Saturday, 29 March 2014

Private companies are helping to decide the future of the NHS. It’s come to light that a lobbying outfit working for big drug companies was paid by NHS England to write an important report. It’s claimed that this report could help shape £12bn (!) of NHS spending over the next five years. [1]

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Private companies are helping to decide the future of the NHS.

It’s come to light that a lobbying outfit working for big drug companies was paid by NHS England to write an important report. It’s claimed that this report could help shape £12bn (!) of NHS spending over the next five years. [1]

The NHS is owned by all of us. But NHS England - the body that runs the NHS here - doesn’t have to publish conflicts of interest like this, or details of the lobbyists they meet with. We may never have even found out this was going on.

If enough of us kick up a stink, we could force NHS England to come clean about who’s deciding the future of our NHS. Let’s show them that the taxpayers who fund them expect honesty about who’s advising them, especially when these people might profit from the decisions.

Will you add your name to the petition to demand transparency over who’s deciding the future of our NHS?
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/NHS-lobbying-transparency


Private companies getting involved in NHS decision-making is exactly what we all feared would happen when the government passed the Health and Social Care Act. As well as providing local services, private companies are now being ushered in at the top of the NHS.

There’s no reason why NHS England can’t publish potential conflicts of interest or meetings with lobbying firms. Government departments regularly do this. [2]

NHS England is less than a year old. They’re not used to being on the receiving end of a big people-powered petition. Thousands and thousands of names on a petition, delivered to their offices, could embarrass them into coming clean about who’s influencing them.

Can you sign the petition and demand that NHS England register any links to big business?
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/NHS-lobbying-transparency


38 Degrees members have voted time and time again to ensure that protecting our NHS is at the core of what we do. [3] It’s moments like this where we can come together and take action. Let’s fight to protect our NHS from the vultures that are circling it. The first step is to find out they are.


NOTES:
[1] The Independent - Revealed: Big Pharma's hidden links to NHS policy, with senior MPs saying medical industry uses ‘wealth to influence government’:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/revealed-big-pharma-links-to-nhs-policy-with-senior-mps-saying-medical-industry-uses-wealth-to-influence-government-9120187.html
[2] Who’s lobbying? - Government departments’ registers of meetings:
http://whoslobbying.com/uk/departments
[3] 38 Degrees blog post: Poll results: March 22nd 2014:
http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2014/03/24/poll-results-march-22nd-2014/



Thursday, 27 March 2014

PoetryJamAgainstBorders-fundraiser 4Calais&Morocco.Thurs27th March,8pm@91TollingtonWay.PplsKitchen,poetry(bring ur words!),videoProjections.BannerMakingFrom4pm.

PoetryJamAgainstBorders-fundraiser 4Calais&Morocco.Thurs27th March,8pm@91TollingtonWay.PplsKitchen,poetry(bring ur words!),videoProjections.BannerMakingFrom4pm.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Good article on use of empty space by artists and musicians- the height of Suspenses at the old Polytechnic squat Kentish town

Good to see there's a lot of uprising and creative squat / active energy in the manor.
Where our rainbow centres adventure began back in the early nineties.
Same message as back in the day we should  use some of the one and a half million empty buildings for homes community projects art and music.space to live and create.

The Suspenses  crew carry on this long tradition seeded from the 491 gallery crew of leytonstone who ran one of the most succesfull squatted arts and music venues in East London for over 10 years.

http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2014/03/20/party-night-suspenses-kentish-towns-infamous-squat/

Saturday, 22 March 2014

New-online-currency-could provide-sovereignty-first-nations


http://aptn.ca/news/2014/03/21/new-online-currency-provide-sovereignty-first-nations/

       By Maike Eikelmann
APTN National News
A new form of virtual currency that a Native American tribe is reportedly going to use instead of the Greenback could also provide a form of sovereignty to First Nations in Canada if they decided to go the same route according to a university professor.
The money is called MazaCoin, a variation of a bitcoin, and the Oglala Lakota Nation in the United States is reportedly considering adopting it as its official currency.
The same could be done in Canada according to a Wilfrid Laurier University professor in Waterloo, Ont.
“From an Indigenous perspective, it could be a powerful tool for exercising Indigenous sovereignty while generating a new type of economic development,” said Dr. Christopher Alcantara, an associate professor and expert in the field of Indigenous-settler relations and politics. “Any time you can free yourself from the oversight of the Canadian or the American state will usually lead to more liberty on the reserve.”

