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Solidarity with Carpenters – UCL students sit in

Solidarity with Carpenters – UCL students sit in

UCL has plans to build a new campus in Stratford – on top of 318 families’ homes.

Stratford already has one of London’s highest waiting lists for a council house – with an average of ten years for a two bedroom flat.

UCL is only fuelling this already serious housing crisis, not to mention destroying an entire community and potentially setting an example for other institutions to do the same.

Come to UCL’s Wilkins Garden Room to find out more

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Counter Olympics Network meeting on 12th November

The Counter Olympics Network will be holding its next meeting at the London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES on Monday 12th November at 7pm.

All are welcome!

 

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Save Leyton Marsh looks to the future – Meeting 4th November

Sunday 4th November – Save Leyton Marsh will be hosting a ‘Marshes Unite’ strategy day for all individuals and groups to discuss protecting the future of the marshes long-term.

THE MEETING IS TO BE HELD AT “THE MILL” COMMUNITY CENTRE
in the former St. James Library, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow
from 1.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Getting there: The Mill is very close to Blackhorse Road and St. James Street, at the eastern end of Coppermill Lane.

St. James Street Station (national rail) on the Chingford – Liverpool Street line (via Hackney Downs and Clapton) is about a two-minute walk away.

The Victoria underground line and the Barking – Gospel Oak Line (London Over-ground, between South Tottenham and Queen’s Road Walthamstow stations) serve Blackhorse Road station, which is about a nine-minute walk away from The Mill.

Walthamstow Central station (Victoria line) is about a fifteen-minute walk away.

Bus W12 – only every half-hour, no timetables available – runs from Walthamstow Central bus station via the High Street (market) and stops on request outside The Mill.

Buses 230 and W15 run between Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Central stations via St. James Street.

Bus 158 runs between Blackhorse Road station and Stratford via St James Street station, Markhouse Road (which crosses Lea Bridge Road) and Church Road Leyton.

Bus 58 runs from Walthamstow Central bus station to Leyton via Markhouse Road – nearest stop is about a five-minute walk away from Coppermill Lane.

Buses 212 and 275 run between Walthamstow Central bus station and the St. James Street Station bus terminus (beside the station)

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UCL Stratford: Bulldozing a Community?

31 Oct 2012 – 18:00 – 20:00

Public event · By UCL Union

On the 24th of October, Newham Council approved UCL’s proposal to build a new campus on the Carpenter’s Estate, despite opposition from residents, leading UCL academics, and UCLU. If UCL doesn’t pull out now or radically revise its plans, this would mean destroying hundreds of people’s homes, their community, and their history. There is still time to save the Carpenters Estate.

Is this how a university should behave? Come hear from Carpenters residents, housing experts, UCL staff and students and make up your own mind – is UCL bulldozing a community?

Food & refreshments will be provided. Invite your friends & lecturers!

AV Hill Lecture Theatre, UCL Bloomsbury Main Campus

UCLU.org/Stratford — coming soon!

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The Closing Atos Ceremony

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Join DPAC and UK Uncut at ATOS HQ, Triton Square, Tomorrow 31 Aug at 12:45pm for the finale of the Atos Games — More info here.

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CON supports DPAC’s Atos games week

The fight against the Olympics continues!

Mass protest on 12.45pm, Friday 31 August, ATOS HQ, Triton Square, London NW1

ATOS is a global mega-corporation worth €8.5 billion. It is sponsoring the Paralympic Games for disabled athletes. It also has the UK government contract to cut disabled people’s benefits.

ATOS is paid £100 million a year to test 11,000 sick and disabled people a week and judge whether they are ‘fit for work’. Millionaire Tory chancellor George Osborne’s aim is to cut £18 billion in welfare benefits over five years. ATOS is at the cutting edge of the Tory attack on the poor.

Many of the disabled hounded and persecuted by ATOS have already committed suicide. A thousand have died of their illnesses since being deemed ‘fit for work’.

