Thursday, 1 September 2016

Edward Snowden on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Freedom of Speech

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Thrift Shop (Bart & Baker Electro Swing Remix) - Postmodern Jukebox

ORIGINUK.NET DRUM AND BASS OLDSKOOL RADIO

ORIGINUK.NET DRUM AND BASS OLDSKOOL RADIO

ORIGINUK.NET – EST 31-12-1999
IS A #LONDON UNDERGROUND #DRUMANDBASS #DNB AND #OLDSKOOL #INTERNET #RADIO STATION #STREAMING WORLDWIDE 24/7

Housing Act resistance #olsx #housing #council #homeless #tory #tyranny

Piling on the Pressure

No bank holiday let up in the growing opposition to the Housing Act. There was wide coverage on Monday of local councils criticising Pay to Stay, a central part of the Act. 

The Local Government Association is calling on Government to 'rethink' Pay to Stay: http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/housing/-/journal_content/56/10180/7938704/NEWS.  We got some coverage - see links below.

AND on BBC

West London Campaigner Jan Sweeney on Today programme: 
'That's why we need controlled rents - so everyone is paying fair rents, not just council tenants.'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07q2d2q  1 hour 34 mins in

and again, alongside Cllr. Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Vice Chair of LGA:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07q1wkm#play   2 hours 13 mins in

And Glyn Robbins on BBC London: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p044v8bc#play    1 hour 38 mins in

Organising Meeting
All welcome to organising meeting next Saturday 3rd Sept 11am at  Sat 3 September 11am-1pm at St George's Town hall, basement office Unite Community, 236 Cable St London E1 0BL  near Shadwell DLR and overground station.  Send reports or suggestions if you can't make it.

Can You:

Join the protest lobby at Parliament, when MPs return for a week:
7 Sept 11am Protest lobby at Parliament - meet Old Palace Yard SW1P 3JY .

Write to MPs and Lords: see model letter: http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/resources/ and get in touch for a list of names

Leaflets and postcards are available from reception at Unite union office, 
128 Theobalds Rd WC1X 8TN  
or 
get in touch if you want some to leaflet your neigbourhood, workplace or college.


Cheers 

The hydrogen economy is much nearer than we think – The Ecologist |

The hydrogen economy is much nearer than we think – The Ecologist |

THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY IS MUCH NEARER THAN WE THINK – THE ECOLOGIST

Hydrogen made from renewable electricity is already fuelling vehicles at affordable prices, writes DAVID THORPE. But now the ‘green’ fuel is set to go from niche to mainstream – powering not just cars, trucks and buses, but storing surplus renewable energy on sunny and windy days, then to be burnt in gas turbines or fuel cells to supply the grid with reliable power on demand.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

RadFax acoustic gig 6th Oct 7:30pm-9pm @ Cafe Chula. 75 West Yard, Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AF. CAMDEN TOWN taquilla, Mexican food and live music, free entry. Trevor/Radfax

RadFax acoustic gig 6th Oct 7:30pm-9pm @ Cafe Chula. 
75 West Yard, Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AF.
CAMDEN TOWN taquilla, Mexican food and live music, free  entry.
Trevor/Radfax

Nation’s Largest Wind Project Gets Approval – EcoWatch |

Nation’s Largest Wind Project Gets Approval – EcoWatch |

France demands an end to TTIP talks | Business | The Guardian

France demands an end to TTIP talks | Business | The Guardian

France’s trade minister has increased the pressure on the proposed EU-US trade deal by calling for the talks to be called off.
Matthias Fekl, the French minister for foreign trade, tweeted that his government demanded negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) should cease.

Ushti Baba - Merry Go Round

Jeremy Corbyn proposing digital 'bill of rights' - BBC News #olsx #corbyn #digital #democracy

Jeremy Corbyn proposing digital 'bill of rights' - BBC News

Jeremy Corbyn proposing digital 'bill of rights'

Jeremy Corbyn speaking in London
Image captionMr Corbyn said faster broadband was helping to "repopulate" parts of the UK
Every home and business in the UK would have guaranteed access to high-speed broadband as part of a digital "bill of rights" proposed by Jeremy Corbyn.
In his Digital Democracy Manifesto the Labour leader said slow broadband was a "barrier to learning and a source of social and economic exclusion".
Providing a truly universal UK service across would cost £25bn, he said.
Mr Corbyn pledged to "democratise the internet" if he took power, including consulting on online election voting.
Speaking in Shoreditch, Mr Corbyn also argued his leadership campaign's use of new technology would be a model for a future general election campaign and represented the party's "path to victory" in 2020.
The Labour leader is using social media to appeal to activists, particularly younger voters, in his fight against challenger Owen Smith.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Native American Pipeline Protest Halts Construction in N. Dakota | InsideClimate News #olsx #indigenous #resistance #usa

