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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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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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