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#OccupyDemocracy – Former Deputy Chair of Lib Dems arrested; occupation with full programme continues

Donnachadh McCarthy, author of ‘The Prostitute State’, former Deputy Chair of the Lib Dems and supporter of Occupy, was arrested last night at the protests at Parliament Square. [1] The arrest happened when more than 200 #occupydemocracy demonstrators descended on Parliament Square, with the aim of creating a peaceful, solutions-focused occupation to highlight the democratic[…]

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Occupy Democracy Returns to Parliament Square

Occupy Democracy returned to Parliament Square on Friday November 21. Solidarity with the Big NHS Sleep Out was followed by an attempt to welcome newcomers to Parliament Square ahead of an Occupy, consensus-based assembly where every voice counts. Peaceful people seeking an opportunity to demonstrate real democracy were faced with rows upon rows of police.[…]

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#occupydemocracy: The Return to Parliament Square

Get involved this Friday (21 November) from 6pm, as #occupydemocracy returns to Parliament Square for a long weekend. We will also be supporting the 24-hour Save The NHS vigil in the Square, which starts on Thursday at 7pm – https://www.facebook.com/events/1399914726928640/. 
We’re coming together because we want genuine democracy – free from corporate influence – a[…]

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#OccupyDemocracy: The return to Parliament Square to build campaign for “Real Democracy Now!”

PRESS RELEASE 11.11.14

 
#occupydemocracy protesters in court; 21 Nov re-occupation of Parliament Sq; Putney Debates continue

 
The fight to reclaim democracy in the UK looks set to escalate as #OccupyDemocracy protesters today called upon supporters of democracy to join them as they re-occupy Parliament Square at 6pm on Friday 21 November for a long weekend.[…]

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Occupy Solutions

During a five hour Occupy Democracy assembly on October 26, occupiers debated how to change our current political, social and economic system for the benefit of the 99%. Practising consensus-based democracy with a minimum of heckling and calls to order compared with scenes inside the Houses of Parliament, the assembly agreed that people, environment and[…]

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Reasons to Vote Alternative, by Another Angry Voice

Cross-posted from anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk – a blog well worth a visit.

 
I’ve thought long and hard about whether I should actively endorse one particular political party for the European elections on May 22nd, rather than just campaigning against the establishment political parties that adhere to the bankrupt ideology of neoliberalism.
In the end, I’ve decided[…]

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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG) notes, 8.5.14

1) Strategy Meeting
We agreed that the idea (raised by email by John and Maria) of holding a strategy weekend at the end of May or early June was a good one and we would like to take up the offer of having it at Maria & George’s if that’s practical.
We felt that it[…]

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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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