When Tory-controlled council closed Friern Barnet library in north London, they gave 24 hours notice. Then, in an act of sheer vandalism, the shelves were cleared and the books removed. Now a People’s Library is up and running. Photo report by Peter Arkell.
When the Tory-controlled council closed Friern Barnet library in April, local[...]
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“I will boycott Amazon this Christmas but only if 50,000 other people will do the same.”
— Stephen Reid, UK Uncut
The latest from the UK Uncutters. Stephen Reid has started a pledge to boycott Amazon this Christmas and hopes to gain another 50,000 people to come alongside.
We have shown Starbuck’s the power of[...]
It’s tempting to say ‘when will this government learn’ however then one thinks about the government and it’s not so much ignorance as arrogance. It seems then that post the introduction of the £80bn Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) over the summer the chief beneficiaries have been, yes you guessed it, the banks. The FLS[...]Read more →
Musician and Occupier, Tom Moriarty reflects on George Osborne’s Autumn Statement
It is the day after the budget, well the Autumn Statement, and what can I say. Without going into the details one can say that this statement is more to do with the character of the man as oppose to the character of[...]
Musician, Ex City worker and Occupier, Tom Moriarty, reflects on the implications of government intentions to sell off rivers and reservoirs…
I have to write about this one because this is exactly the kind of thing I fear is the long-term repercussions of the banking crisis and the imbalances in the current economic “arrangement.” [...]
A Review by Mark Weaver
Occupy Strategy written by Michael Albert, Jessica Azulay and David Marty is the concluding volume in the Fanfare For the Future trilogy. The previous two volumes Occupy Theory and Occupy Vision build the intellectual framework and foundation for Occupy Strategy but the book remains perfectly accessible on its own. It[...]
The Friern Barnet People’s Library is set to return to court in one month’s time. The council closed it in spite of local protests earlier this year. It was then occupied and re-opened by members of the Occupy movement. It is now being run and managed by the Occupiers and local people. An on-line petition[...]Read more →
By Matthew Varnham, supporter of Occupy London & human rights activist
Happy Independence Day Palestine
On 15 November 1988 the independent state of Palestine was proclaimed by the Palestine National Council (PNC). Just as we pass now into 15 November 2012, Israel has launched airstrikes against Gaza – Operation Pillar of Defence.
At the[...]Read more →
When it comes to strategy and tactics, in spite of our firm principles, there is no one right way. A tactic that works excellently at one time can easily crash and burn at another time. Certain tactics have great appeal to one section of society and can easily alienate others. Tactical choices are based on[...]Read more →