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Dissident Island Radio: show 101 - UK Uncut, Corporate Watch, NHS demo...

Dissident Island Radio - April 6 2012 - On episode 101 we heard from:

- Dan from UK Uncut talking their impending legal action against HMRC and Goldman Sachs in a bid to recoup £20 million in tax revenue.

- Corporate Watch in Part 1 of a discussion of tax avoidance by companies involved in private healthcare & privatisation.

- Nick from Housman's bookshop telling us about the entrants to thi…

Dissident Island Radio - 100 episodes old!


Friday 16 March 2012 marked the 100th episode of Dissident Island Radio - our centenary! And with that in mind we decided to make it a bit special. Alongside the usual mix of music, banter, and special guests on the mic we be heard an extended piece on the consolidation of neoliberal capitalism in Europe post 'crisis'. The discussion focuses primarily on the situation in Ireland, Spain, and Gre…

Dissident Island Radio tonight - Episode 100

March 16, 2012 21:00



Parliament Demo Health and Social Care Bill

February 08, 2012 02:30

Where: Wed 8th Feb. Old Palace Yard Westminster SW1P. Opposite The Lords

When: 2.30 - 8.30 p.m. Bring banners and placards and everyone you know!

Dissident Island: Dissident Island - download episode 94 now...

Dissident Island Radio - 02 December 2011 - Epsiode 94:

This fantastic show features lots of bits n pieces from this week in radical political developments and beyond...

  • We'll be hearing a multitude of voices from Wednesday's public sector strike in London
  • Marty, with a full and frank discussion on Occupy London
  • Richard Minns, with the ins and outs of pensions and financial markets

All t…

Lansley at privatisation mtg as NHS Bill debated

On the day the House of Commons held the second day of the report stage and third reading of the Health and Social Care Bill, (Wednesday, 7 September) Andrew Lansley was opening a conference for the independent healthcare sector.  Also present was Barbara Hakin, National Managing Director for Commissioning Development at the Department of Health, and David Bennett, Chairman and Interim Chief Execu…

Blog: Reflections On Facebook vs J30Strike

Earlier today I posted about a current crisis of censorship on Facebook.


  • Citizen activists created J30Strike.org, a website advocating peaceful demonstration against austerity measures in the U.K. on June 30th
  • Sometime in the last 48 hours or so, anyone who tried to post or share a link to J30Strike on their Facebook account was blocked from doing so, receiving instead an error me…

Organising against the cuts: audio and commentary


Listen to words from people organising in a variety of groups fighting the cuts: the Fire Brigade Union, Right to Work, Disabled People Against Cuts, UCL student organising and more, along with some completely unqualified and personal observations, as well as suggestions for meetings and other protest action to get involved in or keep an eye on in the lead-up to the big march in March...[read more

: 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.

Pall Mall protest in solidarity with NPL Cleaners

Activists picketed the Institute of Directors on Pall Mall this lunchtime to protest against the suspension of cleaners working for Amey PLC at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington.

Pots and pans, dustbin lids, whistles and voices created a wall of noise outside the Nanofinance 2008 event, held at the Institute and attended by representatives of the NPL, as activists handed out l…

Hackney Wasn't Crap - Walking tour report

Hackney isn't Crap Gentrification Tour on Sunday the 28th of September walked from Dalston lane to Broadway market visiting new developments like Dalston Square and listening to shopkeepers and local residents at the sharp end of the regeneration of Hackney.

Teachers Occupation Against Privatisation

Breaking News, 27th July: Wembley Sports Ground Re-Occupied. Support Needed | Grass Roots Alliance for Social Spaces (GRASS) Call Out | Eviction Postponed for Wembley Sports Ground; New Threats

The Wembley 'Tent City' Occupation located on Wembley Park Sports Ground, was opposed to the plans for a privatised Wembley Park Academy school to be built on one of the few remaining green areas accessibl…