Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Occupy Democracy Oct 17th facebook page network it and invite all your friends this one gona be huge over a thousand attending already https://www.facebook.com/events/531711723600543/

Occupy Democracy Oct 17th facebook page network it and invite all your friends this one gona be huge over a thousand attending already https://www.facebook.com/events/531711723600543/

New site taken support needed as owners have attempted to cut locks unit 25.stonehill business n18 3qj rivermead rd Angel rd train station totenham way,small traveller crew requesting people to come help hold new site, any hours appreciated call txt 07895 372332 to support network it

New site taken support needed as owners have attempted to cut locks unit 25.stonehill business n18 3qj rivermead rd Angel rd train station totenham way,small  traveller crew requesting people to come help hold new site, any hours appreciated call txt 07895 372332 to support network it

Sunday, 28 September 2014

British, Iran Leaders Meet; U.K. Lawmakers to Vote on Joining Anti-ISIS Strikes

British, Iran Leaders Meet; U.K. Lawmakers to Vote on Joining Anti-ISIS Strikes
What the fuck,we are now at war with East Asia Eurasia or what?

U.S. Reaches Half-Billion-Dollar Settlement with Navajo Nation

U.S. Reaches Half-Billion-Dollar Settlement with Navajo Nation

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Drunk punx + wreckheadS being evictd benefit party tonite bedford house quaker st e1 infoline 07453525538

Drunk punx + wreckheadS being evictd benefit party tonite bedford house quaker st e1 infoline 07453525538 

Hi guys, please spread the word re London RtP gathering this Sunday 2-5. It's to plan exciting upcoming actions and form affinity groups and is @ Community Centre, 24 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, SW25BZ. Call 07905958158 if lost! Hannah x

Hi guys, please spread the word re London RtP gathering this Sunday 2-5. It's to plan exciting upcoming actions and form affinity groups and is @ Community Centre, 24 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, SW25BZ. Call 07905958158 if lost!  Hannah x

Evolution Cabaret event fri oct 24th great line up coming together network it

Evolution Cabaret event and party Earth Circus Productions fri 24 th October doors 7 pm entertainment 8pm till 3am at Tottenham Chances 399 High Rd, London N17 6QN
DJ Jon Bongly
DJ Libby Lawes
DJ Ben Ben
Pete the temp
Shamanic beatbox
Crazy divine band
Scrimshanker band
Cornelius
Bendito flamenco guitar 
Minor Nova
Zenith poi
Airetiko aerial loop act
Greg Sams talk 8-9 pm
Check Evolution cabaret event on FB
 ( Phoenixs birthday celebration and fundraiser for my daughters theatre college fees £5 on the door before 9 pm £7 b4 11pm £10 after ) network it for a gathering of family and tribe

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Activist security workshop tomorrow from 2-5pm @ Grow Heathrow

Activist security workshop tomorrow from 2-5pm @ Grow Heathrow. Find out about why your data is valuable by who and for what reasons and how you can make sure it stays in the right hands of people you trust. Workshop covers on-line and off-line security of you and those around you. Includes insightful games and stories. Hope you can make it. Sent using "Text Secure" free app for Android

Peaceful Greetings. Hope you are well and wishing love and joy to your heart! FREE ENTRY Next Sunday 28th September 9.30pm till 11.30pm Antarma and The Family Tree @The Magic Garden 231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LG London

Peaceful Greetings. Hope you are well and wishing love and joy to your heart! FREE ENTRY 
Next Sunday 28th September 
 9.30pm till 11.30pm Antarma and The Family Tree @The Magic Garden
231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LG London
We are playing a set to get everyone singing and dancing together Djembe Reggae Rap Soul with some extra dub selections being spun by Dj gecko plus special guests will love to share the joyful musi and dance with you FREE ENTRY good food available at the venue. Tell ur friends One love

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Social housing, not social cleansing!’ Homeless mothers & kids fight back by occupying London flats http://therebel.org/en/rt/798658-social-housing-not-social-cleansing-homeless-mothers-kids-fight-back-by-occupying-london-flats

Social housing, not social cleansing!’ Homeless mothers & kids fight back by occupying London flats

http://therebel.org/en/rt/798658-social-housing-not-social-cleansing-homeless-mothers-kids-fight-back-by-occupying-london-flats
Image from the Focus E15 Mothers facebook page
Image from the Focus E15 Mothers facebook page

Protesting against the lack of affordable social housing in an East London borough, a group of 29 homeless single mothers and their children have occupied a block of flats to demand action on the city’s housing crisis.
The group, calling itself “Focus E15,” complained that an estate in Stratford was almost empty, having been cleared by the local council, while increasing numbers of local people could not afford to buy or rent a home.
The women said people were facing homelessness and displacement due to the lack of affordable and social housing in London. They called for “social housing, not social cleansing”.

