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An Occupiers Perspective

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


Jobcentre Granta House
1 Western Rd
London N22 6UH
This was an action today in Barnet.

Barnet activists have a demonstration to complain about sanctions on claimants. The job centre in Granta House has the highest number of sanctions imposed in the local area, particularly the young people in the local YMCA.
“Job centre[…]

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By Julie Timbrell

On Saturday a fantastic solidarity rally, “London says YES”, was held at London University, Southbank. The awesome Bernadette McALiskey gave an inspiring speech, as did Allan Armstrong, from the Radical Independence Campaign, and Steve Freeman from Occupy Real Democracy. Solidarity statements were read out from virtually all of the radical left supporting[…]

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The Systematic Destruction of our Public Services

By Peter Dombi
The mainstream media have so far been paying scant attention to a strike in the NHS which has been going on for 7 weeks now, making it one of the longest NHS strikes ever*. However this strike is at the centre of the ideological battle around the policy of privatisating NHS[…]

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Rubble Bucket Challenge for Gaza outside Downing St!

Caroline Twin-Jenin and Pete Deane successfully completed the Rubble Bucket Challenge for Gaza outside Downing St!
Pete and Caroline are not asking for donations but ask you to please sign this FOA petition against the UK arming Israel & join the Open the Rafah crossing permanently and unconditionally page. To allow Gazans to rebuild their[…]

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Banking – The Corrupt Core of a Rotten System

By Peter Dombi
Yesterday it was announced that Lloyds Bank was being fined £218m for fiddling interest rates in order to manipulate the market for its own benefit*. The particularly shocking thing about this incident – the latest in a long line of corrupt practices by the banks – is that the offence happened[…]

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Multinational Corporations Threaten Democracy

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
We like to think that we live in a democratic society, where the laws and conditions that we live under are set by the government, which is in turn elected by us. The reality of course is that we live under a corrupted system, which is[…]

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The Injustice of Free Market Capitalism

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
This year there has been a flurry of excitement with the release of the book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, written by the French economist Thomas Piketty . In it Piketty explains how the inevitable result of Free Market Capitalism is ever-greater levels of inequality in[…]

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Barton Moss by Tina Louise.

Barton Moss by Tina Louise.
Each of those police faces is etched in my mind… I took the time to know each face in succession and there was certainly the time to do it for the length of the path at the Moss.
Supported by Protectors either side – I prefer to walk backwards so[…]

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