Archive for November, 2014

Inclusive United

Posted: November 18, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Same Difference

A new project gets more disabled people playing the beautiful game.

Inclusive United is a flagship partnership project which aims to get more disabled people playing football. 

Funded by The FA and Wembley National Stadium Trust, Inclusive United has been going since 2012 and is a Co-operative of fourteen Professional Football clubs in London.  

The team is part of wider scheme “London United”, which aims to get clubs working together to battle social issues that are affecting London, such as health, disability, crime, education and community cohesion.  

During its first three years, Inclusive United plans to involve over 3000 disabled footballers, and looks to include anyone with any disability, be it physical or visual impairment, or learning disabilities.

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the void

new-eraTenants on the New Era Estate in Hackney have been threatened with the ultimate revenge eviction by shadowy property developers and investment firm  Westbrook Partners.

The New Era estate has provided homes at affordable rents to local people since the 1930s – although current rents of around £600 a month are hardly cheap for someone on a low income.  When the properties were bought by Westbrook earlier in the year rents were immediately hiked by 10%.  Then residents were informed that the company planned to bring rents up to the same levels as the local private sector, where even small flats can fetch well over £2000 a month.

Alonside Westbrook in this nasty attempt at social cleansing were Benyon Estates who also bought a small stake in the estae.  This compant is owned by Tory Richard Benyon, believed to be the UK’s richest MP.  A series of bold and…

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Coalition welfare reforms have FAILED – In figures

Posted: November 18, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

GWYNNE BLOG: Getting immigration right

Posted: November 18, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized


the void

new-eraTenants on the New Era Estate in Hackney have been threatened with the ultimate revenge eviction by shadowy property developers and investment firm  Westbrook Partners.

The New Era estate has provided homes at affordable rents to local people since the 1930s – although current rents of around £600 a month are hardly cheap for someone on a low income.  When the properties were bought by Westbrook earlier in the year rents were immediately hiked by 10%.  Then residents were informed that the company planned to bring rents up to the same levels as the local private sector, where even small flats can fetch well over £2000 a month.

Alonside Westbrook in this nasty attempt at social cleansing were Benyon Estates who also bought a small stake in the estae.  This compant is owned by Tory Richard Benyon, believed to be the UK’s richest MP.  A series of bold and…

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Call Out for Evidence – #occupydemocracy

Posted: November 13, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

OCCUPY DEMOCRACY

Occupy London are calling out for evidence and witness statements from those who attended the #occupydemocracy protest in Parliament Square between the 17th and 26th October. Those of you who attended at some point will have been aware of the escalating police presence, the erection of fencing and a number of arrests that were made at different points throughout the week.

We are asking for those who attended the protest to give a statement detailing their experience. You can do this through the form provided through the link at the bottom of this page.

We would like to know:

  • Why you went to the #occupydemocracy protest.
  • When you first arrived. Did you return? If so, when?
  • What happened whilst you were there. Try to be as detailed as you can – referring to times if possible.
  • What you took from the time that you were there.
If you were arrested during…

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Finale event – Re-making Democracy

Posted: November 13, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

The new putney debates

Sunday 16 November – Finale event – Re-making Democracy

1pm – 4pm
Ultimate participative event exploring how can we re-constitute a society to create a real democracy for  social, economic & environmental justice. With speakers setting the scene from the Scottish Radical Independence Campaign, Iceland’s pots & pans revolution, Spanish Podemos party for democracy , and Kurdish self government, followed by a participative discussion using Open Space Technology. Held in the same venue as the original debates in 1647 when soldiers and officers of Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army, including civilian representatives of the Levellers, held discussions on the constitution and future of England.
Venue – St Mary’s Church, High St. Putney, SW15 1SN

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