Thursday 8 December 2011
Just got news, that Lewisham Council is seeking to turn Deptford creekside into a Conservation Area.. this is at clear odds with the fact, Lewisham Labour Council, have been building Luxuary flats on every bit of free space it can sell of for years, with no community benifit, it was this wreckless planning policy of turning the area into one giant development, that got so many people active in Lewisham People before profit..Lewisham Council after the huge public pressure from Lewisham People before Profit members and supporters who have built up a huge campaign to protect Convoy Wharfs Marine history, and our demands for a new school, real long tern jobs for local people, and real Affordable Housing.This week English Heritage and the GLA, all came out in support of our proposals, Lewisham Council under huge pressure...who had given a nod and a wink to the developer, have had to go back to the drawing board, as the planned submission for planning on December 8th has been Scrapped, a clearly pissed off PR company who at first seemed to warm to our plans, and then dug in when they realized our campaign could stall these plans, have ignored requests for the listed Marine Wharfs to be given to us on a 25 year lease to create real long term green jobs, restore the historic ship works area to repair boats and to build a Maritime Museum and turn Convoys into a Green Energy Enterprise Zone. Hopefully Locals will further support our Plabns, when we put forward Candidates in next Mays GLA elections, and further along the Lines, when we Fight to win Every Lewisham Council Seat and Steve Bullocks Mayor post.. Although our Plans for the Mayor to to save money by abolishing the post if we win, and going back to local Councillors electing a different mayor every year.. But thats a while off...Just make sure you are on the Voters roll to vote; People before Profit...We have a Great Exhition on the Impact of the Olympics on Greenwich park, just drop by the Cafe..its free.. We also have this week launched the Internet Cafe at 50 pence per hour, and from Monday our Green Energy will see our first 5 members start training...With so much going on at the cafe, it is hard to keep up...But aftyer starty up problems, the CVafe and the Community work is going very well, the advice centre has had huge success as has our CV workshop and out Training programmes are starting 3 months early.. All this is due to the local people who come day after day to the cafe to buy a Take away Tea, Have a Meal, or attend events and services we offer.This small amount of money you spend, Helps us do so much, every penny you spend goes directly to the local community and the Local economy, if we can get more people in mornings and afternoons and over the weekends, we could give more jobs to local people.. So if you have not been,...Come soon, and to you wonderful regulars, i cannot thank you enough, and i only wish you could see the amazing thinks your money has allowed us to do.. In Deptford and New Cross you have a Huge Choice, but the Only Place that Gives its money back to the Community is ...Come the Revolution..We charge you less than anywhere else.. So why eat or Drink anywhere else?
Hot on the heels of the young peoples film night,Packing the cafe out from 7pm every Thursdays at Come the revolution Community cafe on New Cross Road Deptford, we are just setting up an Open mike night, and a Alternative fun Talent night for Saturday nights,called has Deptford got Talent..? if you are terrible or fantastic, in the new year this is going to be, South Londons most fun place to perform. We are Looking for Stand up, Performance, Musicians and Singers as well as Poets..Please drop by the cafe if you wish to take part, we are also looking for People to perform at our Christmas Fund raising Party on Saturday 17th December from 7pm at the Cafe.. We also have some tickets still left at £5, which also gets you a drink and a mince pie, with fantastic food on offer, hopefully with a licenced bar...
Friday 2 December 2011
I am increasingly surprised by the huge number of readers reading my Blog across the world, last month the number one readership was Austria, whilst this Month, it has been Germany, Spain and India and the Middle east as well as Asia increasingly feature,Which is odd, as my Blog is mainly about a very Small but Very Political and Happening part of South London.Lewisham People before profit is Huge in France, and People before Profit have 3 MPs elected in Ireland, so building the Movement across the Globe is great and welcome, but i and my readers would love to hear about what you are doing in your Country, what Campaigns, What protests, the more we can link and forward news, the more success we can have with our campaigns and our Politics, the main stream media has no interest in seeing small political partys win Elections, but i would welcome your contribution to my Blog.Hopefully you can link your blogs and websites to ours and contribute ideas, news and support...The Wonderful part of doing my blog, is getting home after a long day, to see my stats and the huge number of people who read my Blog..If you do get to come to the UK, Come to our Community Cafe Come the Revolution in Deptford London.. a huge warm welcome awaits..
Over the Past week,the number of positive profiles of London People before Profits Candidate George Hallam in the Feltham and Heston By-Election, (Hounslow to most people), has Seen George come from nowhere to having a real chance to cause an election upset. The only Candidate who is a member of the only Political Party to support the 2 million public sector workers on strike this week, in an area with a huge number of Public sector workers, George is gaining ground, with Local union branches backing George with Donations and offers of Help. The Internet is packed with Groups and Voters saying they will be Voting London People before Profit on 15th December. as this election is not about changing the Goverment, local, Residents have a chance to make a real protest against the 3 main political partys who have caused this mess. Many local residents still remember, that it was the Labour party that ignored the 1 million people marching against the Iraq War. It was the Labour Party who started PFI, which has bought the health service such problems, and it was the Labour party who started the Student fees.. Today it is Lord Hutton a Labour Minister whose report has lead to the savage cuts in pay and Pensions for the public sector. So Clearly if you hate the Bankers, so loved by the last Labour Goverment, and you like me, hate everything about the BNP, then you will do what ever you can to elect George Hallam, the Only Candidate who will put People before Business Interests...this Election is a no Brainer.. George deserves to walk this, and shake the Political establishment to the Core, a win for People before Profit, would be the most powerful protest any Individual could ever do.If you have friends, Family in this area,make sure they vote, do not expect National Media Coverage for George, the Idea of George winning scares them ridged.. We can do this via Blogs, Twitter..Emails , Websites, Facebook, Etc, Remember People Before Profit was set up, not by Politicians, But by Community Campaigners across South London angry about Goverment and Political Leaders who simply put the Interest of Big Business before community Need...Vote Vote Vote London People Before Profit not just on 15th December, but at the GLA next May, Set up a Group, this is a real movement with a real alternative, George is also one of the UKs best Economists, he clearly understands Finance and the Lies our Media and Goverment feed us.