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www.dissidentisland.org: Dissident Island - Episode 99 ready for download

On this show before the party Dissident Island came at you from

every angle, wild and whacky, energetic and up-for-it - featuring a plethora of

politics to make you ponder and tunes that'll have you pumpin' up the volume to

eleven and a half. Look forward to hearing...



- the latest news from the ZAD, an autonomous zone airport expansion protest

and experiment in sustainable living located in France

- fo…

EastLondon Lines: March against ‘workfare’ targets big employers

Protesters gathered outside businesses on Lewisham High Street on Saturday as part of a national demonstration against the government’s mandatory work experience schemes.

The march targeted shops said to be involved in ‘workfare’, including McDonalds, Boots, Greggs, BHS and Primark, in an attempt to pressurise them to pull out of the schemes.

Activists claim that the plans force unempl…

oxford street workfare protests this morning

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a few dozen protestors targetted a range of high street outlets at lunchtime today, highlighting the businesses that exploit workfare labour, paying nothing for workers forced into modern slavery under threat of losing benefits. police attempted to stop activists from entering any of the businesses in a cat and mouse game over a couple of hours.

the show before the party - D*I - episode 99

March 02, 2012 21:00

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pumpin out your stereo

Anti Shell Oil Flash Mob

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Anti Shell, Greenwash Flash MOB Anti Shell/Greenwash action tomorrow evening 1st March 5pm

Youtube: Occupylsx Eviction - On The Barricade #occupylsx #

Filmed from the barricade at the eviction of Occupylsx. 

Email richardrowland@hotmail.com if you wish to licence the footage

UK Uncut: Governments' double standards on Corporate Tax

The anti-cuts direct action group, UK Uncut, has criticised what they call the government’s double standards on corporate tax affairs stemming from David Gauke’s contradictory statements regarding Barclays’ tax dodging and PwC’s report calling for a low business tax rate.



On Barclays, Daniel Garvin, from the campaign group said:



“This shows what the government can do when it chooses to …

Boycott Workfare Action - Central London

March 03, 2012 11:30

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Meet outside BHS on Oxford Street, near Oxford Circus

Saturday 3rd March at 11.30am

Scriptonite Daily: Wages for Work Branded Dangerous Ideology

This week, a successful grass roots social media and direct action campaign, has seen providers of the Government’s Workfare scheme pulling out in significant number.  The government has made a vigorous response to the issue branding those opposed to workfare ‘job snobs’ and stating that the campaign was tiny and orchestrated by the Socialist Worker Party. Today's article picks through the …

Crackdown on legitimate protest

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Daily Hate Mail reports that the government have ordered the police to crackdown on anti workfare protests. This is in the wake of trotskyist political parties such as the socialist party & SWP jumping on the populist bandwagon as usual & apparently hijacking the fantastic work Boycott Workfare have been doing this past year, informing people of the Mandatory Work Activity, Work Expirence & ot…

Combat Workfare - Lewisham

March 03, 2012 13:00

Lewisham clock tower

Workfare demo shuts Westminster Tesco

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Right to Work and unemployed activists and supporters occupied Westminster Tesco on Saturday. Police issued warning over trespass and refused to answer why they weren’t arresting Tesco bosses for breaching minimum wage legislation. Defiant protesters demanded that Tesco withdraw immediately from all government schemes that force slave labour on the disabled and unemployed chanting: Tesco bosses …

Demo to save essential crossing in Shoreditch

February 15, 2012 16:30

junction of Curtain Road and Rivington Street, EC2A

 

Shift: Why it’s Kicking Off Everywhere: Review

Of all the events of 2011, the least predictable may well be the adoption of the economics editor of Newsnight as an avuncular figure for the left’s new generation. But Paul Mason’s gift for being in the right place at the right time, and reporting from there with enthusiasm, vitality and sympathy has made him stand out from the crowd, not only amongst mainstream journalists but also intellec…

'Occupy London Communities Walk'. brainstorm

January 31, 2012 15:00

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Tent City University, St Paul's. 

stop the welfare bill - civil disobedience

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disabled activists, pensioners, and ukuncut staged a spectacular blockade at oxford circus today, blocking the northern junction of regent street for more than two hours. 200 people showed solidarity whilst 20 wheelchair activists chained themselves across  the road. there were no arrests and after a consensus decision protestors left together peacefully and in solidarity shortly after 2pm

