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Open Letter to Met Police Liaison Team, by Rebecca

The Met police liaison team recently contacted me after organising the Thatcher funeral back-turning protest, asking me if I’d like to come to a seminar to discuss police liaison with protesters. This is my response:

Dear XXX – I am so sorry I never replied to your email inviting me to discuss the role of[…]

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TAU TAU where art thou TAU by Tammy.

Today the lorries arrived and so did the police. However the police remained in their vans at each end of Barton moss road . We blockaded the lorries peacefully and slowly walked in front of them up to the site. Not a single police officer came anywhere near. We got to the gates of igas[…]

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Solidarity Sunday Barton Moss Protection Camp 26/01/2014, by Obi

Original call out: from the event page on Facebook.
Do you live in the 60% of the UK that has been made available to fracking companies? Solidarity Sunday is an opportunity to support a community fighting fracking NOW, but also to highlight the threat to your community and the resistance taking place where you live![…]

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Inequality at Davos

The annual gathering of the global elite – politicians, economists, academics etc., are meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week. Their main topic is to discuss the growing inequality between the richest and poorest people. This piece by Occupier Clive Menzies was written for the website ‘Critical Thinking‘ and puts the topic in perspective.

The World[…]

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Provocation at Barton Moss

Based on a Press Release from Barton Moss Protection Camp and Britain & Ireland Frack Free (BIFF!)
This morning (Wednesday 22nd Jan), in the wake of Monday’s brutal, shocking and inexcusable assault on a peaceful Legal Observer by Greater Manchester Police at the Protector Camp on Barton Moss Road in Salford, around 30 officers from[…]

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The City, the Banks & the EU – all in it together, by Tom Lines (Economics Working Group)

A few times a year – we don’t know exactly how often – 52 people meet in a room in London. We think they meet in the Guildhall. While most ordinary people know nothing about these meetings, the British government is fully up to speed. The people who attend these meetings work for organizations from[…]

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Co-operative Socialism by John Courtneidge

The Campaign for Co-operative Socialism by John Courtneidge (Occupy London Economics Working Group)
Co-operative Socialism is the nonviolent, non-hierarchical alternative to
both forms of capitalism (neoliberalism and neoconservatism) and to both
forms of totalitarianism (fascism and State ‘Communism’) – as you can see
on this political/social map:
In such a world, incomes will be much[…]

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Greater Manchester Police accused of brutality, legal observer in hospital 21/01/2014

Occupy Mayday Livestreams from the day 21/01/2014
http://bambuser.com/v/4284314
http://bambuser.com/v/4284367
http://bambuser.com/v/4284445

This man, a peaceful Legal Observer, was violently arrested at IGas Barton Moss drilling site today, while simply asking a Chief Inspector and several other officers to report lack of proper license plating on one of the trucks leaving the Barton Moss Community Protection Camp[…]

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Strategy Meeting 19 Jan 2014

Present: Mark, Ali, Jamie, Steve, Andria, Ellie, Steve, George, Maria, Vica, Obi, Ellena, Clive
Monthly strategy meeting – planning for the next year; reflecting where we’re at.
Occupy values 12:15 to 13:45 Jamie and Mark
What keeps people active and shared ideas across the various working groups? Why does consensus
work or breakdown? Need a[…]

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