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EWG meeting on Friday 11th April 2014 – minutes

Present: Bharat, Steve B, John, Omar, Janos, Steve M, Schlacke, Clive
1. Review minutes – amended as per Dave – approved
2. CCMJ set up in 1960s. In 1990s meetings went to House of Commons but the planning people continued to meet in a café and then Friends House, followed by SES. SES is focused[…]

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EWG meeting on Friday 4th April 2014 – minutes

EWG meeting on Friday 4th April 2014 – minutes
Steve, Abdulla, Schlacke Tim, Omar, Steve, Janos, Dave, Bharat, Mary, Ellenor
1. Introduction – individual ‘expectations of EWG: Analysis of the economic system and identifying fundamental levers for change to help Occupy focus on exposing and demanding the removal of concentrated economic and political power. Develop[…]

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A Call To Action For Democracy, by John Sinha

This action has the potential to ignite a movement for democratic change in this country. Democracy and the way it is practised, has always been a key principle of the Occupy movement. We want to campaign for a genuine democratic government free from corporate influence.
We would like to invite all the movements that have[…]

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TTIP: A Recipe for Ruin

TTIP: A Recipe for Ruin
14 February 2014
VIDEO: War on Want Executive Director John Hilary outlines the threat posed by the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated in secret by the European Commission and US government.
Recipe for Ruin: TTIP the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (47 min video)

The Transatlantic[…]

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The Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance

The Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance
The Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance is an alliance of currently almost 50 organisations, developing an alternative vision of European trade policy that puts people and planet before big business.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gaE5rOHsUY
The Alternative Trade Mandate
The new 20-page mandate proposes that core principles such as human and labour rights and environmental[…]

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TTIP means trading away better regulation

TTIP means trading away better regulation
Only a deep, structural reform of US chemicals legislation can be the basis of regulatory trans-Atlantic cooperation, writes Baskut Tuncak. Anything less is a stalling tactic.
How weak are US laws for toxic chemicals? Only eleven ingredients are restricted from cosmetics in the US, versus over 1300 in the[…]

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TTIP myths shattered by new GUE/NGL-backed report

08/04/14 Brussels
Original post found on the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left website.
TTIP myths shattered by new GUE/NGL-backed report
A GUE/NGL commissioned study published today by the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (OFSE) has called into question the alleged benefits of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Rather, the[…]

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OL General Assembly 5.4.14 – LIVESTREAM

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL STEPS, OCCUPY LONDON GA
60-80 people participated in this assembly on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. Minutes to follow, livestream below.
Courtesy of the Occupylsx Bambuser channel you can view the GA even if you weren’t able to be there. The GA’s are livestreamed as often as Occupy can manage to[…]

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Not On the BBC. Livestream footage of Tony Benn’s Funeral.

Not On the BBC. Livestream footage of Tony Benn’s Funeral.
#TonyBenn. #TurnoutforTony.
Parliament Square, Outside St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. Supporters of Tony Benn coming down to pay their respects.
http://bambuser.com/v/4481121
Arrival of funeral procession.
http://bambuser.com/v/4481186
30 minutes after I stopped livestreaming, we found out that the BBC was not covering the funeral, so I[…]

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