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Protest: 2012-06-12 “Policing 2012 – Accountability & Results” Conference


Protest: 2012-06-12 “Policing 2012 – Accountability & Results” Conference

Via email:

” Following on from the very successful protest ‘ABOLISH THE IPCC’ CAMPAIGN4JUSTICE calls for a mass protest on the 12th of June outside the “Policing 2012 – ACCOUNTABILITY and RESULTS” conference.

We will be there from 9am through to 6pm, please make every effort to attend and express your concern. There are many speakers of note at this event including;

Participants will include (the delegates will be senior level police; CC’s and heads of authorities from most parts of the country):

  • police authorities
  • police forces
  • prison and probation service
  • national offender management service
  • central government departments & bodies
  • other local authorities, including county councils and unitary authorities
  • trade unions
  • academia
  • private, legal & voluntary sectors

High-profile speakers invited include:

  • Rt Hon Nick Herbert MP, Minister of State for Police
  • Martin Kettle, Associate Editor, Guardian – Chair
  • Paul McKeever, Chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales
  • Tom Winsor, Partner, White and Case
  • Derek Barnett, President, Police Superintendents Association
  • Drusilla Sharpling, CBE, HMIC
  • Sir Hugh Orde, President, Association of Chief Police Officers
  • Cllr Mark Burns-Williamson OBE, Chair, APA
  • Lord John Stevens, Chair, Independent Police Commission “

See also: http://www.connectpa.co.uk/conferences/policing/agenda.html

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Critical Mass Radio


I’m from ‘The North’ (Leeds) and originally from Manchester (and proud of both). So it was good to learn that our local(ish) collegues are developing another alternative to the MSM.

“Critical Mass Radio http://www.criticalmassradio.co.uk/ kicks off on Monday 28th of May. Make sure you bookmark the station and spread the word to all your contacts.

A promotional video has been uploaded so please feel free to Farcebook it and spread to as many as possible.

CMR  is encouraging all awakened people to get involved – Turn off the telly and get listening and participating in this exciting venture for freedom.

Thanks for listening.”

Vid from: http://youtu.be/lTYm3p2cWFQ

A promo for Critical Mass Radio. CMR is a brand new internet radio station based in the North West of England. A station that is a platform for Awakened people who have seen through the lies and manipulations of the New World Order. Now it’s Our Turn!!!

The station start to officially broadcast from the 28th May 2012.

Tune in at http://www.criticalmassradio.co.uk

See also:

 

Remember: An alternative view of Memorial Day


From: http://youtu.be/-IRZ2scu40c

 

The Jones Plantation: how we take part in our own enslavement


Vid from: http://youtu.be/vb8Rj5xkDPk

Via: https://www.youtube.com/user/LarkenRose

One cannot change reality by changing the words you use to describe reality. Look beneath the rhetoric, and glimpse the truth.

 

10 Reasons why the Olympics is something worth protesting against


From: http://www.protestlondon2012.com/10reasons.html

  1. THE OLYMPICS WILL SHOW OFF OUR CITY TO THE WORLD. But it doesn’t. The Olympic Marathon had its route moved to Pall Mall because Tower Hamlets, the poorest borough in London, doesn’t quite make the right impression.

  2. THE OLYMPICS WILL BENEFIT LONDONERS WITH JOBS. It depends. Not people affected by the Games – only 25% of the Olympics workforce are from the five Olympic boroughs. However, Atos Origin, who run the volunteering scheme, are generating colossal profits from contracts. They’re less charitable to their workforce, who won’t get a penny for their time and energy.

  3. THE OLYMPICS WILL BENEFIT LOCAL BUSINESS. When the Athlete’s Village is turned into homes it will become part of the Stratford City development, now wholly owned by Westfield (after they bought out the other shareholders). Residents can look forward to having their environment controlled at the whim of a corporation whose reason for being is to sell stuff. Local business doesn’t really stand a chance in the long run.

  4. THE OLYMPICS WILL CREATE MORE HOUSING. Yes, if you can afford them! The rest of the site is being given over to homes is being developed by the Mayoral Development Company, Olympic Park Legacy Company. They promise 11,000 new homes, and 35% of them will be affordable. Only 675 of them will be social housing though, so if you’re on the list in Newham get ready to wait. The average wait is around 10 years. Previous Olympic cities, like Barcelona, Sydney and Seoul, have seen huge rises in property prices, forcing local families out of their neighbourhoods. This is already happening in London and thanks to confidentially agreements with the London Organising Committee of the Olympics and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) you won’t hear about it in the media.

  5. THE OLYMPICS WILL CREATE MORE PUBLIC TRANSPORT. Well, not quite. Huge swathes of London roads will become dedicated ‘VIP lanes’ during the Games. Thousands will struggle to get to work for the whole 10 weeks. There has been little word on how much the public will have to be in fare increases in future years. The DLR extension is finished but the new (old) platforms at Stratford International have been rebuilt out of wood. The cable car (officially the Emirates Air Line) that goes from not-quite-the-o2 to not-quite-the-ExCeL centre might be finished by the time the games happen. Nobody wants to say if it’ll be ready or not. But at least it’s only costing the taxpayer £24million in exchange for Emirates to get their logo on tube maps for the next decade

  6. THE OLYMPICS WILL MAKE THE CITY A SAFER PLACE TO BE. Well, yes, they are sending in the army and putting missiles on tops of peoples homes, then forgetting to guard them. You’ll be monitored the whole time by hundreds of security personnel, CTV and flying drones developed for use in Afghanistan. Stratford is set to be the guinea pig for yet more oppressive surveillance tactics. Studies show that CCTV does little to reduce crime, but a lot to create a climate of fear. The police also have a new temporary police station built on Wanstead Flats. Although planning permission was only sought for a temporary structure, its been constructed as a permanent building – stealing a large chunk of public green space enjoyed by local residents for centuries.

