EU Greens defeated on proposal for European Court to act as filter in Investor-State Dispute Settlements
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has been the focus of critics of the EU-US Free Trade Agreement/ TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) – and European Union (EU) Greens are against the inclusion of ISDS, which would allow corporations to take nation states to court in the event that national laws were detrimental to their profit margins.Read more →
In 2013, investors initiated at least 57 known Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) cases pursuant to International Investment Agreements. The[...]
“A succinct, well produced and informative video about the most serious attack ever waged on democracy in my lifetime” – Polly Tickle.
US-EU Free Trade Agreement.
Call it what you will the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) must not be allowed to be a part of it.
10 REASONS TO OPPOSE INVESTOR SUPER RIGHTS
The imposition of austerity has no democratic mandate from the public. Nobody voted for the privatisation of the NHS, or the Bedroom Tax, and the Liberal Democrats were quite prepared to renege on one of the key promises they made to their voters on tuition fees.Read more →
Our system of parliamentary democracy is unable to deal with the consequences of a social crisis it helped to create. We are facing record homelessness, while many more[...]
ISDS in 2012 marked a new record, as there were at least 62 new investment arbitration cases being initiated against sovereign nation states. The highest number of known treaty-based disputes ever filed in one year. 2013 has the second highest number of treaty disputes, numbering 57 cases.Read more →
2012 also had the highest pay out to a corporation (US$1.77 billion) in Occidental vs. Ecuador. The Ecuadorian government stripped Occidental Petroleum Corporations of its oil concessions in[...]
It wasn’t as sunny as the March Assembly but 80 people attended, along with two police vans and a quantity of police, who checked how long OL intended to stay, then watched from a distance.Read more →
With April 5th being the anniversary of the Bedroom Tax, people in cities around the UK had taken to the streets to protest this unjust austerity measure.
In London, there was an ‘Axe the Tax’ rally at One Hyde[...]
“Now in a world of international capitalism, we are being dominated increasingly by people we did not elect, can’t remove and who therefore do not have to listen to us…..” Tony Benn, Steps of St.Pauls, 9/11/11.
Tony Benn visited Occupy LSX twice. The first visit is presented here care of Peter Woodbridge’s You Tube channel.
The second visit is presented here care of Smugglersrecords You Tube Channel. I remember[...]Read more →
MAJOR ACTIVITY HAS BEGUN at IGas Energy’s fracking site in Salford. We will be converging for The Northern Gas Gala! TOMORROW from 9am!Read more →
Join the fight to protect this community & the North West!
For directions & info on what to bring see: http://northerngasgala.org.uk/
First Arrest at Barton Moss Protection Camp.
WHY does this ONE man warrant this much policing, this much bloody pressure, this much bullying? Sick, wrong, warped and in no way resembling[...]
UK DISABILITY HISTORY MONTH. MOAT CONFERENCE. MOVING ON AT COVENTRY TRANSPORT MUSEUM. Saturday 23rd November 2013
UK DISABILITY HISTORY MONTH.Read more →
Celebrating Our Struggle for Independent Living: No Return to the Institution or Isolation
The treatment of disabled people and thinking about physical and mental difference has varied over time. Overwhelmingly the experience has been negative, but there are always individuals and episodes of history that go against the grain, resulting in positive experiences for some disabled people. For Disabled People to live independently is now recognised as a Human Right under[...]
Two unique events exploring debt, crisis and resistance, coming up this week. A public lecture (Thursday 21 November) and a seminar (Saturday 23 November) with George Caffentzis, David Graeber, Christina Laskaridis, Johnna Montgomerie and others.Read more →
DEBT | CRISIS | CAPITALISM: A PUBLIC LECTURE
Thursday 21 November
ULU – Malet St, London, WC1E 7HY
A public lecture on debt, crisis and capitalism with George Caffentzis, David Graeber and Christina Laskaridis.
Organised in collaboration with:[...]
LIVESTREAM: BARNET BOHEMIANS LOCAL PUBLIC ASSEMBLY
Public Assembly DetailsRead more →
Mike Freer MP front yard occupied come support
Occupy camp set up on front yard of Mike Freer MP (old Margaret thatchers ) constituency office 212 Ballards Lane N12(west finchley tube) in protest at section 144 anti squat law that causes homeless to freeze this winter.come and support bring people tents n food to the frontline now.tory office said it was ok to protest on front[...]
ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL STEPS, OCCUPY LONDON GARead more →
60-80 people participated in this assembly on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. Minutes to follow, livestream below.
Courtesy of the Occupylsx Bambuser channel you can view the GA even if you weren’t able to be there. The GA’s are livestreamed as often as Occupy can manage to[...]