We are going through one of those thresholds in history where the paradigm that governed our everyday life may be about to change. Our institutions have started to fail us. Our democratic powers have been enervated by corporations and it seems to me that the debauchery of the financial feast may be coming to an end with these Olympics. It may be just a wish.
On Sunday afternoon cyclists, joggers and local residents got together to oppose the last minute closure of the towpath to the public from Homerton to Bow. The fence is now guarded by army personnel.
Photos of the demo – which included a healthy contigent from SLM – can be found on Flikr
More information on this campaign can be found here