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Welcome to the Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG)

 
The formation of a Democracy Action working group received consensus at the OL General Assembly on March 1st. Immediately after the assembly interested people convened around a back table in Ye Olde London pub just down the road from St Paul’s Cathedral. These notes were taken:
 
 
 
First Meeting of DAWG –[...]

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28.2.14 GA

Introduction:
A General Assembly was called (Common House, 7pm for 7.30) at relatively short notice (6 days) to discuss one specific proposal which had been the subject of much discussion at Strategy meetings and online.
The proposal did not reach consensus.
The proposal was:
 The (monthly) Strategy  meeting will have the decision making powers of[...]

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Occupy Revival, 2 years after OLSX eviction

At an Occupy Assembly on March 1st 2014, two years after the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp was evicted from the City of London, Occupy activists reclaimed the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Joined by peace and environmental campaigners, anti-fracking protectors, union reps, individuals concerned about local and global injustices – and curious passers’-by –[...]

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An open letter to Occupiers, from Saskia

Dear Occupiers,

On the second anniversary of the violent eviction of OLSX camp, bathed in sunshine, mercifully free of keening wind, the steps of St Paul’s were filled with occupiers old and new. We had one of the best general assemblies ever, with an astonishing 4 proposals unanimously passed, working group feed back, speakers, discussion[...]

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Strategy Meeting 22.2.14

Present : Mark W, Inka, Simon, Julie T, George, Maria, Tim F , Steve B, John S, Brazilian guy, Areef, Economics lady, David, maybe others?
2 newcomers – Areef and Simon (both male)
Late comer – Chris from Oxford
Later comer – Earthian
Latest (at the end) Vica
Facilitator – George first half /// Maria[...]

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Occupy London at St Paul’s, Sat March 1st

Join us for our first General Assembly of 2014 on March 1st at 3pm, on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral.
This assembly marks two years since the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp was evicted.
Everyone is welcome to join us. We don’t expect thousands to show up on March 1st, but perhaps this could[...]

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Press Release: New website for Britain & Ireland Frack Free (BIFF)

Britain and Ireland Frack Free are very proud to announce the birth of the BIFF website!
We hope this website will grow and evolve with help from you all.
We need regional representatives to keep us informed on planning applications, events and campaigns.
We need all of you to share it with everyone you know.[...]

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I’d rather be a hobbit than an orc, by Hazel

Being at the Barton Moss Protection Camp is like being at sea. There are tides, surges, waves and ripples. Calm periods and storms. There’s always the risk of losing a friend overboard. On Monday I was one of those lost to sea, lost to the GMP.
GMP = Greater Manchester Police. It was actually a[...]

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Sunday Stroll in Salford (Barton Moss)

By Hazel, OLSX occupier. First blogged at hazelhedge.wordpress.com

I thought we’d be lucky to get 50 people out to demonstrate about an environmental issue on a cold January day in Salford. About a thousand turn up. “They’re… normal people” I overhear someone mutter. Old, young, Salford families, Greens, union members, members of co-operatives, local residents,[...]

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