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An Occupiers Perspective

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

THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT TWO YEARS ON. TALK WITH DAVID GRAEBER & LAURIE PENNY

The Occupy Movement: Two Years On
Activist, anarchist and anthropologist David Graeber talks about the work of the Occupy movement.
Exactly two years ago the Occupy London General Assembly first gathered on the steps of St Paul’s.
Tonight, David Graeber – author of The Democracy Project and key contributor to the Occupy movement worldwide –[...]

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HOMELESS HOUSES IN CHELSEA.

This is the question being asked by a few people. Kensington and Chelsea contains some of the most expensive real estate in London, yet there are a number of empty residential properties, some empty for years.
In this case, it has become more profitable to keep a property empty instead of having them occupied. Statistics[...]

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‘THE FUTURE OF MONEY’ WITH DAVID BOYLE AND BRETT SCOTT

To launch the new issue of STIR our guests will discuss the alternatives and possible innovations to our financial system.
STIR’s 3rd issue ‘The Future of Money’ looks at the alternatives and possible innovations to our financial system.
In the issue philosopher activist Nina Power gives an account of money, campaigner Fran Boait describes Positive[...]

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BALCOMBE CAMP TAT DOWN & LEWES AGAINST FRACKING.

PUBLIC DEBATE: To Address Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking).
SPEAKERS: James Woudhuysen -Professor of Forecasting & Innovation at de Montfort University: [Pro]
David Smythe, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, University of Glasgow: [Anti]
Description
Public Debate to address Hydraulic Fracturing in the UK
7-9pm October 6th
All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes BN7 2LE
Speakers: James Woudhuysen (pro)[...]

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SOLIDARITY ACTION WITH UKUNCUT AND DPAC #ROADBLOCKS4JUSTICE

[Description]
Join us on Saturday 5th October to block roads and stop the Government’s changes to Legal Aid!
Their cuts have already devastated education, healthcare, welfare and housing. Now, the proposed changes to Legal Aid will take away our ability to challenge them and block all but the rich from access to justice. People will[...]

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VIDEO LIVESTREAM EUROPEAN CONVERGENCE 2013 AMSTERDAM

Occupier Vica attended the European Convergence meeting 2013 in Amsterdam. This meeting brought activists, organizations and networks that are addressing the undemocratic neoliberal crisis strategy and governance imposed from the EU – the EU shock doctrine – to discuss together which strategies have been more successful and to identify what are the common lines from[...]

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ASIAN SWEATSHOPS – WORKERS’ BLOOD MULTINATIONALS’ PROFITS

A community group is holding a public meeting this week to discuss the plight of sweatshop workers across the world who make clothing for UK stores.
Waltham Forest Left Unity wants to remind people that on April 24 over 1,100 people were killed in a building collapse in Bangladesh, which housed factories for major brands[...]

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BALCOMBE PROTECTORS IN CRAWLEY MAGISTRATES COURT

Photo op inside the Police Station.[...]

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BOHEMIA: THE OCCUPIED PUB HOLDS ITS FIRST MEETING

Originally published in the Blog Broken Barnet:
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Bohemia: the occupied pub holds its first meeting

“Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic, or literary pursuits. In this context, Bohemians may be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds.
This[...]

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