Focus E15 action saturday noon at stratford high st by wilkinsons, join rebellious mothers and squatters to plan next steps for carpenters social centre. 07933845685 http://radicalhousingnetwork.org

Focus E15 action saturday noon at stratford high st by wilkinsons, join rebellious mothers and squatters to plan next steps for carpenters social centre. 07933845685
http://radicalhousingnetwork.org

Protesting mums take over Newham council homes next to Olympic stadium

Protesting mums take over Newham council homes next to Olympic stadium

 Protesters occupying empty council housing at Stratford's Carpenters Estate
Monday, September 22, 2014
9:08 PM
Angry young mums stormed onto an empty council housing estate and took over boarded-up properties in their campaign launched when they had to quit their East London hostel after its mother-and-baby unit was closed down.
Stratford's empty Carpenters Housing estate
Members of the Focus E15 campaign used the occupation on Stratford’s Carpenter’s Estate next to the Olympic Park to try and shame Town Hall bosses over leaving “perfectly habitable” homes empty for years.
They accused Newham Council of shipping families from the estate out of London, leaving homes vacant in site of the Olympic Stadium.
“The estate has 2,000 empty council homes due to the decision to sell off the land to a private developer,” said Focus E15’s Jasmine Stone.
“The council continues to ship families out of London while they have thousands of beautiful vacant homes overlooking the Olympic Stadium. These homes need families—and people need homes!”
The estate has been earmarked for redevelopment since 2010, as refurbishment of the three main tower blocks would be too expensive, the Town Hall insisted.
The local authority wants to use the empty homes as temporary accommodation “to help alleviate housing pressure in Newham”.
A council spokesman said: “We are already using several empty properties and want to add another 386 on the estate.”
The council blames a local tenant management organisation for blocking its plans last year.
“They sent a solicitor’s letter instructing us not to proceed,” the spokesman added. “Newham is facing an acute housing crisis with more than 15,000 households on the waiting list. Using these properties would have helped.”
Meanwhile, the Focus E15 campaigners who say they were forced out of their hostel in Stratford last year and “dumped” into private rents, have set up a community centre on the occupied estate.
It opened yesterday with a protest fair and children’s activities, aimed at shaming the Town Hall over the empty properties they said were “perfectly habitable”.

Russel Brand networking Occupy Democracy picture

Hi from Greenpeace activist I'm on top of a coal train right now with 49 ordinary people, who believe so passionately that we need to stop climate change, we've stopped a train reaching Cottam power station

Hi from Greenpeace activist
I'm on top of a coal train right now with 49 ordinary people, who believe so passionately that we need to stop climate change, we've stopped a train reaching Cottam power station in Nottinghamshire. We flagged it down at 2.30pm and right now, we’re shovelling coal off the train.
It’s pretty dirty work but I’m here with good friends, and we know it’s the right thing to do.
At this same exact moment, thousands of miles away in New York, global leaders are coming together for a hugely important meeting about the climate.
But while world leaders like David Cameron talk, there’s a plan to give energy companies in the UK millions of pounds of tax-payers' money to keep old coal power plants burning.
See what's happening on top of the train:
https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/people-vs-coal
I'm blocking this coal train today to show our leaders that it’s time for action. David Cameron is at the global leaders meeting. When he gets home, he needs to scrap the plan to give tax-payers' money to keep coal power plants going.
And Ed Miliband needs to set out his plan to get us off coal. That could be enough to persuade energy companies to shut down coal plants instead of patching them up.
Click to see photos and video, and read stories:
https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/people-vs-coal
There are 50 of us on this train in Nottinghamshire, but Greenpeace is millions of people around the world. Together we’re working for a green, peaceful future powered by renewable energy. We want a protected Arctic, and a world of oceans and forests teeming with life.
Back on the train, we’ll hold on for as long as we can – but to truly get our message out we need thousands more to support our call:
https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/people-vs-coal

