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An Occupiers Perspective

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

Arrest Updates, by Donnachadh McCarthy

  
  

This morning at 11am I have to report to Charing Cross Police Station to be interviewed.
Why?
There is the police answer and there is my answer.
The Police Answer:
is that I have been arrested for firstly having been in possession of a folded sheet of tarpaulin whilst peacefully protesting about the[…]

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Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun Attacks Russell Brand.

The Sun is today attacking Occupy supporter Russell Brand for the fact his landlord paid no taxes.
I have emailed him the following extract about Murdoch’s genuinely hypocritical tax avoidance from The Prostitute State:
“Almost every single one of these media billionaires are up to their eyeballs in tax-havens or legal tax-avoidance of one form[…]

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Newcastle: Resistance HA/Council eviction of a Disabled Tenant

https://www.facebook.com/events/812380918808016/?ref=22
Today, residents of Newcastle stood strong and peacefully resisted an eviction! We prove at court, incapacity to work, and are now chasing council for multiple failures.
If we had not rushed straight back to the flat, ignoring press outside, we would have missed the locksmith trying to gain entry, to change the locks and[…]

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Islington Palestine Solidarity Group – Where Should The Birds Fly

  
  
I had the privilege of being invited to a film screening about Palestinian lives. The film was screened by the Islington Palestine Solidarity Group, which made many in the audience weep.
The Israel propaganda machine is running overtime to keep stories like those of Mona Samouni and Fida Qishta from the mainstream media.[…]

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OUR DISGRACEFUL FINANCE SECTOR

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
People would have been shocked today to hear of yet another scandal involving our beloved banks*. Apparently they’ve now been caught fixing foreign exchange rates, and fines totalling £2bn are being handed out to all the usual suspects including HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland (being[…]

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No Cuts, No Fees, No Debt by Fanny Malinen

  

No Cuts, No Fees, No Debt Crossposted from Red Pepper.
Next summer, the class of 2015 will proudly wear their graduation gowns. As the first generation to finish a 3-year university course since the trebling of tuition fees in England and Wales, they will enter their brave new futures with an average of over[…]

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The Occupiers at Tarpaulin Square. 23rd October 2014.

I had a chat with some of the Occupiers at Tarpaulin Square. Occupy Democracy at Parliament Square and these videos are the result.
Brief Update

0203hours BST: Chat with Rosie of Reclaim The Power

0300hours BST: Chat with Shah and Nina. Stop the War Coalition and Counterfire. Young people fighting for the environment and social[…]

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Monty Python at TarpaulinSquare 25th October 2014.

We join Occupy Democracy at Parliament Square 04440 hours BST. 25th October 2014. The Ninth Day of the Occupy Parliament Square. renamed Tarpaulin Square.
People have just been woken up after a police shift change. Apologies for the hoarse voice.
Remember that we were in Parliament Square for NINE days. The byelaws being used against[…]

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Chingford Jobs Fair and Class War Candidate Marina Pepper. Livestream

Last Friday, we were invited to live video stream, Occupier and Class War candidate Marina Pepper, at the Chingford Jobsfair. She planned to confront Iain Duncan Smith in his home turf about his government’s legislation against the poor that have killed over 10,600 disabled people since 2011. Some died due to the stress placed on[…]

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