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Neuroliberation campaign


Neuroliberation is a new campaign which aims to challenge the gambling act 2005 and raise awareness of social manifestations caused by the deregulating of the gambling industry in the UK.

Open Our Towpath road bike ride


The Lea towpath from Homerton to Bow has been closed from July 3rd until September 10th as a so-called “security” measure for the Olympics. LOCOC have put some diversion signs to guide cyclists along an alternative route.

About twenty people set off on Sunday to follow this route, highlightning how dangerous it is. The police diverted this ride to a safer route, but every day cyclists do not ha…

Open Our Towpath demonstration


Open Our Towpath hosted their third demonstration against the closure of the towpath next to the Olympic site last Sunday 22nd July. About 50 people on foot and on bike met at 11am at Leyton Marsh and walked to the closure site under the Eastway bridge. Once there, there was food to be shared and a barbacue in the afternoon and some music too.

Defend Our Right to Protest - Public meeting


A reportback from the public meeting 'Defend our Right to Protest: The Olympics and Beyond' that was held Tuesday 26th June, Harmony Hall, Walthamstow, about 85 people attended. The introduction by the chair was a brief history of the Save Leyton Marsh campaign and the legal and police repression experienced, as well as the repression suffered by students, trade unionists, activists and black and …

Demonstration pro Palestinian footballer


A group of pro-Palestine activists demonstrated in London today outside of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in support of Mahmoud Sarsak, the 25-year-old Gazan footballer detained by Israel for almost three years without charge.


Open Letter 'Enough is Enough' on Leyton Marsh!

CONTINUED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AT LEYTON MARSH We are sending this email to you and to local and national press, community, health and animal welfare organisations near to Leyton Marsh, London E10. Please see below a copy of a two-page open letter, from the Save Leyton Marsh campaign, for your urgent information and action as appropriate. We have sent the top copy of the open letter to the fol…

ODA Meeting: Why So Scared To Have Your Statements

On Tuesday night there was a meeting of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), Lea Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) and local residents at a small nursery on Riverside Close, Hackney to discuss the 'reinstatement works' for the marsh.

Imprisoned 4 telling the truth about the Olympics

On Thursday 26th April Mike Wells, a citizen journalist who writes for the Games Monitor website, was filming unsafe working practices on Leyton Marsh at the chaotically managed Olympic construction site.

As a result of his attempt to film and draw attention to the unsafe practices of an excavator working close to pedestrians on Sandy Lane (the pathway running adjacent to Leyton Marsh), Mike was …

Criminal neglect at Leyton Marsh


The Olympic Delivery Authority, Waltham Forest Council, Lea Valley Regional Park Authority and Nussli AG put the building site workers and community at risk to save face.

Statement regarding Olympic ASBO

My name is Simon Moore.  I was recently served with an Interim Anti Social Behaviour Order on my way out of HMP Thamesmead following imprisonment after a peaceful demo at Leyton Marsh.  I feel compelled and obligated to make a public statement about it. 

Save Leyton Marsh - update

The Ruling May Have Gone Against Us But We Won the Arguments In Court!

leyton marsh resistance this morning - report/pics


13th april 2012 - small article update below

bailliffs and police mounted a huge operation today to resume work at the leyton marsh olympic site. several people were arrested for public order offences after holding up work for several hours.

news from leyton marsh and call to action


i visited leyton marsh yesterday afternoon and spoke to the occupiers and many locals about the olympic build, the legal situation, and the plans to continue resisting.

leyton marsh is a large green space, just north of the lea bridge road, and east of the river lea. it lies between the urban areas of clapton and walthamstow, from where people come in droves to walk, picnic, exercise, fly kites…

Leyton Marsh Judges Contempt of Court


Leyton Marsh Judge has Olympic Tickets for …Wait for it… Basketball! And other details the mainstream media will not tell you.

Granting of injunctions by the High Court

Response from Save Leyton Marsh to yesterdays injunction and todays eviction order.

Statement from Leabridge Ward Hackney councillors

Statement from Leabridge Ward Hackney councillors, 4 April 2012 in relation to the Save Leyton Marsh campaign.

Statement by the save Leyton Marsh Group

Statement by the Save Leyton Marsh group

Ed Greens: ‘Screaming Revolution' & Palestine


Ed Greens, 21 year old musical artist & poet from Camden Town, London performed at the Hackney Picture House on 29th March 2012. The show premiered the music video to ‘Screaming Revolution' by Empdy x Ed Greens. I caught up with Ed to ask a few questions, particularly, how he came to start making ‘active' music and why Palestine is a common thread in his music.

Leyton Marsh Camp update


Here is a report from the camp at Leyton Marsh next to the site of a planned 'temporary' Olympics basketball training facility.  The camp is here to support the local community and the Campaign to Save Leyton Marsh.  

Save Leyton Marsh - update


The Occupy movement have joined Hackney and Waltham Forest residents in their struggle against the Olympic land grab.

Since planning permission was granted in January by Waltham Forest council for a large indoor basket ball arena for Olympic and paralympic athletes to practice on, local residents and marsh users have been organising and campaigning to save Leyton Marsh.

Leyton Marsh is metropoli…

Save Leyton Marsh - update

Work has begun on Leyton Marsh. Basket ball courts for olympic and paraolympic players to practise on, are being built. Leyton Marsh is a well-used and well-loved bit of municipal open land.

Local residents have formed a group, Save Leyton Marsh, have been meeting weekly, are having weekly saturdays demos. the next demo will be this saturday from 11 at the marsh and will take the form of a commun…

Dont be Harsh, Save our Marsh


Seventy people took to Leyton Marshes to protest the local planning application to dig up the protected land to make way for more carparks and buildings for the Olympics, taking away public space, and destroy the marsh habitat. The crowd put up signs on the fence that surrounds the proposed site near Lee Bridge Road. The 'Olympic Delivery Authorities' have won the right to build a hall on the site…

hackney roof top defiance


Anti eviction at work, squats saved by the people. Early friday morning, police and bailiffs turned up to evict a row of squatted houses in Dalston lane, but luckily the anti eviction squad was out, in numbers this time with over 60 people blocking the road and lining the rooftop.

OffMarket Project Coming To An End


It is with mixed feelings that we announce the end of the offMarket project. We took disused buildings and try to turn them into open resources for the wider community. We started the project with a big collective. Now there are only a few people left in the collective and we can't carry it anymore as everyone is becoming increasingly tired. We doubt that we will open a new space in the future, bu…

Sofa-surfing homeless campaign launched in Hackney

A youth charity in Hackney has launched a campaign to establish the number of homeless young people living on sofas and under the radar of the authorities as the closure of supported housing schemes compounds the problem.

Bank of Ideas wins right to appeal

Occupy London has been given at least three more weeks use of its repossessed Bank of Ideas space.

UPDATE on Hackney 41 arrests

POLICE are now saying 41 people have been arrested for suspicion of breach of the peace outside CLR James library in Dalston, Hackney, yesterday of which two remain in custody with the rest bailed (see earlier post for background)

Police re-arrest Dalston 37 for affray

Police re-arrest 37 activists, academics and striking public sector workers arrested outiside Dalston library on Wednesday morning after being kettled by police.

mark thomas at bank of ideas


mark thomas played a one hour benefit to a packed room tonight at the newly occupied 'bank of ideas' building in the city

tea, cake and dubstep, 197 mare st resistance


another successful resistance in hackney