Friday, 30 May 2014
Unis’tot’en Camp is an indigenous re-occupation of Wet'suwet'en land in northern BC, Canada. The camp's log cabin, traditional pit house, and forest permaculture garden sit squarely in the middle of the pipeline route to the port of Kitimat. The campers are blocking the way for two proposed gas pipelines and the Enbridge Northern Gateway tarsands pipeline.
Volunteers are needed now and all year round
The camp is building permaculture gardens, a traditional pithouse, and a new bunkhouse in the path of the pipelines.
* be willing to to travel to the camp
* be able to do some physical labour
* have experience outdoors and the right gear for the weather
* respect that this movement is led by grassroots indigenous people
The Summer Caravan to Unis'tot'en Camp leaves July 13 from the South Coast and returns July 22.
Four years ago, grassroots members of the Wet'suwet'en people of northern BC (western Canada) learned about the oil and gas pipeline projects being planned to cross their territory without permission.They set up a "soft blockade" to keep out the corporations and started building a camp and permanent homes in the pipeline route.
The camp is 1000 km north of Vancouver, BC. A large log cabin and a wall tent house the defenders and volunteers. More homes are under construction. The oil and gas representatives and police have made several forays into the territory, but so far they have avoided starting a confrontation.
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
The petition the government tried to ban Nato military exercises are due to take place in Ukraine in July stop the war coalition
The petition the government tried to ban
Nato military exercises are due to take place in Ukraine in July. UK troops will be deployed as part of Nato's Rapid Trident manoeuvres. This is a dangerous move that will inevitably escalate an already tense situation.
On the 7 May Stop the War, along with CND and a number of politicians and celebrities, submitted a petition to the government's e-petition web site in order to initiate a debate in parliament and bring a stop to this dangerous escalation. Three weeks passed and the government refused to publish the petition, even when the Leader of the House of Commons' office intervened on our behalf. Today we went to the press, contacting all the major news outlets. As soon as journalists began phoning the Ministry of Defence, the government backed down and published the petition.
Sign the petition the government tried to ban. Let's collect 100,000 signatures and stop this dangerous escalation of war.
No to Nato military exercises in Ukraine
Sign the e-petition
We note with great concern that UK and US troops are scheduled to participate in joint military exercises in Ukraine in July as part of NATO’s Rapid Trident manoeuvres. Ukraine is not a member of NATO. Its participation in military exercises by a nuclear-armed alliance with a first-strike policy can only further destabilise the country.
We call on the British government to urge the US and other NATO governments to cancel the Rapid Trident exercise, and to give a plain and public undertaking that Britain will not participate.
Lindsey German, convenor of Stop the War Coalition
Kate Hudson, general secretary of CND
Caroline Lucas MP
Jeremy Corbyn MP
John Rees, Stop the War Coalition
Baroness Jenny Tonge
Ken Loach, film and TV director
Mark Rylance, actor
Miriam Margolyes OBE actor
Michael Rosen, author and broadcaster
Salma Yaqoob, former leader of the Respect Party
Andrew Murray, chief of staff for Unite union
Sign the e-petition
For up to date comment & analysis on the Ukraine crisis, see the Stop the War web site
Monday, 26 May 2014
It’s splashed across The Telegraph today:a group of MPs have come together to say that they need to regain our trust. And they’re right. Many of us think that politics in the UK is broken. MPs can be sent to prison, can fiddle their expenses or break their promises and we can only get rid of them on election day. 
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Saturday, 24 May 2014
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Cancer cured by cannabis list of 34 studies showing that marijuana cures cancer, make up your own mind
PS: We're supporting Earthian: Peace Pilgrim who is also en-route to the Middle East on a mission of peace for Syria and the region:http://earthianblog.wordpress.com/ In the spirit of open borders and gift economy, Earthian uses no money or passport!
- To show solidarity with people whose lives have been torn apart by the crisis in Syria, including those still living in war zones and besieged areas and the more than 2.5 million refugees dispersed mainly around neighbouring countries, including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey;·
- To build networks with and support grassroots organisations and communities inside and outside Syria working to address the serious humanitarian and societal issues created by the crisis, as well as those working non-violently for positive democratic change within Syria;·
- To publicise our call for an end to the fuelling and intensifying of the conflict by various governments including UK, USA, Russia, Iran, Qatar, Saudia Arabia and Turkey who have been facilitating the flow of weapons and military equipment into the country to all sides, and without taking their full share of responsibility for the ensuing humanitarian crisis.
