dissidents are a group of black and brown radical activists, fighting against the shackles of capitalism and the institutional injustice that comes with it.
This means that we are anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-capitalist, anti-islamophobia, anti-transphobia, anti-homophobia, and anti-imperialist. We believe that all of these are connected: to fight one, you must fight them all.[…]
The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy
(Update on my Gandhi arrest!)
At 11.30am on Monday – three things were happening for me simultaneuously.
I was giving the talk that I was invited to give about The Prostitute State at the Runnymede Eco-Village Festival of Democracy which was surrounded by police, illegally[…]
The Independent Living Fund in England closes at the end of June yet even now many ILF recipients have no idea what will happen to them after that date. Many are facing cuts in funding and even the threat, as we said was a possibility, of residential care.
DWP are saying there are no problems[…]
The Radical Left Assembly had it’s 3rd large meeting on the 14th. It was a roaring success.
The meeting had around 250 attendees. It was at the CLF Cafe in Peckham. A historic cultural space with a real community feel. Women lead the main parts of the meeting while men looked after the creche and[…]
MAGNA CARTA VS RUNNYMEDE ECO VILLAGE
Eco-villagers call on police to stop overeaching powers and respect the law
Human rights lawyers say democracy workshop leaders and festival goers should be allowed in
Eco-villagers issue statement to Surrey police
Use of “Illegal rave” legislation inappropriate
Organisers of the Runnymede Festival for Democracy  have been advised[…]
Runnymede Festival of Democracy Lives!!
I contacted the Festival organisers last night to see if they still wanted me to do my talk on The Prostitute State – How Britain’s Democracy Has Been Bought at the Festival on Monday at 11am and this is the text I got back:
“Yes we do! Determined festival goers[…]
In The Shadow of Magna Carta by Donnachadh McCarthy
“Brutal, really. Bloody Brutal.”
Runnymede Eco-village which was the subject of this lovely pictorial article on this week’s BBC Online and which is staging the Runnymede Festival of Democracy at which I am to speak about the The Prostitute State and the corruption of Britain’s democracy[…]
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