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An Occupiers Perspective

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

#GeorgeRolph Hunger Strike Day 17. Lewisham. #ATOS #DWP

Livestream interview with George Rolph who is ending his seventeenth day of hunger strike. He was on a week of food and drink strike. He started drinking liquids after the first week.

His first Vlog post via Ustream Channel Occupynewsnetwork.

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George’s appeal reads as follows:

We all know about the growing[...]

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DPAC Bromley Benefit Justice second Meeting

DPAC – Disabled People against the Cuts meeting: Benefit Justice.
Decision was made to alter the petition to ask people to include their addresses.
200 Signatures have been already taken, will need to contact them for their addresses.
Another 300 is needed to get the 500 target to get the Bromley Council to consider.
To[...]

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Scrumming futures

The industrial lift door opens onto a light green corridor lined with posters.
“Hack the future of photography.”
“Intensive product design course.”
“Introduction to 3D printing.”
“Let’s have a beta beer. – Free beer while it lasts.”
“Introduction to woodworking.”
“Programming is SEXY. Let’s code an innovative world! /usr/get/turned/on.”
We’re in Betahaus, a collaborative space[...]

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Drinks and Drugs News: Be The Change – 6th National Service User’s Conference Closing Session

Here is a 5min excerpt of paper I gave to the 6th National Service User [Drug Users] Conference
Feb 14th 2013
Of the 500-strong delegation; the vast majority were people who have been or are dependent on opiates, crack, cocaine all badduns like me;-) a few of them are now paid drugs workers, but mostly[...]

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Clerkenwell, Islington Fire Station consultation.

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Arriving at the Islington Assembly.

Public Relations campaign.
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LFEPA meeting in #islington. Andrew Dismore clear that Lab, Green & LDs oppose cuts. Boris insisting on them. Fall hardest in inner London.

Questions from the Local People.
Fire cuts are discrimination against inner London where more[...]

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Save Our Firestations: Downham & New Cross. Consultation

Save Our Fire Stations
Lewisham, Wednesday, 22 May 7-9pm at Sydenham School, Dartmouth Road, London SE26 4RD
Over the next two years the London Fire brigade faces £45 million pounds of politically motivated cuts at the hands of Boris Johnson. He wants to close 12 fire stations, remove 18 engines and slash 520 firefighter jobs[...]

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The Man Who Pushed a Toy Pig to the Bank of England. #Pigs2Pigs

Resting in Trafalgar Square. Then off to Charing Cross. The Strand.[...]

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DEFEND LONDON’S NHS DEMONSTRATION 18 MAY

This demonstration has been called by an unprecedented coalition of London residents, medical staff, trade unions and health campaigners who have come together to raise the alarm regarding the biggest threats to A & E’s, maternity units and in-hospital care for a generation.
Closures planned across the capital include nine accident and emergency departments, a[...]

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Can squatters, private renters and council tenants unite?

The first time I heard a friend talking about squatters standing shoulder to shoulder with council tenants and private renters, I was doubtful to say the least. Ok, possibly the squatting community could share it’s experience with resisting evictions, of which it has plenty, but what did the groups really have in common at heart?[...]

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