The Mayor of London, who campaigned for election on the promise of keeping ticket offices open, now plans to close them as part of the 12.5% cut in the budget of London Underground (LU) announced on 21st November. This will, at a stroke, reduce safety, reduce service, cause inconvenience to the travelling public and increase the cost of travelling cattle class. The intention of London Underground is to create a self-service, supermarket model, and that[...]Read more →
UPDATE: DEMO ANNOUNCED 05/12/2013.Read more →
DO COME DOWN TO THE DEMO if you can.
senate house (university of london) was occupied yesterday, without any legal procedures cops came in to facilitate security dragging us out in hours. then there was some more pushing and violent arrests outside and some of the arrested are still inside holborn police station.
A few students at Sussex Uni have been suspended for being “leaders” in protests. Senate House have increasingly[...]
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.Read more →
If the idea of an ‘Earthian Embassy’ – for all citizens of the world – tickles you, check out Earthian’s blog, which covers[...]
Public Assembly Planned For Thursday NightRead more →
Occupy Protest Camp Outside Mike Freer MP’s Office Evicted by Bailiffs.
When: 6:30am, 28/11/13
Where: Mike Freer MP’s Constituency Office. 212 Ballards Lane, Finchley
At 6:30am high court bailiffs entered and evicted the Occupy protest camp erected by squatters outside Mike Freer MP’s constituency office, now in it’s sixth day. Written notice was delivered on the spot to the protesters as their camp and possessions where dismantled and forcibly[...]
Bring Down the Big Six: Fuel Poverty Kills!
Hundreds of people marched from bank in London to besiege the offices if Npower, one of the big 6 energy companies that has been profiteering at the cost of thousands of lives each year. Today the government announced a massive increase in the number of so called quote excess winter deaths, 29% increase to 31,000. Outside Npower people said they would not accept dying of cold[...]Read more →
Sign this petition
We still have time to save OUR fire stations
Tomorrow, Tuesday 26 November there will be an application by seven London councils for judicial review of the Mayor’s decision to close ten London fire stations and cut 552 firefighters, 14 engines and 2 FRUs. There will be a Red Balloon Protest by SLFS10 outside the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand from 930 am. From 1030am firefighters will join[...]Read more →
From John Lennon’s Working Class HeroRead more →
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 to pick up trinkets on the tray?)
It’s not only Amazon, nor we can still imagine that growth is for[...]
A property-owning oligarchy has London in its gripRead more →
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 which have escaped the greedy eyes of developers are under the hammer. Central London and even further out boroughs have[...]
How the Hedge “Vulture” Funds can Seize Control of the Co-op BankRead more →
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 Group, including the Smile online bank and other valuable assets.
Only 50.001% equity is required for executive control of the[...]
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 the EU and US. TPP is currently being negotiated in secret between 12 countries including the US, Japan, Mexico, Canada,[...]Read more →
Dear FriendsRead more →
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[...]