Monthly Archives: November 2014

Testing putting up Pinboards

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A Conversation with a Jobcentre Advisor

Thomas Barlow – @tbarls Like many people I have been in and out of work over the past couple of years. Every job is temporary, or low paid, or unspecified hours, or all of them together.  And all of the…

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I’m With Bob

By Thomas Barlow So I was going to try and do a tongue-in-cheek, satirical remembrance of Bob Crow that lauded his achievements whilst chastising his enemies in a humorous way, but Mark Steele beat me to that – and unfortunately he…

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Stand with us and be sanctioned. Jobcentre bullying at its worst.

Originally posted on The poor side of life:
Today we met at Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre for our regular Thursday demonstration. Nothing unusual at that. We are there every week to support the victims of the Jobcentres cruel sanctioning regime.…

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RealFare Manchester 1st Meeting follow up

Heya!  So much admin, so little time!  We were originally planning to meet on Monday, are you still up for it? Can you gimme a call either way and let know if you are available to do any of the … Continue reading

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Counter Power – Building our own methods of organising life

Thomas Barlow – @tbarls Image: Grow Heathrow Last week we talked about Dual Power… “Yates McKee describes a dual power approach as “forging alliances and supporting demands on existing institutions — elected officials, public agencies, universities, workplaces, banks, corporations, museums…

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Review: ‘The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It’

“He is our generation’s Orwell and we must cherish him” is Russell Brand’s somewhat hyperbolic assessment of Owen Jones.   I must admit that as an Orwell fan I find that a stretch of imagination – even if it is…

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