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Dissident Island Radio: Cuts Cafe interview, Porn & Capitalism and more...

This 109th Dissident Island Radio features some lovely people running London’s Cuts Cafe, a radical space in the belly of the beast designed to allow for movement building in the run-up to the TUC demo on October 20th. We also hear about porn, capitalism and sexual desire. Does one lead to the other? Could you have anarcho-porn? And as always the show features rabble rousing, tunes, an…

Independent: Activists warned re social media monitoring

Always good to see some of this in the mainstream media - this slightly naff article follows the latest Cryptoparty in london last week - get together, have fun and learn about tools tp protect your / our privacy (next one oct 19th)

Activists warned to watch what they say as social media monitoring becomes 'next big thing in law enforcement'

Exclusive: John Cooper QC said that police are moni…

Youtube: Black tie activists crash HMRC boss' retirement do

HMRC boss Dave Hartnett is the man responsible for cutting dodgy deals with Vodafone, Goldman Sachs and other large corporations that have cost the taxpayer billions in lost revenue.



When we discovered that he was making his retirement speech at an elite tax avoidance conference, we couldn't resist popping in. We donned our best Goldman Sachs and Vodafone costumes, bought some flowers and knocked…

Guardian: When the cybermen serve as censors

The first thought to strike anyone stumbling upon the now-infamousInnocence of Muslims video on YouTube without knowing anything about it would probably be that it makes Monty Python's The Life of Brian look like the work of Merchant Ivory. It's daft, amateurish beyond belief and, well, totally weird. So the notion that such a fatuous production might provoke carnage in distant parts of the wo…

vimeo: Activists 'brick up' Shell HQ as Arctic melts

Early morning on the 11th September 12 a group of 20 climate change activists calling themselves ‘Ice Bloc’ unloaded nearly two tonnes of ice into the main entrance of Shell HQ. The protest was timed to coincide with this week's impending announcement of the lowest sea-ice coverage ever recorded, a loss of about 50% more ice coverage than the summer ice minimum 30 years ago.

What do they know?: Police "can't" tell where they got wrong info from

Jason Sands made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)   to find out where the police got the "information" that Critical Mass "usually attracts approximately 100 cyclists" and the response so far is that they can not say, either because of "Section 30 of Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Investigations or proceedings conducted by public authorities…

BBC: Heygate Estate residents fight compulsory purchase



Heygate Estate residents fight compulsory purchase order

"Unpopular social housing."

"An arrangement of monolithic land uses."

"Out of place in a city fringe location."

These are just a few of the phrases Southwark Council uses to justify its plans to knock down the Heygate Estate, a sprawling 1970s housing labyrinth in south-east London's Elephant and Castle.

Yet, on the estate, resides a…

New Statesman: Osborne booed at the Paralympic Games

Chancellor greeted with boos as he awards medals for the men's 400m.

He commented at the weekend that it was "not surprising" that he was unpopular but George Osborne still probably wasn't expecting to be greeted by a chorus of boos when he presented the medals for the men's 400m at the Paralympic Games.

[DPAC says: "Ever since George Osborne announced he was slashing £18 billion from the welf…

Corporate Watch: Court finds that Rachel's death was an accident

The judge in a civil case in Haifa over the death of Rachel Corrie, a US Palestine solidarity activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes in 2003, has ruled that the Israeli state is not culpable.

Rachel Corrie's family had launched a civil suit against the state of Israel over her death. The court, in Haifa, first hea…

The Guardian: The Atos Games showcase disabled people's anger

The Atos Games will showcase disabled people's anger at Paralympic sponsors

Disabled campaigners have planned a week of protests against Atos to coincide with the start of the Paralympic Games

The Paralympics will not be the only games in town this week. Today sees the start of "The Atos Games", a week of protest led by disabled activists against the Paralympic sponsors who, we say, are responsi…

New Internationalist: Paralympic sponsor deemed ‘not fit to work’

British anti-austerity renegades UK Uncut have partnered with the equally formidable Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) to take action against Atos, the Paralympic Games’ most controversial sponsor.



Both groups are promising ‘plenty of surprises’ as they attempt to shut down Atos’ head quarters in central London with the ‘Closing Atos Ceremony’, on Friday 31 August.



‘We’re not a…

The Mirror: And the gold medal for hypocrisy goes to...

And the gold medal for hypocrisy goes to... David Cameron

Atos ­sponsoring the Paralympics when its benefit tests are a sick joke is an insult to disabled people

Is it too much to hope that a British medal winner emulates American heroes Tommie Smith and John Carlos with a raised fist salute at the London 2012 Paralympic Games? Probably.

The black power salute of the US athletes in Mexico 44 …

The Guardian: Rachel Corrie's death was an accident,

Rachel Corrie's death was an accident, Israeli judge rules

Judge finds no fault in military investigation that cleared defence force of responsibility for protester being killed by bulldozer

The death of the pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie was not caused by the negligence of the Israeli state or army, a judge has ruled, dismissing a civil lawsuit brought by the family.

Corrie's dea…

SanMarcos: Worldwide Echo in support of the Zapatistas

URGENT REPORT:

IMMINENT DISPLACEMENT PLANNED,

GROWING TERROR IN SAN MARCOS AVILÉS 

August 6, 2012

Compañer@s:

Greetings to you all from Movement for Justice in El Barrio, the Other Campaign New York.

In view of the seriousness of the latest acts of hostility and aggression in the community of San Marcos Avilés, the Zapatista support bases (BAZ) have urged us to share this report with yo…

RoarMag: Je Me Souviens: I’ll Remember The Quebec Strike

I will remember all that happened here; I will remember what we are capable of; I will learn from past mistakes; and I will push for a better future.

