At 10.00 am yesterday, on the 23rd of November, tenants in Edinburgh slipped into fancy dress and auctioned off City Council Housing leader, Sheila Gilmore's home for Â£899 pounds. The stunt was designed to draw attention to Councillor's Gilmore's part in the City Council's "ridiculous" plan to sell off 23,000 council homes at Â£899 pounds each.
Participants and spectators are reflecting on the G8 protests and the mobilisation. Documentary videos are premiered, opinion pieces for booklets written and solidarity parties for G8 arrestees in limbo take place.
Welcome to room 340, in the immense art and activist squat that is Myrys mix'Art; an oasis of the free and fantastic in an otherwise arid desert of posh shops and chic cafes. Enter through the grand foyer, surrounded on all sides by immense hanging canvasses: ignore the bar, the music and the food, and come up to the third floor. Somewhere down a dark corridor you'll find Inymedia Toulouse, surrounded by mountains of reclaimed computers and printers.
For a virtual tour of the buildingâ€¦
On the morning of the 19th of December, 6 activists from 'Glasgow anti-war action' blockaded Weir Pumps Ltd in Glasgow who have been profiting from the war in Iraq. The company who are a supplier to Halliburton are part of a new campaign of direct action with the aim of causing the company sufficient disruption and economic damage, that they stop supplying components to Halliburton.
Dissent! is a network of groups and individuals taking action against the G8 in Britain in 2005.
Our struggle against the globalisation of exploitation and capital means that we are in solidarity with the struggles of all the common people around the globe.
Now the focus of the global bosses is the Olympic Games in Athens (Greece).