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An Occupiers Perspective

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

I’d rather be a hobbit than an orc, by Hazel

Being at the Barton Moss Protection Camp is like being at sea. There are tides, surges, waves and ripples. Calm periods and storms. There’s always the risk of losing a friend overboard. On Monday I was one of those lost to sea, lost to the GMP.
GMP = Greater Manchester Police. It was actually a[…]

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Solidarity Sunday Barton Moss Protection Camp 26/01/2014, by Obi

Original call out: from the event page on Facebook.
Do you live in the 60% of the UK that has been made available to fracking companies? Solidarity Sunday is an opportunity to support a community fighting fracking NOW, but also to highlight the threat to your community and the resistance taking place where you live![…]

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Co-operative Socialism by John Courtneidge

The Campaign for Co-operative Socialism by John Courtneidge (Occupy London Economics Working Group)
Co-operative Socialism is the nonviolent, non-hierarchical alternative to
both forms of capitalism (neoliberalism and neoconservatism) and to both
forms of totalitarianism (fascism and State ‘Communism’) – as you can see
on this political/social map:
In such a world, incomes will be much[…]

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Sunday Stroll in Salford (Barton Moss)

By Hazel, OLSX occupier. First blogged at hazelhedge.wordpress.com

I thought we’d be lucky to get 50 people out to demonstrate about an environmental issue on a cold January day in Salford. About a thousand turn up. “They’re… normal people” I overhear someone mutter. Old, young, Salford families, Greens, union members, members of co-operatives, local residents,[…]

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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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