 

August 17, 1:24 PM (13:24)

After months of militancy in the streets of Montréal, the student strikers now must face off with their biggest foe yet. Yes, the SPVM (Montréal Police) and the SQ (Provincial Police) were known for their brutali…

StateWatch: Another secretive European police working group re

Statewatch can reveal the existence of a previously unknown international police working group geared towards discussing and developing covert investigative techniques. At the same time parliamentary questions in Germany have seen further details of other police networks emerge - although many questions remain unanswered - in particular on the work and activities of former policy infiltrator Mark …

Guardian: The Spanish Robin Hood

When Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo led a farm labourer's raid on a supermarket he was redistributing wealth to the poor. You'd expect nothing less from the mayor of the communist utopia of Marinaleda

Last week, and not for the first time, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo found himself in the Spanish headlines. Dubbed "Robin Hood" by El Pais, Sánchez Gordillo, the mayor of a small town in rural Anda…

Brixton Blog: Sean Rigg: the fight for justice continues

Family, friends, and more than 200 people from the community met last night to remember Sean Rigg, as his sister Marcia vowed to bring the police officers involved with his death to prosecution.

The crowds squeezed into the Assembly Rooms at Lambeth Town Hall, Acre Lane, for speeches and a film screening before walking peacefully to Brixton Police Station to light candles for Sean, who died fo…

Corporate Watch : Corporate Watch Latest

Calais: Olympics border control repression Members of the group Calais Migrant Solidarity tell Corporate Watch about how the repression of migrants in Calais increased as a direct result of the London Olympics, how corporations have benefited from this and how Olympics sponsors are causing further problems in France. Calais Migrant Solidarity is part of the No Borders network and works with migra…

Youtube: original content: POPLAR TV

POPLAR TV has recently finished producing daily news style broadcasts during The Olympics and these reports are all available on this youtube channel. POPLAR TV was quite unlike any other broadcaster of the games as its output was rarely accurate, often wildly funny and yet did attempt to report genuine news stories that the other media were not covering and give a critical take on the games. It r…

Nottingham Indymedia: Nottm Art Show attacks corporate Olympics

An online art exhibition by Lord Biro leader of the Bus Pass Elvis Party. Some of the artwork and poetry from this exhibition will on show in the windows of No 2 West End Arcade until 16 August.

Youtube: Spanish Miners Battle Police Over Austerity

VIDEO ESSAY: Spanish miners in the northwestern provinces of Asturias and Leon, armed with homemade rockets and slingshots, have been battling police in protest against government cuts, including a slashing of subsidies in their industry. (July 9)

See video with english subtitles at the link below

Youtube: 200,000 people welcome striking miners in Madrid

More than 200,000 people took to the streets of Madrid on Tuesday 10th at midnight to welcome the striking Miners from the northern regions of Asturies and Leon that have been on a general strike for over 50 days. A column of miners had been marching towards the spanish capital city during the last week to "take the struggle to the center of political and economic power".

The massive show of soli…

Guardian: Twitter suspends Space Hijackers account

Activists who set themselves up as 'official Olympics protesters' are suspended after complaint from London 2012 organisers

 

Twitter has cracked down over online infringement of the Olympic logo after the Games' organisers, Locog, complained that an activist group had used the trademark 2012 image to parody the London sporting festival.

A week after Space Hijackers set themselves up as t…

Wheretheresmuck: Going Private? Job offer from Care UK

GOING PRIVATE? MY REPLY TO A JOB OFFER FROM A PRIVATE HEALTH COMPANY

What the heck is this? I’ve been trying and failing to stop the government from privatising the National Health Service for years, and now a private healthcare company has contacted me about a job!

The email from Care UK says they are “seeking a Media Relations Executive for our Head Office based in Colchester and your skill…

Youtube: Video Miners Strike in Asturies, Spain

Here there is a 16 minute documentary video showing the struggle of the miners' communities of Asturies (northern Spain) that are currently in their 32 day of a sectorial general strike.

Mainstream media in Spain are consistenly showing a distorted and manipulated image of the struggle currently going on in the valleys of Asturies, and in this country there's a total black-out of news. Meanwhile,…

Diagonal: The mining pits of Asturias - the contagion effect

7.000 WORKERS OF THE COAL SECTOR ARE FACING A CLOSURE The mining pits of Asturias and the contagion effect

The sit-in of ten workers in the pits of Candín and Santiago on the 28th May gave the platform for a month of struggles now extending into other sectors.

José Ángel Fernández Villa, the leader of the Mining Workers Union of Asturias since 1979 (Sindicato de los Ob…

Guardian CiF: Pay up! It's time for wage rises

The Pay Up campaign focuses not on high pay but low pay as the market denies millions even the most basic standard of living

 

The past 30 years can be defined by two diverging pay trends. The first is common knowledge: those at the top have seen eye-watering rewards, with some companies giving pay rises to CEOs of up to 4,000% since 1979. The second is more stark, yet it has gained far less co…

Critical Mass London: Police violence at well-attended Critical Mass

Police violently attacked cyclists in May's Critical Mass demo through London last Friday.

At least two people were arrested as mounted police provoked and terrorised the monthly ride that pushes for the rights of cyclists to ride around London without being harrassed or intimidated by other road users.

In one incident on Charing Cross Road, police became embroiled in an incident where a black c…

YouTube: Police Violence at Critical Mass London

During Critical Mass London, police escalate violence and aggression. Police took a rider around the corner and a mounted officer placed his horse between the other riders and the person they had on the ground. A rider in grey holding two bicycles steps off the road onto the pavement and is shouted at by the mounted officer. He is then dragged off the pavement by an officer who then attempts …

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