From John Lennon’s Working Class Hero
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[...]
A property-owning oligarchy has London in its grip
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[...]
How the Hedge “Vulture” Funds can Seize Control of the Co-op Bank
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[...]
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[...]