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Friern Barnet library, saved by locals direct action and the squatters occupy support team.80th birthday celebration sun 23rd march 2-5 pm all welcome

Hope you can come to the 80th birthday celebration for Friern Barnet library. This Sunday 23rd March. 2-5pm.
All welcome - please ask our other Occupy friends and supporters.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Friday, 14 March 2014

Height of Suspenses-a feast 4 ur senses.A Party fri 21st march network it

Height of Suspenses-a feast 4 ur senses.A Party,a Story about life's pretenses.Shown in a Fashion&location unique.An action-packed evening of fun that u seek.U who want more than just boredom&drink will get Bands&Performers that get u2 think.A Show that's halfConcert,halfDrama, halfParty,&@least 1more half 4d fashionably arty!21/03@187Kentish TownRd n1 8tp/£5/door:8pm/show:9pm/djs after1am/spaces limited-come early! www.nightofsuspenses.co.uk

Thursday, 13 March 2014

BBC News - Fracking 'could harm wildlife'

BBC News - Fracking 'could harm wildlife':
Pink footed geese
 "Fracking has the potential to devastate wildlife habitats across the UK, says research commissioned by leading wildlife and countryside groups. The report Are We Fit to Frack? was launched by six organisations including the National Trust and the RSPB. It was reviewed by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and is supported by a cross party group of MPs."

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

, The "Height of Suspenses" show On the 21st March 2014 at the Polytechnic community space Kentish Town

On the 21st March 2014, The "Height of Suspenses" show will draw together inspirational and thought provoking performances, live music, interactive art, projections, an independent fashion show and high theatricality to create an entertaining, interesting and spectacular event that is half fashion show, half variety performance and at least another half rocking party!



 INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE. NEWS, COMMENTARY & INSIGHT

 INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE. NEWS, COMMENTARY & INSIGHT:

Some intresting info on the Ukraine situation
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Music & Healing Night @ The Squat Temple, Rochester Square, Camden, London NW1... Thursday 13th March from 7pm..Live Music, Poetry, Psychic

Music & Healing Night @ The Squat Temple, Rochester Square, Camden, London NW1... Thursday 13th March from 7pm..Live Music, Poetry, Psychic Medium, Vortex Healing, Reiki, Tarot, Vegan Pizza, Juices & Smoothies, Massage and more... Sunshine & Happiness for everyone. Spread the word x

Monday, 10 March 2014

Cafe event tonight 7pm!You are invited to-Breaking the Frame: Discussions on the Politics of Technology Part 9 of 10: 30 Years on from Bhopal-Can we Control Toxics & Nanotechnology?

Cafe event tonight 7pm!You are invited to-Breaking the Frame: Discussions on the Politics of Technology Part 9 of 10: 30 Years on from Bhopal-Can we Control Toxics & Nanotechnology?Speakers from Bhopal Medical Foundation,Alliance for Cancer Prevention&Stop Unsafe Nanosilver.Mon March 10th 7pm,at The Feminist Library SE17 XW[Breaking the Frame gathering May 2014, breakingtheframe.org.uk]

Wave of UK protests to mark anniversary of Fukuhima disaster - UK Indymedia

Wave of UK protests to mark anniversary of Fukuhima disaster - UK Indymedia:

Protester calling for an end to nuclear power
 " The recent spate of flooding has once again highlighted the vulnerability of the UK’s nuclear power stations. In particular, Hinkley Point nuclear power station is close to the centre of the recent floods and earthquake in Somerset. A recent Defra report revealed that 12 of our 19 civil nuclear sites are at risk of flooding and costal erosion. Of these, 9 sites including Sizewell and Hartlepool nuclear power stations, are at immediate risk, the report concluded. During the recent storms, residents in Morecambe Bay were alarmed to see waves breaching the flood defence wall of Heysham nuclear power station. On the third anniversary of the Fukushima tragedy (Tuesday 11th), they will be holding a vigil and presenting their fears about flooding and related radiation leaks to the plant’s operator, EDF Energy."

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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Greenwood place squat resistance Sunday Monday

It's fucking beautiful outside & we're gearing up 4 a big resistance at greenwood pl, nw5. Join us anytime today for barricading in the sun, then big vegan dinner + sleepover. Tmrw morning breakfast on the roof from 9:30, freeshop & soundsystem whilst we wait arms open, grins wide for the thugs to come!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

​China to test cutting-edge anti-smog drone — RT News

​China to test cutting-edge anti-smog drone — RT News:Cars drive on the Three Ring Road amid the heavy haze in Beijing (Reuters/Jason Lee)


 "Government agencies in China are set to test a new aerial drone to tackle their overwhelming air pollution. The device is set to spray chemicals that freeze pollutants and make them fall to the ground. The tests are to be led by the China Meteorological Administration and carried out later this month at airports and ports, the Xinhua state news agency reported. The manufacturer, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, has already carried out about 100 hours of test flights, Ta Kung Pao, a local media outlet, reported. The drone has a paragliding wing, allowing the vehicle to carry three times more weight than the fixed-wing version."