Thanks for all that you do,
Fran, from a coal train in Nottinghamshire

PS: You can see video clips rushed by bike from the stopped train, read the stories of the people on board, and sign the petition to end dirty coal here: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/people-vs-coal

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Protesters flood Wall Street LIVE UPDATES http://rt.com/usa/189768-wall-street-flood-protest/

Protesters flood Wall Street LIVE UPDATES

 http://rt.com/usa/189768-wall-street-flood-protest/

Published time: September 22, 2014 21:20
A man dressed as a polar bear takes part in the "Flood Wall Street" demonstrations on September 22, 2014 (AFP Photo / Timothy A. Clary)
A man dressed as a polar bear takes part in the "Flood Wall Street" demonstrations on September 22, 2014 (AFP Photo / Timothy A. Clary)
Several thousand activists, united under the “Flood Wall Street” banner, have hit the streets of New York City’s financial district, risking arrest for participating in an unauthorized gathering three years after the prominent Occupy Wall Street protest.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Wall st occupy now inspiring speeches on Livestream better link to live stuff http://new.livestream.com/accounts/124908/events/3416732

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/124908/events/3416732
Police apparently confused and not interfering at moment.The occupation has been on all day and the avenue around the bull has been shut down.
Keep occupying keep networking viva the resistance other worlds are possible and in many places it's already here. Reclaim your democracy Reclaim the power now is the hour.Hope to see the massive manifest on October 17th for Occupy Democracy a one week occupation of parliament square.

Wall st has been re occupied stream:http://www.ustream.tv/stopmotionsolo

Pride - Official Launch Trailer (2014) Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Imelda Staunton [HD]



My mates brother is in this film,solidarity across movements and causes,we need more of this.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Friday, 19 September 2014

The Evolution Cabaret by Earth Circus Productions Fri oct 24th line upis growing,network it for a night of wonderhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1479378269000326/?ref=ts&fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/events/1479378269000326/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Evolution Cabaret on Face Book network it for People and Planet

The second Evolution Event from
 Earth Circus Productions 
Cabaret,performance and DJs from across the dimensions and times.
DJ Jon Bongly Retro remix- Swing,soul,funk
DJ Libby Lawes old school revival set
DJ Ben Ben - mindbending vintage remix with amazing live singer, Stina. -http://www.mixcloud.com/ben-ben2/

Pete the Temp
Shamanic Beatbox
Cornelius
Crazy Divine - Band
Scrimshanker - Band
Minor Nova - Josh and Elana up n coming acoustic duo
Phoenix - Compere
Earth Circus Jugglers
Exotic Dancers
Hopefully an aerial act

Chill out DJs in the second room
And much much more
Fancy Dress to impress, some ideas
Circus,Future, Retro,Animals and Endangered species,Badgers,Birds,Rhinos,Elephants,Tigers,
Evolutionaries,Revolutionaries,Time Travellers,Space people,Earth People.

Full line up soon save the date in your diary it's going to be a proper tribal gathering.

Visionary Art 
Healing space
Eco Info zone: Direct action,eco solutions,anti fracking etc
Evolutionary conscious talk,discussions/workshops
Healthy food cafe and chai.
Decor and lights  Mad Brother Visions

The Evolution Cabaret  is the  seed of a regular monthly..ish  Evolution Event,a conscious clubbing experience.
This cabaret is also Phoenix's birthday celebration and a fundraiser for my daughters Theatre College fees (£5 on the door) 
She has got a place to train with an incredible Theatre Company Fourth Monkey 
http://www.fourthmonkey.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fourth-Monkey-Theatre-Company/160249487367936

More info up soon network it for an evolutionary gathering of family and Tribe.

Occupy Democracy Oct 17th-26th Occupy Parliament Square for a week long direct democratic debate on the future network it http://occupylondon.org.uk/democracy-action-working-group/

http://occupylondon.org.uk/democracy-action-working-group/




Thursday, 18 September 2014

HIP HOP HOUSE PARTY Hosted by Lyrically Challenged, OneTaste, Lyrix Organix! 28/9/14 POW BRIXTON

HIP HOP HOUSE PARTY

Hosted by Lyrically Challenged, OneTaste, Lyrix Organix!

