New blog post imported from «Occupy News Network» by Pedro L: Police Clash with Cyclists During Critical Mass Protest In London 3 years, 6 months ago
In London an incident of police violence has occurred at Critical Mass, the monthly ‘protest on wheels’ in which thousands of cyclists, accompanied by skateboarders and roller bladers, take to the streets in major cities world-wide.
Occurring on the last Friday of every month Critical Mass is an opportunity for a fun, mobile party as well as to draw attention to environmental concerns and propose the bike as an alternative to the petrol engine.… Read more
After the 30th consecutive night of student protests mass arrests have taken place. 518 protesters were arrested and fined $600 while over 170 were detained.
The Montreal Gazette reported that the march was peaceful until Police kettled a large group of protesters.… Read more
New blog post imported from «Occupy News Network» by Pedro L: 25th May 2012 – Short for words: Ukrainian MPs trade punches over language bill 3 years, 6 months ago
The Ukrainian Parliament resembled a pub when a rowdy brawl broke out between opposition and pro-presidential deputies. What sparked the tussle was a moot bill that sought to grant the Russian language official status in parts of the country.
The scuffle erupted after opposition deputies, bearing Orthodox icons and banners, took to the stand to argue against the proposed legislation, saying it was important to preserve Ukrainian unity.… Read more
New blog post imported from «Occupy News Network» by Pedro L: Solidarity Means Attack – Call For Support From Montréal! 3 years, 6 months ago
by INSURGENT G
May 1st 2012 – Montreal
reposted from anarchist news
– poster circulating around the strike
On Friday, May 18, 2012, two new laws came into effect in montréal. Their purpose is to stifle the anti-capitalist revolt that has emerged from the student strike that began in this province fifteen weeks ago, to restore order and clear the way for the implementation of austerity measures in this territory.… Read more
New blog post imported from «Occupy News Network» by Pedro L: Canadian police arrest nearly 700 students in tuition protests 3 years, 6 months ago
MONTREAL — Canadian police made nearly 700 arrests after mass protests by students in several cities on Wednesday night.
Some 518 arrests were made in Montreal as officers moved in on students demonstrating against government plans to raise college tuition costs, CBC News reported.… Read more
New blog post imported from «Occupy News Network» by Pedro L: A4e hit by fresh allegations of an “unethical culture” and “systemic fraud” 3 years, 6 months ago
Embattled ‘welfare-to-work’ company A4e has been hit by fresh claims of fraud and impropriety this morning.
Today’s Telegraph reveals that in secret evidence to a Parliamentary committee on Tuesday, A4e’s former head of audit, Eddie Hutchinson, provided documentation showing how an “unethical culture” led to “systemic fraud” at the company, which still holds several government contracts, despite being stripped last week of its Mandatory Work Activity contract in the south-east.… Read more
New blog post imported from «Occupy News Network» by Pedro L: Twitter permanently suspends activist group account 3 years, 6 months ago
Twitter has suspended activist group, Space Hijackers, account after a complaint by Locog(Game Organisers) that the activist group engaged in defacing the trademark logo.
A week after Space Hijackers set themselves up as the “official protesters of the London 2012 Olympic Games”, Twitter suspended the account without warning, saying the satirists’ use of the logo as a Twitter picture was an abuse of its rules as it meant they could be “confused” with an actual Olympic sponsor.… Read more
New blog post imported from «Occupy News Network» by Pedro L: Corruption Discovered in Police Anti-Corruption Unit 3 years, 6 months ago
Scotland Yard is uncovering evidence that detectives in the Metropolitan Police anti-corruption unit received roughly £20,000 for information regarding convicted Nigerian politician, James Ibori.
Private Investigation Firm RISC Management was hired by Ibori in 2007 when he discovered he was being investigated for serious fraud.… Read more
The international credit ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Greece to class CCC after the newly elected MPs failed to form a coalition. Fitch states that its decision to downgrade Greece is in part due to the possibility of an anti-austerity party winning a majority, a real possibility considering that the majority of MPs were elected on anti-austerity platforms.… Read more
In the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk two FEMEN activists have been arrested after knocking over the Euro Cup, otherwise known as the Henri Delaunay trophy, awarded to the winner of the European Football Championship. Bearing her breasts in defiance, 23 year old Yulia Kovpachik, attempted to topple the trophy while posing to be photographed.… Read more
BY DAVID ROSEN
The company’s attitudes toward privacy have grown increasingly dismissive. Now some countries are taking notice
In 1999, Scott McNealy, the former head of Sun MicroSystems, reportedly declared, “You have zero privacy anyway….Get over it.” He unintentionally let the proverbial cat out of the bag of the digital age.… Read more
On Saturday the picture used in Guerilla Art group Faction’s action was found in East London, it was on shop front.
The art group put it up recently in support of the St Paul’s protest. A week previously there was a ‘massacre of the innocents’ when peaceful occupiers were seized by snatch squads in a celebration of the one year of the Indignados movement.… Read more
In the opening days of the London Occupation, in which thousands of people packed into the small square outside St Paul’s Cathedral, I attended a sermon by the Canon Giles Fraser and to my astonishment experienced the complete totality of the universe, often known as God.… Read more
“In the time when the earth lies dying there will come a generation with the courage, the goodness and the strength of will to overcome the oppressors who enslave all things. Today that generation lives.” – Native American Lore
I grew up in a time of prosperity… and war.… Read more
New blog post imported from «Occupy News Network» by Pedro L: ‘Big brother’ lamp posts can hear, see and bark ‘Obey!’ at you 3 years, 6 months ago
America welcomes a new brand of smart street lightning systems: energy-efficient, long-lasting, complete with LED screens to show ads. They can also spy on citizens in a way George Orwell would not have imagined in his worst nightmare.
With a price tag of $3,000+ apiece, according to an ABC report, the street lights are now being rolled out in Detroit, Chicago and Pittsburgh, and may soon mushroom all across the country.… Read more
New blog post imported from «Occupy News Network» by Pedro L: Greece faces stark election choice – in or out of the euro 3 years, 6 months ago
Collapse of coalition talks plunges eurozone into fresh turmoil as EU policymakers work on plans for post-Greek single currency
Larry Elliott, and Helena Smith in Athens
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 15 May 2012 20.32 BST
Europe is facing a month of political and economic upheaval after the failure of nine days of coalition talks in Greece prompted fears on Tuesday that a fresh election in the crisis-torn country would herald the start of the breakup of the single currency.… Read more
New blog post imported from «Occupy News Network» by Pedro L: Video of Woman Being Seized from Peaceful assembly by Snatch Squad at Bank of England 3 years, 6 months ago
As part of the 12M celebrations in London for the one year of the Spanish Indignados movement. Police were in heavy numbers,Metropolitan police, city of london corporation police, territorial support group, they used kettling from the beginning of March, it looked more like the Police had Occupied The Bank Of England.… Read more
BY REBECCA BURNS
On May 12, demonstrations will be held in cities across Europe and the Americas—from Rio de Janeiro to New York to Madrid—in a declared day of “global revolution.”
The obvious question is: Can one just declare such a thing?… Read more
New blog post imported from «Occupy News Network» by Pedro L: The world is dying to make money for the City of London 3 years, 6 months ago
Whether you analyse the causes of ecological destruction, financial injustice, human rights abuses or undemocratic elite power, a significant proportion of these tragedies can be traced to the City of London. The assertion that corporations behave as psychopaths is backed up by looking at the actions and impacts of the powerful multinational companies based In London.… Read more
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