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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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The Politics of Technology: Breaking the Frame, May 2nd-5th

Occupy London’s Energy, Equity and Environment group are involved in a Breaking The Frame gathering, happening over the weekend of 2-5 May near Sheffield.

On March 1st, Occupy London agreed by consensus at an Assembly on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral to support this event – joining groups such as Corporate Watch, Biofuelwatch, Campaign[…]

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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG) minutes 17.4.14

Note: DAWG is meeting regularly, on Thursdays, 6-8pm at Friends’ House, Euston.
However, on May 1st other activities may take precedence.

Present : Janie Mac, Dan C, George B, Steve B, Chris FD + 1 (name not known, apologies).
Minutes by Steve B.

AGENDA

                 1. Functionality of the group ..
                     process problems ..
                     call to[…]

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OL General Assembly 5.4.14 MINUTES

Minutes from Occupy London General Assembly on 5th April 2014 on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, London.
Facilitator: Liz + Em.  Minutes: Simon.
Working Group Feedback:
Website Group: Questions about whether to move from a WordPress site to a tailor made site. There is no WordPress or similar type site that will provide the[…]

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