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Leaked EU Call: Opposition Behind Sniper Shootings in Kiev

Leaked EU Call: Opposition Behind Sniper Shootings in Kiev

In other news from Ukraine, a leaked phone call has bolstered claims anti-government forces were behind sniper attacks on protesters in Kiev last month. Both sides of Ukraine’s political divide blamed the other when dozens of people were killed by gunfire in the weeks before the ouster of Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovich. But in an intercepted phone call between Estonia’s Foreign Minister, Urmas Paet, and European Union policy chief Catheron Ashton, Paet says the sniper fire came from the opposition.
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: "What was quite disturbing — the same Olga told that, well, all the evidence shows that people who were killed by snipers from both sides among policemen and then people from the street, that they were the same snipers killing people from both sides."
EU Foreign Policy Chief Catheron Ashton: "Well, that’s ... yes."
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet: "She also showed me some photos, she said that, as medical doctor, she can say that it is the same handwriting, the same type of bullet and it’s really disturbing that now the new coalition, that they don’t want to investigate what exactly happened so that there is a stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition."
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25 Greenwood place EVICTION RESiSTANCE.. SUNDAY Party Starts at 21:00 ... Eviction on MONDAY 10:00 a.m..

25 Greenwood place EVICTION RESiSTANCE.. SUNDAY Party Starts at 21:00 ... Eviction on MONDAY 10:00 a.m...All invited Bring booze banners and buddies

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

HOLD UP HOLD UP! This Saturday night MADD collective brings u "The Alpha Lady Cabaret". Come celebrate International Womans day with us! Sat 8th march at squatted camden leisure centre

HOLD UP HOLD UP! This Saturday night MADD collective brings u "The Alpha Lady Cabaret". Come celebrate International Womans day with us! Crazy performances, amazing presenters n nice suprise on the stage.. Can't wait to see! ;p After cabaret, DJs till early hours. Theme is "embrace the feminine", so why not dress something like that?! ;) Doors open @ 7 with performances, beginning around 8. Nw1 7ht, underhill St. Check out www.facebook.com/madd collective for more details. Come n bring friends! See you soon! :)

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

SOS Camden | HS2 in Camden a Decade of Destruction

SOS Camden | HS2 in Camden a Decade of Destruction:
SOS_Construction impacts in Camden revB
 "What you can do ! Please Get yourself on our mailing list by clicking here ! Can you help at all? Please let us know if you are able to get involved and help in any way.   Camden faces a ‘decade of destruction’ if HS2 goes ahead as currently proposed. SOS Camden will be gathering information local and national for you and organising protests, events and lobbying Write to Sir David Higgins HS2 Chief Executive who is due to reveal his review of the HS2 route, the HS1 HS2 ‘Link’  and Euston Station. click here for a model letter"

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How to set up a community centre project with Phoenix 20 years of experience in one hour on Tuesday 4th of March 7 PM at The squatted Camden leisure centre

How to set up a community centre project with Phoenix 20 years of experience in one hour on Tuesday 4th of March 7 PM at The squatted Camden leisure centre under hill st Street off Arlington rd parrallel to Camden high st.( suggested donation £1) Network it love Phoenixrainbow23.blogspot.co.uk

lock-ons at Barton Moss | Earth First! Action Reports

lock-ons at Barton Moss | Earth First! Action Reports:


 "lock-ons at Barton Moss Lock-ons have been increasing - there's been one today (2 people, 2 hour delay), Monday 3rd March; there was another last Friday (2 people in tubes, 1.5 hours), and last Tuesday - 2 people locked-on into a barrel full of concrete, barbed wire and glass, to slow the police removal team down. Apart from these days, there's been continued police violence, a reduction in time allowed for the slow lorry escorts, and the threat of eviction delayed till later this month."

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Boris stop selling our cities!The Radical Housing Network invites you to join us this Thurs 6th March at 2.15pm

Boris stop selling our cities!The Radical Housing Network invites you to join us this Thurs 6th March at 2.15pm outside City Hall to stop Boris selling our cities at MIPIM,the world's biggest property fair!Bring For Sale signs&stories about the housing crisis to share.Spread the word! #londonnotforsale

Monday, 3 March 2014

Earth First! Action Reports | Direct action - no leaders - confront, stop & reverse the destruction of the earth

Earth First! Action Reports | Direct action - no leaders - confront, stop & reverse the destruction of the earth:
Earth First Logo
 "Earth First! Winter Moot 7-9 March 2014 A weekend gathering for people involved or want to know more about ecological direct action around the UK including fighting opencast coal, fracking, GM, nuclear power, new road building and quarries with discussions and campaign planning - emphasis on the tactics and strategies, community solidarity and "

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Calais -Come on! Come on! (Communique regarding the occupation of a number of buildings - UK Indymedia

Come on! Come on! (Communique regarding the occupation of a number of buildings - UK Indymedia: "We are a group of people from different countries and different political backgrounds who are fighting for the right to housing for everyone, whatever their origin. We announce that we have been occupying (now for more than 48 hours), empty and abandoned public buildings in different parts of the town of Calais, and intend to continue these occupations and maintain them as “legal squats” for as long as possible: Why here and why now? There are more than 4,000 buildings empty in Calais, which represents 9 % of homes (500 of these are the property of a single, large, housing association- the major ‘social’ landlord in the city), and yet against this backdrop more than 500 people are on the streets, out of sight of any dignified solution and used only as sound bites by politicians who proport to offer assistance and in reality offering nothing. To address this situation they (the town hall/authorities) have turned Calais into a ghost town . "

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Saturday, 1 March 2014