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An Occupiers Perspective

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

EU Elections, TTIP and A Couple of Alternatives, by Obi_Live

Since becoming one of the Occupy live video stream support, I have ended up being involved in various campaigns. Among them Fight against Fossil Fuels, Fracking, Bedroom Tax, Rights for Disabled People, Hands Off London Transport, Save the NHS, Stopping the TTIP.
On May 22nd 2014. we will be voting in the European and Local[...]

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Compelled to write, by Liz Beech

I have been involved with Occupy since October 2011.
I think in those early days of the occupation, at St. Paul’s, when literally hundreds of people came to the camp every day and participated in huge lunchtime General Assemblies I thought, not for the first time, that the change I wanted to see was just[...]

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The Global Commons is Creeping onto Centre Stage

By Inka Stafrace

Our commons are the collective heritage of humanity — the shared resources of nature and society that we inherit, create and use. People across the world are now rediscovering these common goods and choosing to protect them for future generations – Global Commons Trust
Privatisation tends to reach the edge of political[...]

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Severe Discomfort by Sarah Honeysett – A Review

A review by Paulo Rodrigues.
Severe Discomfort is a fictional novel following the lives of a couple who due to illness and disability are reliant on the welfare state for their income.
Their lives change drastically when a neighbor seeing their mixed race grandchildren being dropped off assumes that they are benefit cheats childminding on[...]

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MAYDAY MUSINGS

MAYDAY MUSINGS by Les Ludd 2014
It has not escaped the notice of the Somewhat Irked Brigade that a war is being waged by the “Have Lots” on the non-silver spoon-sucking classes. “Anger is an energy” as an erstwhile sage once caterwauled but we must not let that become as corrosive as the “system” we[...]

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The Housing Weekender 27th April 2014 Videos

33-37 MORELAND STREET, EC1V 8BB.
http://radicalhousingnetwork.org/the-housing-weekender-26th-27th-april/ The Weekender was on the weekend of the 26th and 27th April. A collaboration among groups from across London, who work on a whole range of housing issues including private renting, access to welfare, squatting, co-operatives and social housing. I was asked to livestream on the Sunday and it[...]

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April Weekend of Activism by Carl Green.

It’s been a very busy weekend with lots happening, I hardly noticed it went so quick. by Carl Green.
The Barton Moss crew and locals were out in Manchester with a Wake Up Manchester rally, all streamed and what a fantastic time they had. Music, fun and lots of info distributed a well deserved success.[...]

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Ecuador’s Citizens’ Revolution, by Denis Fernando

Ecuador’s Citizens’ Revolution – putting people before profit.
I have just returned from Ecuador where I went to see for myself the gains of the country’s Citizens’ Revolution and the lessons it has for activists seeking to build a better world.
The Citizens’ Revolution – as the process of change is known – takes place[...]

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TUC Demo (18 Oct 2014) & the Media, by @Obi_Live

TUC Demo (18 Oct 2014) & the Media, by @Obi_Live
This autumn the TUC is to organise a mass demonstration in London under the banner of Britain Needs a Pay Rise. It will take place on Saturday 18 October 2014, and will begin with a march through central London, culminating in a rally in Hyde[...]

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