Shift’s semi-regular ‘Remember, Remember’ feature was conceived as a chance for reappraisals of past political events, projects and social movements. In our last issue we want to use this space to take a look back at our own project, evaluate our own successes and failures and explain some of the reasoning behind our decision to end the project for now.
The Investment Banking Awards are the Oscars of the financial world. Dished out for so-called 'innovation', some of the world's richest bankers gather together to congratulate each other on devising ever more creative ways to make obscene sums of money. See the film of the awards.
On the same day that George Osbourne announced an even greater round of welfare cuts to add to those already previously announced... The Cuts Cafe opened in Southwark in central London yesterday evening. It is intended as a meeting place for people opposed to the government's austerity programme in the run-up to the TUC demonstration on the 20th October.
On 5th October 2012, Human Rights campaigners gathered outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, awaiting the final verdict, on the extensive legal battle challenging the extraditions of British Citizens to the U.S. A short film documenting the public solidarity stand can be viewed here - http://youtu.be/JOC_XhITPmE
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203 High Holborn
A celebration of local creativity, we've acquired a HUGE space this weekend with space for hundreds of artists, performers, etc to come and express themselves.
the building has been empty for 9 years due to corporate waste and mismanagement of resources, the venue has 10 galleries each the size of football pitches and we are hop…
Edge Fund supports communities, campaign groups and activists organising for social, economic and environmental justice and is run by a membership of donors, activist and communities facing injustice.
As you probably know, for the two weeks leading up to the Trade Union Congress (TUC) demonstration on October 20th, Cuts Café will provide a radical reclaimed space in London to build resistance to the cuts, and to explore real alternatives to austerity.
We’re holding a public meeting, to give everyone – groups and individuals – the chance to find out more about the project and how to get i…
#Oct20. Cut the crap. The problem is Capitalism.
CALL OUT: for a radical anti-capitalist presence on October 20th
North London’s squatted library has made some headlines. An element of novelty helps no doubt – a new take on opposition to the cuts.
It sounds like there has been a fine and determined campaign to save the library from Barnet Council’s axe, including a sit-in on the day of closure and regular pop-up li…
15M London Assembly convened to mobilize on September 25 in front of the Spanish Embassy in London, in support of the protests held in Madrid on the same day and other cities.
We conducted solidarity a moment of silence and discussion (content, action, coordination). Following events and decisions in Madrid we are back today:
Wednesday September 26.... See you back in front of the Spanish Embas…
If you happened to glance at a recent BBC Surrey news website report entitled: ”Runnymede squatters: National Trust wins eviction order”, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Digger’s 2012 Runnymede Eco-village was situated on land owned by the National Trust. We are taking this opportunity to clarify that Runnymede Eco-Village is not situated on land owned by the National Tru…
Five Occupy London supporters viewed as a threat to the reputation of the UK economy have had the cases against them thrown out of court – with every single arrest deemed unlawful by the presiding judge.
District Judge Lachhar at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court in West London dismissed the case this week (19 September) against the M12 five who were arrested by the Royal Exchange, just over the r…
With little sign in a reduction of stop-and-search under PACE since the Met's supposed change in approach residents and campaign groups in east London are taking matters into their own hands by educating young people of their rights, encouraging the wider community to stop-and-monitor the police as they conduct their searches and orchestrating a culture of complaining everytime a victim is abused …
STATEMENT FROM PEACE STRIKE “VIGIL FOR IRAN”
WHY WE NEED A NEW MODEL FOR THE PEACE MOVEMENT.
On Wednesday 12th of September, from Parliament Square, Peace Strike will launch the “VIGIL FOR IRAN” This is a pre-emptive campaign to prevent a war with Iran.
We welcome campaigners, concerned citizens and anyone who cares for peace and justice, to join us for the initial two hours from 5…
Diggers2012 and ‘Persons Unknown’ (meaning anyone in the known universe) have been served with court papers. Despite the fact that there are no tents, structures or other items on their land, The National Trust is seeking an order for possession and an injunction prohibiting trespassing from a large area of land (over 200 acres) including parts of the ‘Runnymede’ and ‘Ankerwycke’ Estates (wh…
“Worldwide Echo in Support of the Zapatistas:
Freedom and Justice for San Marcos Avilés and Francisco Sántiz López”
THe EDL tried to march today in East London, Walthamstow. 1,200 people turned up to form a counter demonstration not letting them march on their chosen route.
Disabled people peacefully protesting against government cuts that are killing disabled people were physically attacked by police in a demonstration outside the Department for Work and Pensions today.
Without any provocation from the peaceful protesters who had gathered to show their support to disabled activists from DPAC, police used heavy handed tactics and pushed the crowd without any concern…
Some CM participants have been emailed by Met police.
Recently some participants in London Critical Mass have been receiving emails from Liaison.firstname.lastname@example.org in which the police have attempted to influence the route of the ride and confer with what they seem to regard as CM organisers. All of which is contrary not only to the Law Lords ruling but is impractical as no one can influence the C…
Rachel Corrie: Court rules Israel not at fault for death
A cyclist was killed yesterday 1st of August as he negotiated the roads next to the Olymics complex, by a bus hired by LOGOC to shuttle Olympics press around.
Protest outside Pakistan High Commision tonight at 5pm in protest at the arrest of a Downs Syndrome 11 year old girl in Pakistan for allegedly desecrating the Koran.
High Commission for Pakistan
34 – 36 Lowndes Square
They are located five minutes walk from Knightsbridge Tube/Underground Station (Piccadilly Line, Zone 1).
From station platform take “Sloane…