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Dissident Island Radio tonight - Episode 109

October 05, 2012 21:00



Shift: Blue Labour “faith, family & dog-whistle politics"

We don't usually cover party-political issues in Shift Magazine, but in the context of growing working class struggle under the Tory austerity drive we are interested in the latest move by the Labour Party to reconnect with working class and community concerns. Only that this move comes under the heading ‘Blue Labour'. Could you briefly tell us what Blue Labour is, where the idea has come from and…

Guardian: Pay gap widening to Victorian levels

High pay commission forecasts top earners' slice of national income will rise from current 5% to 14% by 2030

Wage disparity between the UK's top earners and the rest of the working population will soon return to the levels of the Victorian era unless action is taken to curb executive pay, a new report by the high pay commission claims.

At the same time a new ICM poll shows that 72% of the pub…

Demotix: March 26 London protests kick off

Hundreds of thousands have began the Trades Union Congress march from Victoria Embankment to Trafalgar Square and onward to Hyde Park for a rally and speech from government opposition leader Ed Miliband. London, UK, 26/03/2011.

Demotix: March 26 London protests kick off

Hundreds of thousands have began the Trades Union Congress march from Victoria Embankment to Trafalgar Square and onward to Hyde Park for a rally and speech from government opposition leader Ed Miliband. London, UK, 26/03/2011.

Carrotworkers' Collective: Top internships auctioned for £3,000

David Cameron was accused of ‘gross insensitivity' last night after it was revealed that internships with City hedge funds were sold to wealthy Tories' children for thousands of pounds to raise cash for the party.




At the Conservatives' Black and White Party, millionaire Tory supporters paid about £3,00…

Demotix: March 26th 2011

A flyer for what is set to be the largest Union demonstration against cuts in years lies outside Downing Street. Organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Labour leader Ed Miliband is reported to speak at the rally. London, UK, 25/02/2011.



The daily working class struggle of the people of no property has to contend on an ongoing basis with various sophisticated forms of fooling the people, using their own community leadership against them. Unfortunately many of the Stalinists have like the Catholic Church become part of the problem, with many of them used unwittingly by the establishment, as tools to defeat the ongoing evolution and…

#Netrootsuk : Digital differences or common cause?


Held: Saturday 8th January, TUC Congress House, London. Around 550 attending.

"The idea behind the original Netroots Nation, and behind Netroots UK is to leverage social media and other tools for political action" - NetrootsUK website

For a large number of people at the event this obviously meant to leverage social media to put the Labour Party back in power. First we fight the cuts, then we br…

: Unions demonstrate against Con-Dem cuts

Around 500 marched from the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers) head office to Bedford Square to continue to demonstrate against the spending cuts. London, UK. 23/10/2010.

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  • Paul Brandon from the Right to Work campaign
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: Protest at London Regional Offices to support SAC

The IWW (Industrial Workers of the World), activists from labour unions, demonstrated outside the offices of London & Regional Properties in support of Swedish S.A.C. cleaning staff that have been mistreated. London, UK. 17/09/2010.

: Power 2010 Trafalgar Square

Power 2010 joined with other organisations in Trafalgar Square in order to take back Parliament, with many people with wearing purple and carrying purple banners - the colour of democracy. London, United Kingdom, 08/05/2010.

: Burn your ballot in London

The Whitechapel Anarchist Group host a 'burn your ballot' event in Altab Ali Park on election day. London, United Kingdom. 06/06/2010.

: Behind the public televised debate in Bristol

Tomorrow Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg will be holding the second national televised public debate in Bristol, with international affairs at the head of the agenda. Whilst many will be sitting comfortably at home assessing how they each react and respond to questions from the audience and examine their debating skills, the planning behind this event is seen as a censorship of democrac…

Save Whittington Hospital's A&E


Thousands of protesters have gathered to march against proposals to close the accident and emergency (A&E) department at north London's Whittington Hospital. The protest was organised by the Defend Whittington Hospital Coalition. The hospital may have to merge its A&E with London's Royal Free Hospital due to NHS cutback plans.

: David Miliband holds public meeting in West London

The British Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, held a public meeting at St. Paul's Church in Hammersmith, West London. Stop the War coalition demonstrated outside demanding the release of Shaker Aamer, a legal permanent resident of the UK who has been held in Guantanamo Bay since 2002 without charges. London, United Kingdom, 19/02/2010.