Activism

More events of the more active sort. Talks and lectures are useful and fun, but nothing beats getting out there and doing something about it.

Demonstrating in Defence of Capitalism

My family has been resident in the London borough of Haringey since the early 1970s. For those readers outside London, Haringey is a socially diverse area of north London, encompassing one of the wealthiest postcodes in London, N6 (Highgate is home to politicians and millionaire celebrities), as well as some of the most deprived neighbourhoods…

Is the Libertarian Moment Finally Over?

The face of popular protest against dreary centre-ground politics has emerged. Just about everybody is in agreement that the face is nationalist and populist. Donald Trumps’ inauguration speech and the executive actions he has taken since becoming president seem to confirm this. Disappointingly these headwinds of popular discontent have very little to do with libertarianism.…

The Immigration Debate at CLDS

The Central London Debating Society are meeting this Wednesday to debate the motion: THIS HOUSE SUPPORTS THE LIFTING OF IMMIGRATION CONTROLS ON BULGARIAN AND ROMANIAN CITIZENS ENTERING THE UK This is a highly topical motion and one where libertarians have a distinctive view point. It would be nice to know that a few are going…

Miranda update

COURT 28 Before LORD JUSTICE LAWS and MR JUSTICE OUSELEY and MR JUSTICE OPENSHAW Wednesday 6 November, 2013 At  half past 10 Applications for Permission CO/11732/2013 The Queen on the application of Miranda v Secretary Of State Home Office This is the official announcement of tomorrows hearing in the case of David Miranda. Carl Gardner has…

Protest planning meeting re: Miranda detention

David Miranda is a Guardian journalist working with Glenn Greenwald on the NSA Files – a collection of leaked documents that revealed pervasive internet surveillance by US and UK authorities. On passing through Heathrow he was detained for nine hours and treated like a terrorist. Nobody, not even actual terrorists, had been treated this way…

Stop War demonstration on Syria – TOMORROW

Pavel, a regular from the meetup, will be attending a Stop War demonstration this Saturday 31st. Still you ask? I did to, Pavel writes: Yes, still – 272 MPs voted for the operation Quite. Buried in the polling news is the fact that 47% of the people agree with a pro-inteventionist agenda. The number of…

ACTA protest plans

I am gathering expressions of interest in attending, and leafletting, the ACTA demo on 9th June. The intention will be to reach out to other protestors as much as members of the public. Both audiences will not have normally dealt with or heard from Libertarians. It will be an opportunity to meet and socialise with…

Liberty League Conference

The Liberty League have posted up a list of sessions for their March 30th conference up in Newcastle. It’s shaping up to be a great opportunity to get some basic skills training for political activism, as well as an opportunity to brush up on theory and the historical development of the movement. I particularly liked…

Protest ACTA in London Tomorrow

Just like the pre-internet economy the fabric of the internet is not owned by any single party. It is an emergment property of the actions and choice of many different people who hold individual rights separately. Such is how society works in general. So, it is not without a little thought that I post in…