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An Occupiers Perspective

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

Bank Holiday weekend in Balcombe Community Protection Camp

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The Mass Sleep Out. City of London Solidarity on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Why the Mass Sleep Out?
This demonstration is about solidarity between those on benefits and those lucky enough not to currently need them. Solidarity for Renters in the private sector suffering high rents  due to 2 million Council housing sold off and not replaced and solidarity for Council tenants being threatened with increased rents due[...]

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PROTECTORS ENCOUNTERING POLICE AND THEIR IDEAS ABOUT THE LAW

Interview with Dan.

Police tactic of “not my responsibility”.
0620 hours. Protectors camping in the woods encounter police. They were woken up in the early hours by police searching for weapons and materials that can supposedly be used against razor wire (illegal to use, but Cuadrilla can just pay the fine).
The police were more[...]

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BALCOMBE PROTECTION CAMP. DAY 11

 
Update at 0700hours Sunday Morning.

West Kent Green Party showing solidarity.

Various interviews throughout the day.[...]

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#GREATGASGALA.FIRST WEEKEND IN BALCOMBE, SUSSEX

 

The Anti-Frack Camp is about 10 minutes walk from Balcombe Train Station. From Blackfriars, Victoria, East Croydon or Brighton.
At the exit, just turn to your right and walk down the road and you will hit the camp.
For the last 4 days the community in Balcombe, supported by people from across Sussex and[...]

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Romany Blythe Hunger Strike in support of Guantanamo Bay closure

Hello
You may recall recently a lady by the name of Romany Blythe who helped to organise the so-called Thatcher death parties. In some papers she was demonised, but I know her well, and she is a committed campaigner for human rights, Guantanamo, Palestinians and so on. She is now about to do something very[...]

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Participative practices for Local Assemblies

Venue : Friends House Euston – in the courtyard.
Local Assemblies are building momentum in our communities . This is a result of the convergence of several strands of political activism: Occupy activists identifying local people’s assemblies as a way to build an alternative political movement from the ground up; the work of local activists[...]

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England your England : Pete The Temp

Pete explores ideas of space, time and social freedom, focusing on his experiences of squatting in empty commercial properties throughout the UK. As a self employed poet and performing artist living on a low wage, Pete represents a growing group of our society who are having to find DIY solutions to live and thrive in[...]

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The Spirit of 45, Presented by Tower Hamlets Keep Our NHS Public.

Photo credit: Melanie S.

St Peter’s Church Hall, Warner Place, Bethnal Green E2 7AE
Ken Loach made The Spirit of ’45 to show how after WW2, at a time of austerity far worse than we face today, the people of Britain created a new, fairer society. A key part of this was the NHS. Today,[...]

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