Disabled People Against Cuts is organising a week of protest against ATOS sponsorship of the Paralympics on 27-31 August, with a spoof awards ceremony (Monday), action at local ATOS offices (Tuesday), delivery of a coffin of messages (Wednesday), a phone jam and twitter storm (Thursday), and finally a mass ‘Closing ATOS Ceremony’ at ATOS HQ (Friday). Go to www.dpac.uk.net for details.

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Whose Games? Whose City?

NO LIMOS! NO LOGOS! NO LAUNCHERS!


12 noon, Saturday 28 July
Assemble Mile End Park, East London.

March to Wennington Green for People's Games for All (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF FINAL DESTINATION)

A family-friendly protest. More details and press release

@counterOlympics twitter action

  • RT @hangorinnokai: 辞めさせられた元都知事らが元気ですね。。嘘ついてオリンピック招致したことが問題になってるのに、すっかり評論家きどり、石原、猪瀬、舛添も同罪ですよ。小池都知事はいつ辞めるのかな、オリンピックもろとも退場してくれ https://t.co/Hf… 38 minutes ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: ... so Mayor Garcetti made another wild claim yesterday. Here’s former UN Special Rapporteur @raquelrolnik on why jokes l… 54 minutes ago
  • RT @DecidonsParis: #VillageOlympique «Mais qui va habiter dans ces appartements ?» interroge cet habitant de Seine-Saint-Denis dans le film… 56 minutes ago
  • RT @StateOfSwimming: @Hogshead3Au @iChampionWomen Blackballed like so many victims, media and others who are not ‘on message’ with the self… 6 hours ago
  • RT @witch_kazumin: もう、開催返上すればいいのに…… > 五輪の本番まで10ヵ月程度しか残されていないが、他にもトライアスロン会場である東京・お台場の海水の汚水や大腸菌の問題をはじめ、今後も課題が噴出する可能性は高い。都だけでなく組織委の機能不全ぶりを指摘す… 6 hours ago
  • RT @StateOfSwimming: @JensWeinreich Athletes commissions chosen by the machine simply end up doing the machine’s bidding. .... if any athle… 7 hours ago
  • RT @JensWeinreich: @StateOfSwimming I saw him instructing Kirsty Coventry, chair of IOC‘s athlete‘s commission ... you know ... the Bach se… 7 hours ago
  • RT @SportCampaign: The TUE management could be interesting. With Salazar's athletes putting down 35 substances on their DOU forms and Seren… 7 hours ago
  • RT @galeainvegas: Strange, I thought there was a consultation process. I heard mixed views not rejection on the call. I would like to know… 7 hours ago
  • RT @desler: #Tokyoインパール2020 まさにボイコフの唱える「祝賀資本主義」の悪しき見本。五輪のためなら企業活動も市民生活も犠牲にする政府の横暴。こんな理不尽な要請は断固拒否すべきだ。 東京五輪期間中の時間指定配達を中止 政府が宅配大手に要請へ #ldnews7 hours ago
  • RT @CardiacTrance: 五輪を誘致した都市はことごとく財政難の借金地獄になってるから、ホント災害だな。人災。だから賢い都市は誘致したがらない。 あの震災の直後で、復興に膨大な費用がこれからかかりますよって時に日本は何やってんの…?ってマジ呆れたね。その頃から反対し… 9 hours ago
  • RT @JensWeinreich: It‘s this Sam Ramsamy who has almost destroyed FINA and swimming. @StateOfSwimming twitter.com/anoc_olympic/s… 9 hours ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: Background: thenation.com/article/is-fuk… 19 hours ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: Tokyo 2020 is planning events in Fukushima in 9 months... ...and this is what's happening right now. https://t.co/apK20yl… 19 hours ago
  • RT @NOlympicsLA: It's wild that any human being, let alone an elected entrusted with the well-being of their constituents, would invite the… 19 hours ago

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