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Golden Dawn thrown into the sea by Anarchists

06-04-2013 23:02

Golden Dawn get drunk, make Nazi salutes, attack immigrants & locals, then get thrown into the sea by Anarchists

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Celtic fans rally in George Square

06-04-2013 22:23

Celtic fans in George Square
Celtic fans rally to protest against the Offensive Behaviour at Football Bill. The rally was organised by Fans Against Criminalisation an organisation of the Celtic Fans Groups.

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BarnCamp 2013 rural skillsharing gathering

06-04-2013 20:20

BarnCamp 2013 Flyer
HacktionLab are pleased to announce that BarnCamp is back in 2013 on the 7th, 8th and 9th of June. Camping for up to four nights high up in the Wye Valley on an organic farm co-operative with food included for £35 (£32 in advance, and concessions also available on asking).

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Mass Movement Of Monsanto Boycott Growing

06-04-2013 20:19

A victim of genetic engineering
The Obama signing of a 'Monsanto Protection Act' has given great impetus to
the worldwide Monsanto boycott

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Brendan O'Neill

06-04-2013 16:04

Fake leftie who wants benefits cut

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Earth First Summer Gathering: 7th-11th August 2013

06-04-2013 10:00

This year's the Summer Gathering will be in the Hastings area near the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road campaign. It will run from the evening of Wednesday 7th August and finish on Sunday 11th August.

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Occupy Nottingham Returns

06-04-2013 08:55

Friday 5 April 2013

Having spent 6 months camping in the Market Square, and then moving out after threat of eviction .... they're back.

Well, not with the camp you understand.

But members hope to regularly be about in the Square and Speakers Corner, to continue the dialogue with the public about the cuts, horrible bankers, workfare ..... oh, and the all rest!

They say:

"We are displaying solidarity with the thousands of other occupations across the globe.

Our aim was, and still is, through peaceful protest; highlight corporate and individual greed, inequality, war, tyranny, corruption, persecution, suffering, & hardship around the the globe, and here in Nottingham.

Join Us! Show you disagree with a world run by banks, are annoyed with the lack of concern for environmental issues or pick any number of things that are wrong with the world today. Stand for change!"

Please drop by and support their efforts if you can.


Occupy Nottingham: the end of the beginning? [Feature with collected links of the progress]


Collected Occupy Piccys:


Occupy Love


Occupy Nottingham





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"It is not enough to curse the darkness.

                                   It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"




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A Further PCS National Walkout/Strike

05-04-2013 18:55


Friday 5 April 2013, Nottingham

As part of their rolling days of action, members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) walked out of the Station Street Job Centre, Nottingham at 1pm today.



Their actions designed to highlight their concerns over pay, pensions and the governments continued austerity measures.  As part of continuing protest, the walk out is to be taken together with other national and sector-specific strikes and protests over the next three months.

I understand that PCS members, working at HM Revenue and Customs, will also be taking action on Monday 8th April.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: 

“These walkouts, following our strike on budget day, are part of an ongoing campaign of industrial action and protests to put pressure on a government that is refusing to even talk to us.

“Civil and public servants are working harder than ever to provide the services we all rely on but, instead of rewarding them, the government is imposing cuts to their pay, raiding their pensions and trying to rip up their basic working conditions.

“We have asked for talks but ministers and senior officials have refused, so we are taking action to oppose and shine a light on what are deeply unfair and unnecessary cuts to the living standards of hard-working public servants.”


Nottingham PCS Strike & Demo in Nottingham


PCS protests at changes to working conditions


Nottingham Labour MP's response to Workfare


Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)


Weekend of action starts on 5 April


PCS Briefing Next National Action / half-day strike  .pdf



Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham.  UK



Member of the National Union of Journalists [NUJ]


"It is not enough to curse the darkness.

                                   It is also necessary to light a lamp!!"




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Dramatisation of 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthrop

05-04-2013 16:55

Stephen Lowe's dramatisation of Robert Tressell's novel is a gross distortion of the original text.

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My home town is Hastings (aka Mugsborough) where Robert Tressell’s novel is set in the early nineteen hundreds and when young I was acquainted with some people who had known Bob Noonan (Tressell’s real name) including Harry Green, Tressell’s apprentice, who appears as ‘Bert’ in the novel.

Back in the nineteen eighties I saw a performance of Stephen Lowe’s adaptation for the stage and was rather surprised at the liberties he had taken with the story line of the original.  The main character ‘Owen’ (obviously closely modelled on Tressell himself) is a committed activist in the Social Democratic Federation, the original Marxist political organisation in Britain.  Accordingly, Owen is very hostile towards the recently formed Labour Party which he sees as reformist and accommodating to capitalism – no change then.

Thus, I was rather surprised that towards the end of Stephen Lowe’s dramatisation Owen undergoes a sudden conversion to becoming a Labour Party supporter.  This is not artistic licence but a crude falsification of the spirit of the original work.  Read the book if you don’t believe me.  I see that a new production of Lowe’s dramatization is being hawked around to try to raise funds for the Labour Party.  Please show some respect for that great working class fighter and artist Robert Tressell and avoid this travesty like the plague.


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Somerset Coalfields blog

05-04-2013 10:55

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UG#628 - Asking Forbidden Questions (Why Do People Put Up With Capitalism?)

05-04-2013 02:39

This week we learn how much effort has been put to making people assume that the virtues of capitalism are beyond question. We hear three Marxian commentators offering their own angles on the development of capitalism in USA, interspersed with a reprise of Noam Chomsky from episode 29 on the elite's determination to control the public mind lest the democratic state serve the wishes of the majority rather than the privilege of the few.

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Islington meeting wants no bedroom tax evictions

04-04-2013 20:38

Local campaigner speaks up at bedroom tax meeting
Islington Hands Off Our Public Services organised a meeting in a Canonbury community centre about the Con-Dem bedroom tax. Islington Council's deputy leader spoke.

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Bristol Hunt Sabs end of season round-up

04-04-2013 14:55


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Come to StopG8 gathering this weekend

04-04-2013 11:48

The StopG8 UK-wide meeting is nearly upon us. With not much more than 2
months to go till the big week, the time to come and get involved is right
now ...

The StopG8 meeting at LARC starts on Saturday 6th at 11 am (10am for
tea/coffee) and finishes at 5.30pm. On Sunday 7th the meeting begins at
11am and finishes at 4.45pm

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04-04-2013 11:11

US-Foltergefängnis-Irak ...... Camp Nama: Neue Details des von den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika betriebenen Foltergefängnisses im Irak ......... The Guardian hat einen Bericht veröffentlicht, der auf neuen Interviews mit britischen Soldaten beruht, die Folter und Misshandlung irakischer Gefangener in dem von den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika betriebenen Gefängnis Camp Nama nach dem Einmarsch im Jahr 2003 beobachtet haben.

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Schumacher Research Conference

04-04-2013 10:55

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On the death of president Chavez/No hero/No dictator

04-04-2013 10:54

The late Venezuelan president Chavez deserves appreciation for his
social ''Bolivarian'' programs and his anti imperialist engagement.
However, reprehensible sides of his reign are the repression in Venezuela and the oppression of the freedom of expression.
His friendly relationships with dictators like Assad, Lushenko and Kaddafi are disgustable.
Therefore he doesn't deserve the unconditional praise he gets from his leftist admirors.