Disabled People Against Cuts block Oxford St

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DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts) and UK Uncut today worked together in an action titled "Message from the invisibles" to bring Oxford Street to a stand still in protest against the Tory Governments proposed Welfare Reform Bill. At 12 o'clock, a group of 20 wheelchair users from Disabled People Against the Cuts chained themselves together in the middle of Regent Street using handcuffs and bi…

Disabled Activists & UK Uncut Take on Welfare Bill

January 28, 2012 11:30

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Meet at 11.30am at Holborn tube station with a charged Oyster card,for more details visit: http://www.dpac.uk.net/2012/01/accessibility-and-legal-information-for-saturday-please-read/

Operation Lunch - a lunch in the city

UK Uncut and associated members of the 99% have decided that in light of recent news about corporate tax avoidance it is only right to make our voice heard and make sure we are not left out of these lunch meetings. As such we will host a lunch meeting in the city with a major corporation.

Scriptonite Daily: The Case of OccupyLSX & The Cowardly Court

On Wednesday 18th December, OccupyLSX or Occupy London St Paul’s as it has become, lost its highcourt battle against eviction.  The Judge - Sir Keith John Lindblom ruled in favour of the Corporation of the City of London on all counts and failed to grant an appeal.  The City of London Corporation has granted a stay of eviction for 7 days whilst Occupy take their own appeal to the Court of Appe…

Occupy tribunals open to public & broadcast live

The second Occupy tribunal tomorrow will take place tomorrow between 12 and 3pm at the former Old Street Magistrates Court, in East london, looking at the government's plans to criminalise squatting.

 

Ceasefire: How Police branded OccupyLSX as “Terrorists"

Rizwaan Sabir's investigation of City of London police has unveiled how OccupyLSX protesters routinely featured in its updates on terrorism and extremism. In his latest column, he explains the background and repercussions of the revelations.

Is this City of London Police ‘Terrorism/Extremism update for the Business Community’ genuine or some sort of unsubtle hoax? After viewing the picture –…

All UK Anti-Austerity Campaigns Proven RIght!!

An investigation by the Public Accounts Committee has calculated there is £25 BILLION in outstanding corporate tax, which is bigger than the UK budget deficit for 2002. This report vindicates UK Uncut, Occupy groups and anti-austerity protests, and in terms of the movement breaking-out of its cultural ghetto and linking with mass culture, the most important lesson for radicals is that there i…

Why are the police protecting Phillip Green?

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Yesterday at the UK Uncut Christmas Action, I was arrested inside Topshop on Oxford Street after just two minutes of protesting. For chanting “pay your tax”, two snarling beefcake thugs hired by Topshop bent my arms behind my back, shoved me in front of two coppers, who then frog marched me out to the back of the store, and onto the police station, where I remained for seven hours. Police stat…

UK Uncut: Vodafone and Topshop

December 17, 2011 13:00

Be inside Topshop Oxford Circus, near the tills at the back of the ground floor, BEFORE 1PM. Look inconspicuous.

UK Uncut - Santa is displeased

December 17, 2011 11:00

11am at HMRC Westminster Office

Meeting point: Westminster Tube Station, Bridge Street (Big Ben) side

Then on to Oxford Street at 1pm to visit Vodafone and Topshop

#D15 Occupy Everywhere today

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Occupy London called for national day of non-violent creative direct action highlighting social and economic injustice today, the two month after the start of St Paul’s occupation. Dubbing the day 'Occupy Everywhere!', they issued an invitation to communities up and down the country to get involved, take their message of -" it's time for change", "we need dialogue" and "that we can create a bett…

UK Uncut Christmas Special

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the town,

Cash tills were ringing, snow falling down.

Big business is merry, and with good reason-

For it’s the busiest shopping day of the season.



But not every CEO should sleep snug in their bed,

As dreams of big profits dance through their head,

Because any tax dodgers with hope of good cheer:

UK Uncut know you’ve been naughty this year.

Youtube: Demounits - OccupyLondon #N30 Action

Link to my self made and uploaded video describing events of #n30 from my perspective on the ground.

Occupy London calls Occupy Everywhere – D15

December 15, 2011 09:00

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Occupy Everywhere!

On December 15, it will be two months since the start of the global occupy movement.

We started by occupying spaces to build communities. Now its time to occupy everywhere.