Green Action AGM

Important news, the coop AGM is needed for a proper handover and Rule 9.14.6 says that we need 30 full members to come so GreenAction can remain a society.

If we do not then the Society/Club will be deemed abolished.

The AGM is:

Wednesday 6th of MAY at 3pm in meeting room 5 room in the ARC

Please come along to make sure GreenAction can keep running next year, first and second years are especially needed!  Tell your friends, other coop users, tell everyone.  We are making an agenda but if you have any other items then leave them at the coop.

That was stick, here is the carrot.  There will be cake, drinks and nibbles!

See you on Wednesday.

Police terrorism ads

The police have bested their own impressive record for insane and stupid anti-terrorism posters with a new range of signs advising us to go through each others’ trash-bins looking for "suspicious" chemical bottles, and to report on one another for "studying CCTV cameras."

(For more see Flickr)

It’s hard to imagine a worse, more socially corrosive campaign. Telling people to rummage in one another’s trash and report on anything they don’t understand is a recipe for flooding the police with bad reports from ignorant people who end up bringing down anti-terror cops on their neighbors who keep tropical fish, paint in oils, are amateur chemists, or who just do something outside of the narrow experience of the least adventurous person on their street. Essentially, this redefines "suspicious" as anything outside of the direct experience of the most frightened, ignorant and foolish people in any neighborhood.

Even worse, though, is the idea that you should report your neighbors to the police for looking at the creepy surveillance technology around them. This is the first step in making it illegal to debate whether the surveillance state is a good or bad thing. It’s the extension of the ridiculous airport rule that prohibits discussing the security measures ("Exactly how does 101 ml of liquid endanger a plane?"), conflating it with "making jokes about bombs."

The British authorities are bent on driving fear into the hearts of Britons: fear of terrorists, immigrants, pedophiles, children, knives… And once people are afraid enough, they’ll write government a blank check to expand its authority without sense or limit.

What an embarrassment from the country whose level-headed response to the Blitz was "Keep Calm and Carry On" — how has that sensible motto been replaced with "When in trouble or in doubt/Run in circles scream and shout"?


Originally from this site