By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
This week the Labour Party made a manifesto pledge to abolish the scandalous ‘Non-Dom’ rule, which allows wealthy individuals to avoid paying tax on their foreign earnings, while the rest of us ordinary mortals have to pay all our tax in full. This rule is long-overdue[…]
Update. Squatters and Homeless Autonomy at Building 19.
So, far now the security thugs have stepped down after a 15hour siege. The security guards woke us up at 5am and they illegally entered our home. We swiftly acted and informed them about the law and legislation that they should have been following. After we ushered[…]
Runnymede is the historic birthplace of democracy where the Magna Carta was signed 800 years ago this year. An ecovillage was set up on the site in 2012 by people who walked out from Occupy London to begin practicing ‘people and planet before profit’.
The ecovillage is now under threat of eviction – case[…]
“..if you succeed in de-carbonising Europe, our crops will have no natural gas to grow from. We have to have carbon dioxide. This is madness. Absolute madness what you are suggesting and our industry – our agriculture industry – is going to suffer heavily if we attempt to bury carbon dioxide in the ground. It[…]Read more →
When predominantly white students have been massacred in America or in European countries, I don’t remember graphic photographs being published of their blood-soaked bodies on the floors of classrooms. The same applies to those murdered in the #CharlieHebdo offices.
Asad Rehman makes a stark point here. I’ve chosen to quote him without sharing the pictures,[…]
Latest Neoliberal attack in the legal system by Mel Strickland.
Latest neoliberal reform in the legal system: the introduction of criminal court charges coming into effect on 13 April ranging from £150 – £1200 – it will incentivise people to plead guilty as the fees are much cheaper than if you plead not guilty and[…]
Lancashire County Council announced it has launched the public consultation on the extra information submitted by Cuadrilla for its two planning applications for shale gas development in the Fylde. The consultation begins today and will run for four weeks until Friday 17th April.
Details (including new Cuadrilla submissions) via Drill or Drop: http://drillordrop.com/2015/03/20/public-consultation-begins-on-cuadrillas-revised-lancashire-fracking-plans/
New report: Health & Fracking: the impacts & opportunity costs
Excellent new report by public health charity Medact – health professionals demand immediate moratorium to fracking due to its extreme health risks. They stop short of demanding a full ban but the implications of the report lead to that conclusion – fracking is inherently dangerous[…]
Leaders Debate and the failure on the NHS by Aengus Mac Og
It’s so sad to see so many fall into the trap set by this government and their paymaster bankers and tax avoiding business backers regarding the NHS. For today, after the comments of Farage, on social networks we’ve seen the woeful justifications of[…]