THE UK’s premier women’s library was given an appropriate send-off before it closed its doors for the last time after a group of female activists occupied the building in Whitechapel overnight. The Women’s Library, that houses the nations most extensive collection of material on the lives of women in the UK and their struggles, was set to close yesterday (Friday, March 8) as... Read More About Condemned Women's Library, evicted after overnight occupation »
Sketch by Mathew Meadows: Zak King and Alfie Meadows at Woolwich Crown Court for their second retrial A POLICE Commander has described his officers as 'superbly restrained' after watching video footage of them striking down at protesters' heads with batons during a student demonstration. Bronze Commander Woods, who was giving evidence at the trial of Alfie Meadows... Read More About Meadows trial: baton use on protesters' heads 'superbly restrained' »
The retrial of two protesters charged with public order offences following a student demonstration in 2010 has been aborted three weeks into the trial after a series of illnesses. Alfie Meadows and Zac King, who were arrested following the December 9 demo when parliament voted to allow universities to triple tuition fees, will now face a third trial in February. The decision was... Read More About Student charged with violent disorder after police knocked him unconscious set for third trial in February »
Last week the new Barclays chief, Anthony Jenkins, called on banks to become more socially useful and to rebuild their customers' trust as revelations of greed, risk and fraud continue four years after the financial meltdown. Until that day arrives, however, there are already banking service providers that are just that; trustworthy and socially useful. They're called credit unions. ... Read More About Simply 'Moving Your Money' isn't enough if you want to support ethical banking »
Despite the Metropolitan Police Commissioner announcing a new approach to stop-and-search in January after a report linked its aggressive and repeated misuse to the riots last year, thousands of innocent people are still being detained every week prompting concerns that the foundations are being laid for further unrest. Police officers... Read More About Stop Terrorising Our Young People, Community Cries »
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