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5 things I learnt while skipping yesterday

Posted by on 2 Jul 14 in Action, Non-fiction | 0 comments

5 things I learnt while skipping yesterday

It’s the end of an academic year, and undergraduate students have been busying themselves packing to go home. But after filling the car full of all sorts of accumulations, the remaining clothes, kettles, toasters, etc all lie unwanted but still working. And that’s not even touching on the subject of food. Luckily, bins are handy and close by, and the privileged student only needs to pack things into black bags to forget about them. Therefore, I decided to see if I could salvage few things, possibly for myself or for friends, or for many of the people I eat with at Food Not Bombs....

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Tearing out page 3 from Sun – a reason why the LSE Hayek society are wrong

Posted by on 14 Nov 12 in Action, Politics | 8 comments

Tearing out page 3 from Sun – a reason why the LSE Hayek society are wrong

Last Thursday, LSE Student Union voted to ban the sales of the Sun newspaper from Union shops. The vote was advertised across campus, and took place in a Union General Meeting (which all members of the union can attend). There were good points made on both sides – women’s liberty became central to the discussion, with Alice Stott’s view on sex workers and the class-basis of the motion being the most convincing against the motion. Despite a 64% vote for the motion and the subsequent banning of the newspaper,  a week later, LSE SU Hayek Society decided to take it upon...

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Illogic of the TUC

Posted by on 25 Mar 11 in Action, Politics | 1 comment

From: Nishma Doshi Subject: On the day arrangements : Caroline Lucas Speaking Hello, I had a quick request to make. As I hear, Caroline Lucas will not be able to speak at the march even though Ed Miliband will. I have two main concerns with this: 1. Caroline has been one of the few MPs that has solidly spoken out against cuts right from the beginning. She has been louder and stronger than Ed Miliband and would be a great asset to the campaign. 2. We will need to work together to fight these cuts. This is not about political platform, but about false economics and ridiculous rhetoric that will...

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Austerity: Where the innocent have to prove themselves not guilty

Posted by on 21 Mar 11 in Action, Politics, Social Justice | 0 comments

I am angry. Angry that the government that I did not elect is cutting off benefits to millions of people who desperately need it. Angry that I am lied to continuously by politicians that are more concerned about their pockets than public welfare. Angry that the government ignores democratic action and the voices of its people. I am shouting. Shouting desperately to have my voice heard by a biased and corporatised press. Shouting for life to be about living again and not about endless accumulation. Shouting for the people whose voices are silenced by authority, competition and brutality. I am...

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At the brink of civil war, stop the violence!

Posted by on 21 Feb 11 in Action, Politics | 0 comments

“When people turn on their TVs and see this footage, they’ll say, ‘Oh my God, that’s horrible,’ and then they’ll go back to eating their dinners” ~ Hotel Rwanda Watching the news over the last few days, I have felt my heart burn with rage, my limbs tremble with fear and my mouth burst with obscenities. But I have silently turned away from the thousands being crushed by military oppression in Libya, in Bahrain, in Yemen, in Gabon… Turned away to give up and jump into frivolous fun as innocent people die at the hands of military dictatorships....

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Intelligence, innovation & disruption: renewing anticuts

Posted by on 8 Feb 11 in Action | 2 comments

If you’re feeling a little under the weather with councils announcing their cuts to schools, housing, jobs and services – this is not the time to sink back and accept it. The Tories have presented us with a storm – a cyclone – of cuts that will affect all of us, but staying at home and hiding under the bed doesn’t mean it’s going to go away. Right now we still have the opportunity of fighting back, of getting through, of winning a concourse against gloom. And we will. Why? Because our fight is protecting the poorest, the most vulnerable and basic human...

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