You can’t take our Human Rights you bunch of thieving human rights abusers

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The government is likely to include the repeal of the Human Rights Act (HRA) – which covers such basic rights and freedoms as freedom from torture and the right to a fair trial – in the Queen’s Speech. This has to be stopped and whether you agree with participating in things of the state or not this is one we need to stop. Please take the following steps to urge your MP to argue and vote against repealing it.

1. Write to your MP via: https://www.writetothem.com/ – put in your postcode and use the draft letter below or write your own message urging your MP to argue and vote against the repeal of the HRA. Send your message.

2. Share this action by email and on FaceBook and Twitter.
Page you can share by email: http://occupylondon.org.uk/act-now-to-save-the-human-rights-act-by-joe-mobbs/
FaceBook event you can share: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432917260360297/
Tweet you can use: Act Now to Save the Human Rights Act! http://occupylondon.org.uk/act-now-to-save-the-human-rights-act-by-joe-mobbs/ #HRA #HRAMP

3. Follow up your message a few days later with a phone call, you can find the telephone number to call with your postcode here: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/ – Politely enquire whether your message has been received and remind them that this is important.

4. The Great British Right Off!- Protest for the Human Rights Act
https://www.facebook.com/events/688712754608602/
http://occupylondon.org.uk/events/the-great-british-right-off-protest-for-the-human-rights-act/

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********* Draft Letter *************

Dear _____ _____ MP,

Like many people, I was shocked to learn of the Conservative government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA). I understand the proposed repeal of the HRA is in the Queen’s Speech; I would like you to argue and vote against this proposal in the House of Commons.

The European Convention on Human Rights, on which the HRA is based, was inspired by the Conservative politician, Sir Winston Churchill, and drafted in 1950 by the newly formed Council of Europe under the guidance of another Conservative, David Maxwell-Fyfe (later Lord Chancellor Kilmuir) with the threats of totalitarianism and fascism still fresh in European minds. There are now 47 European countries which are signatories including Turkey and Russia. It makes no sense that a Conservative government wants to undo one of their own greatest achievements.

Regrettably, even in Britain there have been a number of cases where the HRA has not been enforced: Tony Blair’s deportation of Islamic militants to be tortured by the CIA in Guantanamo Bay, David Cameron’s forced labour through Workfare or NSA and GCHQ invasion of privacy. Given that these abuses have been possible even with the Act in place, it is clear that a ‘British Bill of Rights’ which gives British people different rights to foreign nationals will be a poor substitue to ensure current protections remain in place and could well be the start of an international ‘race to the bottom’.

As a nation, I believe we should be proud of our record on human rights and that we should continue to stand firm as an example and encourage other countries to move to enshrine these fundamental rights and freedoms in law.

I sincerely hope you agree and will use your position to defend the Human Rights Act in Parliament.

Yours sincerely,

The Hampstead Mum

Peoples Assembly you nearly had my attention there.

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So the bullshit elections are over and we can get back on with our daily lives away from the bread and circuses of reactionary and popular politics with a royal baby thrown in for good measure. We can get back to dealing with the politics of daily survival in this slave economy, the housing crisis amongst our families, the destruction of our communities, the mental health crisis effecting our population…….. The “A” word Austerity which is the black dog so many of us have to deal with.

So as expected the reactionary protest flared and arrests ensued. The police behaved as normal and agitated, attacked and arrested innocent people. Rumour has it some “man” spray painted some statue or another. Uproar and outrage were the response. The next interesting thing that happened was the Radical Left General Assembly hosted by the Brick lane Debates. Some good groups coming together lets keep an eye on them and then the Peoples Assembly machine managed to ride the wave and created a National Demonstration to end Austerity and the invite now has 58k. Impressive.

So you’ve caught my eye for a number of reasons the march was billed to go from the Bank of England  to Hackney – different, they must have something planned other than the usual speeches, and the number of different blocks I have been invited to some of them not the normal run of the mill unions, and a few radical groups that do not normally do the A – B. Any way for what ever reasons I actually had a little hope in this being a little different. So much so I made some stencils.

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But no it wasn’t to last for long Peoples Assembly have changed the destination of the demo. What the Fuck? What the fuckity fuck ?

Why do we always have to march to Parliament. To go to the power house and beg (sorry demand) change. Peoples Assembly want us to march from the Bank of England to parliament on a Saturday and listen to some “amazing” speeches and then go home. Ok so the majority of people will do just that. But why not use this amazing opportunity to take the people to a place that they are needed. Why go to a place that has systems ready to control the way we move using police lines, the way we behave with Agent provocateurs/Agitators ,the cameras to record every face that was there, the forward intelligence teams to record known activists when no crimes are being committed by innocent protesters.

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Why not take the march to a place where the young and angry will not be provoked into unrest by provocative, and aggressive police tactics creating opportunities to arrest innocents. Why not take us to a place we can highlight what is a real issue at the moment the critical housing crisis for example. We could hold our speeches and our assembly in the belly of the beast. In one of the many areas being gentrified, we could take it to a specific place to highlight one of the many issues that is threatening the working class the real politics of life and survival.

So why not? Why not make the march an action? Why not give people the taste of the power they hold? Why not ? Is it because actually you really don’t give a shit that you are taking people into one of the most highly secure areas in London and you know that to get the coverage you want the arrests. Are you secretly hoping that a blac bloc will run amok and smash a few windows of companies that don’t pay their tax or spray paint some slogans that provide cheap journalism an easy story. Are you willing to sacrifice the people you can’t engage?

So why don’t you take it somewhere else? Why not ? Why not take it where they don’t know how to facilitate your demo and have an assembly that is inclusive and progressive. Because right now all your doing is giving the state another opportunity to criminalise any dissent and alienate the disengaged further. I will not be promoting another fawnification of bullshit parading where no solidarity is being shown to the people that most need it.

Fucking waste of time oh yeah and I heard they wanted to raise £60,000 for that privilege. I want my stencils back !!

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Hampstead mum

Love it or Hate it…… Lets make some Glitter bombs

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So there is a service on the net allowing you to glitter your enemy anonymously. Funny stuff glitter people of all ages love it and as many people seem to hate it.

I must say I’m not normally a fan of glitter, it gets everywhere. In every nook and cranny and seems to take forever to go away. No surprises why glitteryourenemy.com has become such a hit. But in Glitters defence I went to an electric circus recently and they were throwing around glitter bombs and by the end of the night there wasn’t a person left untouched and it looked amazing. So when I came across a shit load of glitter at a car boot sale on Sunday I couldn’t resist the idea of making some. So here is how I did it. Take an egg

1) Take an egg and pierce a little hole in each end. This should be done with a needle. You can wiggle the needle until there is a big enough hole to blow the egg through. After you have blown the eggs hold the empty eggs under a running tap to give them a little rinse and then leave them dry out for a couple of days

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2) Once they have dried seal over one end of the egg and make a funnel out of a piece of paper. (I used a cover of a programme from the British Museum as you can see).

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3) Now fill the eggs with glitter, lots of glitter, lots of different colours lots of glitter..

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till there is none left

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5) Finally seal the remaining hole.

You now have Glitter bombs at the ready. You should always have some Glitter bombs at the ready, you never know when you will want to glitter someone, your enemy or not.

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Just for fun

Hampstead Mum