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B&NES Council, Curo Housing & the missing secure tenancy agreements

02-06-2015 14:34

Following investigations by the ICO B&NES Council claims it passed the paper copies of 13000 secure tenancy agreements to Curo Housing (formerly Somer Community Housing Trust) which Curo Housing denies ever having received.

On that basis the ICO states it cannot make a decision on which organisation is to blame for this loss as there is a lack of evidence to prove one way or the other ie: its the word of a senior B&NES Council Officer against the word of a senior Curo Housing manager !

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Anti "Austerity" Demo in Cambridge.

02-06-2015 01:43

Coalition of the Willing, in the Market Square, Cambridge.
Last Saturday (May 30th) about 200 local residents marched through the streets of Cambridge united in one goal: an end to "Austerity" politics.

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ANTIFA: LONDON EDL MEMBER - KKK & SWASTIKA TATS @edlnews @slatedl @misscheeky666

30-05-2015 16:39

No surprise there. A tagged EDL thug was spotted yesterday in North London with EDL, KKK and Swastika tattoos. He was, as par for the course, wearing an electronic tag on his ankle.

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UG#708 - Facing The Failing Culture of Control - 1 (Drugs, Addiction and Health)

29-05-2015 07:27

We look at a culture obsessed with control, focusing this episode on the level of the individual. Charles Eisenstein briefly contrasts the old story of isolated individuals in competition with the emerging story of ourselves as parts of a larger self. Then we hear Tomi Gomory, co-author of "Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs" on the increasing efforts made to control and categorize people by classifying them as "mentally ill". After some thoughts from Ivan Illich on iatrogenesis, we hear Rebecca Tiger, author of "Judging Addicts", on how the public perception of addiction has been managed as part of the "War on Drugs".U

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GARY DAVIS UKIP'S WORST EVER HYPOCRITE @slatukip @edlnews @slatfascists @slatedl

28-05-2015 23:24

Gary Davis has been exposed as UKIP's worst ever hypocrite. A loather of Muslims and immigration, and a follower of bluehand, he decides to leave Britain and immigrate to a Muslim country - Indonesia, whilst bleating on all day and all night about stopping Muslims from immigrating to the UK.

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WHAT NOW FOR TOMMY TIT? @edlnews @slatedl @slatfascists @misscheeky666 @slatukip

27-05-2015 00:15

Since leaving the ranks of the EDL where he had arose to notoriety by assuming the identity of a real dead Luton football hooligan, stealing the MIG name for a new brand of crappy pseudo-hooligan gear, Stephen Yaxley Lennon has become an internet-only racist, logging onto facebook and twitter to racially abuse brown people outside of the media glare he craves, as as he tumbles arse-first into obscurity.

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Liz Kendall vs Tower Hamlets - It is Rabina's Canvassers at the doors

26-05-2015 10:09

In two weeks time, the embattled Council in Tower Hamlets may have a new occupant in the post of Executive Mayor

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24-05-2015 12:09

Burning Books Bahar stylee

I didn't invent the hashtag, although I did think of it on the bus (and I don't have a smartphone). As it goes, I'm most certainly not in favour of killing Bahar, and I don't even think that she should be sacked.

This is not the first time that she has been the subject of media attention at Goldsmiths, the university where my eyes were forced wide open on a Social Anthropology course a couple of decades ago.

I can't say that I am entirely comfortable with her style of politics, whether it is the burning of Socialist Worker, or telling white people that they are not welcome at a union screening of Dear White People, a movie which I ended up watching alone in my front room, but might have got more from if I had watched it with others and there had been a discussion about it afterwards.

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21-05-2015 14:09

As reported in the Express and Star newspaper, Jeff Marsh's cowardly Pie and Mash Squad have reinvented themselves into a brand new fascist street fighting group "All Football Fans/Firms Against Islamisation" (AFFFAI),
and are marching on Saturday June 13th in Dudley. Casuals United's previous actions amounted to throwing female anti-cuts protestors down stairs.

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"Fuck Tory Scum!"

18-05-2015 22:05

On this day 70 years ago joyous drunken revellers danced in the Mall and jumped in the fountains at Trafalgar Square – and today it’s a crime to drink outdoors. Now formally bustling public houses are virtually empty of local people. Not surprising, where a pint of beer can cost more than a meal in this land of austerity and taxes and cuts imposed by the Conservative Party.

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#TransActing: A Market of Values

17-05-2015 21:29

DEADLINE 1st June 2015: Open Call for #TransActing: A Market of Values on 11th July 2015 across from Tate Britain. Exploring value/valorisation and evaluation in a market of stalls held by diverse people, organisations and others intent on challenging the rampant financialisation of value. It's wealth beyond capital that will be produced at #TransActing. Join us!

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IWW Introduction and Prefigurative Politics recordings from #SheffBookfair

16-05-2015 23:26

Attached are two recordings from the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair which was held on 16th May 2015 in the Workstation, the first is a short introduction to the Sheffield Branch of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) and the second is a presentation and discussion on Prefigurative Politics and Anarchism.

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Magna Carta - Festival For Democracy

16-05-2015 14:52

Runnymede Eco Village community in Surrey are holding a festival in the name of democracy in close proximation to the planned 800th year Magna Carta national celebrations, which Queen Elizabeth will attend.

The event , which has been named the Festival For Democracy, is co-organised with New Putney Debates and Occupy Democracy. It will host talks and debates on the issues of democracy, land rights and other rights relating to Magna Carta, with a variety of workshops throughout the day to be followed by poetry and music.

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[VIDEO] Anarchists occupy SIEMENS headquarters in Athens, Greece

13-05-2015 06:38

In the afternoon on May 11, 2015 anarchists and anti-authoritarians occupied for several hours the headquarters of multinational company Siemens in Athens, Greece in the context of Class War, asking for German and European workers solidarity in the fight against the Greek and European capitalist system.

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EDL FORGE LINKS WITH CHILDRENS SOCIETY CHARITY: @edlnews @slatedl @misscheeky666

12-05-2015 17:01

The Yorkshire Division of the EDL, who now retweet neo-nazi NWI posts on their facebook pages, are claiming to have struck a friendship with local anti-child abuse campaigners in Halifax, West Yorkshire. A registered charity who campaign against child abuse from all ethnic backgrounds, the Children's Society have been unwittingly been linked to the EDL's racialisation of crime.

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CURO Housing - Asbestos contaminated tenanted housing stock.

11-05-2015 15:26

"There are many properties with asbestos that are not logged...I would hesitate to tell tenants about known asbestos..." (email from B&NES Council Housing Department to Curo Housing Chief Executive 2nd November 1999 5.00pm)

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Philippine President Aquino no longer deserves any support from workers and trad

11-05-2015 12:04

THE workers and the trade unions throughout the world mark today the International Labor Day – 125th anniversary globally and 112th celebration here in the Philippines. This historic and revered day has been an enduring and stirring symbol for the working class despite serious setbacks caused by multipronged and systematic neoliberal attacks against the workers, the masses and their organizations, which have seriously threatened to dilute if not totally wipe out the hard-fought sociopolitical gains achieved by the labor movement in the past hundred years or so.

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Class War Party Election Results 2015

11-05-2015 09:15

Class War - still not devastating any avenues where any rich people live
Class War Party Election Results 2015

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