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EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST ISDS IN CETA OUTSIDE BIS

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills Offices in London 12th September
Today the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement was discussed in Brussels by the European Union Trade Policy Committee.This coming week is the last chance for the Investor State Dispute Settlement provision to be removed from the text.
The EU Commission is likely to completely[…]

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European Citizens Initiative to Stop TTIP is Rejected

By Inka Stafrace

A bitter blow to all of activists and campaigners against the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) was served on Wednesday the 10th September, as the European Commission rejected the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) to stop TTIP and CETA from being further negotiated.
If the[…]

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BARNET – STOP BENEFIT SANCTIONS

Location:
Jobcentre Granta House
1 Western Rd
London N22 6UH
This was an action today in Barnet.

Barnet activists have a demonstration to complain about sanctions on claimants. The job centre in Granta House has the highest number of sanctions imposed in the local area, particularly the young people in the local YMCA.
“Job centre[…]

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE RALLY: POINT OF VIEW

By Julie Timbrell

On Saturday a fantastic solidarity rally, “London says YES”, was held at London University, Southbank. The awesome Bernadette McALiskey gave an inspiring speech, as did Allan Armstrong, from the Radical Independence Campaign, and Steve Freeman from Occupy Real Democracy. Solidarity statements were read out from virtually all of the radical left supporting[…]

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NoTTIP ACTION DAY 11th OCTOBER UPDATE

By Inka Stafrace

 
On the 11th of October 2014 join the decentralised European day of action to stop TTIP, CETA & TiSA!
May we interest you in helping us organize it?
On the 6th September, a great turn out of about 30 people turned up to the NoTTIP planning meeting for the De-Centralised European[…]

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People’s March for the NHS. #‎march4nhs

 
 
I heard about the Jarrow March for the NHS and wanted to join, but real life interfered and I could not get the time off work. I jumped at the chance to meet them on the last day of their march from Edmonton Green to Trafalgar Square. Alot easier at 9.3 miles, rather[…]

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The Systematic Destruction of our Public Services

By Peter Dombi
 
The mainstream media have so far been paying scant attention to a strike in the NHS which has been going on for 7 weeks now, making it one of the longest NHS strikes ever*. However this strike is at the centre of the ideological battle around the policy of privatisating NHS[…]

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Fracking Company Accused of ‘Dirty Tricks’ as Lancashire Nanas Vow Fight-back’

On the Fylde Peninsula, Nana Camp and Reclaim the Power camp are being take to court through an eviction notice. The camp will have already left, but of huge concern to us all is that Lord Browne’s Cuadrilla is seeking an injunction to prevent various anti-fracking groups (including all members of / people associated with[…]

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How A Scotland “Yes” Vote Could Challenge the U.K. Nuclear Weapons Program

By Steve Rushton
Crossposted from Occupy.com (USA publication)

“The entire Scottish independence movement is firmly against nuclear weapons,” Jimmy Watson, a resident at Faslane Peace Camp, tells me.

At 32 years old, Faslane is one of the world’s longest-running peace camps and a symbol of the widespread opposition to nuclear weapons both across Scotland, and[…]

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