VOTE NO to demolition! Save the Carpenters Estate in Newham.

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The resident ballot for the demolition of the Carpenters Estate has been announced. Focus E15 encourages residents to vote NO and calls on all housing campaigners to reject the demolition of these council homes!

The ballot for the future of the Carpenters Estate will run from Friday 29 October 2021 to Tuesday 23rd November 2021. Should a ‘yes’ vote be returned, at least 60% of the estate will be demolished over a period of 15-20 years. There will inevitably be a loss of secure council housing.

Focus E15 campaign loudly endorses a ‘No’ vote. Read the details below for all the background… and join the resistance!

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Community Solidarity

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Buting Community Free Shop and Pantry

Libreng Palengke

Mutual Aid Not Charity

Culture of Sharing

October 22, 2021

We packed 50 mix vegetables, good for “Pakbet” dish. One meal that can benefit four people in the family. We just put the banner and placards in front of our space with tables for vegetables to be given away for free for those in need.Our way to show solidarity to our neighborhood who were affected by the on-going pandemic crisis.

This self-managed initiatives strictly done by the community. We are not accepting, endorsing and promoting any dole-out or donation coming from the government, politician, Corporate sponsorship, party/NGO’s, foundation or any charitable institution.

This is done by the community, for the community. 

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How to become f̶i̶n̶a̶n̶c̶i̶a̶l̶l̶y free

Leeds SolFed

In some online videos recently, I noticed how scam-artist buy-to-let landlords describe
“passive income” (money leeched off exploited tenants) as being a golden ticket to “financial freedom”. Ironically, these parasites are somewhat closer to the truth of what freedom is than those who naively believe we all already have it. Indeed, freedom is about having the things we need to exist as we like, rather than having a choice between different soap brands, or the ability to buy a house if your parents are rich enough.

Because these landlords have swindled their way into this position, they do in fact have what they need and can exist as they like. They can spend their money on all manner of nice things: buying overpriced watches or – as they like to do – enriching themselves forever, making pointless money out of pointless money. The rest of us, however, do not…

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Emissions from 40 planned fossil fuel projects would be nearly three times as much as the UK emits in a year– new study.

DRILL OR DROP?

New research, published within days of the start of Cop26 climate talks, reveals that 40 oil, gas and coal projects have been submitted for approval in the UK.

Horse Hill oil site in Surrey. Photo: HHDL

If they got the go-ahead, the study estimated these projects alone would amount to almost three years of UK greenhouse gas emissions.

The schemes comprise seven onshore oil and gas developments, including oil production at Horse Hill in Surrey and at Biscathorpe in Lincolnshire, where a decision is due as world leaders gather for COP26.

There are also 30 offshore projects, including the Cambo oil field off Shetland, and three coal mines, including Woodhouse Colliery in Cumbria, the UK’s first in 30 years.

The analysis, published this morning in the report, Tip of the iceberg: The future of fossil extraction, estimated that the 40 developments were projected to emit the equivalent of 1.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide. This would be the equivalent of nearly triple the UK’s annual emissions, the report said.

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Jordan: Dissolution of Jordanian Teachers’ Association, dismissal of teachers and obstruction of union work

If the following story sounds familiar, it’s because this is an ongoing struggle. And we need your help to win. 

The Education International, with the support of the International Trade Union Confederation, is calling on the Jordanian government to protest the dissolution of the Jordanian Teachers’ Association (JTA) and the massive dismissals of teachers including 14 JTA leaders.

In their statement, the union leaders say that “Criminalisation of legitimate trade union activities including marches and demonstrations is unacceptable.”

They are calling on Jordan’s government

• to unconditionally reinstate the dismissed leaders of the Jordanian Teachers’ Association and the 65 teachers who were forced to retire early;

• to lift the suspension of JTA union activities;

• to guarantee the fundamental rights and democratic freedoms of educators and all workers, including freedom of expression and of association and the right to assembly, which are essential to the functioning of independent trade unions;

• to further reform national laws to bring them in line with international standards.

To succeed in pressuring Jordan to do the right thing, we need many thousands of you to support this online campaign – please click here.

And please, share this message with your friends, family and fellow trade unionists.

Thank you!

Eric Lee

We will not stop, until the last belly is full

Etniko Bandido Infoshop

An everyday poverty and hunger experienced by many people in our locality. This people are always marginalized with no support coming from the government. Food Not Bombs volunteers deeply understand the nutritional needs of the homeless, beggars, poor families etc. and based on our little capacity we must provide and help those in needs. The fight against hunger is an everyday reality here, we must act and continue our advocacy to eliminate hunger and injustices.

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We gave away 11,000 eggs for free!

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Fossil fuel extraction plans “vastly exceed” safe climate limits – UN

Drill or drop

Fossil fuel production planned by national governments “vastly exceeds” the limit needed to keep global temperatures at safe levels, the United Nations said today.

Egdon Resources’ oil production site at Wressle, North Lincolnshire. Photo: Union Jack Oil

Despite greater climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, oil and gas production is expected to rise sharply and planned cuts to coal extraction are just modest.

A report for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says countries have predicted they will produce more than double the fossil fuels (110%) in 2030 than would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5C.

The 2021 Production Gap Report looks at the discrepancy between governments’ planned production of oil, gas and coal, and the global fossil fuel production levels needed to limit warming to 1.5C and 2C.

Since the first report in 2019, the gap is largely unchanged. Total fossil fuel production is expected to increase to at least 2040, creating an ever-widening production gap, it said.

Today’s report, produced by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), said governments’ production plans and projections would lead to about 240% more coal, 57% more oil, and 71% more gas in 2030 than would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

Ploy Achakulwisut, a lead author on the report and scientist at SEI, said:

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No Feminism without Trans People

Outside the Circle

Walking around on a gray day listening to a podcast about how potentially liberatory forms of having pride in one’s identity, especially when those identities are systematically under attack, can and have turned into the opposite—that is, nonliberatory forms of an essentialist “us” versus “them” in which the “them”(s) are hardened into enemies to be excluded, attacked, or harmed/killed—when I saw this phrase, wheat pasted on the repeatedly stolen lands of Tio’tia:ke/Montreal: “No feminism without trans people.”

It should go without saying, yes/oui? “Feminism” isn’t, or shouldn’t be, attached a particular body, a particular border, a narrowness that limits the horizon of what should and could be possible when we liberate ourselves patriarchy and heteronormativity. It should be, and at times has been or is, an ethic that stresses forms of liberatory social relations and social organization all at cross-purposes with, and seeking to abolish, how social constructions of gender…

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325 defendant Toby Shone sentenced, police raids in Liverpool, and other repression news

Cautiously pessimistic

A court case that started with police raids connected to the anarchist website 325 has now concluded, with the original terrorism charges being dropped and the defendant being jailed on drugs charges. Bristol Defendant Solidarity have published the following statement:

Anarchist prisoner Toby Shone was sentenced to 3 years 9 months in prison for 8 drugs charges after all political charges against him related to the website http://325.nostate.net under the Terrorism Act were dropped on 1st October 2021 due to lack of evidence. Toby Shone is currently held at HMP Bristol pending transfer. Please send letters of support and birthday cards (20th October) to: Toby Shone A7645EP HMP Bristol 19 Cambridge Road Bristol BS7 8PS UK

More information about the case can be found here.

Bristol Defendant Solidarity have also published an up-to-date list of current Kill the Bill prisoners requesting support:

In text format, that information…

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