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An Occupiers Perspective

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

March4Homeless Livestream by Tammy Samede


What a day !!
Got evicted from our squat at 5:30am high court enforcers smashed in the glass doors and hauled us out.
We had to sit in the streets all day then with our stuff…
We went on the march for the homeless I was legal observing it was pretty awesome.

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Barnet Friends of the Earth Environmental Hustings Livestream

Barnet Friends of the Earth Environmental Hustings 13 April
A public Environment, Climate Change and TTIP Hustings for the main parties contesting the General Election in the Borough of Barnet.
Alasdair Bethley, co-ordinator of Barnet FoE, said:
“TTIP (the EU-US free trade deal being negotiated) and CETA (EU-Canada equivalent) are being stitched up this year[…]

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We’re Not All In This Together by Ashman Dan


Why isn’t the harm visited upon people living with disability being debated this election?
Could it possibly be the banality of evil? That what has taken place is so disgusting people don’t want to face it? Is it because people would rather protect a illusionary group identity? “at least we arn’t the nazis”,[…]

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Update Building 19. Standoff with Thugs4Hire

Update 1100hrs.
Despite intimidation attempts by private security to prevent free passage in and out of 24 St James’s Square / 27-28 Pall Mall, S.H.A. activists were able to maintain control of the door and the step outside it. They still, however, remain outside, and could make another attempt to sieze the door at any[…]

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By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
This week the Labour Party made a manifesto pledge to abolish the scandalous ‘Non-Dom’ rule, which allows wealthy individuals to avoid paying tax on their foreign earnings, while the rest of us ordinary mortals have to pay all our tax in full. This rule is long-overdue[…]

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I stand with the people of Kenya by Asad Rehman

When predominantly white students have been massacred in America or in European countries, I don’t remember graphic photographs being published of their blood-soaked bodies on the floors of classrooms. The same applies to those murdered in the ‪#‎CharlieHebdo‬ offices.
Asad Rehman makes a stark point here. I’ve chosen to quote him without sharing the pictures,[…]

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Latest Neoliberal Attack on the Legal System by Mel Strickland

Latest Neoliberal attack in the legal system by Mel Strickland.
Latest neoliberal reform in the legal system: the introduction of criminal court charges coming into effect on 13 April ranging from £150 – £1200 – it will incentivise people to plead guilty as the fees are much cheaper than if you plead not guilty and[…]

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Homelessness part 2 by Tarpaulin Simon

Homelessness Part 2 By Tarpaulin Simon.
Tried to film a quick piece after my second night at the homeless shelter but realised it was just an unintelligible angry rant.
Reshot it this morning. It’s about a guy that 5 weeks ago was living as a furniture restorer in Cardiff and is now living rough in[…]

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New report: Health & Fracking: the impacts & opportunity costs

New report: Health & Fracking: the impacts & opportunity costs
Excellent new report by public health charity Medact – health professionals demand immediate moratorium to fracking due to its extreme health risks. They stop short of demanding a full ban but the implications of the report lead to that conclusion – fracking is inherently dangerous[…]

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