two protestors climbed up on the scaffolding at the front of parliament (inside the security area) this afternoon.
they are protesting about the afghanistan war prior to a commons debate tomorrow. the STWC have called a protest at noon tomorrow before the debate.
Two activists have occupied the houses of Parliament with banners calling for an end to the war in Afghanistan, and also a section 6 legal warning banner. They intend to stay for as long as possible.
on 25th may this year, when the queen visited parliament for the state opening, several democracy village citizens attempted to get past massive security and scale the building with banners. just one (known as "Sky Warrior") succeeded, and here is their rather inspiring and wonderful first-hand account of the day.
A microwave "pain ray" energy weapon, deemed too controversial for US military use in Iraq, has nonetheless gone into service. A trial installation is in use at a prison in Los Angeles for the purpose of quelling fights among the inmates.
"We hope that this type of technology will either cause an inmate to stop an assault or lessen the severity of an assault by them being distracted by the p…
The Magdalen Centre, St Mary's Church
Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BN (close to Euston station)
11.00 - 5.30
Demonstration September 23rd 2010, Ghent (Belgium), to oppose war preparation:
Protest against the informal EU Defence Summit 2010.
More info: www.vrede.be
Ghent Zuid (Wodron Wilsonplein)
BBC Television Centre
Hammersmith, W12 7
Nearest station: White City Underground station (Central Line)
Freedom Gallery - Freedom Bookshop, Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday Midday till 6pm, Midday till 4pm Sunday
Phone: 020 7247 9249
The whistle-blower website is planning to release 15,000 more classified files on the Afghan war, which the Pentagon says will be even worse than WikiLeaks' initial release of some 76,000 war documents.
195 Mare st E83QE
Having spent £25m on the branding rights to London's new cycle hire scheme, the bright sparks in the Barclays marketing department have started a dialogue with the public and which could last for several years. The scheme is part of a private finance initiative providing thousands of rental bikes in return for painting London's roadways in the bank's corporate colours.
Only minutes after the bank …
The last week of July was a pretty big deal; it marked the end of the first two weeks of negotiation on the Arms Trade Treaty at the UN in New York. This was a significant moment for the Control Arms Campaign who have been campaigning since 2003 on what was once a far-fetched idea amongst the NGO community and has now resulted in a major UN treaty process.
Canadian Embassy, west side of Trafalgar Square
Wikileaks' founder, Julian Assange, skillfully arranged simultaneous publication of the secret material in the New York Times, the Guardian and Der Spiegel.
The story broke on the eve of a war-funding vote in the U.S. Congress. Thirty-six hours after the stories hit the news stands, the U.S. House of Representatives last Tuesday evening voted Aye to a bill already passed by the Senate that fund…
North end of Trafalgar Square
Parliament Square, Westminster, or if that won't be possible come instead to Victoria Towers Gardens which is a pleasant riverside park just west of Westminster along Millbank
80 days ago the democracy village set up on parliament square. Now it has gone. After losing the court hearing on 16th July (press release), and sending a call out to stand up for democracy, the eviction started just after 1am in the night of Monday 19th July. The public square was fenced in and democracy out (pics | video), and the two people in D-locks couldn't stop this. No one was arrested, b…
the square is fenced off. three activists remain in resistant positions. no arrests. brian haw still there, and unaffected by operation. villagers have declared two call-outs for action. tomorrow (tuesday) and on saturday.
two people are locked on to a huge scaffolding edifice. people escorted off the square are coming back on with little trouble. an activist in on top of the 'peace strike' box with a megaphone. there are call-outs for civil disobedience tomorrow and a people's assembly on saturday.
The Democracy Village lost its appeal against eviction on Friday. They are awaiting the final order papers from bailliffs acting on behalf of Boris Johnston and the GLA, after which they expect a police/bailliff operation to clear the Square and put up fences. Ironic that Boris is claiming the Square will once again be free for tourists when in fact he's going to stop it being used by anyone! The …