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An Occupiers Perspective

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

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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Local Economy and Monopoly Power.

A question was asked by Em Wierdigan, about Local Economies.
I’ve asked the economics boffins, now widening this out as the figures/references I’m searching for seem to be elusive.
I need to know some simple stats about how much more a £ spent in a local independent shop is worth (compared with big supermarket of[…]

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Universal Basic Income: Neo-Liberalism’s Achilles Heel?

Contributed by Clive Menzies founder of the group ‘Critical Thinking’ . 
The article:
MORAL ASPECTS OF BASIC INCOME by Tom Streithorst,
makes the case for a citizens income to reignite economic growth, citing lack of demand in the economy as the “only Achilles heel” of the capitalist system. It hails the explosion in productivity although[…]

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Christmas at Barton Moss.

Great time at the Moss just about enough of everything we might need, lots of good spirits and great music, heavy frost and high winds on their way. I sit in my tent at the centre of stillness with the winds of change raging all around. It’s like making a long prayer for the land[…]

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The Nightmayor Before Christmas

A small protest expressing dismay at the tenure of a Mayor who we see
as representing interests of corporatocracy rather than those of most
Londoners.
Dear “nightmayor” before Christmas, we deliver thìs card as you “deliver” a London for the ‘one per cent’-a pseudo-Monaco for an obscenely rich cabal of toffs mugging us off; robbin[…]

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BARTON MOSS BUS BLOCKADE

By @emweirdigan
Salford in the early hours of a December day, trapped in a sliver of damp earth between motorway and access lane. Barton Moss Protectors’ Camp. Pre-dawn, chilly, dawdling, waiting for the fracking trucks to arrive, waiting to slow-walk up the lane – the only peaceful protest the law is prepared to allow us[…]

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