Archive for category: Voices

  • Camden UKUncut protest in pictures

    Camden UKUncut protest in pictures

    Voices December 8, 2012 7:33 pm no comments

    Today UKUncut protesters took part in a national action involving over forty Starbucks demanding that they end the practice of using front companies in Switzerland and Ireland to outsource their profits in order not to pay corporation tax despite making large amounts of money from UK outlets. In Camden Lock […]

     
  • Stephanie Phillips: 5 Ways to More Efficiently Deal with London’s Waste

    Stephanie Phillips: 5 Ways to More Efficiently Deal with London’s Waste

    Voices August 28, 2012 9:00 am 1 comment

    According to a report by the Greater London Authority from January 2010, London produces 55,000 tonnes of waste every day – about 20 million tonnes per year. About 80% of that waste comes from businesses around London, and about 30% of all waste is sent to the landfill each year. […]

     
  • Danny Bates: The London Riots – one year on

    Danny Bates: The London Riots – one year on

    Voices August 7, 2012 10:18 am 5 comments

    Danny Bates is an Officer of Hackney Green Party and London Green Party. He works for Jean Lambert MEP as her London Constituency Co-ordinator.  He has lived in Hackney for 15 years.   One year ago something happened in London which was unimaginable to many. Intense riots spread across the […]

     
  • Carl Packman: the dodgy capitalism of the Olympics

    Carl Packman: the dodgy capitalism of the Olympics

    Voices July 27, 2012 3:36 pm 5 comments

    Carl Packman deconstructs where the Olympics are going and why we should have considered human dignity a vital part of the Olympic legacy.   We good people most fondly remember the Mexico City Olympics of 1968 for the sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the black athletes who took home […]

     
  • Danny Bates: Is Another Olympics Possible?

    Danny Bates: Is Another Olympics Possible?

    Voices July 23, 2012 3:00 pm 2 comments

    Danny Bates asks “is another Olympics possible?”   I’m not against the Olympics. The Olympic ideal of celebrating excellent achievement – in sport, arts and culture – is important. Unfortunately the 2012 London Games falls far from this ideal. So, as a longstanding resident of an Olympic Borough (Hackney), I’ll […]

     
  • If HS2 is the answer, what was the question?

    If HS2 is the answer, what was the question?

    Voices July 4, 2012 11:32 am no comments

    Keri Brennan of Hillingdon Against HS2 writes on the impacts of High Speed Rail on London. You may or may not have heard about something called “HS2” – but what exactly is that? It’s a proposal to build a high speed railway (High Speed Two) from London to the regions, […]

     
  • London is enriched by immigration don’t let Miliband wreck it

    London is enriched by immigration don’t let Miliband wreck it

    Voices June 23, 2012 11:26 pm 1 comment

    The leader of the Labour Party, and son of two European refugees who fled to this country, decided to give a landmark speech on immigration. It was a disappointing speech, but perhaps that’s not surprising.  Despite a call to be “candid” it was a generally thin speech, designed to get headlines […]

     
  • Cockney sparrow hunt

    Cockney sparrow hunt

    Voices June 20, 2012 4:24 pm no comments

    From 18 June to 12 July the RSPB is encouraging Londoners to take part in its survey of “Cockney” sparrows. The oganisation claims the bird is in decline and states “The cockney sparra has lived alongside us for hundreds of years and was once a regular fixture in our London […]

     
  • Cows to represent British Olympian spirit

    Cows to represent British Olympian spirit

    Voices June 14, 2012 8:00 am no comments

    With the news that the Olympic openning ceremony is to conjure up images of a greener Britain using farm yard animals like horses, cows and ducks – yes ducks – it’s time to reflect on whether these people are just making it up as they go along. According to the […]

     
  • Leave Those Foxes Alone

    Leave Those Foxes Alone

    Voices June 13, 2012 8:00 am no comments

    It’s that time of the month again. Foxes, our poor benighted urban neighbours, are getting it in the neck from no less a personage than Ian Wright, yes, him out of that Arsenal. In the Evening Standard this week Wright has been complaining that important and rich people like himself […]