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Harrods protest, 8 arrested: media outrage continues at Qatar royal’s theft of restaurant tips

UPDATED JAN 10: Protesters from the United Voices of the World Union (UVW), workers and sympathisers blockaded Harrods and Brompton Road to draw attention to the fact that the service charge added to Harrods restaurant bills went in to the pockets of the owners, the Qatari royal family, not to the waiters and restaurant staff.

Harrods – and its Qatari royal owners – continue to take a fine beating across the international media for allowing this: more protests are being planned… (more…)

The great Class Debate @ the Oxford Union: Lisa McKenzie vs Norman Tebbit, 24 November

@ClassWar2015

@ClassWar2015

This House Believes The Class System is Static Irrespective of Wealth Acquisition

Speakers in Proposition:
Dr Lisa McKenzie – Author and research fellow at LSE specialising in class inequality
Kate Fox – Co-Director of Social Issues Research Centre and social anthropologist

Speakers in Opposition:
Lord Norman Tebbit – Former Chairman of Conservative Party and Employment Secretary
Tim Lott – Author, journalist, broadcaster and weekly columnist for The Guardian’s ‘Family’ section

Start date: 24/11/2016 20:30
Location: The Oxford Union

[Not sure if we can get tickets or if its membership-only. Will keep you informed!]

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

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#LSEresist

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.

#LSEResist (more…)