• ana commented on the post, Petition update: 16K, on the site ana. 6 days, 6 hours ago

    More reasons people gave to sign the petition:

    I signed because my mental health problems make it very, VERY difficult for me to (a) find and (b) keep a job, yet I’m only allocated enough DLA to cover half of […]

  • ana commented on the post, Petition update: 16K, on the site ana. 6 days, 8 hours ago

    More reasons for signing:

    this is wrong all round, punish the polititions for treating us like pawns in their big game of monopoly.

    Because I believe that a decent society should look after it’s most […]

  • ana commented on the post, Petition update: 16K, on the site ana. 6 days, 8 hours ago

    More reasons for signing:

    I signed because I believe that to leave any person without money is not only unjust but inhumane

    The sanctions policy, and in particular the way it is administered both overtly […]

  • ana commented on the post, Petition update: 16K, on the site ana. 6 days, 8 hours ago

    Reasons for signing, that people have written as they signed the petition:

    Been sanctioned for going dentist for tooth out!

    It is evil and despicable act to deprive people the right of food and heating […]

  • ana commented on the post, Petition update: 16K, on the site ana. 6 days, 9 hours ago

    Some comments under the petition – in case they’re lost there:

    My husbands full time position was made into a part time one, losing us almost a £1000 per month, we get £22 a week housing benefit just enough to […]

  • ana wrote a new post, Petition update: 16K, on the site ana. 6 days, 13 hours ago

    When I started the petition to stop all benefits sanctions, it went so viral it surprised even Jonny Void.

    Then I thought I should wait for the campaign to get to more respectable numbers, but the addition of […]

  • ana wrote a new post, Steps to self-publish, on the site ana. 2 weeks ago

    More than a how-to, this is how I did it, in small scale, without big corporations, or at least doing it at minimum cost, paying some one else to do things I absolutely could not do myself.
    First, I wrote the […]

  • I have now converted my book to electronic format. Some say pdf is the ‘de facto’ format for electronic publication. It can be used for computers on all platforms.

    However for other devices like mobile phones […]

  • ana wrote a new post, Petition, on the site ana. 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I have been reading other blogs more than writing lately. I also sign petitions that I feel are worthwile.

    One of the blogs I use for ‘keeping up to date with the world’ is Jonny Void‘s.

    So yesterday I […]

  • ana wrote a new post, Bike route 54, on the site ana. 8 months ago

    ThumbnailTo give praise where it is due, I should report that I have used the lifts at Greenwich tunnel a few times in the past few weeks and they were both working as they should all those times.

    That is how it should […]

  • ThumbnailI don’t fancy this blog becoming just another cycling blog, but yesterday saw the third fatality in three weeks, and today the second protest ride I join in two weeks.

    Last Friday was for a 20 year-old girl, […]

  • ana wrote a new post, Marie Vesco. The ride 2013, on the site ana. 9 months, 1 week ago

    As announced, on the morning of the 4th of June 2013, for the fifth anniversary of Marie’s death, family and friends of hers met by the road where she was killed and then cycled to Portsmouth.

    The day started […]

  • ana wrote a new post, Greenwich Foot Tunnel, on the site ana. 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Last Thursday I crossed the Greenwich foot tunnel, part of ‘Cycle National Route no. 1′, with a fairly loaded bike.

    It is a convenient way of crossing the river, the only one East of Tower bridge suitable […]

  • ana commented on the post, Marie Vesco – 5th anniversary ride, on the site ana. 11 months ago

    Press Release:

    On 4 June 2008, whilst cycling along the A23, Marie Vesco, a 19 year-old French girl, was killed. She was hit by a taxi driver and then run over by a second car following too close behind the […]

  • ThumbnailFive years ago, a group of London activists cycled to a ”Smash Edo” demonstration against the arms trade in Brighton. With them was Marie Vesco, who was part of the Food not Bombs group which regularly handed out […]

  • ana wrote a new post, About the Inquest – Marie Vesco, on the site ana. 11 months ago

    As I was preparing the announcement for the ride, I googled for web pages about Marie and what happened to her and I found a report from the Inquest.

    I never got to write about the Inquest. Too many feelings, […]

  • ana wrote a new post, Critical Mass London March 2013, on the site ana. 1 year ago

    ThumbnailQuite an uneventful critical mass, last Friday 27th of March 2013, from where I was riding – apart from a fire emergency situation that gave police a justified reason to diverse the ride.

    From the South Bank […]

  • Things I have learned as a possible witness in the last Critical Mass trial; in no particular order:

    Allowing a police (liaison) officer to talk to you puts you in real risk of prosecution (after being kettled […]

  • ana wrote a new post, Mass Witness, on the site ana. 1 year, 1 month ago

    I was at the critical mass of July last year, all the way from South of the river to Stratford. Therefore, I responded to the call made by Green and Black Cross when they asked for witnesses.

    Most of the hour […]

  • Radical Routes is a coop of coops. It is best explained on their website, but in a personal, shorter definition, it can be seen as occupy, climate and similar camps, and squats, taken to the day-to-day, […]

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