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An Occupiers Perspective

This section aims to provide a space for the varied and diverse voices of Occupy London.
 
 

Lawful killing…..once again! R.I.P. Mark Duggan.

By Mark Edwards for Occupy London Media.
Yesterday saw the civil liberties of Britain dragged one more step closer to that right wing based ideal, where black men, once again, shall never feel quite as safe, while going about their daily toil, as their white counterparts and friends.
These continued cases, wherein, a police firearms[...]

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Economy, Democracy, History

An extract from an ongoing, good-natured debate amongst members of Occupy Economics. A number of people thought this email, by Tom Lines, was worth sharing:
The archaic methods both of Parliament and elections need to be completely overhauled, but I think the problems of our society run an awful lot deeper than this allows for.[...]

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Change and the Unstable Middle by Steve Burak.

Change and the Unstable Middle by Steve Burak.
Though they often seem not to in the smaller time-frames of moment to moment and one day to the next, our worldly parameters do not remain static : they do move, they do change. If you are located at what you perceive to be the stable middle,[...]

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Dont Stop Me Now, at OccupyLSX Camp 2012.

How about putting this video that I made with my students at Paul’s back up?
Has a weird resonance now.
See what you think.
I used the song Don’t Stop Me Now as a metaphor for the hedonistic, addictive consumerism of the credit card years and the rampaging greed and nihilism of the puppet state,[...]

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Protest Song – An Account of Occupy.

By John Sinha for Occupy London Media.
Protest Song is an account of the occupy movement as seen through the eyes of one of the long-term homeless residents of St. Paul’s during the months of the occupation there.
Through a monologue format, in which the audience itself forms a prop to Danny’s narrative, we are[...]

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From Tanya Paton: Occupy London Faith Liaison Group

Tanya at OccupyLSX Camp
From Tanya Paton: Occupy London Faith Liaison Group.

In 2014 I would like to see a shift in global consciousness, in which people tune into their spirituality to lead them to stand together against injustice, where people move away from consumerism to fill their empty lives, where people develop courage to[...]

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New Year thoughts from Jonathan: Tech Tent Wizard.

New Year thoughts from Jonathan Lamb.
My dad has bought himself a latest generation iMac (not sure exactly but I’m guessing at least a grand, probably more) – asked what it will be used for: “office, internet, watching movies”.
How long can this continue? Every 2 years, computers become twice as fast, yet almost everyone[...]

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Happy New Year from Tammy in Barton Moss.

Barton Moss, Photo by Tim Williams.
The speech I wrote and read out on the radio this evening. ~Tammy Samede.

“Our prime sinister often says Let me be clear……
I say no Cameron let me be clear.
It’s a new year 2014.
What does this mean for us?
As individuals and as communities and as[...]

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Update from Jamie, after Barton Moss Lock On.

What a couple of days it has been since arriving at Barton Moss. That mischievous itch grew, and then grew further and out popped a D Lock as I slipped alongside of a lorry!
I was taken to Swinton Police Station after being removed by the “Protestor” removal team having been arrested for Willful obstruction[...]

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