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Saturday, 30 May 2015



The cuts of the last five years have devastated people’s lives and are destroying our society. And they’re about to get much, much worse. The ruthless millionaires in charge are planning to cut another £12 billion, on top of the £25 billion they’ve already cut. We need to fight back with all of our energy, creativity and courage, to defend our public services and bring down the architects of austerity.
The new government will be sworn in on the 27th May. Join us on Saturday 30th May to send a loud and clear message that we’re going to continue to fight the cuts every step of the way. It’s going to be a fun, creative direct action, so invite everyone you know (and everyone you don’t) and bring the kids too!
They tell us there’s no alternative to austerity. BUT THAT’S A LIE! There’s loads of money, it’s just in the hands of a few. The Tories have let the mega-rich get away with dodging BILLIONS in tax – £100 billion a year! Handed out £85 billion a year in corporate subsidies. Handed the banks hundreds of billions. Allowed bankers’ pay and bonuses to rocket, and cut tax for the rich. They claim cutting public services is to reduce the deficit, yet spending has increased under their rule! Let’s expose their cruelty and their lies.
The cuts are political choice, not an economic necessity. This government wants to destroy the welfare state and privatise our vital public services. Austerity is just an excuse to transfer public services into private hands, to protect the rich and punish the poor. It’s really that simple. It doesn’t help our economy or our society.
We can’t stop this by asking nicely. If we want to win the fight – and we can win – then we must make it impossible to ignore our arguments and our demands. We need to take direct action and build a powerful grassroots mass movement. We can create a different future – it doesn’t have to be this way – but we, the people, are going to have to create that for ourselves. Let’s bring together all the inspiring struggles and groups that have formed against the cuts and unite against austerity! It’s time to get organised, get creative and fight for our future.
Watch this space for more details coming soon. In the meantime – join the London Facebook event here. If you want to set up your own action in your area, set up a Facebook event and email the link to and we’ll add it to our Facebook page and the website.
See you on the streets!

Friday, 29 May 2015


Swiss police just arrested 7 FIFA executives, giving hope to billions of people around the world who love football and hate corruption. But unless we move fast Sepp Blatter will get away with it, and begin his fifth term as FIFA president!

Under Blatter, FIFA scandals extend from bribery, ripping off FIFA host countries, and burying the ethics investigation he commissioned into vote rigging to award World Cups to Russia and Qatar! But 
this isn't just about football -- his FIFA has fostered corruption, abuse of workers’ rights, and the flattening of communities to erect stadiums in host countries.

Yesterday’s dawn raids is the best moment we've ever had to kick out Blatter and reclaim our game. But it won't happen without a massive outcry. 
Let’s create the world’s fastest-growing petition today, hit a million and then call on FIFA execs to kick him out when they vote in 24 hours. Sign and share this widely:

Football is by far the world’s most popular sport, and the scandalous way it is run has saddened armies of fans who want to see a clean contest on the field. A 
Transparency International poll out this week shows that four in five football fans don’t want Blatter to stand, and two thirds have lost confidence in FIFA to run the game.

The Swiss government arrested the FIFA bigwigs on suspicion of taking over $100 million in bribes and kickbacks in return for football media and marketing rights. The arrests follow a three year investigation by US prosecutors, who say that conspiracies to corrupt took place on US soil and using American banks. US officials are also investigating Sepp Blatter.

Let’s move fast to build a massive call to oust Blatter and get FIFA to push back its election until it has candidates who can drag the institution into the twenty-first century, free of corruption. 
Sign now and tell everyone:
At the beginning of this year the Avaaz community came together to stand up against the slave conditions of World Cup labourers in Qatar. Now we can come together to clean up football at the very heart of FIFA.

More Information:

Fifa corruption charges: is this the beginning of the end for the house that Sepp Blatter built? (Guardian)

FIFA officials, including 2 VPs, arrested on corruption charges (CNN)

4 in 5 football fans say Blatter should not stand for FIFA President: Poll of 35,000 in 30 Countries (Transparency International)

Fifa corruption probe: Officials arrested in Zurich (BBC News)

The proposed cuts to evening/Sunday bus services

 The proposed cuts to evening/Sunday bus services

Now that Herts County Council has made the elderly in Hertfordshire virtual
prisoners in their homes during evenings and Sundays.
Many other users will be caused major inconveniences as a result
of these nasty draconian measures which are madness.
This is the politics of the lunatic asylum when you consider the
£10 million pounds wasted on the proposed waste incinerator
plant which has never been built.
We were considered a modern progressive society but seem to

be marching back to the 1930's with intent.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Complaint re. St George's Hospital, Stafford. Many people are concerned about the welfare of Barbara Richards, who we understand is being held captive at St George's Hospital.

Subject: Complaint re. St George's Hospital.
Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 10:32:43 +0100

Complaint re. St George's Hospital, Stafford.
Many people are concerned about the welfare of Barbara Richards, who we understand is being held captive at St George's Hospital.   
It brings to mind an enquiry I made a year ago about Guardsman Vivian Cunningham (pasted below),
We understand that the whistle-blowing Guardsman agreed to his Commanding Officer's suggestion that he should 'see a doctor'.  This is a VERY big mistake for any whistle-blower: The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC, an Orwellian outfit, introduced by Blair) then springs into action, & the whistle-blower is likely to disappear forever.  
Would you please inform us of the whereabouts of both Ms Richards & Guardsman Cunningham & whether or not they are fit & well. 
PLEASE do not hide behind the seriously mis-used 'Data Protection Act', or 'Medical Confidentiality'.    
Norman Scarth.
Associate & Hon. Secretary of The Article 6 Group.

Subject: FW: Welfare of Guardsman V.C.?
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 16:24:00 +0100

To St. George's Hospital, Stafford. ;
Cc to Service Director: Lesley Crawford
Tel: 01785 257888 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 
01785 257888   x 5654
or 01743 210042 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 
01743 210042 ;
 Head of Mental Health for South Staffordshire: Lisa Agell
Tel: 01785 220004 
01785 220004 ;
Head of Mental Health for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin : Geoff Watts
Tel: 01743 210041 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 
01743 210041 ; 
Those who know what goes on in the Orwellian Police State which is Britain today are concerned for the welfare of Guardsman Vivian Cunningham.  
We understand he is held captive in the euphemistically named 'Mental Care Unit' at St George's Hospital, (in much the same way as were Andy McCardle in Carstairs & me in Yorkshire: SEE ATTACHMENT!).   I was lucky to escape with my life: Andy was not!
I ask that you give my email address to Mr Cunningham & allow him email access so that he can contact me to confirm that he is at least still alive.



They have demanded £50 from an elderly lady for walking her
small dog off the lead in a commentary near Bedford park.
There were no signs warning people of this local by-law.

Bedford Council you should hang your heads in SHAME!