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One Year Since the ‘Reinstatement’ of Leyton Marsh

Here’s a short essay I wrote for the Guardian ‘Shorts’ competition which asked for submissions of 5000 words on the topic of personal involvement in protest in 2012. It didn’t win (or even get close) but one year on from … Continue reading

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video – poverty torch relay 27 July 2012

film by Genie Weaver [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/47101884 w=400&h=300] Also there is a great film by DailyMotion here.

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Olympic projection spotlights Adidas factories ‘exploitation’

Inspirational action from War on Want. From war on want here Olympic projection spotlights Adidas factories ‘exploitation’ 05 August 2012 NEWS PEG: Sunday, 5 August 2012   Olympic men’s 100 metres final Olympic projection spotlights Adidas factories ‘exploitation’ London 2012 sponsor … Continue reading

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Solidarity with Critical Mass arrestees

While millions watched the London2012 opening ceremony last Friday night, just outside, 182 cyclists were kettled, detained and arrested for the heinous crime of cycling. CS gas was also used by transport police against cyclists. Strict anti-protest bail conditions have … Continue reading

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Defend Our Right to Protest public meeting: Report

Defend our Right to Protest: The Olympics and Beyond Tuesday Harmony Hall, Walthamstow 7-9:30pm. About 85 people attended. We watched abut 15 minutes of Ophelia Coutures film about the marsh “Beginning”. The introduction by the chair was a brief history … Continue reading

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Press Release from Counter Olympic Network

From: counterolympicsnetwork.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/press-release-from-counter-olympics-network/ Press Release from Counter Olympics Network   COUNTER OLYMPICS NETWORK – 24 June 2012 – for immediate release WHOSE GAMES? WHOSE CITY? CRITICS OF LONDON OLYMPICS ANNOUNCE LARGE SCALE EVENT TO COINCIDE WITH FIRST SATURDAY OF GAMES The … Continue reading

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Beginning

For a report of the visit by Jenny Jones of the Green Party, please go to our Press Releases page Great film by Ophelie Couture about the struggle to Save Leyton Marsh. [vimeo 44412983 w=384 h=216] BEGINNING from Ophélie Couture … Continue reading

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NOISE Demonstration Outside Waltham Forest Town Hall to Protest Extended Working Hours

[slideshow] Today we held a noise demonstration outside Waltham Forest Town Hall. As well as granting permission for the basketball facility on Leyton Marsh, WF Council are also responsible for deciding on subsequent planning applications relating to Leyton Marsh, inlcuding … Continue reading

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Defend the Right to Protest: The Olympics and Beyond Tuesday 26th June 7pm-9pm Harmony Hall, Truro Road, Walthamstow, E17 7BY   Speakers include: Simon Moore: Campaigner and recipient of Olympic ASBO Alfie Meadows: Student charged with violent disorder after his … Continue reading

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Leyton Marsh Campaigner Faces 2 Year ASBO for Peaceful Protest and Defending Our Marsh

Today Westminster Magistrates Court heard the Metropolitan Police present their first case to impose a two year minimum Anti Social Behaviour Order in order to prevent peaceful protest at the Olympics. They wish to impose an extremely restrictive ASBO on … Continue reading

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