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Player of Games | 18.09.2011 20:14 | Oxford

The weekly round up of blogs from Oxford/shire

Lashings of Ginger Beer: An Infinite Capacity for Love and Joy: Queer History, S/M and T.H. White

Anonymous Posted by Anonymous Poster Sometimes we find bits of our history in the most surprising places. Have you ever heard of T.H. White? I won't be offended if you say no! On the other hand, it's quite likely that you've come across some of his work at some point, and just haven't registered his name. Anyone who is, like me, a fantasy nerd or obsessed with all things King-Arthur-related has probably come across his Arthurian … Read more

Oxford Friends of the Earth: FoE Conference

The conference last weekend was a great thing to go to. We were up for an award but were pipped to the post by Caerphilly who have been fighting an incinerator in the Valleys. They have even doubled their membership in the past year – good for them – worthy winners. The highlight for me was the talk by Benny Wenda of the Free West Papua Campaign[1]. It brought home to me how important the work we do on preserving forests throughout t… Read more

Save Temple Cowley Pools: OxMail - the Council's Propaganda Machine

Oh dear. The Mail seems to be running a campaign against our Campaign now. Following the editorial a few weeks ago complaining that we, the Town Green applicants and another Oxford resident shouldn't be exercising our free and democratic rights to challenge the Council, claiming it is a waste of money, an article today in the Mail: http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/headlines/9246535.Parish_fights_Town_Green_bid/ Tim Sadler misinformed us t… Read more

Lashings of Ginger Beer: Links roundup

Lashings of Ginger BeerPosted by Lashings of Ginger Beer Welcome to the weekly Lashings links round up! Feel free to add your own links in the comments, with a brief description and trigger warnings if appropriate. Bitch magazine discusses American Apparel's search for the next XL top model, and the response of Nancy Upton, who is protesting against the meat-market aspects of the contest by entering pictures of herself posing as a r… Read more

New Internationalist (Pete Speller) : Taking on tar sands

Pete Speller on his documentary that exposes the evils of the tar sands oil extraction project in Alberta, Canada. … Read more

Aldermaston Women's Peace Campaign: The Greenham Songbook

Close Campsfield Campaign: The New Bail Guidance for Immigration Judges: Will It Make Any Difference? A note from the Bail Observation Project, September 2011

The issuing of up-to-date guidance notes to immigration judges must be an urgent priority. In our report Immigration Bail Hearings, we recorded our concerns about many aspects of the immigration bail process; the recommendation above was one of a … Continue reading → 1. http://closecampsfield.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/the-new-bail-guidance-for-immigration-judges-will-it-make-any-difference-%e2%80%93-a-note-from-the-bail-observat… Read more

Oxford Save Our Services: Can you take action to kick off the national campaign against the selling off of ALL public services on Sept 24th?

Take action to stop the Big Sell Off Yes, you heard it right. The Opening Up Public Services White Paper, recently brought out by the coalition, intends to introduce a ‘presumption’ that all public services (except the military and judiciary) can be run by private companies. If you didn’t like the selling off of the NHS, you ain’t seen nothing yet.This is the time we’ll look back on and say ‘… Read more

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