Monthly Archives: June 2015

Manchester Council take Homeless to court to clear city centre. Independent.

Here we go again.

Short-sighted politicians who cannot add up – unless they’re Serco perhaps??

It costs £65,000 to incarcerate someone and another £40,000 for each subsequent year.

We couldn’t perhaps build a decent amount of affordable housing for that amount?

Oh, no we just sold off all the affordable housing.

Utah found it worked.

Get the homeless off the streets and then sort out the underlying issues.

No brainer really.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/manchester-council-take-homeless-to-court-to-clear-city-centre-10353158.html

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FEEDING & CLOTHING HOMELESS BANNED IN HASTINGS

More evidence we need to get involved more and more at the local level.
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On Sunday 28th June Love Kitchen Hastings, a group of Hastings residents, inspired by Love Activists London, to feed and clothe Homeless people, were told that their regular weekly stall in Hastings town centre must stop!

Chris Oliver, founding member of Love Kitchen has been in conversation with Hastings Council over the last few week. Chris said; ” At first they wanted to move us down into an alleyway where we “would not be seen” . I negotiated with them to use the upper circle outside Poundstretcher. Today they turned up and told us that if we continued we could face prosecution as we did not have a Street Trading Licence. They then said we would not receive one anyway. They said that we were also breaking food safety laws but have not explained exactly what is required. If we get shutdown then I fear that many regulars will not eat…

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Carpet Bombing History. Counterpunch.

Not for the faint-hearted.

Questions we should be asking – except that the media glosses over all of this.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/26/carpet-bombing-history/

Think California’s Drought is bad? Try Palestine’s. Common Dreams.

Control the water and you control the population. And the food. http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/06/26/think-californias-drought-bad-try-palestines

Newcastle -on-Tyne ‘forced’ to raid welfare funding. BBC

Here we go.

All the austerity and cut backs with huge cuts on local council funding resulting in more cuts for the poor and disabled.

While need soars.

Wake up britain.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-33270646

Doctor: Childhood trauma can destroy your health decades later yet America ignores it. Alternet.

And so does the UK.

This is so important in the debate about cuts in the UK budget.

Poverty has a very severe and lasting impact on the health of children.

‘It turns out this is exactly where the science comes in. We now understand better than we ever have before how exposure to early adversity affects the developing brains and bodies of children. It affects areas like the nucleus accumbens, the pleasure and reward center of the brain that is implicated in substance dependence. It inhibits the prefrontal cortex, which is necessary for impulse control and executive function, a critical area for learning. And on MRI scans, we see measurable differences in the amygdala, the brain’s fear response center. So there are real neurologic reasons why folks exposed to high doses of adversity are more likely to engage in high-risk behavior, and that’s important to know.’

We need to urgently educate our politicians making these detrimental decisions.

http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/doctor-childhood-trauma-can-destroy-your-health-decades-later-yet-america-ignores-it

Watch this video – a white woman and a black man switch mikes and it’s astounding! Alternet.

Just brilliant.

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/watch-white-woman-and-black-man-switch-mikes-and-its-astounding