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An Occupiers Perspective

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

The Importance Of Compost

This short video was made by some of my favorite eco warriors from the island of Malta. Although just a mere dot in the Mediterranean Malta is making its mark on the global stage in permaculture and innovative ways of growing food organically and sustainably not least because of is rocky landscape and its people’s[…]

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Iraq

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
 
It’s with some hesitation that I write anything on this subject – partly because it’s not really what this website is about, and partly because so much has been written on it already I don’t want to waste time going over well-trodden ground. However there are[…]

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SaveILF by Paula Peters

I would like to say how proud of my brothers and sisters who carried out the action at Westminster Abbey yesterday. I was proud to lead a team of 10 activists across the road and lock on to that gate, it was one of the proudest and nerve wracking moments of my life. But when[…]

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Westminster Abbey Occupation

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
 
Yesterday members of DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts), Occupy, and UK Uncut staged a protest in the grounds of Westminster Abbey. This was to highlight government cuts to the ILF (Independent Living Fund), a fund which enables some of the most severely disabled members of society[…]

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DPAC are National heroes, by Carl Green

DPAC are National heroes.
The protest on the 28th June wasn’t just to save the Independent Living Fund, which was it’s prime purpose, it was also a fight for Human Rights. It was a fight for freedom in the face of major adversity.
The massive Police presence bought in to deal with probably a hundred[…]

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The House of Commons by Frances Leader.

Made the mistake of hopefully watching the Labour Party placing their questions to DWP bosses Ian Duncan Smith & his partner in crime, Esther McVey today in the House of Commons.
I was waiting for someone to ask them:
“Are you aware that more than 50,000 people took to the streets of London to object[…]

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Governments and Tax

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
 
This week the issue of corporate Tax Avoidance was in the news – again. Firstly it was reported that Thames Water, despite making profits of £259m, will not being paying any tax this year*. (With corporation tax at 20% that’s a loss to the taxpayer of[…]

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Privatisation – The Next Financial Scandal

Cross-posted from Peter Dombi’s website Our Broken System
 
This week it was revealed just how lucrative privatisation contracts have become for the private firms which get them, and by the same measure just how much the general public has been ripped-off by them. This time it  relates to the PFI (Private Finance Initiative) method[…]

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Corresponding with Humberside Police by Tim Williams.

Corresponding with Humberside Police by Tim Williams. Tim was one of the Occupiers at OccupyLSX camp and like many others answered the call to stop Fracking in Balcombe, back in July, and then Barton Moss. This is an Occupier’s Perspective of negotiating with the police. Other Occupiers and Protectors may not hold the same views.[…]

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