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Monday, 31 August 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
See more about this cultural event HERE
For some reason we can't add a Paypal widget to our Wordpress site so I have added it here on the right. Get your tickets soon as we expect to be very busy.
Here is a bit of blurb about what we are. Welcome me hearties.
Mutiny presents a series of carnivalesque evenings providing live entertainment and meaningful debates. We are a network of activists who have come together to create an exciting, safe space for discussion, critical theory and alternative media.
We want to change the world. We want to see an end to the carbon economy, to the global dominance of the American military complex and sweatshops abroad and call centres in the UK. At the same time we want to spend an evening with friends, enjoying a drink and the spectacle of alternative films and documentaries, performances and poetry, comedy and art instillations.
We have booked the avant-garde Resistance Gallery hidden away under the railway tracks in London's Bethnal Green for a series of On Trial events. The intimate space will host a stage for live performances, a mezzanine for photography and art and a central table for interviews and contributions from the audience. We have 150 tickets and one of them has your name on it.
We are completely open to new ideas. So if you are a political performer with talent and a message drop us a line now. If you are a gang of mates who want a good night out without being bombarded with naked women, football commentary or half-baked reactionary comedy you know where to come. If you are an activist with a stack of flyers for an up-coming direct action bring them along.
Our debut event, Money on Trial, takes place on Thursday, September 24.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Climate Camp media team have done a fabulous job with their website and Climate Camp TV. You can follow regular updates from the blog HERE
I haven't yet announced the launch of our very own Mutiny TV because I am still playing around with it but 1) we are working with ClimateCampTV to upload vids to their site and 2) you can see some of ours HERE
I made a piece of bunting to add to this stream with 'Bail out Vestas not Banks' on it.
Tower Hamlets college strikes are top of the agenda at Climate Camp. I will report more on this when I go back later today (I'm not actually camping)
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
I cant quite work out youtube channel for Mutiny TV but HERE is the link to Elly getting arrested. Originally they tried to charge her with 'unlawful protesting' which didnt hold any weight because we had permission to protest (I KNOW, having to get permission to protest is bad enough). They then charged her with obstructing the highway. She is to appear in court next week. Will keep you posted.
A little later on, after the protest had dispersed, loads of Israeli supporters turned up with Israel flags. The remaining protestors started up again. Anika, who you can see HERE, and her sister were also arrested. Not sure what their status is at the moment. We managed to get them all solicitors immediately.
Ian, who is visiting from China, came along to add his voice to the support for Palestinians. His video will be uploaded soon. As will a great interview with Rabbi Elgahan Beck.
More on all this soon. And if you are a wizz at Youtube/Ustream/Livestream/Qik etc please get in contact. Mutiny TV is looking for more people to jump on board.
So pleased to see the excellent use of ICT tools. And the website is slick. The whole event looks really well organised. We really need to collaborate. HERE is the press release. Sign up for regular email updates HERE.
Personally, I am going to the Silver-east meet-up. Will be taking camera and uplaoding videos immediately as I did today from Netanyahu protest. See above post.
See you there climate campers...and this fabulous video says more than I could write. No thanks Mr Police, we do not need your assistance or protection (protection from whom exactly?)
InshaAllah, this beautiful poem by the master Rumi will guide you through til sunset.
You don't know how hard it's been,
to find you a gift.
Why bring gold to the seam, water to the sea?
Every idea of mine seemed like hauling spice to the East.
No good to give you my heart, soul,
you own both already.
So I got you a mirror.
Look at you.
Think of me.
You are more than yourself, my friend, you are the sky and the deep sea.
Monday, 24 August 2009
> STOP THE WAR COALITION
> Email firstname.lastname@example.org
> Tel: 020 7801 2768
> Web: http://www.stopwar.org.uk
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/STWuk
> Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is due to meet British
> prime minister
> Gordon Brown tomorrow in Downing Street.
> PROTEST 1.30-3pm TOMORROW, Tuesday 25 August opposite Downing Street
> tube Westminster)
> Please come to send a clear message to Gordon Brown:
> # Israeli settlements block peace – they must be dismantled, not jus
> t frozen
> # End Israel's siege on Gaza
> # End Israel's ethnic cleansing in East Jerusalem
> If you are unable to come to the protest, write to Gordon Brown to
> insist that
> real peace means delivering justice for the Palestinians. The British
> government must act to ensure Israel ends its numerous violations of
> international law.
> # Fax a letter to 10 Downing Street : 020 7925 0918.
> # Email David Miliband at the Foreign Office reaquesting his office
> convey your
> message to the Prime Minister: email@example.com
> To unsubscribe from this list, send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomorrow’s (Monday 23-August) Guardian is going to give space to the Director of the Melbourne International film Festival to attack Ken Loach for taking a stance on Palestine by withdrawing his current film from the Festival there (after it accepted Israeli Government money).
It will be a personal attack with NO mention of the Palestinian appeal for a cultural boycott or the reasons for that appeal.
**Please reply after reading the piece by posting a reply / writing a letter in support of Ken, who has been second to none - in his support for Palestinian human rights.
