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UK: Russell Brand opens "revolutionary" cafe in Hackney01:33

UK: Russell Brand opens "revolutionary" cafe in Hackney

United Kingdom, London
March 26, 2015 at 05:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Comedian and entertainer turned 'revolutionary activist' Russell Brand opened a not-for-profit 'social enterprise' cafe in Hoxton, London on Thursday, calling it the beginning of all-new "fully self-supporting new economic enterprises" bringing power "back" to "the people."

Dozens of supporters gathered in support of Brand, who called for people to create new systems of governance and trade with each other, in currencies separate from the pound. He went on to declare politics "dead" and warned of increasing police militarisation in and outside the UK.

Serving tea, coffee, snacks and sandwiches, the Trew Era cafe has been funded by proceeds from Brand's best-selling book 'Revolution' and will be run by recovering drug addicts. It is located on the New Era council estate, whose residents successfully fought eviction by protesting US based pension fund Westbrook Partners back in December 2014.

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Comedian and entertainer turned 'revolutionary activist' Russell Brand opened a not-for-profit 'social enterprise' cafe in Hoxton, London on Thursday, calling it the beginning of all-new "fully self-supporting new economic enterprises" bringing power "back" to "the people."

Dozens of supporters gathered in support of Brand, who called for people to create new systems of governance and trade with each other, in currencies separate from the pound. He went on to declare politics "dead" and warned of increasing police militarisation in and outside the UK.

Serving tea, coffee, snacks and sandwiches, the Trew Era cafe has been funded by proceeds from Brand's best-selling book 'Revolution' and will be run by recovering drug addicts. It is located on the New Era council estate, whose residents successfully fought eviction by protesting US based pension fund Westbrook Partners back in December 2014.

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