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An Occupiers Perspective

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

Whose land?

“I see enclosure as a lens through which one can understand what’s been going on in this country over the past 1000 years.”  

Dressed in white and back, George makes for an unusual priest. Huddled over cameras and laptops, his flock looks equally unlikely. Tonight’s gathering, the seventh and perhaps most accessible event in the […]

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Occupy Economics Debate – Occupiers Respond

The New Putney Debate’s session on social banking and Andy Haldane’s speech in particular have ignited intense discussions amongst Occupy supporters. Here are a selection of voices and opinions responding to ideas provoked by the debate…
 

“We need a day of action against debt and for real democracy in my opinion. Something that works[…]

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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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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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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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Save our hospitals

As someone involved with Occupy in London from the start of the occupation at St. Paul’s I’ve been all too aware of the implications of the cuts to public services which are being imposed as a direct result of the crisis, which has been entirely the fault of letting financial institutions run amok with imaginary[…]

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