28/9/14 POW BRIXTON

MIC RIGHTOUS
47 SOUL
GRACE SAVAGE
LC COLLECTIVE
DJ SHORTY
SOCIETY DANCE CREW 
DEAN ATTA
JOELLE TAILER

OPEN MIC CYPHER AND SPOKEN WORD! 

Live graffiti, beatbox, rap, turntables, breakdance

BBQ 4pm - 11pm 

£5 early bird
£7 before 6pm 
£10 there after! 

https://m.facebook.com/events/325763277593426?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A3%7D&aref=3l

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Earthdance Global 2014 theme is TRANSFORMATION As we go through our process to reach full awakening, we look to balance the masculine and feminine energies. Both energies exist in each of us. https://www.facebook.com/EarthDanceLondon

https://www.facebook.com/EarthDanceLondon

As the Earthdance Global 2014 theme is TRANSFORMATION, we share with you a few of the ways we will tie this into our Earthdance London event.

At the time of the global Prayer for Peace, we will have two performers on stage each representing the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine, in balance.

Later on in night, there will be performance artists with LED Poi and Hoops, representing the Divine Masculine, and we will close the event by bringing in the Divine Feminine principle with female performers and a female DJ.

As we go through our process to reach full awakening, we look to balance the masculine and feminine energies. Both energies exist in each of us.

When the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine unite within us, we experience Divine Oneness. That balance is already within our soul, it is a matter of returning to what we have 'forgotten'.

The balancing and sacred union of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine, leads to TRANSFORMATION and healing of self, those around us and our world. 

We hope you will come and join us, for our journey of Transformation at Earthdance London 2014! 

Photo: As the Earthdance Global 2014 theme is TRANSFORMATION, we share with you a few of the ways we will tie this into our Earthdance London event.

At the time of the global Prayer for Peace, we will have two performers on stage each representing the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine, in balance.

Later on in night, there will be performance artists with LED Poi and Hoops, representing the Divine Masculine, and we will close the event by bringing in the Divine Feminine principle with female performers and a female DJ.

As we go through our process to reach full awakening, we look to balance the masculine and feminine energies. Both energies exist in each of us.

When the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine unite within us, we experience Divine Oneness. That balance is already within our soul, it is a matter of returning to what we have 'forgotten'.

The balancing and sacred union of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine, leads to TRANSFORMATION and healing of self, those around us and our world. <3

We hope you will come and join us, for our journey of Transformation at Earthdance London 2014! 

ॐ

The siege of jubilee st is finally over...Security have finally left jubilee street thanks to all involved. Together we are strong

Security have finally left  jubilee street thanks to all involved. Together we are strong

Monday, 15 September 2014

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Saturday, 13 September 2014

An Urgent Message From the Kogi and the ‘Living Relic’

An Urgent Message From the Kogi and the ‘Living Relic’

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The sacred sites of the indigenous peoples of the world form a network of spiritual communication around the globe. As these sacred sites are destroyed, and as the people who have cared for these sites are removed and assimilated, this communication network has been broken.
There we met with indigenous elders from the Four Tribes of Sierras of Colombia (known by many outsiders as the Kogi People), whose high priests, called Mamos, live in caves for up to 18 years, never seeing the light of day until they complete their training as seers. Through ceremonial consultation, they learn to speak directly to the Mother, who has instructed them to come down from the mountains and deliver the message that we are killing the Earth … and we must all unite to stop the destruction that will end our existence.
Just before the People of La Sierra came to meet us, they took a “living relic” out into the light of day for the first time since the beginning of time. When they took her out, the Earth shook … and then she delivered her urgent message that we are running out of time, and it is urgent that  they spread her message to the entire world. Then the Earth shook again as they put the living relic away, confirming her message. All of this was as it has been told in their prophecies and consultations with the Mother.
The message is this: The sacred sites of the indigenous peoples of the world form a network of spiritual communication around the globe. As these sacred sites are destroyed, and as the people who have cared for these sites are removed and assimilated, this communication network has been broken. The spiritual fabric of the Earth has been torn to shreds and the people who hold the ceremonies that keep the Earth in balance cannot correct things anymore. The non-native nations, who the Four Tribes of La Sierra call “little brother,” are out of control and have gone too far. It is too late for us, as humans, to correct this on our own. If we do not re-activate the sacred sites and re-activate the higher beings who can help us restore order to the world, we will not be able to re-weave the spiritual fabric of the Earth. The mother is crying. She is weeping for her children. She is in pain, and will speak with her voice of wind, water and fire … louder and louder … unless we begin to speak for her and do what she is asking.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

1 lonely squatter has been trapped by tower hamlets security at 2jubilee st,e1 by commercial rd for11days-its time to rescue them.Meet around the corner@stepney library tomorrow 7pm!

