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General Assembly 24th of January 2013

Westminster Meeting House 7pm
Facilitators Mark and Vica
Attendance: 50/60
Minutes Mark, Tina
Agenda
7:15pm – Welcome, Explain Agenda, Demonstrate Hand signals
7:30pm – 99% Against Coalition
7:45pm – DPAC proposal, discussion. Possible action points.
9:00pm – Any other Business / Shout outs
9:30pm – End
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Summary and Conclusions (Detailed[...]

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Lewisham Says No to NHS Cuts

An estimated 25,000 people marched in Lewisham today, in rejection against the planned closure of their hospital’s A&E.

This action sent a clear signal, the people want to keep the NHS despite the government’s planned cuts and selling off chunks to private healthcare providers such as Circle and Spire Healthcare. Already, since coming to power[...]

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Revolutionary Civil Disobedience is All We Have Left

The masses may seem silent but don’t be fooled. They talk, they complain, they have ideas and in this case THEY ACT.
A non-violent UK wide demonstration is being organised by citizens across the country and continues to grow. The message is clear.
WE SAY NO TO AUSTERITY
WE SAY NO TO THE BEDROOM TAX[...]

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A 21 Hour Work Week?

There is nothing natural about what’s considered ‘normal’ today. Overwork, unemployment, over-consumption, high carbon emissions, low well-being, entrenched inequalities, and the lack of time to live a meaningful and caring life. The challenge is to break the power of the old industrial clock and to free up time to live sustainable lives. Shorter hours of[...]

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Occupy Edinburgh Returns!

Occupy Edinburgh have announced that on Saturday the 12th of January they will take to the streets with tents, banners  and re-occupy the streets once more.
The group’s call to action reads “People of Edinburgh, the time is upon us once again to remind our governments and banks that they work for us and not[...]

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The 12 Tax Dodgers of Christmas

The Birmingham Flash Mob is holding a massive street party in the centre of Birmingham, on the 5th January 2013 starting at 1pm in Victoria Square. The plan is to shut down the city centre for the day. It is in response to corporations on the high streets who have evaded an excess of £70[...]

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How We Make Decisions

The Occupy Movement aims to be democratic. That means that everyone can participate in making decisions. So how can decisions be made in a way that facilitates diversity, participation and not to mention good decisions?

Some advocate consensus as the democratic gold standard and insist that all decisions must be made in this way. Some[...]

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Library News!

 
At 12pm tomorrow a judge will rule on whether to grant Barnet Council a possession order allowing it to take back control of the Friern Barnet People’s Library, which was occupied and re-opened in September.
During today’s hearing the library occupiers, who include local residents and members of the Occupy movement, argued that forcing[...]

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DEMONSTRATION TO SAVE FRIERN BARNET LIBRARY!!

17 DECEMBER:  Meet at 9:30am 

In September residents of Barnet in North London took action against the local council and occupied their local library which had been closed down as a consequence of the government’s austerity measures despite overwhelming local opposition.

The council is now trying to evict the occupiers and hand over the premises[...]

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