Saturday, 30 April 2016

Hi folks this Monday may 2nd 7.30 pm production meeting for the next evolution cabaret sat may 7th,at www.hivedalston.org.uk 260 Kingsland Rd e8 4dg Haggerston overland #cabaret #evolution #hivedalston

Hi folks this Monday may 2nd 7.30 pm production meeting for the next evolution cabaret sat may 7th,at www.hivedalston.org.uk 260 Kingsland Rd e8 4dg Haggerston overland please come or get in touch to help with the build up,set up and production /networking each day this week.lot of help needed,please share n network the cabaret,send me you're mail to get an emai ucan forward,let's make this one the best yet love Phoenix

Solutions Development group (FB group) at Hive Dalston 260-264 Kingsland Rd Dalston E8 4DG.Haggerston Overland.next tues 3rd,as well as 17th and 31st May 2-6pm.(flowing into Smart phone video activism 6-8pm )A group to discuss,brainstorm, produce and network Solution Zone TV

 Solutions Development group (FB group) at Hive  Dalston 260-264 Kingsland Rd Dalston E8 4DG.Haggerston Overland.next  tues 3rd,as well as 17th and 31st May 2-6pm.(flowing into Smart phone video activism 6-8pm )A group to discuss,brainstorm,
produce and network Solution Zone TV an Internet TV channel about Solutions.come and get involved,we really need to focus in May as we have been offered full support from Robert Watts the Star Wars producer and his wife Linda who wants our help with a new 4 acre garden centre/eco park in reading,where we can film and create solutions zone.network it love phoenix www.solutionszonetv.wordpress.com

DISOBEDIENCE Rise of the Fossil Fuel Resistance Movement #olsx #occupy #keepitintheground #renewables #fossilfuels #resistance #movement

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The B&B where cannabis is part of your stay - BBC News

The B&B where cannabis is part of your stay - BBC News

The B&B where cannabis is part of your stay

  • 27 April 2016
  •  
  • From the section Magazine
Flower being cut from a plant in the trim room. Medicine Man Denver (pot dispensary), Denver ColoradoImage copyrightAlamy
Colorado's cannabis industry is growing fast, with armoured cars full of cash a common sight on Denver's streets. But businesses are stuck in a legal no-man's land - state laws allow the drug to be sold, but federal laws still prohibit it. 
I am in a bed and breakfast, and it's Friday evening, Happy Hour. Drinks and nibbles are flowing freely, but there's something else - a sweet, sickly smell in the air. Yes I'm in Denver, the Mile High City, 1,600m in altitude, in Colorado, the first American state to legalise the consumption and sale of cannabis for recreational use, in 2014. 
That move has created a new industry - growers, stores, dispensaries, manufacturers and all sorts of ancillary businesses. Until recently this was black market, a criminal activity. Now it's a billion-dollar-a-year industry, paying $135m ($90m) in state taxes. 
After pot is harvested, the flower is cut from the plant in the trim room. Medicine Man Denver (pot dispensary), Denver ColoradoImage copyrightAlamy
Image captionA worker at a cannabis dispensary in Denver, Colorado
It all began in the year 2000, after a state-wide referendum changed the Colorado constitution to legalise the use and supply of marijuana for medical purposes. This was not a move led by politicians; the current governor is still opposed. But the people spoke and the legislators had to turn the decision into fact.

‎radicalhousingnetwork.org - TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE HOUSING BILL: #olsx #occupy #housing

‎radicalhousingnetwork.org

Have you heard about the Housing Bill?

The government is rushing the Housing Bill through parliament. It looks set to destroy social housing as we know it, forcing councils to sell off their homes, replacing lifetime tenancies with 2 year ones, introducing market rents for all but those on the lowest incomes and funnelling government support into unaffordable ‘starter homes’ rather than the new social housing we need. It will also make it easier for private landlords to evict their tenants, and remove provision for travellers. Read more about the problems with the bill here.

TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE HOUSING BILL:


  • Read and share the #StandardEvening future edition for more on how the Housing Bill will affect Londoners: standardevening.com
  • Sign the petition against the Housing Bill here

Revealed: government plans for police privatisation | UK news | The Guardian

Revealed: government plans for police privatisation | UK news | The Guardian

Revealed: government plans for police privatisation

West Midlands and Surrey police offer £1.5bn contract under which private firms may investigate crime and detain suspects
Street patrols could be handled by security firms under the government's police privatisation plans
 Street patrols could be handled by security firms under the government's police privatisation plans. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA
Private companies could take responsibility for investigating crimes, patrolling neighbourhoods and even detaining suspects under a radical privatisation plan being put forward by two of the largest police forces in the country.
West Midlands and Surrey have invited bids from G4S and other major security companies on behalf of all forces across England and Wales to take over the delivery of a wide range of services previously carried out by the police.
The contract is the largest on police privatisation so far, with a potential value of £1.5bn over seven years, rising to a possible £3.5bn depending on how many other forces get involved.

MPs: UK air pollution is a 'public health emergency' | Environment | The Guardian

MPs: UK air pollution is a 'public health emergency' | Environment | The Guardian

MPs: UK air pollution is a 'public health emergency'

Cross-party committee of MPs says the government needs to do much more to tackle the crisis, including a scrappage scheme for dirty old diesel cars
A face mask was placed Nelson’s Column on 18 April 2016 in a Greenpeace protest to highlight air pollution.
 A face mask was placed Nelson’s Column on 18 April 2016 in a Greenpeace protest to highlight air pollution. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Air pollution in the UK is a “public health emergency”, according to a cross-party committee of MPs, who say the government needs to do much more including introducing a scrappage scheme for old, dirty diesel vehicles.
The government’s own data shows air pollution causes 40,000-50,000 early deaths a year and ministers were forced to produce a new action plan after losing a supreme court case in 2015.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Politicians shown the way by innovative community project The Hive Dalston - Election - Hackney Gazette

Politicians shown the way by innovative community project The Hive Dalston - Election - Hackney Gazette

Politicians shown the way by innovative community project The Hive Dalston

12:00 23 April 2016
Mayoral hustings taking place at The Hive in Dalston
Mayoral hustings taking place at The Hive in Dalston
A London Mayoral hustings in Dalston saw candidates quizzed on all the major issues in the capital. But the very building they were in was a great example of how authorities and businesses can work with the public to find solutions to a lack of funding and space.
Share article from Hackney Gazette on facebook 
Tweet article from Hackney Gazette
Share article from Hackney Gazette on Google Plus
post article from Hackney Gazette on reddit
email article from Hackney Gazette
4
George Galloway was on the panel at the eventGeorge Galloway was on the panel at the event
Politicians were shown how communities can work together to solve the housing and funding crises when they entered the unfamiliar territory of a Dalston community centre for a mayoral hustings.
The panel, which featured London Mayoral candidates George Galloway and Sian Berry, could have been forgiven for thinking they were in the wrong place as they stood outside the ugly office block in Kingsland Road.
But The Hive – Human Interest Versatile Environment – is a million miles away from the nine-to-five world of suited executives.
The independent, voluntary and self-funded organisation Respace Projects moved into the building last May on a “meanwhile lease” after it had lay empty for eight years.
Jeremy Corbyn's brother Piers quizzed the panel, reading out a list of eight questionsJeremy Corbyn's brother Piers quizzed the panel, reading out a list of eight questions
“We managed to get it for basically nothing through Hackney Community Voluntary Services,” said member Phoenix Rainbow. “The landlord Investland said we could use it and we moved in with virtually no budget. Now we get 200 people in here on weekends. We have everything from young rappers performing to Holocaust survival victims speaking. We’ve helped small businesses start up.”
Across the four floors there’s a stage, recording studio, cafe and plenty of floor space for workshops and events such as this.

Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again (lyrics)

Trainings -Share knowledge, build relationships and lead effective workshops.

Trainings

Share knowledge, build relationships and lead effective workshops.

Hey peeps, May 1st Next Sun Night of Music, Poetry, Jamming and an Open Mic Cypher! Feat: Maverick and Malachi*Antarma *MC Solomon*KP Kev the Poet* Karoo Chanti* David Lee Morgan* Hannah Gordon* Loudspeka *Space Girll *YAP* John Blake *Paul Point Hosted By Jaz 7pm - 12pm loose theme- Banking System & how money is created and controlled. Stoke Newington The Others 6 & 8 Manor Rd, N16 5SA spread the word!

