Blog Posts - Demonstrations

George Monbiot Edges Towards Ecosocialism

Wanstead Flats in north east London is a CommonsThe Guardian columnist, George Monbiot, wrote a piece on Wednesday, entitled 'The case for despair is made. Now let’s start to get out of the mess we’re in.' Those familiar with his writing wil...
by London Green Left on Dec 16, 2016

Attending Asda’s Christmas Show & Filming with James Martin

Last Wednesday saw me catch the earliest train I could into London to experience Christmas in July! No, really. It was Christmas, in July!
by Mummy's Got Style on Jul 20, 2016

Chilcot Report is Official Vindication of the Anti-War Movement

After a wait of seven years, Sir John Chilcot finally made public his report into the UK’s involvement in the ill-fated invasion of Iraq in 2003. The report didn’t actually tell us anything that we didn’t know already, but it is official confir...
by London Green Left on Jul 7, 2016

Brexit – The UK in Crisis

Photo credit: The IndependentI must admit that I chuckled last Tuesday night as BBC TV Newsnight opened with the Sex Pistols punk rock classic Anarchy in the UK. But we are in a very serious political crisis at present, caused by the vote last week t...
by London Green Left on Jul 2, 2016

Hamilton Bailey’s Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery

  Hamilton Bailey’s Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery It is approaching a century since the first edition of Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery was first published, authored by the pioneering surgical t...
by booksmedicos on Jun 7, 2016

Report and Photos of the People's Assembly Demonstration London

On a cold and intermittently rainy April Saturday in London, the People's Assembly march and demonstration drew 'tens of thousands' according to media reports. The organisers claimed 150,000 people attended the demonstration.Personally, I think there...
by London Green Left on Apr 16, 2016

Austerity vs. the Planet: The Future of Labor Environmentalism

Written by Trish Kahle and first published at Dissent MagazineLast December members of the International Trade Union Confederation joined other civil society activists in a mass sit-in at the COP21 talks in Paris. Unionists and their allies...
by London Green Left on Apr 12, 2016

The Inside Story of Syriza’s Capitulation to the European Union

This is an edited extract and summary of a much longer interview in New Left Review with Stathis Kouvelakis, a former member of Syriza’s central committee and one of the leaders of the party’s Left Platform. He is now a member of Popular Uni...
by London Green Left on Mar 20, 2016

Peace symbol – Creation and Original Meaning

If there is a single symbol that conjures up memories, and even to a great extent stands for our generation, it is the ‘peace sign.’  Many would be surprised that the country that gave us the Beatles also birthed the symbol that we put a...
by 60s Folks In Their 60s on Mar 15, 2016

Heathrow Protest - These 13 People Could Become ‘Britain’s First Ever Climate Prisoners’

Written by Andy Rowell and first published at EcoWatchLater this month, a judge in the UK is set to jail 13 non-violent protestors who occupied one of the runways at London Heathrow in July last year.The protest, the first ever on a Heathro...
by London Green Left on Feb 9, 2016

Naomi Klein Interview: Climate Change “Not Just About Things Getting Hotter…It’s About Things Getting Meaner”

Interviewed by Michael Winship and first published at Common DreamsIn a wide-ranging conversation, the journalist and climate activist discusses the recent Paris climate accords, the politics of global warming, climate change denial and env...
by London Green Left on Feb 5, 2016

How elites contained the climate justice movement

Written by Herbert Docena and first published at Transnational InstituteCorporate executives and climate skeptics that mobilise against strong international climate change agreements have rightly been the focus of attention of many people c...
by London Green Left on Jan 29, 2016

2015 was a Record Year for Protests

An interesting piece written by David J Bailey over at The Conversation informs us that last year was a record year for protesting. His data shows that in 2011 protests peaked, the year of the Arab Spring, Occupy, UK Uncut, urban riots and anti-auste...
by London Green Left on Jan 14, 2016

Don’t Believe the Hype – COP21 Agreement is a Recipe for Inaction or Worse

Reading the main stream media you would be forgiven for thinking that the climate crisis has, at one fell swoop, been solved by the agreement reached at the Paris COP21 Climate Summit. Even some hard-nosed climate groups have welcomed the agreement,...
by London Green Left on Dec 14, 2015

Muslims hold protest marches against Hindu Mahasabha leader but do these demonstrations serve purpose?

Tens of thousands of Muslims took to the streets in Indore to protest self-styled Hindu Mahsabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari's controversial statement.Earlier, in Bhopal, a massive protest took place at Iqbal Maidan.Besides, in towns like Raisen, Betul, Ha...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Dec 9, 2015

Trade Unions and Climate Change: A Conversation with Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn

At a packed meeting in Paris, Naomi Klein, supported by UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, calls for mass civil disobedience to break the ban on demonstrations on December 12.Trade unionists and others discuss the real solutions to climate change:...
by London Green Left on Dec 8, 2015

Zita Holbourne - Paris COP21 on Migration, Refugees and Climate Change

Zita Holborne's speech at Paris COP21. First published at Black Activists Rising Against CutsSome people are forced to spend their entire lives as climate change refugees – people of the Solomon Islands are one example.Extreme weather, drought and...
by London Green Left on Dec 6, 2015

In 3 steps, here is what Paris can do - and what we need to do afterwards

Written by Daniel Mittler and first publish at Greenpeace InternationalThe last few weeks have seen the best and the worst in terms of climate change.Victories which pundits told us for years were "impossible" have been coming at a breathtaking pace.
by London Green Left on Nov 29, 2015

If 'Life Must Go On,' say Groups, France Must Lift Ban on Climate Protests

Written by John Queally and first published at Common Dreams'We must not suspend democracy and freedom while proclaiming our commitment to democracy and freedom,' declares letter sent to French president.Ahead of international climate talks which are...
by London Green Left on Nov 26, 2015

Go-it-alone action can break climate gridlock

Climate change protesters try to ensure that people see the writing on the wall.Image: Joost J. Bakker via Wikimedia CommonsWritten by Tim Radford and first published at Climate News NetworkResearchers say the way to establish fair levels for everyon...
by London Green Left on Nov 5, 2015

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