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The Yes Men Are Revolting by The Yes Men — Kickstarter

Truth commandos deliver hilariously awkward hijinks exposing injustice and challenging everyone to join the revolution.

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***SPREAD**** Hashtag #OK13Global Preparing the Twitter campaign

(and tomorrow, and the day after … 🙂 )
hello all !

Hashtag : #OK13Global

Let’s spread the word on twitter all on the same day.

By doing it the same day (10/10/2012), at the best time in your country to get a large audience (check on search engines to find out), we can reach the top trending topics.
You are free to tweet the event thank to this link or whatever you think is good for your followers.

For twitter account managers directly linked to the movements, you can send DM by tweeter saying “Tomorrow we want to trend with #Gloabl13O, please tweet using this hashtag and link to …” or retweet ours.

See you in the street on the 13th !


For a list of local times, tweets and accounts:

more information on

9Oct 10pm GMT meeting via mumble to coordinate the twitter campaign for #Gloabl13O how to connect pls pass on

Open pad for #Hashtag proposals, please share your ideas, we need a Hashtag tomorrow

A message will be send on tomorrow so that we ALL blast at once on 10/10, thanks!!

via #OK13Global Preparing the Twitter campaign.

Widerstand ist Fruchtbar – Landbesetzung Wien, Jedlersdorf 17-APRIL-2012

Community Food Growers Network | connect, cooperate, support, defend, lobby and celebrate

‘No to GM crops, Yes to Food Sovereignty’ – Public teach-ins on April 17th.

The community food growers network invites you to a day of public events exploring why Genetically Modified (GM) crops pose a threat to sustainable food production, what the GM industry is doing here in Britain, and how we as ordinary people can support alternative, sustainable and socially just food systems.

The teach-ins will be held in Walthamstow, Chingford and Brixton on the 17th of April and will provide a space for people with little or no knowledge of the issues surrounding the industrial genetic modifications of food crops (and other forms of life such as insects) to talk to experienced campaigners, concerned food growers and people passionate about supporting local food. Combining films, presentations, practical gardening and discussions this will be a day of grassroots popular education. All events are free of charge and open to everyone.

These events are organised in solidarity with small scale producers all over the world who come together to take collective actions on April 17th.

GM food is back on the British Government’s agenda. This year marks the first open air trial of GM wheat ever to be held in the UK, and a big step towards the commercial cultivation of GM crops in Britain. As community food growers we work to create healthy and sustainable food systems for the benefit of local communities, their economies and environments. We believe that the open air testing and commercial growing of GM crops is a serious threat to sustainable food production. To communicate the urgency and necessity of a strong response from civil society we invite you to our teach-ins on the 17th of April.

What’s on in Waltham Forest – North East London?

‘No to GM crops’ Special evening of discussion, teach-in and film in Walthamstow:

7-8pm -Presentations on the current situation in Britain, how GM crops threaten sustainable food production, and what we can do about it. This will include open discussion – a chance to learn why and how people oppose gm crops.

8-8:30 – Soup by donations, and time for further discussions.

8:30-11 – Film followed by discussion. We will show the 2004 documentary ‘The Future of Food’, a pioneering film which explores the key agricultural, social and political issues surrounding the industrialisation of agriculture and genetic engineering. The film is based in the USA, one of the original testing grounds for the GM industry, and documents the effects that the development of the industry has had on farmers and consumers there as well as highlighting the ways in which GM was globalised.

* Sadly we have been unable to source a copy of ‘Raising Resistance’ because it has not been released for distribution yet. We hope to be able to screen the film after its release in December 2012, stay in touch for details!

At the Hornbeam Center 458 Hoe St, Walthamstow, E17 9AH

There is also a chance for those who want to practically sow seeds of food sovereignty to participate in the Hawkwood Plant Nursery’s regular Tuesday afternoon activity from 1.30pm-4.30pm (and then join a cycle ride to the Walthamstow teach-in or take a local bus).

To find the Hawkwood site see under ‘finding us’ or call 020 8524 4994

What’s on in Brixton – South London?

10am – Heritage Wheat Planting and Seasonal garden work. Held at Myatts Field [North], Community Centre, 40 Bramah Green, SW9 7RG

12:05pm – Travel to Lilford Estate Growing project for a site visit.

1- 3pm – Vegan Lunch (by donation) and discussions on challenges and opportunities for making livelihoods from community food projects. LARA Community Flat, 46 Lilford House, SE5 9QA

3:05 PM — Travel to Brixton Town Centre for refreshments and discussions on ownership policies on land, planning and food systems. Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Road, (Windrush Square), Brixton, SW2 1EP

5pm – Screening of the documentary film “Vanishing of the Bees”, followed by group discussions on the film and the issues it raises.

9pm – Reconvene at Vida Walsh Centre for reporting back, presentation and discussions on Genetically Modified (GM) crops and their impact on food autonomy and biodiversity.

3D Plant Groundation is hosting the events in Brixton for the Community Food Growers’ Network. Please get involved through the event Webpage:

More information: For more information about the community food growers network and its members For more information about GM crops in Britain and the actions being taken against them

via Community Food Growers Network | connect, cooperate, support, defend, lobby and celebrate.

