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A CALL TO ACTION: Democracy at Stake

On March 1st 2014, at a General Assembly on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, Occupy London decided to form a Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG). Part of the remit of this group was to begin organising for a mass action for Democracy. Parliament Square was mooted as the location for this action; sometime in[...]

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International Energy & Climate Campaigns Respond to IPCC

Activists around the world, including anti-fracking protectors currently on the move from Barton Moss to another fracking frontline, welcomed the latest UN climate science panel’s report today.

Passages of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report were highlighted – particularly on the need for fundamental changes in our energy systems. Campaigners and activists involved[...]

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Energy, Equity & Environment: update & resources

The Occupy London Energy, Equity & Environment working group (EEE) decided towards the beginning of this year to focus on fracking and food.
 
On April 5th, discussion moved to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and how this proposed deal to hand further power to corporations will affect fracking, food, and so much[...]

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Occupy London General Assembly: April 2014

It wasn’t as sunny as the March Assembly but 80 people attended, along with two police vans and a quantity of police, who checked how long OL intended to stay, then watched from a distance.
 
With April 5th being the anniversary of the Bedroom Tax, people in cities around the UK had taken to[...]

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Fylde Campaigners joined by Bianca Jagger at London ‘Mothers Against Fracking’ Rally

Bianca Jagger, Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, joined hundreds of mothers and children at a Mothers Against Fracking rally organized by Frack Free Fylde campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, on Mother’s Day (Sunday 30th March) in London.
The event was held at Old Palace Yard near the House of Lords in Westminster, between noon[...]

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Bob Crow & Anti-Fascism; by the Accidental Anarchist

Two events that inspired our Accidental Anarchist; two reports with pics and film footage.
 

International Day Against Fascism
(Click through to the Accidental Anarchist blog)
 
 
 
 

Bob Crow – What a Man
(Click through to the Accidental Anarchist blog)[...]

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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG) Minutes 20.3.14

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO DAWG MEETING ON 27th MARCH, as this would clash with NHS meetings.
Next meet will be Thu 3 April, 6pm-8pm @ Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd.
MINUTES:
Apologies from Mike (can’t do Thursdays), George M and Sam and, following the meeting, from Phil.
Present: Steve B., Janos, Chris. Soon[...]

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Barton Moss & Beyond: Updates

A summary of recent weeks:
Barton Moss Road was said to be a footpath; but this turned out not to be as clear cut as Protectors hoped – some charges for highway obstruction were dropped, others weren’t; and some people had obstruction of highway charges replaced by obstruction of officer charges. For a couple of[...]

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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG): Minutes 6.3.14

NOTE: There was a DAWG meeting on Thu 13 March – minutes to follow soon. The next DAWG meeting will be on Thu 20th March 6pm-8pm, Friends House, Euston Rd. See Events for agenda & details.
Occupy London Democracy Action Working Group:
First formal but Second Meeting
6th March 2014
(An informal Inaugural Meeting was[...]

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