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ISDS – What you don’t know will hurt you.

ISDS in 2012 marked a new record, as there were at least 62 new investment arbitration cases being initiated against sovereign nation states. The highest number of known treaty-based disputes ever filed in one year. 2013 has the second highest number of treaty disputes, numbering 57 cases.
2012 also had the highest pay out to[...]

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Don’t sacrifice EU environmental standards to get trade deal with US, warns Greenpeace policy director

Don’t sacrifice EU environmental standards to get trade deal with US, warns Greenpeace policy director
April 9, 2014 – Food & Agriculture
In an exclusive interview with viEUws, Marco Contiero – Greenpeace’s EU agriculture policy director – talks to AGRA FACTS journalist Rose O’Donovan about the future challenges for EU agriculture and discusses the potential[...]

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Daneshill Community Protection Camp by Linwë Ar-Feiniel

Daneshill Community Protection Camp by Linwë Ar-Feiniel
Taking some time to reflect on the past few months. My current location is Daneshill in Nottinghamshire, the home of a beautiful protest camp in the woods opposite the Dart Energy drill site in which Coal Bed Methane extraction and fracking is due to take place. The quaint[...]

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Rio Tinto the Ugly Truth. Livestream by Occupy Mayday.

Rio Tinto the Ugly Truth. Livestream by Occupy Mayday.
London-based Rio Tinto is one of the biggest mining companies in the world. It has a long history of conflict with communities and workers.
This meeting shows us the Voices of Resistance against these corporations poisoning the world for their profit.
This is the live video[...]

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Whose West Hendon? Our West Hendon!

Whose West Hendon? Our West Hendon! by Accidental Anarchist.
Last night I went to support a local community group try and deliver a petition about housing and evictions to Matthew Offord Tory MP for Hendon at a public meeting in their community. A crowd of locals numbering 50 with banners and placards marched down the[...]

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Protest at the Argus Biomass Traders Conference 2014, by Pete Deane.

BioFuelWatch Alternative Awards Ceremony by Pete Deane.
We had a really fun protest last night. The organisers thought they had fooled us with a last minute switch of venue but we tracked them down. Here are Rhythms of Resistance belting it out. Thanks to the Occupistas who attended and Occupy London for the support.
Biofuelwatch[...]

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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

A call to action for democracy – the case for reclaiming the power
Note: The Occupy London General Assembly gave consensus for the formation of a Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG) on March 1st 2014. Amongst other aims and actions, this group was formed to organise a mass action, an event for democracy, with Parliament[...]

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