November 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Where were you when you heard about the coup in Dallas?

Funny how that's not a question that was asked very often. Even though there are fewer and fewer people alive today who can actually remember the day US democracy was assassinated 50 years ago it seems to me an event worth remembering. If you are at all unsure about how or why JFK was murdered then it's not very hard to educate yourself. In fact it can be fairly entertaining since Oliver Stone's 1993 movie is based on a pretty good balance of fact…


Added by Russell Miller on November 23, 2013 at 0:30 — No Comments

Dalston Futures

Hackney Unites are going places in engaging the local community to press for regeneration in Dalston that better benefits us all.  They did post the report I wrote on the "Making a difference..." event at the Dalston Peoples Festival back in July.  You can find it at; I've now worked through that report and included all the policy ideas into a Dalston manifesto which I hope to…


Added by Peter J I Snell on November 18, 2013 at 17:17 — No Comments

Restart party, what a buzz!

Our first Restart party at Passing Clouds with Friends of the Earth went well, so many people we were struggling to keep up with demand.  It was great the way people pitched in to help repair each other's stuff!  Thanks to Friedericke, our friends at…


Added by James Diamond on November 16, 2013 at 18:00 — 4 Comments

Let’s get behind the firefighters' strike on November 13th

Let’s get behind the firefighters on November 13th

Firefighters are being forced to stage another strike next week from 10.00-2.00. They deserve the full support of members of Sustainable Hackney. As the destructive effects of climate change become more common with extreme weather events increasingly disrupting and threatening lives with storms and floods, our emergency services capacity to respond is being wrecked by the coalition government. 

Following the planned…


Added by Richard Payne on November 11, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

North London Waste Authority abandons waste procurement plans

The North London Waste Authority is abandoning the procurement process for waste contracts estimated to be worth more than £3bn over 25 to 30 years. and is looking at cheaper options instead.

The process came under fire after the withdrawal of Veolia left FCC Environmental and its partner Skanksa as the sole bidder for one contract to collect…


Added by James Diamond on November 2, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

November 5th Anniversary Action in Opposition to Rail Privatisation

I am a member of the Campaign against Climate Change

In partnership with Action for Rail, we in the Campaign against Climate Change are supporting the actions and protests that are taking place on…

Added by Richard Payne on November 1, 2013 at 23:39 — No Comments

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