Native American Pipeline Protest Halts Construction in N. Dakota | InsideClimate News

Native American Pipeline Protest Halts Construction in N. Dakota

Construction halted after more than 1,000 people swarm to protest the Dakota Access pipeline they believe threatens the Missouri River.
Native American protesters halted pipeline construction in Cannon Ball, N.D.
Native American protesters succeeded in halting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D. Credit: Courtesy of Montgomery Brown
A groundswell of Native American activists has temporarily shut down construction on a major new oil pipeline with an ongoing protest that has drawn around 1,200 people to Cannon Ball, N.D.

Chase & Status feat. Jenna G - In Love

The Family Foundation - Xpresss Yourself

Average human's ecological impact on the planet shrinking, study suggests - Technology & Science - CBC News

Average human's ecological impact on the planet shrinking, study suggests - Technology & Science - CBC News

Average human's ecological impact on the planet shrinking, study suggests

But overall, habitats around the world are deteriorating, especially biodiversity hot spots

Land clearing in Borneo
The human footprint expanded most rapidly in biodiversity hot spots – those 'jam-packed with unique species,' such as the forests of Borneo, seen being cleared in this photo. (Oscar Venter/University of Northern British Columbia)

krome & time - the slammer

krome and time - this sound is for the underground

Hong Kong's Rooftop Rebels - Al Jazeera English #olsx #hongkong #protest

Hong Kong's Rooftop Rebels - Al Jazeera English

Hong Kong's Rooftop Rebels

Three friends sneak up the city's towering skyscrapers in an act of rebellion against the establishment.

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Filmmaker: San San F. Young
Airin and her friends are rooftoppers in Hong Kong. They refuse to play by the rules and spend their time pulling stunts on top of the city's monumental skyscrapers.
Their high-rise antics and selfies have already made them an internet sensation, but there is something much deeper at play. One year after the hopes of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement crashed into nothing, many young people are in a state of despair.
They find themselves struggling in a city where housing is prohibitively expensive, Beijing's influence looms overhead, and an obsession with money fuels long working hours and constant stress. Through rooftopping, Airin's crew is determined to show Hong Kong can be reclaimed.

Jeremy Corbyn would legalise cannabis for medicinal use - Mirror Online

Jeremy Corbyn would legalise cannabis for medicinal use - Mirror Online

The Labour leader says he doesn't take drugs, and wants people to be "educated away" from doing so

Jeremy Corbyn would decriminalise cannabis for medicinal purposes, but would not support legalising recreational drugs.
He said the huge consumption of drugs in Europe and America has fuelled a "deeply nasty" narcotics trade elsewhere in the world.
Speaking at a Labour leadership debate in Glasgow, he said: "I would decriminalise medicinal uses of cannabis.
"I would also want to look at supporting people who want to get out of the drugs trade in other parts of the world because there is the horrors of the drugs war that's going on in Central America, and very large numbers of people who have died as a result of it."
He said there "has to be an intelligent approach to this."

Exxon's Climate Cover-Up Just Got Bigger: Docs Suggest All Major Oil Giants Have Lied Since 1970s | Democracy Now!

Exxon's Climate Cover-Up Just Got Bigger: Docs Suggest All Major Oil Giants Have Lied Since 1970s | Democracy Now!

Exxon's Climate Cover-Up Just Got Bigger: Docs Suggest All Major Oil Giants Have Lied Since 1970s

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Washington-based reporter for the Pulitzer Prize-winning InsideClimate News. Her latest exposé is titled "Exxon’s Oil Industry Peers Knew About Climate Dangers in the 1970s, Too."
2015, the hottest on record, was also the year ExxonMobil was caught in a more than three-decade lie. Internal documents revealed Exxon knew that fossil fuels cause global warming in the 1970s, but hid that information from the public. Now it turns out that Exxon isn’t alone. A new exposé from InsideClimate News reveals nearly every major U.S. and multinational oil and gas company was likely aware of the impact of fossil fuels on climate change at the same time as Exxon. We are joined by Neela Banerjee, the InsideClimate News reporter who broke this story.