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An Occupiers Perspective

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

War, Law and Taxes #PutneyDebates

Wednesday 31 October
Venue: Mahatma Gandhi Hall at the Indian YMCA, Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6AQ.
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Voting with your Taxes
‘This house holds that the most effective non-violent democratic way for taxpayers to hold governments to account for their performance is lawful tax resistance’
The event will address and debate[...]

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Impossible To Imagine

When I first arrived in the Occupy movement on the 15th of october 2011 I was primarily concerned with power. I didn’t know enough about capitalism to be completely for or against it but I did understand that the political system had been taken over by corporate empires. To me inequality in all it’s forms,[...]

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How to Livestream Skillshare, at the Hobo Hilton

Skillshare about how to livestream. Below are the comments from the onliners.
Remember theres techie advice available on livestream too,
Also streamers should co-ordinate with each other to make sure someones covering events, and they can also cover different parts of same protest
COMMUNICATION IS IMPORTANT – between streamers and between online support, including lsx[...]

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The English Revolution, the #PutneyDebates and the making of the British Constitution

Sunday 28 October
Venue: Putney Station pub, 94-98 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 2SP
Real Democracy
2 pm – The English Revolution, the Putney Debates and the making of the British Constitution
with the Occupy Real Democracy working group

These debates are brought to the people by Occupy London for FREE – but if you can[...]

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Akira and experiencing Public Transport for a Wheelchair user.

Leaving the Putney Debates in St. Mary’s Church, we decided that it was too much hassle to take a bus, especially in the rain. There were enough people to assist Akira in getting to Central London and then home.
We went to the nearest tube station, Putney Bridge on the District Line. It is a[...]

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Greater London Pensioners Association: Fuel Poverty Demo. Westfield. Stratford.

The latest gas and electricity price rises are a nail in many coffins. 65 people died every day last winter as a result of illnesses caused by cold homes. Many of these people were pensioners and disabled people. As energy company prices – and profits – soar, there will be many more deaths this year.[...]

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#PutneyDebates Economics and Democracy 27th October 2012.

Saturday 27 October
Venue: Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HS
1-5.15pm Economics and democracy
Rising inequality – what is the solution?
1.20 Inequality: the enemy between us? – The Spirit Level: Why Inequality Matters. With Professor Richard Wilkinson.
2.30 The Finance Curse: Tax Haven Britain, Predator and Victim. How Britain has become captive[...]

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ONN Guest Blog: HOBO HILTON, Heir Apparant to St Pauls?

ONN Guest Blog: HOBO HILTON, Heir Apparant to St Pauls?
The Hobo Hilton, was a 6 floor massive squat in high holborn, central  london, and probably, for a time was the “best squat in london” . No me, personally i don’t dirty my hands breaking buildings, i don’t do anything illegal, i just run the[...]

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Starbucks pays NO tax for 3 years: For Queen and Company

By Tom Moriarty, former City worker and part of Occupy London’s Economics working group who has contributed to Occupy London’s first book, The Little Book of Ideas, published yesterday on the anniversary of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp by St Paul’s Cathedral:
Turns out that Starbucks generates £398m in sales in the UK and[...]

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