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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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Two Contemporary Peace Pilgrims ~ out of Occupy

On Thursday Jan 29th, in Haringey, peace activists are hosting “an evening with peace pilgrim Earthian and Sail 4 Syria’s Simon”.

Earthian and Simon both lived in the Occupy London camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral 2011-2012. After the OLSX eviction, Earthian moved to the Finsbury Square camp before setting off to spread the Occupy message[…]

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Report from this month’s Occupy Democracy (and a fail for Boris Johnson!)

London’s Mayor Boris Johnson fails in his attempt to prevent Occupy Democracy from holding monthly protests in Parliament Square
Boris backed down and removed the fencing which had previously blocked Occupy Democracy’s access to Parliament Square, after a  Judicial Review was filed by Liberty and Occupy Democracy against Boris Johnson and the Greater London Authority.[…]

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#OccupyDemocracy: marking Democracy Day with details of January Occupation (theme: peace not war) & a Judicial Review aka “taking Boris Johnson to court”

On Saturday, Occupy Democracy will return to Parliament Square to highlight corporate influence over government foreign policy including arms sales, war and nuclear weapons
The January occupation will link up with CND Wrap Up Trident action at the MoD
Occupy Democracy [1] celebrates the 750th anniversary of the first elected Parliament by filing a Judicial[…]

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Occupy Democracy – join us, January 24, Parliament Square

Returning every month since the launch of Occupy Democracy in October 2014…
Please JOIN US in Parliament Square on Saturday afternoon and evening, to demonstrate and participate in Real Democracy Now!
Draft programme for January 24th Occupation (check Occupy Democracy website for updates):
12-3pm –  Wrap Up Trident
3-4pm – Direct Action Groups Discussion with […]

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Boris Johnson Squanders Quarter of a Million Pounds Suppressing Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protest

#OccupyDemocracy press release: Boris Johnson Squanders Quarter of a Million Pounds Suppressing Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protest in Parliament Square as Protesters Vow to Return Monthly until General Election

Freedom of Information requests to Boris Johnson’s Greater London Authority and Metropolitan Police reveal that the Mayor spent nearly £250,000 [1] in October trying to prevent peaceful pro-democracy[…]

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OCCUPY LONDON AGREEMENTS 2011-2015:

OL STATEMENTS are all available on the website home page in the right hand sidebar:
-Initial Statement
-Statement of Autonomy
-Safer Space Policy
-Online Safer Space Policy
-Corporations Statement
-Economics Statement
-City of London Demands
-United for Global Democracy
-International Statement
-Homelessness Statement
-Statement of Solidarity
 
OCCUPY LONDON: Consensus agreements 2011
Oct:
-Initial Statement[…]

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