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Metro.co.uk has contacted the Met Police for a comment. They previously told the Times in a statement: ‘Due to concerns for public safety, officers attended Speakers’ Corner and advised people to come down from ladders. ‘Further discussions have taken place around the use of ladders this week and it has been agreed that two-step ladders can be used if it’s safe to do so. ‘However, if officers believe it’s unsafe due to crowd numbers they can make an operational decision to ask speakers to come down. Police continue to support open-air public speaking, debate and discussion at Speakers’ Corner.’http://bit.ly/2rQffhW
But it gave me great pleasure earlier this morning to switch on the tv and see hin standing on the platform along with other candidates for Islington North as the election results were announced.February 10, 2017 at 4:12 am in reply to: Theatre On The Edge presents Dan Billany: Made In Hull. Thu 9 – Fri 10 Mar 2017 #124831
I mentioned Billany as he was a member for several years during the early 30's, not because of THe Trap…
From the Dhaka Tribune:In a series of tweets that broadened his attack on the country’s judiciary Sunday, Trump said Americans should blame US District Judge James Robart and the court system if anything happened. In reply to the Trump’s tweet, the Socialist Party of Great Britain tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump Be honest. You don’t want to be a President. You want to be a dictator where judges, the media, FBI etc must all obey you:http://bit.ly/2kH51js
Given that this related essay is co-authored by an economics graduate with a PhD in marketing and a philosopher,'Star Trek': Space-Time Compression and the Eventual Death of Money is much better than expected.
I guess I'm an atypical Vegan: kill those headlice and eradicate the Guinea Worm! I know of one Socialist Vegan who takes the all life is sacred attitude. I recently let him know that he can relax a little as the extermination of Guinea Worms has been delayed by them taking a fancy to dogs, and that as a result he is not going to feel obliged to act as a host in the near future! I consider the honey debate rather academic as I have not eaten any since 1989. The same is true of animal protein. I do however recall a man walking up and down Oxford Street with the placard Too Much Protein Causes Lust! By the way, the Vegan I mentioned is not without his foibles: he keeps an obligate carnivore as a pet!
The shoulder of mutton was attached to a living animal. The technology exists to grow meat, which is preferable in my mind as no suffering is involved. I could not kill an animal in order to eat it and by being Vegan no one does this dirty work for me. I 'police' what I consume and do not expect others to do likewise, i.e., they choose for themselves if they eat fish, insects or any other animals. With regard to honey, I believe the Vegan Society (UK) once considered consumption of this animal product acceptable, but now do not. You can read why most Vegans eschew honey here.
Here's an alternative view which may bring comfort for some:The moral high ground of food just shifted a little bit. Using biophysical simulation models to compare 10 eating patterns, researchers found that eating fewer animal products will increase the number of people that can be supported by existing farmland. But as it turns out, eliminating animal products altogether isn’t the best way to maximize sustainable land use. Their work was published in Elementa, a journal on the science of the anthropocene. The researchers considered the vegan diet, two vegetarian diets (one that includes dairy, the other dairy and eggs), four omnivorous diets (with varying degrees of vegetarian influence), one low in fats and sugars, and one akin to the modern American dietary pattern. Based on their models, the vegan diet would feed fewer people than two of the vegetarian and two of the four omnivorous diets studied. The bottom line: Going cold turkey on animal-based products may not actually be the most sustainable long choice for humanity in the long term:I could not work in a slaghterhouse and do not expext anyone to do this dirty work for me. When I first realised this I became a Vegan, less than five years after joining the SPGB. This article touches on some related issues.
Several Comrades have taken this opprtunity to make useful and detailed contributions, but one is still lacking – a reply to the author https://twitter.com/jeffreyatucker from our twitter account.
A socialist tour de force. Entertaining and informative.
Who needs Zizek when we have Comrade Wigley?! Worth revisiting.
Well, we could wait until September 2017 for the 30th anniversary of the Next Generation. I do not recall Kirk talking like this.
We should not forget the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this September.