Friday, 16 February 2018

Heart And Soul 030 | Best Liquid / Drum And Bass Mix JANUARY 2018 (2)

Church Wars at the old One World Rainbow Centre 9our squatted Church) Kentish town

Looks like the old One World Rainbow Centre has had a bit of a makeover,and now the rival churches are at it.When we had it (squatted) the place was open all hours to all comers 24/7/365.With many and Event,workshop project and party.
So many churches close their doors to the community.Two of these old churches St. John the Baptist 23 Highgate rd Kentish Town and St.Georges Tuffnel Park rd are Now owned by Nigerian Pentecostal churches that don’t seem to have any interaction with the community around them.Reclaim our community spaces open up some of the million + empty buildings in the uk for homes and Eco community projects.....

CONCRETE SOLDIERS UK - a new documentary

Rainbow Collective - Films For Food: Concrete Soldiers + Q&A

Rainbow Collective

Films For Food: Concrete Soldiers + Q&A 

Films For Food returns with a screening of the new grassroots documentary 'Concrete Soldiers'


Don't miss out! BOOK today and at the same time you will be supporting a East London Food Bank.
Click HERE to book tickets

NO CHARGE FOR ENTRY INSTEAD BRING FOOD TO DONATE TO A FOOD BANK

Watch the Trailer HERE
Concrete Soldiers UK’ is a new documentary film by Nikita Woolfe, looking at an under-reported scandal in London and across the country — the social cleansing of council estates. Starved of funds by central government, councils and housing associations are entering into deals with private developers in which, instead of renovating estates, they are being demolished and rebuilt. The developers make huge profits, but existing tenants, and leaseholders are squeezed out, socially cleansed from their homes, and often from the boroughs in which they have lived for years, for decades, or for their whole lives.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Island tax haven firms own 23,000 UK properties - BBC News

Island tax haven firms own 23,000 UK properties - BBC News

properties

Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands of the Carribean.Image copyrightALAMY
Image captionThe British Virgin Islands are home to 11,700 firms owning UK property
A quarter of property in England and Wales owned by overseas firms is held by entities registered in the British Virgin Islands, BBC analysis has found.
The Caribbean archipelago is the official home of companies that own 23,000 properties - more than any other country.
They are owned by 11,700 firms registered in the overseas territory.
The finding emerged from BBC analysis conducted of Land Registry data on overseas property ownership.
The research found there are around 97,000 properties in England and Wales held by overseas firms, as of January 2018. 
It adds to concerns that companies registered in British-controlled tax havens have been used to avoid tax.

Monday, 12 February 2018

The Plastic Bank's Social Plastic Movement

Coed Hills Rural Artspace | Diggers and Dreamers

Coed Hills Rural Artspace | Diggers and Dreamers


Coed Hills Rural Artspace

Postal address

St Hilary,
Cowbridge
CF71 7DP

Telephone

01446 774084

Electronic Mail

Year started

1997

Number of over 18s

8

Number of under 18s

0

Situation

Rural

Ideological Focus

Sustainability, Permaculture, Ecology and Education

Legal Structure

company limited by guarantee

Open in principal to new members

yes

Charge Visitors

no

Work in Lieu

yes

WWOOF Host

Pronounced ‘coyd’, a Welsh word meaning “woods”, Coed Hills Rural Artspace is one of Wales’ leading centres for sustainable living and the creative arts. We aim to become a centre of education focused on nature, sustainability and traditional woodland skills and crafts, contributing to local tourism, employment and the rural economy. We are working towards self-sufficiency in energy production: this will reduce our costs and our effect on the local and global environment, and serve as a living experiment in what is possible. We do not claim to be perfect, but we are constantly exploring and sharing what we learn both from cutting edge technology and from the knowledge and wisdom of previous generations.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

The best ever drone videos December/January 2016

Crowdfunding to fund a 28 x 38 ft Capri Marquee for various eco-projects! on JustGiving

Crowdfunding to fund a 28 x 38 ft Capri Marquee for various eco-projects! on JustGiving



40%
£609raised of £1,500 target by 23 supporters

We╩╝re raising £1,500 to fund a 28 x 38 ft Capri Marquee for various eco-projects!