Hey peeps, May 1st Next Sun Night of Music, Poetry, Jamming and an Open Mic Cypher! Feat: Maverick and Malachi*Antarma *MC Solomon*KP Kev the Poet* Karoo Chanti* David Lee Morgan* Hannah Gordon* Loudspeka *Space Girll *YAP* John Blake *Paul Point
Hosted By Jaz 7pm - 12pm loose theme- Banking System & how money is created and controlled. Stoke Newington The Others 6 & 8 Manor Rd, N16 5SA spread the word!

Saturday, 23 April 2016

#MayoralHustings #LondonMayor2016 @hivedalston #RespaceLondon #olsx | occupynewsnetwork | Bambuser

occupynewsnetwork | Bambuser Live from No !0 NOW

occupynewsnetwork | Bambuser

The Tories systematically cheat in elections, says their own campaign manager | The Canary

The Tories systematically cheat in elections, says their own campaign manager | The Canary

The Tories systematically cheat in elections, says their own campaign manager
In an extraordinary investigation for Channel 4, Michael Crick has uncovered repeated electoral fraud by the Conservative party in the run-up to the 2015 general election. While the rest of the broadcast media largely ignores the story, the party’s own workers are speaking out, calling for an investigation into the Tories’ “systematic” breach of election rules.
If you don’t watch Channel 4 News, this may be the first you’ve heard of the Tories’ criminal efforts to buy elections, although The Canary covered it here. So here’s a quick outline:
It was 2014, the year before the general election. David Cameron was fighting off “the Ukip threat”. He had already pledged to hold an EU referendum to keep eurosceptic voters happy. Then one of his MPs resigned, triggering a by-election in Newark – which Ukip thought it could win. Within months, two more by-elections were triggered when the Conservative MPs for Clacton and Rochester & Strood, Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless, both defected to Ukip.
The Conservatives threw everything they had at fighting the by-elections. David Cameron visited Rochester five times, and MPs and Conservative Headquarters’ staff flooded all three constituencies to do whatever it took to win. Now it seems that included breaking the law.
Channel 4 has uncovered hard evidence that the Conservatives spent more than the legal £100,000 limit in each of the three by-elections. Not just by a few pounds, or by a few thousand pounds, but by well over £90,000 across the three elections.
Then, instead of declaring their overspend, the party submitted misleading expense returns to returning officers – a criminal offence. It kept well over 1,200 nights of local hotel accommodation off the books. Many of those nights were signed for in a personal capacity by Conservative HQ Campaign Specialist Marion Little, who was later awarded an OBE for her by-elections work.
Confronted with this evidence, Conservative members were horrified by their party HQ’s behaviour. Delyth Miles, chair of the Clacton Conservative Party Association, immediately called for an investigation. Katie Woodland, then a paid Conservative party campaign manager for Telford who was asked to help with the Clacton by-election campaign told Channel 4:
The fact that it happened in three by-elections, one after the other, it’s systematic. And they know the law. They’ve been running elections for years … To do it three in a row, and to do it pretty big in a couple of places, means there was full intention behind it.
The Conservative party broke the law. It overspent on at least three by-election campaigns and made “a false declaration as to election expenses” – in breach of the Representation of the People Act 1983. The aim of that law is to protect democracy by ensuring a level playing field between political parties. But, thanks to a 12-month time limit on prosecuting the offence, the party will probably get off scot-free.
Despite Tory corruption, Ukip won in Clacton and in Rochester & Strood. But the Conservatives won a comfortable majority in Newark. And Labour, realising it would be outspent, barely bothered to campaign in the elections.
The questions this raises for our democracy couldn’t be more serious. If our governing party is systematically engaging in electoral fraud, what kind of democracy do we live in?
Get involved!
Join the Electoral Reform Society.
Follow Michael Crick and Channel 4 News on Twitter for the latest on the electoral fraud scandal.
Support The Canary so we can keep holding the Conservative government to account.
Featured image via Channel 4 News/YouTube.

Help The Canary by subscribing: