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About andriae4

OCCUPY activist. Drug Policy Reformer & AIDS Activist. Mother of a wonderful Ten year old daughter. MSc Social Policy & Planning (LSE, 2004) I also live with several Health challenges but hanging in there:-)

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Programme for Re-Occupation of Parliament Square (21-23rd Nov 2014)

Originally posted on OCCUPY DEMOCRACY:
Friday 21st Nov    6.00 to 7.30pm People arrive   7.30pm • Welcome Intro • Safer Spaces • Speakers on NHS • Organisational Assembly 9pm – Entertainment • Comedy from Ahir Shah and Liam Williams • “Open…

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BBC Caught Rigging 2015 General Election?

By Ranjan Kumaran It was announced yesterday that the Green Party will definitely be excluded from all live TV debates in the run up to next year’s General Election. The controversial decision to include UKIP at the Green’s expense was…

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Middle east war escalation..??

I think there is evidence these are not actual beheadings by IS of innocent Brit citizens

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Now for something different – Decorating the heath

Originally posted on TheAccidentalAnarchist :
The last few weeks have been more hectic than usual with Reclaim The Power Blackpool mid August and Stop Nato in Wales this week. Both involving lots of organising and actions some of which stories can…

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Government in court over disability benefit changes

Originally posted on Disability Benefits Consortium:
Court proceedings will begin in Birmingham today to determine whether the Government’s decision to change the eligibility criteria for the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was unlawful. At the end of 2012 the…

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Afghanistan trip

In the mid noughties, I attended a “Global Drug Policy Summit” in Kabul at their Intercontinental Hotel. This would have been the most developed together hotel in Kabul, but still the lavatories didn’t work well, so you can imagine how … Continue reading

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