Monthly Archives: April 2011

Why I believe that an economic alternative is achievable and necessary

The other day I had a debate with an unlike-minded friend over the cuts and the banks’ role in our society. When you are generally in the company politically engaged left wingers, it is all too easy to lose sight … Continue reading

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WDM Barclays Protest

On Sunday, WDM (World Development Movement) campaigners got together outside Barclays on Upper Street, Angel to raise awareness of the bank’s involvement in dangerous food speculation. As with a lot of the secretive dealings of massive financial institutions, food speculation … Continue reading

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Private Eye Reports…#4

Some cuts-related reportage, courtesy of Private Eye. PFI Controversy Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) commitments cost us dearly and often yield little reward for any other than the financiers. George Osborne, having denounced their merit prior to the election, he is … Continue reading

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UK Uncut action, London

With the government and press’s denigration of UK Uncut’s reputation it is now crucially important to sustain the campaign, support those who were arrested on the march and to re-establish ourselves as proponents of creative and effective protest and free … Continue reading

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Global Support for Robin Hood Tax

‘1,000 eminent number-crunchers from more than 50 countries have written to G20 finance ministers, urging them to slap a tax on City speculators to help the world’s poor’ (Guardian). These signatories have convened in support of the Robin Hood Tax, … Continue reading

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Fortnum145

A group you may be interested in following: Fortnum145, showing solidarity with the 145 people arrested for peaceful protests in Fortnum & Mason on 26th March http://www.facebook.com/FortnumMason145?sk=app_4949752878 http://fortnum145.org/ http://twitter.com/fm145 APW

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Private Eye Revelations 3

Here are the latest (PE 1285, 1 – 14 April): The Conservative MP Damian Green has made the UK an ever more enticing residence for rich immigrants. Under the same proposals which will prevent thousands from working or studying in … Continue reading

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