Here, more or less is what I said at the Sustainable Hackney Climate Action last Saturday, 10 December, All I want for Christmas is Climate Action!…Continue
Added by Kathryn Johnson on December 18, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments
We see an organized anti worker, anti minority, anti immigrant, anti woman, anti LGBTQ, anti ecological, pro imperial, incarceration minded, surveillance employing,…Continue
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Feeling bleak and despondent at the election of Trump? Yes, you have got good reason to be, but this article shows that wish as he may, he and the rampant right cannot easily unpick the Paris climate deal or hold back a powerful, growing movement for renewables and against fossil fuel interests and climate change. …Continue
Philip Pearson (Chair) explained that a Greenprint on social justice had been drafted and we were looking to the future and seeking ideas…Continue
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It's all in the name: with no hint of shame oil and gas executives from across the world met for 2016 Oil & Money conference.
Protesters and representatives from communities affected by the fossil fuel industry disrupted the opening of the conference by staging 'a climate crime scene.'…Continue
Added by Richard Payne on October 19, 2016 at 12:46 — No Comments
Dean Ryan from Hackney Stand up to Racism and Fascism spoke at our AGM last night about the importance of local networks which can respond and show solidarity when incidents occur. This is particularly important with the recent rise in incidents.
You can show solidarity by liking the Hackney group's Facebook page at Hackney Stand up to Racism and Fascism and…Continue
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Over 80% of construction sites 'never inspected for health and safety'
Added by Richard Payne on September 19, 2016 at 21:18 — No Comments
The UK is in breach of international human rights according to the UN.
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has expressed “serious concern” about the impact of regressive policies on the enjoyment of economic and social rights in a…Continue
Added by Kathryn Johnson on July 5, 2016 at 11:42 — No Comments
Mauritian lawyer, political activist and friend Jean Claude Bibi was interviewed by the l'express on this subject in 2012. It's a clear statement of the difference between law and justice and demonstrates that the struggle for justice is indeed international. JCB is referring to the Mauritian system. It should be remembered that legal aid has been cut savagely by the UK Government. It would be good if someone could blog about…Continue
Added by Kathryn Johnson on June 22, 2016 at 13:35 — No Comments
This was the title of the extraordinary conference I attended at South Bank Uni in early April. Over 2 days speaker after speaker spoke about appalling cases of racism, subversion, dishonesty, criminality and violence by the…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on June 12, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments
Hackney Council statement 20 April 2016
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A very clever satirical short sketch by Patrick Stewart and friends, well worth watching, on the Guardian website: http://bit.ly/1SngsGF
Added by Clare Taylor on April 28, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments
Those who read my blog at the time will be familiar with the fact that back in October BBC Newsnight ran an astonishingly biased piece about the Tory government's U-turn on contracting to help the Saudi dictatorship run its prisons. [I know the BBC is routinely right-wing and anti- Corbyn but this really took the biscuit.]
Added by Russell Miller on February 21, 2016 at 20:03 — No Comments
Heathrow 13: British Justice 0
Judge loses plot in high stakes climate change battle
As a former civil rights lawyer I've seen a fair…Continue
Britain’s lamentable record on fuel poverty.
Join the People’s March for Climate and Jobs, Sunday, November 29th.
The recent report ‘Still the cold man of Europe’ from (ACE) The Association of Conservation Energy makes grim reading. Britain besides 15 other countries in terms of fuel poverty comes out bottom based on range of indicators. The report shows that: …Continue
Added by Richard Payne on October 31, 2015 at 14:05 — No Comments
Last night (13.10.15) BBC Newsnight reported the government decision to withdraw from a £6m British bid to provide prison services to the Saudi regime. According to the BBC the change of mind was down to Secretary of State Michael Gove (“Michael Gove had thought that and got his way”) and Tory concerns about Saudi regime's harsh treatment of a British citizen imprisoned…Continue
Expulsions, Lies and Manipulation – the Right's Reaction to a Resurgent Left
Right-wing ridicule is turning into panic as Jeremy Corbyn's remarkable mass movement threatens to return the Labour Party to its socialist…Continue
I've started the petition "To TfL’s Director of Commercial Development, Graeme Craig.: TfL: Set affordable rents. Don't force small businesses out of Hackney" and need your help to get it off the ground. Please can you circulate.
This is another example of the borough being transformed in the interests of big business and not local people.
Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the…Continue
Added by Richard Payne on July 30, 2015 at 6:32 — No Comments
Abney Orgies to Racist Government
Censorship, Propaganda and Political Branding
Manufacturing Your Consent
One of the main reasons why…Continue