KINDNESS is RADICAL…don’t be a dick!

The Occupied Sun

In This Selfish, Greedy Consumerist World Basic Compassion Has Become Revolutionary

A very basic analysis of recent history suggests that simply ‘not being a dick’ has become revolutionary.

Compassionate Revolutionaries of all description are taking the lead, nurturing the greenshoots of postcapitalism.

Celebrate and join the Love Activists, Occupiers and all of the Anonymous Opsafe crews.

Random acts of kindness are what will unfuck the world.

OSWEAREALLONE

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Fairness Commission: Housing

I livestreamed Brighton & Hove’s Fairness Commission meeting on Thursday evening, where Ree from Love Activists Brighton gave voice to the Solution Based Proposals to End Homelessness.

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The commission also heard from the National Housing Association, the Community Land Trust, Our London (regarding self build), Royal Greenwich, (regarding Gold Standard in Housing Options), and from Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-op, (BHESCO, regarding fuel poverty & community energy schemes).

There was an open session in the middle and at the end.

I crossed the streams with the council again, who were also broadcasting the meeting. You can watch their somewhat less shaky, higher definition footage, here.

1/5 What is the Fairness Commission?

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2/5 Fairness Commission Brighton: Housing

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3/5 Fairness Commission Brighton: Housing

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4/5 Nice Spread at the Fairness Commission

There was a lovely spread of locally sourced food from ethical suppliers courtesy of The Big Fig.

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5/5 Fairness Commission Brighton: Housing

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The Fairness Commission want to hear from all residents of Brighton and Hove about how to make the City a fairer place to live.

Their call for evidence closes on Monday 29 February.

You can participate here, if you’re of a mind to.

#NoMoreDeathsOnOurStreets

#SolidarityNotCharity

#HomesNotHandcuffs

#HomesNotBombs

HORSE HILL HEROES!

The Occupied Argus

Fracking is a #RedLine

#HH

  • The Government has changed the definition of hydraulic fracturing..
  • Industry insists they’re not going to frack.
  • You don’t object.. BINGO!

“No amount of abuse, insults, intimidation or violent threats will put us off from stopping this ecocidal industry. Such actions only strengthen our cause and help us to expose to the world what this industry and its lobbyists are really like.

 

Despite the concerted efforts of a small number of people trying to dampen our campaign, people from near and far have descended upon Horse Hill in force today and done us proud. Thank you to each and every person who took part in the cycle and march, and to everyone unable to be there in person, but who have nonetheless shown their support and gratitude.”

 

(Originally posted on:

Horse Hill Protection Group’s fedbook page)

  • Are you local? Can you help?
  • Horse Hill Lane, Horley, Surrey, RH6 0HN

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GENERAL STRIKE!!

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The Only 2 Words Uk Gov. Plc Might Still Pay Attention To:

GENERAL STRIKE!!

  • For People, Planet and Democracy Before Profit!
  • For Freedom and Justice!
  • For Compassion and Logic!
  • Occupy The Lot!

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Mail is Officially 50 percent More Xenophobic Than Express

  • Boycott Fearmongering 1% Churnalists
  • Support Independent Citizen Journalists

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BECAUSE FEAR

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Facebook Users’ Reactions to Wigan Police’s Nasty Post Are Brilliant!

GMP Wigan East incurred the wrath of hundreds of facebook users yesterday, when it posted an unbelievably cruel message, requesting that the public not give money to a man who was begging:

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They even asked people to shop any beggars they see. Presumably to be processed, fined and slung back on the street. Because nothing discourages begging like the application of more debt does it…?

GMP Wigan East

“It has been brought to our attention there is a male begging in a public place near to Tesco, Hindley. We request that members of the community do not encourage this behaviour by giving him money.
Sec 3 Vagrancy Act – Begging in A Public Place any person sighting persons committing this offence please contact the Police on 101

Fedbook users responded with hundreds of comments condemning the inhumanity of treating desperate, vulnerable people with so little compassion.

At the time of writing, over 1000 people have basically told them to have a heart, or to go fk themselves, with varying shades of diplomacy, anger and humour.

Here are a few of the most popular replies;

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It warms the heart to see fedbook being used to slap down the creeping tide of Orwellian police state fascism in the UK. I hope these people were able to share a banquet with this bloke. More street kitchens – break down the stigma – spread the love!

If GMP Wigan East haven’t had the good sense to take the post down yet, you can read the full thread here.

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Seeking Post-Capitalism in the UK

Brief Summary:

  • I’m hoping to crowdfund a modest budget to seek out, experience and document postcapitalism in the UK.
  • I plan to blog and vlog, filming and writing about my expedition(s), while broadcasting regular livestreams.
  • I plan to produce either a one-off documentary, or possibly a short series depending on the results.

I will be accompanied by Ree Melody of Love Activists Brighton who will be co-presenting with me. I have previously documented the Love Activists’ popular street kitchen in Brighton. Love Activism is arguably another example of post-capitalism in action in the UK.

Background: What is postcapitalism?

“According to some Classical Marxist and some social evolutionary theories, post-capitalist society may come about as a result of spontaneous evolution as capitalism becomes obsolete. Others propose models to intentionally replace capitalism”. – Wikipedia

Prominent British economics journalist, Paul Mason believes that organisations like wikipedia symbolise a world on the verge (or in the middle) of a revolution. Many economists agree that the economic system has become desperately dysfunctional: inequality is growing, climate change is accelerating and virtually everybody is righteously angry as hell about it.

Continue reading Seeking Post-Capitalism in the UK