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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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Callout for Occupy Democracy this weekend – part 1

It’s Occupy Democracy this coming weekend, 14-15 February!
Occupy Love on Valentine’s day… and join Occupy Democracy mourning what some see as the death of democracy in the UK. Can we turn this around and bring about the shifts needed to bring in a real, robust democracy where all our voices count?
This occupation will[…]

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They Don’t Represent Me: age & gender imbalance in government (by B Hennig)

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Is Education In the UK Failing? by Kevin Tailor (6th form student)

Kevin Tailor:
“I feel that schools in this country serve as production lines in terms of creating people who only have qualities that help them to thrive in an individualistic, selfish and capitalist system.”
Tailor is a sixth form student interested in how the education system fails 10-16 year olds. He submitted the following article[…]

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