UPDATE: See here for video of security guard attack on Wednesday night.
A big showdown is brewing at the Sweets Way estate in Barnet, North London. High court bailiffs and cop reinforcements are preparing to swoop on the estate in a major operation to clear those defending the homes and fighting social cleansing. Already things have started getting heavy, as a new firm of security thugs (“Dorman & Co”) arrived yesterday and starting attacking people last night.
But the squatters are ready to resist. Numbers are growing, and the heart of the estate is now barricaded off. They are calling for support: get down this weekend to build and reinforce the barricades and prepare for action. The eviction is expected any time from Monday. Below we post a new call-out from the occupiers. See also thesweetswayresists blog and you can check their twitter account for updates. Continue reading Urgent: your help needed: Sweets Way to the barricades!
The fourth wave of feminism seems to be A Thing now and it’s all about the technology.
The campaign for women’s liberation never went away, but this year a new swell built up and broke through. Since the early summer, I’ve been talking to feminist activists and writers for a short book, All The Rebel Women, and as I tried to keep up with the protests, marches and talks, my diary became a mess of clashing dates. Continue reading Everyday Sexism Project gets 50,000 entries.. Join in now!
The DSEI Arms Fair: World’s Despots Descend on London Courtesy of the UK Taxpayer
”the arms industry is just the most obvious insanity in the race of predator capitalism to promote unlimited growth,… to exploit, swindle, consume, pollute, overheat and quickly as possible destroy the biosphere and the planet ..”
Private security firms, despotic regimes and the rest of the military industrial complex will converge on the Excel Centre in London this week, for the DSEI (Defence Systems and Equipment International) Arms Fair. This meeting is like Market Day for the warmongers of the world, and the taxpayer is picking up the bill. Continue reading STOP ARMS FAIR: UK sells billions in Arms/chemicals in Syria,etc..
Today 20th August I can find no mention in the BBC online that their sister media outlet The Guardian was forced by police to destroy hard drives with leaked info of US security crimes, in their basement yesterday. Incredible but I just spent half an hour searching, check yourself!. ah, but of course, the BBC is controlled by the British Government. A story that is second most popular in the Washington Post ISN’T WORTH REPORTING the next day in the BBC. Is this pre-nazi Germany or what?!
Continue reading BBC censors the Smashing of Guardian’s Hard Drives