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Runnymede Ecovillage faces eviction

Runnymede is the historic birthplace of democracy where the Magna Carta was signed 800 years ago this year. An ecovillage was set up on the site in 2012 by people who walked out from Occupy London to begin practicing ‘people and planet before profit’.
 
The ecovillage is now under threat of eviction – case[…]

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Reclaim The Power announces Spring Action Camp

SAVE THE DATE: Friday 29th May – Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Reclaim the Power has collectively made a decision to hold our Spring action camp near Didcot Power Station, Oxfordshire from Friday 29th May to Tuesday 2nd June, as part of a global day of action on corporate power ahead of the UN climate talks[…]

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Climate Radio: Climate Solutions, by Phil England

After a dormant period, Climate Radio is returning with a mini-series exploring some big ideas for super-charging the climate change agenda. Four programmes are being broadcast throughout March 2015 on Resonance FM and then archived at Climate Radio. This series is being produced with financial assistance from the Network for Social Change.
 
The first[…]

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Occupy Democracy returns to Parliament Square March 7th: climate theme

We are the first generations to feel the effects of catastrophic climate change but we are the last generations who can do anything about it. If not now, when? If not you, who?
On March 7th Occupy Democracy will be returning for its sixth occupation of Parliament Square. This month’s action will begin with an[…]

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DEMOCRACY “ARRESTED” OUTSIDE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

Protester holding a coffin branded “UK Democracy R.I.P.” arrested on Parliament Square

Despite Judicial Review police disrupt peaceful pro-democracy protests under the cover of darkness

Freedom of the press threatened as NUJ members threatened with arrest and independent livestreamer arrested.

 
Under the cover of darkness the Metropolitan police’s Territorial Support Group (TSG) officers, on[…]

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OL General Assembly 14 Feb 2015, Parliament Square

An Occupy London GA took place on Parliament Square Saturday 14th February at 7.30pm.
About 70-80 people were in attendance on a chilly, damp evening.
Liz B. facilitated and Ben was looking after the stack.
The Occupy Democracy Safer Space Policy was read out and hand signals were explained and demonstrated.
There was one proposal[…]

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Valentine’s Day on Parliament Square, an occupier’s view

It was Sisters Uncut and Divestment Day, it was a vigil for the ‘death of democracy’ and it was Occupy Love. It was Occupy Democracy #5, five cold winter months of assembling at the doors of power, demanding a voice for ordinary folk.
Scriptonite spoke, so did Josh from London Black Revs. Citizen journalists captured[…]

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CALLING ALL LOVERS OF DEMOCRACY TO GATHER IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE THIS VALENTINE’S WEEKEND!

Do you love the idea of a corruption free, transparent, accountable and representative democracy? Do you believe that respect and human dignity should be at the heart of what we are doing, for ourselves, for each other, for society, for our environment and for the kind of democratic governance we seek?

 
Then join Occupy[…]

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Callout for Occupy Democracy this weekend – part 2

THIS VALENTINE’S WEEKEND, OCCUPY DEMOCRACY WILL RETURN TO PARLIAMENT SQUARE TO MOURN DEMOCRACY’S DEATH WITH A VIGIL FOR NELSON MANDELA.
 
Mandela’s statue was placed behind bars when ‘Tarpaulin Square’ was fenced off during some of our previous assemblies – in a perfectly horrid/ironic demonstration of the very democratic deficit we’re trying to highlight.
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