Sunday, 27 October 2013
Austerity, Injustice and the Power of Protest - Defend the Right to Protest national conference 2013
Austerity, Injustice and the Power of Protest - Defend the Right to Protest national conference 2013 As austerity hits, the right to protest has come under attack by governments seeking to undercut opposition to cuts, growing inequalities and attacks on public services. Groups like UK Uncut, and environmental & anti-racist campaigners have been targeted and spied on. Students protesting against fees were kettled and beaten. Anti-fascists standing up to the EDL and BNP have faced police violence and victimisation. All of this has happened alongside fresh attacks on trade union rights. From Turkey, to Brazil, Greece and Egypt we see protesters having to face down repression on an ever-greater scale. There is also increased harassment of black and working class communities. From Stop and Search laws to the continued scandal of deaths in custody, it is clear that 14 years on from the MacPherson Report institutional racism remains rife. Hillsborough, the Murdoch hacking scandal and the deaths of Mark Duggan and Smiley Culture revealed the “untouchable” status that powerful institutions have acquired. Meanwhile the government continues to remove access to legal aid for those seeking justice. These attacks have given rise to many powerful campaigns bringing together all different kinds of campaigners. This solidarity helped to ensure victimised student Alfie Meadows, almost killed by police, was unanimously acquitted of protest related charges after a two-year battle. This year’s conference will provide a forum to discuss how we can strengthen resistance. It will take place in an autumn which will see further fresh public inquiries and inquests into police corruption and deaths in custody and in the context of continued struggles against government cuts and racism. It will look at how protest movements have confronted these attacks in the past and how we can organise in the future. We’ll also have practical workshops to inform people of their rights and suggest ways to run effective defence & justice campaigns. Workshops and Forums include: Austerity & the law – the changing face of policing; The fight to save legal aid; Deaths in custody -who polices the police?; Protest, Stop and search and the law -Know your rights; The politics of Prisons; Blacklisting and the anti-union laws – defending workers rights; Riots-a brief history; Defending the right to protest on campus; Resisting police racism after Macphearson; How to run an effective defence campaign; When fear changes sides- the power of protest today. LIVESTREAM ON THE DAY: https://bambuser.com/channel/occupynewsnetwork http://bambuser.com/channel/andria2milly OPENING PLENARY: LEGAL AID CUTS: CHANGING FACE OF POLICING: ORGANISING ONLINE:WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO. READING THE RIOTS: THEN AND NOW. POLITICS OF PRISONS. FINAL PLENARY:
[caption id="attachment_33552" align="alignleft" width="245"] United Families & Friends Campaign - 2013 Procession[/caption] UNITED FAMILIES & FRIENDS CAMPAIGN (UFFC) PROCESSION ON SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2013 https://www.facebook.com/events/212395542259792/?ref=22 MEET 12.30PM TRAFALGAR SQUARE - MARCH TO DOWNING STREET The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who are killed in immigration detention and secure psychiatric hospitals. It includes the families of Roger Sylvester, Leon Patterson, Rocky Bennett, Alton Manning, Christopher Alder, Brian Douglas, Joy Gardner, Aseta Simms, Ricky Bishop, Paul Jemmott, Harry Stanley, Glenn Howard, Mikey Powell, Jason McPherson, Lloyd Butler, Azelle Rodney, Sean Rigg, Habib Ullah, Olaseni Lewis, David Emmanuel (aka Smiley Culture), Kingsley Burrell, Demetre Fraser, Mark Duggan and Anthony Grainger to name but a few. Together we have built a network for collective action to end deaths in custody. During the late nineties the families of the most controversial deaths in police custody victims came together to form UFFC. Since then we have campaigned for justice for our loved ones and our efforts have yielded some results. The police self-investigation of deaths in custody, previously overseen by the Police Complaints Authority, was replaced by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. The Attorney General was forced to undergo a review of the role of the Crown Prosecution Service. We continue to monitor these developments. Since last year, and in particular through the case of Sean Rigg, the IPCC has been found not fit for purpose. No reforms or reviews have ever addressed the lack of justice in outstanding cases such as Joy Gardner, Brian Douglas and Shiji Lapite, to name a few. These are human rights abuses and must be dealt with accordingly. Nothing can replace due process of law and with so much overwhelming evidence against police officers accused of murder or manslaughter, the question remains why have they not been convicted? UFFC has supported cases such as Ricky Bishop, Roger Sylvester, Mikey Powell and Harry Stanley. In recent years other high profile cases such as those of Ian Tomlinson, Jean Charles De Menezes and Sean Rigg show how the IPCC and the CPS have continued to fail us. In the last two years alone we have had the deaths of David Emanuel (aka Smiley Culture), Kingsley Burrell, Demetre Fraser, Lloyd Butler, Mark Duggan and Anthony Grainger. The deaths have not stopped and nor shall we. Our Annual Remembrance Procession will take place on 26th October 2013. UFFC is supported by Migrant Media, Newham Monitoring Project, Pan African Society Community Forum, 4wardEver UK, Garden Court Chambers, Institute of Race Relations, INQUEST and Defend the Right to Protest. Press Contacts: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Ken Fero: 07770 432 439
Thursday, 24 October 2013
So in order to get away from the corporate bought political parties of the LibLabCon, you advocate voting for....a corporate bought political fascistic party?
Before you claim that Labour are Union backed, look at the millioniare quisling Tony Blair working for JP Morgan.
Having None of the Above on the poll would be helpful, then Direct Democracy.
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Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Deadlifts 60kg = 1 x 10 100kg = 3 x 10 Forward raises 50kg = 4 x 10 Military Press 50kg = 4 x 8 Super set = Dumbbbell raises + Lateral raises 12kg = 4 x 10 each Forward raises 12kg = 4 x 10 Super set = forward cable curls + rope pull downs 50lbs 4 x 10 each
Monday, 21 October 2013
Squats: 60 kg = 2 x 10 110 kg = 3 x 6 Jerk, clean, press 45kg = 1 x 10 45kg = 3 x 8 Dumbbell Press 20kg = 4 x 15 Skullcrusher with Dumbbell Curls 37kg = 4 x 6 16kg = 4 x 6 Concentration Curls: 16kg = 4 x 6 Barbell Curls 35kg = 4 x 8
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Thursday, 18 April 2013
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the lowThe next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.
The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring
Monday, 1 April 2013
Definitely. They also enjoy 50" plasma screens, a hot tub, steam room. and twice yearly holidays to Spain. All on £73 a week.
Perhaps one of them should take up #BanktupcyofIDEAS Osborne's job? They seem to be able to stretch their money better.
About George Osborne
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