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This talk was given in 2011, based on early studies of data, but the analysis has now been borne out by figures from the government itself. The August ‘riots’ in Britain last summer were portrayed by the media and politicians as the actions of ‘greedy feral youth’ or ‘gangs’ within a ‘criminal underclass’. Most of these politically loaded explanations were presented before what had happened was even known. Using hard research and the voices of participants, this event will provide an analysis of the ‘riots’ of August,...read more
Public Meeting for Workers’ Memorial Day: The Fight Against Blacklisting Film of the following meeting held on Monday 29 April 2013 @ 7.30pm Tony Benn House, 92 Victoria Street, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6AY Politicians and employers like to portray the blacklisting of trade union members for their health & safety activities as a thing of the past. That does not correspond with the reality of life for those who continue to stick their neck out to protect themselves, their workmates and the public. The meeting will be introduced by: Di...read more
We feel really privileged to present this great guest post from Simon Fairlie of the great Land Magazine. The Land Magazine essential reading on a range of issues including land rights, food production and covers local as well international issues plus loads more. Subscribe here. A Short History of Enclosure in Britain Simon Fairlie describes how the progressive enclosure of commons over several centuries has deprived most of the British people of access to agricultural land. The historical process bears little relationship to the...read more