1 lonely squatter has been trapped by tower hamlets security at 2jubilee st,e1 by commercial rd for11days-its time to rescue them.Meet around the corner@stepney library tomorrow 7pm!

Greenpeace Big energy companies like EON and EDF are deciding right now whether to spend millions to keep ancient coal power stations open in the UK.

Big energy companies like EON and EDF are deciding right now whether to spend millions to keep ancient coal power stations open in the UK.

If they get their way, we'll still be burning coal for decades to come -- a disaster for the climate and the air we breathe.

But already, UK political support for coal is on shaky ground. Just last week the Lib Dems announced they want to see "an end to dirty coal power stations" over the next 10 years.

Now we need to show Cameron and Miliband it's time they took a stand too. Sign the petition to get them on record saying there's no future for dirty coal.

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/coal

Coal power is under pressure from all sides. New EU laws could soon force some of the worst-polluting power stations to close down completely. And with UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon hosting a global climate summit in New York this month, political leaders will be keen to show what they're doing to protect the planet.

Now's the moment for them to reveal their plans for coal. If they come out and say they won't support it, that could pull the plug on this deadly energy source in a matter of years, not decades.

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/coal

The UK's energy future is at a crossroads: do we choose glorious, green renewables; or climate-wrecking fossil fuels? It's not enough to beat fracking, we need to turn off dirty coal too.

We're working together to protect our world, from the shimmering Arctic to the life-giving rainforest, to the hills, meadows and high streets of the UK. Clean air to breathe, a beautiful world to inherit -- and that means no dirty coal.

https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/coal

Thank you,

Richard and the Greenpeace energy team

PS: Even the USA, one the world's biggest emitters, is moving away from coal. President Obama has stood strong against powerful industry forces -- and he's set to oversee a dramatic 50% drop in coal capacity. Ask our leaders to say no to coal too: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/coal


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Sail 4 Syria rowing through France http://syriapeaceandjustice.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/sail4syria-rowing-through-france/

http://syriapeaceandjustice.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/sail4syria-rowing-through-france/



It is over 3 weeks since Maria and I decided to enter the canal system of France at Calais.  This was a change from our original plan to sail several hundred miles around the West coast of France until we reached the Canal De Midi which leads to the Mediterranean Sea.  This decision to go inland early has turned out to be a sensible one as we have avoided all the issues of strong wind and unfavorable weather that makes sea sailing for a dinghy dangerous but not an issue when rowing along a safely sheltered canal.  Rowing is a bit slow though! Canal cruising is also not without risk and you have to keep a look out for the large commercial barges which can arrive at any moment…

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Depftford Urban Free Festival (Party in the Park) Sat/13th Sept in New Cross SE146LU its by the people for the people

Dear Many, Depftford Urban Free Festival (Party in the Park) Sat/13th Sept in New Cross SE146LU its by the people for the people one of the best festies ever, bands, ,wellbeing healing,talks good times  etc all it neeeds is us to fetch a crowd so if your free  and wanna get freeer come down. healers and crew too check Depftford Urban Free Festival group on facebook .  R.S.V.P tell your mates

TTIPing Our Democracy #NoTTIP: Join the Movement Stop Corporate takeover of Democratic decisions.


Monday, 8 September 2014

Earth Circus Productions Evolution cabaret and party fri 24 th October 8pm till late at Tottenham Chances 399 High Rd, London N17 6QN ( Phoenixs birthday celebration and fundraiser for my daughters theatre college fees £5 on the door ) more info and line up soon, network it for a gathering of family and tribe

Earth Circus Productions Evolution cabaret and party fri 24 th October 8pm till late at Tottenham Chances 399 High Rd, London N17 6QN
 ( Phoenixs birthday celebration and fundraiser for my daughters theatre college fees £5 on the door ) more info and line up soon, network it for a gathering of family and tribe

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.

