Category: Austerity

A rapper-turned-activist is flipping the music scene on its head, “Estate of War” by Potent Whisper

13 JAN THE CANARY: With 2017 looking set to be a year of more political upheaval, music is perhaps the one thing that can cross into all walks of life. And a rapper from south-west London is doing just that. With some of the rawest and sharpest politically-motivated hip-hop around. The Canary caught up with the man, ‘Potent Whisper’, for a chat. About class, council estates, and Harrods…


Anarchy in the UK: A changed political landscape



“In 2016 the political landscape has changed around us. A resurgence of conservatism resulting from changes within the Conservative Party leadership following the EU referendum has been followed by Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election and the possibility of populist parties and personalities winning elections in Europe next year…” (more…)

List of everyone who can now see your entire internet history


Internet providers will be forced to keep a full record of every site that each one of its customers have visited. Full article here

Source: Independent, 24 NOV 2016: Organisations including the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Work and Pensions will be able to see UK citizen’s entire internet browsing history in weeks.

The Investigatory Powers Bill, which was all but passed into law this week, forces internet providers to keep a full list of Internet Connection Records (ICRs) for a year, and make them available to the government if it asks. Those ICRs effectively serve as a full list of every website that people have visited, not collecting which specific pages are visited or what’s done on them but serving as a full list of every site that someone has visited and when…

Metropolitan police force
City of London police force
Police forces maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996
Police Service of Scotland
Police Service of Northern Ireland
British Transport Police
Ministry of Defence Police
Royal Navy Police
Royal Military Police
Royal Air Force Police
Security Service
Secret Intelligence Service
Ministry of Defence
Department of Health
Home Office
Ministry of Justice
National Crime Agency
HM Revenue & Customs
Department for Transport
Department for Work and Pensions
NHS trusts and foundation trusts in England that provide ambulance services
Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service
Competition and Markets Authority
Criminal Cases Review Commission
Department for Communities in Northern Ireland
Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland
Department of Justice in Northern Ireland
Financial Conduct Authority
Fire and rescue authorities under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004
Food Standards Agency
Food Standards Scotland
Gambling Commission
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Health and Safety Executive
Independent Police Complaints Commissioner
Information Commissioner
NHS Business Services Authority
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board
Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Regional Business Services Organisation
Office of Communications
Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
Police Investigations and Review Commissioner
Scottish Ambulance Service Board
Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
Serious Fraud Office
Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust

Full article here

A proposal to demolish Parliament & Buckingham Palace for social housing development



If the Tories are worried about insufficient population density in Inner London, then Architects for Social Housing (ASH) formally recommends building in the London Borough of Westminster, which has a far lower density of residents (11,109 per km²) than in Tower Hamlets (14,201 per km²), Hackney (13,850) and Lambeth (11,358), the boroughs whose council estates the Housing Minister and his Chancellor want to replace with high-rise deposit boxes for off-shore companies. (more…)

BBC Radio 4: Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Dr Lisa McKenzie, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Emily Thornberry MP



BBC Radio 4, 12 NOV 2016: Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from the Cambridge Union Society with the Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng, the sociologist and political activist Dr Lisa McKenzie, former senior diplomat and Ambassador to the US Sir Nigel Sheinwald, and the Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry MP. (more…)

Fuck Farage, Overthrow the Elite! 5th December, Whitehall



‘Without violent confrontation with the forces of the state the working class will never break through the deadly, stultifying condition which enmeshes it today. The class becomes decadent without class violence.

Without a willingness to confront and attack capitalism physically the state, authority, institutions will continue to flourish.

This will mean the subordination of every individual not part of the ruling class to every facet of the system’

More info tba…

#LSE Resist: Festival of Ideas & Actions 28-30 September



LSE Resist: Festival of Ideas & Actions 28-30 September

‘Resist’ is a campus-wide 3-day festival hosted by the LSE Sociology department. Through a vibrant array of events including public discussions, film screenings, workshops, soapbox debates and art exhibitions, the festival aims to draw a wide audience into the distinct ways in which the theme of resistance has been interpreted and understood within academic research, the arts, grassroots activism campaigns, student debate and mainstream politics.

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