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An Occupiers Perspective

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

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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OCCUPY WALL STREET PORTRAITS

Crossposted from kickstarter 
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Photos of activists and their hopes for change. The Occupy Portraits is ready to publish, if you take action and donate now.

Until the funding comes through for the archival print edition, please click here to enjoy an on-line version of the book for free.

When the Occupy[...]

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The Importance Of Compost

This short video was made by some of my favorite eco warriors from the island of Malta. Although just a mere dot in the Mediterranean Malta is making its mark on the global stage in permaculture and innovative ways of growing food organically and sustainably not least because of is rocky landscape and its people’s[...]

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Iraq

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
 
It’s with some hesitation that I write anything on this subject – partly because it’s not really what this website is about, and partly because so much has been written on it already I don’t want to waste time going over well-trodden ground. However there are[...]

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SaveILF by Paula Peters

I would like to say how proud of my brothers and sisters who carried out the action at Westminster Abbey yesterday. I was proud to lead a team of 10 activists across the road and lock on to that gate, it was one of the proudest and nerve wracking moments of my life. But when[...]

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Westminster Abbey Occupation

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
 
Yesterday members of DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts), Occupy, and UK Uncut staged a protest in the grounds of Westminster Abbey. This was to highlight government cuts to the ILF (Independent Living Fund), a fund which enables some of the most severely disabled members of society[...]

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