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During a five hour Occupy Democracy assembly on October 26, occupiers debated how to change our current political, social and economic system for the benefit of the 99%. Practising consensus-based democracy with a minimum of heckling and calls to order compared with scenes inside the Houses of Parliament, the assembly agreed that people, environment and[...]

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Reasons to Vote Alternative, by Another Angry Voice

Cross-posted from anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk – a blog well worth a visit.

 
I’ve thought long and hard about whether I should actively endorse one particular political party for the European elections on May 22nd, rather than just campaigning against the establishment political parties that adhere to the bankrupt ideology of neoliberalism.
In the end, I’ve decided[...]

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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG) notes, 8.5.14

1) Strategy Meeting
We agreed that the idea (raised by email by John and Maria) of holding a strategy weekend at the end of May or early June was a good one and we would like to take up the offer of having it at Maria & George’s if that’s practical.
We felt that it[...]

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Police were not doing their duty at Barton Moss

Cross-posted from Hazel Hedge’s blog
At Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on the morning of 9th May, PC Genge was on the stand. We watched video footage of him and other officers pushing people along Barton Moss Road. At one point Genge’s fist was in the small of a protector’s back. The day before, an[...]

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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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Manchester & Salford Magistrates’ Court, 8.5.14

By Em, occupier and protector: charged with obstructing highway and officer; case dismissed
Yesterday, cases were dropped and protectors were acquitted. Today in Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court, things were no less action-packed.
Kate – who had been in jail in Birmingham for breaching bail since turning up to help with Barton Moss Camp clear-up,[...]

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May Day: Occupy Wonga

Press Release: OCCUPY WONGA

On May Day 2014, Occupy Wonga will be breaking off from the main May Day parade to visit a secret target connected to pay day loans. This action is in Solidarity with a worldwide day of action on Mayday 2014.
There will be an Occupy London Assembly as part of the[...]

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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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Housing Weekender: Housing Crisis Action: 26-27 April

The Housing Weekender, 26th and 27th April: a collaboration among groups working on a whole range of housing issues including private renting, access to welfare, squatting, co-operatives and social housing.
Occupiers’ Perspective report of the Housing Weekender from Obi_Live
 
Radical Housing Network:
“The housing crisis grows steadily deeper, and yet those is power fail[...]

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