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An Occupiers Perspective

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

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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The Homeless Can’t Vote by Tarpaulin Simon

After volunteering at a shelter tonight I filmed a quick piece on the upcoming election, the possibility of another 5 years of austerity and the impact on the homeless.
Homelessness has risen by a factor of 5 since Cameron came to power but I didn’t hear this mentioned in the leaders debate.
Because the homeless[…]

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Barnet Council, Barnet Homes Take Us For Mugs! Literally! By BarnetHAction

BARNET COUNCIL HAVE BUILT 3 COUNCIL HOMES IN 22 YEARS (WHILST SELLING OFF/DEMOLISHING HUNDREDS)
THESE 3 HOMES WERE UNVEILED ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR TO MUCH FANFARE.
BARNET COUNCIL & BARNET HOMES HAVE SPENT OUR MONEY ON COMMEMORATIVE MUGS TO CONGRATULATE THEMSELVES!!!!
One year ago today, Barnet Council invited Boris Johnson to Muswell Hill to[…]

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Leaders Debate and the failure on the NHS by Aengus Mac Og

Leaders Debate and the failure on the NHS by Aengus Mac Og
It’s so sad to see so many fall into the trap set by this government and their paymaster bankers and tax avoiding business backers regarding the NHS. For today, after the comments of Farage, on social networks we’ve seen the woeful justifications of[…]

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‘Internal Errors’ at the LeadersDebate? by Aengus Mac Og

‘Internal Errors’ at the LeadersDebate? by Aengus Mac Og
‘Internal errors’, these are the words someone used just now to describe the person who heckled the Prime Minister at the debate yesterday. It’s pretty standard, discredit the person if you can’t discredit their arguments. It’s all very Oxbridge, they must teach it there. I’m sure[…]

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Council Tax Increasing 150% for the Poorest by BarnetHAction

In Barnet this month the bills fall due for the next big squeeze on the finances of those with the least.
Council tax support (previously council tax benefit) has been reduced again meaning that those eligible are being charged 20% of the standard bill (last year 8.5%)
Typically this will be £20-25/month to pay…..which equates[…]

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The £140,000 Aylesbury Barbed Fencing by BarnetHAction

Barbed fencing that turned the estate into a prison camp has been pulled down. Southwark Council spent £140,000 to erect around the Aylesbury Estate. What kind priorities and culture are we allowing to determine the conditionality of our environment? £140000 to stop lawful protest could of employed 6 nurses. It seems that they have a[…]

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Occupy Barnet: Occupied Dollis Valley Pre-School!

Open Organising Meeting tomorrow (Friday) from 7pm at the Occupied Dollis Valley Pre-School! Let’s Organise Together to Save our Future!
Facilitation provided by Occupy Democracy
#PowerToTheChildren! #ChildrenPower #DirectDemocracy #FreeEducation #OccupyBarnet
Say No to #SocialCleansing !!!!
Address: 60 Rossiter Fields, Barnet, EN5 2UT Our Valley Pre-School
Dollis Valley Pre-School Fighting Closure. They were promised that the[…]

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