  7. THE OLYMPICS WILL BE THE GREENEST GAMES EVER. Not quite. The Olympic Park is built on a former landfill site. Excavations have disturbed buried toxic chemicals, spreading them into the land. Radioactive thorium from an old watch factory has also seeped into the water table. DOW Chemical, the company that bought Union Carbide (responsible for the as yet to be cleaned up Bhopal disaster) are major sponsors. Plus BP is the Olympics official sustainability partner. Their involvement in the Tar Sands is a glowing indicator of their lack of commitment to ecological sustainability and social justice.

  8. THE OLYMPICS IS AN INVESTMENT IN LONDON’S FUTURE. We’ll it is quite an investment. £9.3bn, according to the Olympics Quarterly Economic Report in May 2011. The original estimate in 2005? £2.4bn according to the Labour government. The most recent figure doesn’t include costs associated with the acquisition of land, remediation, government departments and quango spending. 10% of the cost for the Olympics will come from Londoner’s taxes and 67% from national taxes.

  9. THE OLYMPICS WILL PROMOTE DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH. We’ll it will certainly be promoting many things through its corporate sponsorship deals. LOCOG are interested in protecting their benevolent sponsors but seem to have little interest in anyone else’s freedom of speech or expression, even handing out ASBO’s to anyone opposing the games. Their crack team of branding Police will be enforcing laws expecially drawn up for the olympics which are far more stringent than any other copywrite law. With everything from an “Official chocolate bar of the Olympic Games” through to banning anyone using the words “olympics’, “2012”, “Summer Games” “Twenty Twelve” and many more, the games is more than anything an experiment in extending corporate control of social life.

  10. THE OLYMPICS WILL INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION. It will but the International Olympics Committee isn’t only interested in inspiring future athletes. It’s going for the gold and hoping to inspire as many people as possible to buy more stuff. It’s not quite clear what kind of future taxpayers are being asked to invest in. It seems to be one that favours a particular London vista – Pall Mall, oppression, privatization and the erosion of public space.

We’re not opposed to the sports events, and we’re all in favour of having a big party – but only if everyone’s invited.

See also http://www.boycottlondon2012.co.uk/ and https://counterolympicsnetwork.wordpress.com/

 

Embrace The Punt


 

Via: http://beforeitsnews.com/story/2145/742/Ireland_:_Businesses_Start_Trading_In_Irish_Punt.html

“DOZENS OF BUSINESSES in the Monaghan town of Clones are accepting the old Irish punt in a bid to boost the local economy.

Though it was replaced by the euro ten years ago, there is around €360 million in outstanding Irish notes and coins still in existence around the country, according to figures from the Central Bank.

Now the idea of one shopkeeper in Clones has spawned into a whole campaign in the town with over 40 shops, pubs, and other businesses getting involved by accepting customers’ old punts and giving them back change in euro vouchers which can be spent in other businesses in the town.

“My son, Ciaran, saw a documentary on the BBC about a town in Spain that had done it with the pesata and had had phenomenal success,” Tony Morgan, the owner of Lipton’s shop, told TheJournal.ie yesterday.

“It grew from there, we said we’d try that in the shop and see how it goes and from the business point of view it’s been very positive. I would have been laughed at initially but but once it started working…”

Now as part of the Embrace the Punt campaign, the businesses offer an exchange rate of IR£1 = €1.20.

The old money is taken by Morgan down to Dublin every month who exchanges it for euro at the old Central Bank rate of £IR1 = €1.27 with the difference going towards funding the campaign and local events. “

Vid from: http://youtu.be/09Pf875LQXE

“Spend your old Irish Punts in Clones!

Yes you have read it properly, you can now use your Irish Punt in exchange for goods and services in Clones.

We are offering an exchance of IR£1.00 = €1.20.

If you don’t spend all your punts in one go, don’t worry, we will give you your change in euro vouchers which you can spend on another day!!”

 

 

Greece: Burning Banks


Here a wee vid showing “The worst riot damage in years has struck Greek cities as MPs pass harsh new austerity measures. Amateur video shows violent protests in central Volos, where a branch of one of Greece’s largest banks – Eurobank – was torched.”. (2012-05-13)

I was particularly impressed with some of the comments:

  • “one day all the banks all over the world will be on fire :)”
  • “Let the temples of the money-changers burn! Let the cradle of democracry become the grave of usury.”
  • “MESSAGE TO THE 99%. Let the globalisation of bank-burning commence!! They want a new world order, let’s fucking give them 1!!!!!”
  • “They got the money out first right?”

Video from: http://youtu.be/oIVdnKc1BDI

 
 
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