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Following on from my continuing calls for better use of the new technologies that are at our disposal, in the implementing of the Internet for Activists conference that I helped set up in March, and also from the way ICT was employed in the recent occupations I am currently writin a paper on the political uses of the internet vis a vis the revolutionary paper for Historical Materialism conference in November.
Please add any useful links and advice below.
So relevant is the 'quote of the day' below to our situation today that I want to flag it up as a post as well...
Solomon Quotes Marxists (and friends)
Quote for the Day: 22 August 2009
any army which does not train to use all the weapons, all the means and methods of warfare that the enemy possesses, or may possess, is behaving in an unwise or even criminal manner. This applies to politics even more than it does to the art of war.Lenin, Left-Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder (1920)
raise the morale.
The American government is explicitly blamed for facilitating the
recent Coup D'etat.
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Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Please call 0906 664 7058 for UK benefits support. Lines open 0800-2200hrs www.BenefitsHelpline.com Cost £1.50/min ADMIN:08444153905 18 ONLY..but is not the point of claiming benefits that the claimant has no money? And at £1.50 PER MINUTE I certainly don't have the credit to call. And to add insult to injury the slightly cheaper 0844 number cuts you off immediately forcing you to phone the more expensive line.
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Monday, 17 August 2009
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Thursday, 13 August 2009
Lynddie England, the face of the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal, talks to Newsnight tonight at 10.30pm on BBC Two.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Egyptian TAX COLLECTORS rally for their Free Union. Previously in Egypt all unions were connected and organised by the State. Last year in a wave of occupations, strikes and protests the Tax Collectors won the right for a Free Union. But now this is under threat due to the Government awarding a commison to the State-backed union.
This from Arabawy, where you can get regular updates (his blog is linked at the bottom of mine under 'IST blogs' for easey finding)
Egypt’s property tax collectors are starting an open-ended strike on Tuesday, protesting the Finance Ministry’s decree by which a project for a social welfare fund was commissioned to the state-backed union instead of the independent union that enjoys the support of the majority of the ministry’s civil servants.There are also many many links to other similar posts on his blog. Look for his automatic 'Bookmarks' on his blog or on his Delicious account.
Saturday, 8 August 2009
UPDATE: they have been forced back out again but are in fighting spirits.
They are all now building for the National Day of Action for this Wednesday.
See my post below for some of their suggestions.
Well done anjd solidarity from London and SOAS Occupiers
Friday, 7 August 2009
I'm at the Right to Work campaign mtg where we are listening to
speakers from loys of different occupations. Really inspirational
Seb from Vestas called for us all to make banners, hang them outside
ur cafes, offices, bars or wherever u work and stop work for an hour
Even occupy if u can!
All ideas welcome he says...
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
SOLIDARITY PROTEST 5.30- 6.30pm tomorrow @SouthKorean Embassy in London. Nearest Tube : St James Park. Map: tinyurl.com/skoreaembassy
Simple text msg to fit in ONE text:
Flash protest outside SKorean Embassy in solidarity w occupying workers. TMRW, Thurs, 5.30-6.30pm. Nr St James Pk tube, SW1. Bring banners & people. Plz forward
PLEASE FORWARD TO EVERYONE YOU CAN AND IF YOU CAN MAKE IT SEND A FB MESSAGE OR RSVP.
Counterfire: When 'Class War' is not a metaphor http://tinyurl.com/kjskpt
Socialist Worker: Day of fierce fighting at occupied South Korean car factoryhttp://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=18715
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
In a scene all-too-familiar to people living under dictatorship, the police choose the early hours of the morning to break down the doors.But what happened this morning didn't take place in North Korea or Burma.It was Irish police who chose to raid the Thomas Cook shop in Dublin at 5 AM today to forcibly remove workers engaged in a peaceful protest.Some 20 workers and officials of their union were taken out one by one, including at least one pregnant woman.According to newspaper reports, the defiant workers clapped and cheered as they were taken out.As one union official put it, this morning's removal of workers from the Thomas Cook store as "a dark stain on the history of industrial relations in Ireland ... These are ordinary working people standing up for their rights. They have a right to be treated with respect."For full coverage of this breaking story, go here:The union's website is here:Please spread the word -- forward this email to your fellow union members.Thank you.Eric Lee
Monday, 3 August 2009
Sunday, 2 August 2009
SOLIDARITY WITH CLEANERS IN STRUGGLE
In recent years brave union organising efforts have been mounted by migrant
workers to demand basic rights and a living wage. A number of cleaning
companies have responded by sacking union members and activists; they
have colluded with the Border Agency in immigration raids to break organised
workers. This is an urgent issue for the whole labour movement – come anddiscuss what should be done.
TUESDAY 4THAUGUST, 6:30PM
150 Ossulston Street, NW1 1EE (close to Euston and Kings Cross stations)
ALBERTO DURANGO, (victimised UNITE cleaner activist),
CLARA OSAGIEDE (Cleaning Grades Secretary RMT),
SOAS UNISON cleaners rep,
JOHN MCDONNELL MP,
JEREMY DEAR ( NUJ General Secretary),
GILL GEORGE (Unite Executive Council (pc)
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