Polluters are "hijacking our democracy," according to retired military general who took control of Hurricane Katrina emergency relief efforts in 2005 http://toledoblade.typepad.com/ripple-effect/2014/09/polluters-are-hijacking-our-democracy-according-to-retired-military-general-who-took-control-of-hurr.html

Polluters are "hijacking our democracy," according to retired military general who took control of Hurricane Katrina emergency relief efforts in 2005

NEW ORLEANS - Who would have thought that a retired military general would deliver the most outspoken remarks on behalf of nature and the news media during the opening reception of the world's largest annual gathering of environmental journalists?

 
Retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore was widely hailed by the media in 2005 as the "Category 5 General" who came in and took control of sluggish, disjointed Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in New Orleans that summer after a series of blunders by other members of the former Bush administration, as well as the state of Louisiana.
 
On Wednesday night, Lieutenant General Honore - a plain-talkin' Louisiana native - took control of the audience at theSociety of Environmental Journalists (www.sej.org) national conference in New Orleans with phrases such as this one that were targeted at the oil and chemical industry: "They're hijacking our democracy."

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Occupy Democracy meeting to organise for 1 week occupation of parliament square on Oct 17 th 2014 (3rd anniversary of occupy )Tonight and every thurs 6-8 pm at Friends meeting house 173 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ. Watch great video why we should occupy democracy http://youtu.be/PjjO5coVZCg

Occupy Democracy meeting to organise for 1 week occupation of parliament square on Oct 17 th 2014 (3rd anniversary of occupy )Tonight and every thurs 6-8 pm at Friends meeting house 173 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ.
Watch great video why we should occupy democracy 
http://youtu.be/PjjO5coVZCg
Facebook action4democracy
Twitter occupydemocracy
Www.occupydemocracy.org.uk
Network it Reclaim the power now is the hour

SolarAfayre 5-7th sept 2014 weekend if family friendly festival frolics powered by the sun



Squatting charges dropped against Gospel Oak housing protesters

Squatting charges dropped against Gospel Oak housing protesters Camden New Journal


A protest banner outside the Highbury Corner Magistrates Court
A protest banner outside the Highbury Corner Magistrates Court
Published: 29 August, 2014
By TOM FOOT
CRIMINAL charges ag­ainst a group of housing campaigners who had oc­cupied a council-ow­ned house that was sold off at auction were dr­op­ped halfway th­rough a trial at Highbury Magistrates’ Co­­urt.
District Judge Will­iams ruled on Tuesday that Yanis Nikou, 27, and Fatima Pita, 28, had “no case to answer” after their defence barrister ra­ised an “essential” leg­al argument on day one of the two-day hearing.
The pair had been ev­icted by police while pro­testing against the sale of 11 Southampton Road, Gospel Oak, by Camden Council at auction in the Grosvenor Hotel in February.
They were facing criminal charges under new squatting laws but the prosecution could not pr­ove they were in the building illegally be­cause the new owner of the building was “not known to the court”.
District Judge Will­i­ams ruled: “When the hammer falls, the property passes over to a new owner, and so does au­thority for permission to be in the property. I do not know who the new owner is. Therefore trespass cannot be provided. Sin­ce this is an essential eleme­nt in this case, I rule there is no case to an­s­wer.”
Mr Nikou and Ms Pita, part of a wider council housing campaign gr­oup, were evicted by police from So­uthampton Road – formerly the Party! Party! ch­ildren’s shop and two flats above – on February 25.
The court heard that a Camden Council official had contacted the police about “squatters” hours after the building was so­ld at auction with two other houses on the same parade for £2.4million.
But the activists had ar­gued that the new laws allowing evictions, kn­own as LAPSO Section 144, did not apply to them because they were not technically squatting in the building. 
The protesters said their system of swapping occupying duties on a 12-hour rota system meant they were only “occupying” the building for a “political pro­test”.
The court heard that there was no fridge in the building and that the ac­t­ivists were surviving purely on sandwiches from the food chain Eat.
Outside court, Mr Nik­ou said: “It is disapp­ointing in a way be­cause we wanted to test the law on this and in the end we have got off on a technicality. There is always next time th­ough.”
Both activists – represented by protest specialist barrister Owen Greenhall, acting for Bindmans solicitors – were awarded £10 each in travel ex­penses.