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What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.
The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

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HI BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS AND ABUNDANT UNIVERSE 2018 
This is what we would like to manifest for the cause this year, for festivals and eco actions and events. It will be a kinda mobile Rainbow Centre to compliment our already existing geodesic Rainbow Dome.
Projects that will feature inside the two will include... 
Resistance exhibition; showcasing 25 years of social change / protest movements,
Solution Zone exhibition; presenting various local and global eco-solutions,
Various activities such as talks, workshops, cinema, eco-projects and discussions, Tai chi, yoga, meetings, dance classes, meditation classes, community meetings, eco-projects and actions to help people and planet, theatre and music stages and events, open mic and cabarets, kids activities, arts and crafts, skill sharing, art exhibitions, etc.
A healthy vegetarian cafe and kitchen that would provide food to thousands of people over the life of the dome. 
It can be put up in half an hour and fits in the boot of a car. The dome could be hired out to events and festivals. The hire fee and cafe takings would help to provide money for the next Rainbow Gatherings or charitable events where we would supply free / by donation food to people who needed it. We always look after the homeless and nomadic community and many good and charitable causes.
If we raise more than our target, we will put extra funds into things such as cafe equipment and kit to improve the space e.g. lighting, staging, renewable energy etc, so we appreciate your generosity.
Our last capri marquee was in parliament square in the protest against illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and then travelled onto occupy movement camp in Finsbury Square (but was sadly trashed in the eviction). And so.... You know that with us, this structure will help to support many untold groups, campaigns and causes over many years. 
One love Phoenix

Marvel Studios' Black Panther - Official Trailer

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Final Battle for the Bees Avaaz Campaign - TAKE ACTION NOW #urgent #bees #save #humans #pesticides #organic #solutionsnow

Dear friends,

Right now, billions of bees are dying. Already, there are nowhere near enough honeybees in the US to pollinate the crops, and in Europe beekeepers are losing at least 10% of their bees each year.

We're in the middle of an environmental holocaust that threatens all of us, because without pollination by bees, our whole food chain is under threat!

Scientists are sounding the alarm about pesticides that are toxic to bees, and say we’re using way, way more pesticides on our crops than we need. And as with oil companies and climate change, big chemical companies that sell pesticides are fighting back with dubious corporate-funded science that questions the evidence, giving politicians an excuse to delay.

But this year we could finally see a crackdown on these toxins in Europe, Canada, and the United States! -- and Avaaz has mapped a plan to make it happen:
  1. Turn the pesticide scientists into whistleblowers to testify to officials and Ministers;
  2. Run urgent studies to show how crops will flourish without these poisons;
  3. Launch massive public campaigns with political champions to win the bans.
Scientific studies and global public campaigns are expensive. Avaaz may be the only crowdsourced funding model in the world able to raise enough, fast enough to fund global-scale, grassroots-supported studies into how we farm without these poisons, to decisively challenge the compromised science of big pharma. The need is urgent, and if we can't do this, it's not clear who can. This is a final battle for the bees -- chip in what you can:

We’ve funded key scientific studies already. We have the world’s largest petition for bees -- 4.4 million strong. And our global campaign helped win a moratorium on bee-killing pesticides in Europe and turn blockers like Britain to support a ban. But it still isn’t enough.

Chemical companies fund political campaigns, lean on officials, and muddy reporting on the science. In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency is being gutted by Trump’s new administrator. And in Europe, the German government's recent vote to extend the license for glyphosate has companies like Bayer and Syngenta breathing a sigh of relief.

Bees are vital to life on earth -- they pollinate one in three of our bites to eat! And even studies run by pesticide companies confirm the scale of the crisis! It’s crazy that we need to pull out all the stops to fight to get these toxins banned. But this is exactly the kind of battle our movement was made for.

Chip in whatever you can now so we can all get to work:

The real experts -- the beekeepers and scientists -- want these deadly pesticides banned. If we all chip in we will amplify their voices, show massive public support for a ban, and stop the poison profiteers killing off this beautiful species we depend on to survive.

With hope,
Alice, Danny, Marigona, Allison, Mia, Spyro and the rest of the Avaaz team

More information:

Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/23/europe-poised-for-total-ban-on-bee-harming-pesticides

Strongest evidence yet that neonicotinoids are killing bees (New Scientist)
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2139197-strongest-evidence-yet-that-neonicotinoids-are-killing-bees/

Would we starve without bees? (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zg4dwmn

Attack of the bee killers: Documents show Bayer and Syngenta teamed up with farmers to get around bee-friendly regulation (Politico)
https://www.politico.eu/article/europes-lost-colonies-bees-neonicotinoids/

Controversial pesticides can decimate honey bees, large study finds (Science)
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/controversial-pesticides-can-decimate-honey-bees-large-study-finds

Farms could slash pesticide use without losses (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/06/farms-could-slash-pesticide-use-without-losses-research-reveals

Pesticide Lobby Spends Millions To Defend Chemicals Tied To Bee Deaths (Huffington Post)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/pesticide-lobby-bees_n_2980870.html


Avaaz is a 46-million-person global campaign network
 that works to ensure that the views and values of the world's people shape global decision-making. ("Avaaz" means "voice" or "song" in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz's biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.