An Occupiers Perspective
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.
Update from Balcombe this morning. Basic Benders for summer.
The funniest thing happened this morning when the police mobile station got stuck in the mud and helped us with our protect protest here on the London Rd.
Apologies, the livestream is very choppy.[...]
12pm at Parliament Square
Scrap Atos – End the Work Capability Assessment.10 Thousand Cuts and Counting is a ceremony of remembrance and solidarity for those who have had their lives devastated by the austerity programme, including more than 10,000 people who died shortly after undergoing the Atos Work Capability Assessment, the degrading test[...]
The police have been out in numbers from before 07.00am. Two lorries arrived before 08.00am. At the moment we are out numbered by about 5 -1 . Some people are talking about leaving the Camp over the weekend, some new people are arriving and wanting to stay on until the 8th Oct just to make[...]Read more →
THREE ARRESTS SO FAR TODAY.
BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP:
BALCOMBE COMMUNITY WISHLIST: For those who are visiting the camp and would like to bring in supplies.
FRACK FREE SUSSEX FACEBOOK PAGE.
FRACK OFF – EXTREME ENERGY ACTION NETWORK.[...]
People are going hungry in the UK. A recent report showed that 29% of people are struggling to feed themselves or their family. 78% said they were concerned about food price increases. This is not surprising given that over the past 6 years food prices have risen by a staggering 12.6% above inflation. And remember,[...]Read more →
During the 8 weeks of this protection protest there have been over 100 arrests… most of them illegally… some incidents have been as follows…An 8 yr old child was pushed over and out of the way by a police officer earlier in the protest as police escorted a lorry down the road.. A grandmother was[...]Read more →
This event has been created with the belief that people want peace.
PURPOSE: This is a grassroots effort to organize a peaceful global march for peace & unity on the International Day of Peace – Saturday, September 21, 2013. This occurs concurrently with the Observation of the International Day of Peace, a day that the[...]
22nd of September and another weekend in Balcombe. A few more protectors were arrested, including Kris, one of the Legal Observers. It has been noted that the police are targeting people that they deem are ring leaders or those who know their rights. The best way to control the protests are to remove them.