Archive for category: News

  • Anarchist bookshop comes under attack

    Anarchist bookshop comes under attack

    News February 1, 2013 9:44 pm 2 comments

    The anarchist bookshop “Freedom books” suffered a firebomb attack last night which caused severe damage to the shop, but left no one harmed. The bookshop put out a statement; No-one hurt, upstairs is okay but shop and electrics have been seriously damaged. Not much to be done today, but plan […]

     
  • Climate demo takes on fracking – in pictures

    Climate demo takes on fracking – in pictures

    News December 1, 2012 7:35 pm 34 comments

    Today’s climate demo took on the practice of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, which extracts underground gas through blasting water at high pressure through rock. The BBC has a good report on today’s actions here. You can see videos of some of the speeches; Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader, http://youtu.be/grpTwNylFlw Maria Montinaro, […]

     
  • Promoting World Car Free Day in Islington

    Promoting World Car Free Day in Islington

    News September 23, 2012 11:38 am 4 comments

    Clean air campaigners joined forces in Islington on Saturday in order to promote World Car Free Day to reduce air pollution in the borough. The group, including Climate Rush and Green Party activists as well as a very pollution conscious dog, handed out leaflets and chalked slogans in car parking spaces […]

     
  • Euston “Restrain the train” fun day against HS2 (in pictures)

    Euston “Restrain the train” fun day against HS2 (in pictures)

    News September 22, 2012 11:15 pm 10 comments

    Saturday’s Restrain the Train event brought the local community and traders together in their opposition to High Speed Rail 2 which will see the lives of thousands of Camden citizens’ lives severely effected. As developments are halted, housing is blighted or businesses – like the fantastic Drummond Street curry houses […]

     
  • Economic green shoots are, well, Green

    Economic green shoots are, well, Green

    News September 17, 2012 3:49 pm 7 comments

    It seems that while many industries are struggling and the economic recovery is a slow train coming the environmentally friendly sector has continued to grow and provide jobs since the 2008 crash. London’s green economy has grown by 13% since 2007/08, creating an extra 14,588 jobs and adding £1.3bn to […]

     
  • Green Party elects first ever London leader

    Green Party elects first ever London leader

    News September 3, 2012 4:26 pm 3 comments

    The Green Party earlier today elected Camden’s Natalie Bennett as leader. Bennett has stood for Parliament in Holborn and St. Pancras, Camden council and the London Assembly for Greens. This is the first time that the Green Party has had a leader (or deputy) from London. “I am honoured by […]

     
  • Camden Traffic Wardens’ Strike for a Living Wage

    Camden Traffic Wardens’ Strike for a Living Wage

    News, Video August 9, 2012 10:43 pm 2 comments

    NSL staff in Camden are taking industrial action for a living wage. The members of Unison are currently working for just £8.09 an hour in what is a difficult and sometimes stressful job. They are calling for a pay rise of £2.50 which would give the the same pay as NSL […]

     
  • Natural History Museum: putting the terror into Pterodactyl

    Natural History Museum: putting the terror into Pterodactyl

    News July 10, 2012 11:51 am 1 comment

    Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) were demonstrating outside the Natural History Museum yesterday in protest against its decision to host a reception for the Farnborough arms fair. Our public institutions should not be supporting the arms trade. The campaign states that “Arms dealers will enjoy cocktails in the shadow of the Museum’s […]

     
  • Statue Wars in Camden

    Statue Wars in Camden

    News June 28, 2012 11:13 pm no comments

    Tonight two noisy demonstrations converged outside Camden Town Hall bringing together dozens of protesters concerned about proposals for siting a statue. The proposal to put a statue of the founder of Bangladesh in Brunswick Square has divided the local community with some coming to support the idea and others holding […]

     
  • Evening Standard hosts the Great Airport Debate

    Evening Standard hosts the Great Airport Debate

    News June 27, 2012 11:56 pm 3 comments

    Despite a panel that was a touch skewed towards the aviation industry the Evening Standard’s debate on aviation was of a lot higher standard than you might expect. The debate, hosted by journalist Jon Sopel, brought together philosopher and writer Alain de Botton, Aer Lingus CEO Willy Walsh, CBI chief […]