Ungarn: Zehntausende Radler verstopfen Budapests Straßen – Nachrichten Panorama – WELT ONLINE

Ungarn: Zehntausende Radler verstopfen Budapests Straßen – Nachrichten Panorama – WELT ONLINE.

9 June 2012 – European Action Day Against ACTA | EDRI

11 April, 2012


On 9 June, there will be another day of action which will give protesters the opportunity to gather across Europe to voice their opposition to the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Civil society protests erupted in February 2012 to express concerns regarding ACTA’s impact on fundamental rights and encouragement for Internet surveillance. They added their voices to the numerous papers, opinions and studies criticising ACTA from academics, politicians and NGOs, such as the OSCE, the Sakharov Laureates, the EDPS, Amnesty International and the EU Economic & Social Committee.

The European Commission has now published an update on its process of referring ACTA to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In a press release, Commissioner De Gucht urged the Parliamentarians to delay their vote. The question which will be asked is: “Is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) compatible with the European Treaties, in particular with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union?”

The referral will not be the answer to all concerns regarding ACTA, since it can legally only address compatibility with the EU Treaties and neither the wisdom and value of such policies nor the compatibility of ACTA with the full body of EU law.

Worse still, the referral to the Court is being used by the European Commission as a way of bullying the Parliament into postponing its vote – an approach which is being facilitated by the pro-ACTA faction within the Parliament. Stand by for numerous delays due to translations, printing, avalanches…

In this context, it is therefore crucial that the European Parliament shows courage to stand up for its democratic role in the decision-making process and does not give in to the Commission’s schemes to prevent the Parliament from rejecting the Agreement. Not just for ACTA but for every upcoming piece of legislation of importance for fundamental rights and democracy, European citizens must support the Parliament in standing up for both the rights of citizens and its own institutional role.

Since the decision of the International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament not to file a separate request to the Court, it has now become very possible that the Parliament puts the controversial Agreement straight to a vote in June or July – “unexpected” delays notwithstanding.

Tell the Parliament to support European citizens and itself!

9 June 2012 – Protest against ACTA! Promo video

Promo video in other languages, free to copy/remix

Stop ACTA! Contact your MEPs

Update on the referral of ACTA to the ECJ (4.04.2012)…

FAQ On Referral Of ACTA To European Court Of Justice

ENDitorial: European Parliament Defends Itself And Democracy From ACTA (28,03.2012)…

(Contribution by Kirsten Fiedler – EDRi)

via 9 June 2012 – European Action Day Against ACTA | EDRI.

Action ideas <<1984actionday

And here some lost links to some ideas above:



You like to get engaged?

Some proposals for what to do …

Icon-Source (change file-ending from pdf to svg after downloading!)

via Action ideas | 1984actionday.

About <<1984actionday in 2012

This campaign ist about to organize an international actionday around the 8th of June, the day that George Orwell’s 1984 has been published for the very first time.

It is our goal to raise attention on how far Mr. Orwells visions already has become true, having a special focus on how scarily far CCTV technology has been grown to and how our societies are being driven by this development.

We are nothing more or less than an open group, a collection of human beings and non-governmental organisations raising big concerns about newest developments of tracking, tracing, face recognition and data investigations.We are independent and above party lines.Everybody is welcome to join.

via About.

These companies are still using Workfare – tell them it’s wrong ››Liberal Conspiracy

by Sunny Hundal    
February 27, 2012 at 9:25 am

All last week, the govt used angry and whiny interviewsw in national newspapers to defend their exploitative Workfare programme. And why not – they don’t care whether people are paid for work or not, providing this gives the impression jobs are being created. They’ve failed to grow the economy so this works instead.

Companies free slave labour that can be discarded after a few weeks without penalty. Why would they complain?

But the A4E scandal has illustrated the scam of the back-to-work industry.
There are two elements to Workfare schemes: people are forced into them, and they get no pay. This is exploitative, and even libertarians and Daily Mail readers agree.

We’d like your help in telling these companies to stop supporting this government scheme.

Below are companies still part of this slave-labour scheme. Others such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug, Boots and the charities, Friends of the Earth, Salvation Army and Mind have pulled out.

Why are they not on the list? Ask them!

Tell us if you hear back from any of them. I’ll post updates as they come in.

Over the last week – the government has deliberately hidden their own documents and re-written history to hide details about their own schemes. WHY?

Political Scrapbook and Left Foot Forward are also joining in. There’s also a Facebook campaign from today.

via These companies are still using Workfare – tell them it’s wrong | Liberal Conspiracy.

Journalism Warning Labels «Tom Scott

It seems a bit strange to me that the media carefully warn about and label any content that involves sex, violence or strong language — but there’s no similar labelling system for, say, sloppy journalism and other questionable content.

I figured it was time to fix that, so I made some stickers. I’ve been putting them on copies of the free papers that I find on the London Underground. You might want to as well.


The articles these stickers are attached to are used strictly as an illustration: I’m not passing judgment on the specific articles or journalists. Hopefully that’ll stop anyone claiming I’ve libelled them.

Find All Stickers and Full Text here:


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