Vodaphone uncut 14th June occupy stores to turn into homes and homeless shelters. Vodaphone a 12 billion unpaid tax how many austerity cuts could that save
Anti-austerity activists UK Uncut have announced a day of action against tax dodging giant Vodaphone for the 14th June, six weeks before the company's AGM. The evil Star Wars-misappropriating company has paid no corporation tax at all in the last few years, whilst making profits of billions of pounds. Unlike when Joe Bloggs forgets to mention a few days of cash-in-hand work in his tax return, HMRC had negotiations with Vodaphone which resulted in a £12 billion reduction to their bill.
You might remember all this from back in 2010, when UK Uncut formed out of an occupation of Vodaphone's flagship store. Activists are putting Vodaphone back in the spotlight, and plan to transform dozens of Vodaphone shops into homes and homeless shelters for a day. The aim is to remind them of the connection between tax avoidance and the austerity agenda.
The housing crisis and cuts go hand in hand. Austerity has resulted in more tenants being taken to court and evicted, both by private landlords and social housing associations. With rents rising faster than wages and benefits, it's no surprise that people fall into arrears. Politicians seem to forget those evicted are not just statistics but real people.
Some, such as UK Uncut, suggest that more housebuilding is the answer to the housing crisis. But the problem is more that there isn't enough truly affordable housing: New housing developments tend to involve dodgy corporations trashing the planet to sell houses to those who are at least moderately well-off. DIY alternative housing, like squatting or living in vehicles, has become more difficult not just through laws like the ban on squatting residential buildings but also from an accumulation of smaller legal and financial pressures.
Still, moving into Vodaphone shops for a day to draw attention to the crisis seems like a pretty good plan. If you can't find one of those you could try one of the many branches of Barclays, HSBC, Boots, or Tesco. Perhaps you'd prefer a 90s boy band mansion, so they can never forget the shame of taking the piss.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Over half a million face having homes repossessed in uk. One of the reasons the government made squatting residential buildings illegal
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Friday, 16 May 2014
This Friday from 7pm theatre workshop, cinema, poetry reading, live music, dj set (open bar and snacks included ) 18 Harben parade NW3 6JP
Protest March for Freedom of Movement of all Refugees, Strasburg- Bruxelles.18th of may first border crossing Germany-France. freedomnotfrontex.noblogs.org
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Hidden Histories of Resistance Squatting in England: Heritage & Prospects, well put together article on squatting (self housing) past n present http://www.crimethinc.com/blog/2014/05/13/squatting-in-england-heritage-prospects/
Monday, 12 May 2014
Hunger strike and protests now in 3 UK migration prisons http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2014/05/516613.html
Harmondsworth and simultaneously at Dungavel (Scotlans). Yesterday evening (Tuesday 6 May) protests started to spread to Colnbrook and Brook House migration prisons.
Harmondsworth 5 May
Events so far @ Wednesday 7 May 2PM.
On Friday (2 May) over 150 detainees in Harmondsworth migration prison occupied the main courtyard in a sit down protest and began a mass hunger strike. On Monday (5 May) supporters held solidarity noise demos outside Harmondsworth and simultaneously at Dungavel (Scotlans). Yesterday evening (Tuesday 6 May) protests started to spread to Colnbrook and Brook House migration prisons.
At lunchtime on Friday 2 May over 150 people detained in Harmondsworth, the UK's largest migration prison run by corporation GEO group for the Home Office, staged a sit-down occupation of the main courtyard and began hunger strike. They issued a set of demands (see below) protesting against the ‘Fast Track’ system, under which refugees seeking asylum are immediately imprisoned before their claims are even heard, as well as
further mistreatment in detention.
The protestors stayed in the courtyard until the evening, when the Home Office sent 3 officials to meet with delegates of the protestors. The officials took a petition signed by all of the protestors, and said they would reply to the demands on Tuesday 6 May. The detainees decided to suspend their hunger strike while they waited for the response.
Saturday, 10 May 2014
50 Years to Destruction Gathering of people to call for serious investment into and research of renewable energies and sources in light of the UN climate report giving just 50 years for world co2 emissions to be reduced by 40% and the call for the end to all fossil fuel use.
There can be no greater calling for each and every single one of us to demand governments act now before its too late. This is serious, its real and its present. Join the gathering and demand a radical shift. Stand up for humanity.