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An Occupiers Perspective

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

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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LIBOR rigging bankers defrauded local councils’ funds

 
Treasury reports reveal how local authorities lost hundreds of millions – if not billions –as a consequence of the LIBOR rate rigging scandal.
British councils face 34% cuts to vital services that can be attributed to reductions in government funding. Austerity cuts are interlinked to Britain’s support for the banker’s through the bailout. Additionally,[…]

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Save Clapham Fire Station – Consultation at Lambeth Town Hall

[Where]
Brixton Fire Station, 84 Gresham Road, SW9 7NP
SAVE CLAPHAM FIRE STATION
THURSDAY 16TH MAY @ 6:30PM
ASSEMBLE & MARCH FROM BRIXTON FIRE STATION TO THE CONSULTATION MEETING
Boris Johnson plans to close 12 London Fire Stations and Clapham is one of them. There will also be a cut of 18 fire engines and[…]

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DPAC – Bromley and Croydon Meeting

A number of London Occupy attended the local meeting of the DPAC Bromley and Croydon. There were members of the Labour Party, Socialist Workers, Green Party and a Labour Councillor from Bromley.
We do note that everyone spoke about getting together and fighting the cuts. Local issues of evictions and the national issue of the[…]

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Occupy Tour of Mayfair: Shadow banking and where the financial meltdown started

This Saturday join the Occupy Tour of Mayfair, where the hedge fund managers
You will know it as the most expensive spot on the Monopoly board. But did you know that this upmarket area of west London has the highest concentration of hedge funds and private equity firms in Europe?
This tour takes you into[…]

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London Renters Event: Letdown.org.uk ‘Let Down’ | North/ East action against letting agents!

We will be doing a tour of some of the local letting agents and calling for…
Ø An end to fees for tenants as in Scotland
Ø Proper regulation of letting agents
Ø No discrimination of people on housing benefit
The action will be MONOPOLY themed, and we’ll have props and banner to give out[…]

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