Video: Squatters move into disused Castlefield Visitors Centre and open a cafe
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Thu Apr 14 23:32:46 BST 2011
Libya: All About Oil, or All About Banking?
by Ellen Brown - Global Research, April 14, 2011 - webofdebt.com
Several writers have noted the odd fact that the
Libyan rebels took time out from their rebellion
in March to create their own central bank this
before they even had a government. Robert Wenzel
wrote in the Economic Policy Journal:
.......As the United Nations works feverishly to
condemn Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi for
cracking down on protesters, the body's Human
Rights Council is poised to adopt a report
chock-full of praise for Libya's human rights record.
The review commends Libya for improving
educational opportunities, for making human
rights a "priority" and for bettering its
"constitutional" framework. Several countries,
including Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, and Saudi
Arabia but also Canada, give Libya positive marks
for the legal protections afforded to its
citizens -- who are now revolting against the
regime and facing bloody reprisal.............
Squatters move into disused Castlefield Visitors Centre and open a cafe
April 12, 2011
The group has moved into the unused Castlefield
Visitors Centre, on Liverpool Road and intend to
stay there for the next three weeks.
Squatters have taken over a tourist attraction in
Manchester city centre and set up a cafe.
The group has moved into the disused Castlefield
Visitors Centre, on Liverpool Road and say they
intend to stay there for the next three weeks.
Video - Organisers have opened a cafe which will
run free music and craft events and offer a place
for people to gather during hard economic times.
Steve, 33, a spokesman for the Okasional Cafe
said: It's about creating a space where people
can come together in a social way.
In British law we are not doing anything
illegal. For us it's about taking spaces that are
not being used. There are huge resources in our
built environment that open for reasons of profit that are now left unused.
There is a stigma attached to squatting, but we
are not here to steal copper wiring or trash the
place. We're being responsible about this.
Fellow squatter Mark added: If people don't
think what we're doing is right, they should just
come down and meet us and see what we're doing.
A leaflet explaining the Cafe reads: With
sky-rocketing rents, plummeting wages and mass
employment, occupying some of the 18,000 empty
properties in Manchester is fast looking to
become the only option. If we played by their rules this space wouldn't exist.
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