Posts Tagged "protest"

David Cameron has blood on his hands

Posted by on 15 Mar 13 in Politics, Social Justice | 0 comments

David Cameron has blood on his hands

This is a repost of a piece written by Bethan Jones. Today I was found guilty in the Oxford Magistrates’ Court of causing “harassment, alarm and distress” following a peaceful and legal political protest in Witney in December. The judge said “I can think of nothing more alarming than the statement that ‘Cameron has blood on his hands.'” I will continue to say that Cameron has blood on his hands, whenever the opportunity presents itself. 30 people have died as a direct result of the government’s ‘welfare reforms’. Thousands have died after...

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Book Review: Counterpower, by Tim Gee

Posted by on 9 Oct 11 in Books, Culture, Social Justice | 0 comments

We are a generation facing failed economic policies, high expenses without the means to pay for them, a lack of employment opportunities that mirrors the Great Depression, and a government that will do anything in its power to silence our complaints. None stand to support us; we are struggling together, but alone. Over the last year, we have been collecting, building movements of resistance, mounting huge campaigns that have brought thousands into forms of direct action. But keeping the momentum going is tiring, and we often need something to inspire us to keep going; stories, anecdotes,...

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Wangari Maathai: a personal memorandum

Posted by on 26 Sep 11 in Politics | 0 comments

It’s 1997. A girl lies curled up on the sofa watching the flickering images on the TV, perhaps a little passed her bedtime.  They’re showing the presidential candidates, one of whom is a woman. She’s not that interested – they all look the same to her after a while. Moi’s going to come in anyway – whatever that means. Yawning, she’s told off for being awake at this hour when there’s school the next day. She exits, the TV still flickering in the background. Two years later, and it’s the same house. The girl is called by her father to spend...

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We once were revolutionaries, and we can be again

Posted by on 1 Aug 11 in Politics | 1 comment

When I wrote previously about the lack of vision within the current left, my hope was to create a call to arms. I hoped to start a discussion on where we are heading, so that at least we could focus on getting somewhere instead of constantly playing the role of opposition. What seems to have happened is that we have become divided. Yes, we don’t all have the same goals and are not aiming for the same societies, but there has to be a discussion on some vague idea of where we are going. It is not enough to say that we are basically heading for an anti-capitalist society, as all of are...

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Exclusive: Sandhurst continued training for Bahraini officers despite protest crackdown

Posted by on 25 May 11 in Politics | 0 comments

British Military Academy Sandhurst continued to train 5 Bahraini Officers throughout the ongoing murder and abuse of democracy protesters, Bright Green and Topsoil can reveal. The information, revealed to Bright Green and Topsoil in a Freedom of Information request, shows the extent of the Government’s continued support for the regime despite the ongoing crackdown on protests. It has previously been revealed that Bahrain has in the past paid to have its troops trained in the UK. However, the continued support for the Bahraini army throughout the uprising is a new revelation....

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