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Bankers Anonymous: Help banks kick gambling addiction

 
by Dan Iles, World Development Movement
 
 Banks like Goldman Sachs are seriously addicted to gambling. But unlike the bloke in Ladbrokes betting on the football scores, the horses, or the arrival date of the royal baby, investment banks are gambling on hunger.
And while the Ladbrokes gambler is often the loser at his[...]

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The Friern Barnet library is in court on Wednesday 10th October

The Friern Barnet library is in court on Wednesday 10th October at 10am. Conservative Councilor Rams has said that it is his intention to board the Library up within two days of a possession order, if it is granted. The possible eviction puts some five to six thousand donated books at risk of being destroyed.[...]

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Urgent adventure playground appeal

Three adventure playgrounds (including Battersea Park)
closed their doors

to the public on Sunday evening. The staff will be made redundant in a matter of days.The Council are due to meet the Kids Company charity, to discuss the possibility of some kind of ar

rangement to keep them running. However, builders have already started work[...]

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Reclaim Community – Friern Barnet Library

 
On the 5th of September Occupiers and members of the local community in North London reclaimed the Friern Barnet Library. The library was occupied last Thursday after it had its doors closed in April this year due to public sector cuts.
Four days after squatting abandoned residential buildings became a criminal offence, [1] three[...]

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Occupiers LIBORate Bikes Across London

 
Every morning this week, Occupy activists have been up early, quietly placing stickers  on the panels of the ‘Boris bikes’, which are sponsored by Barclays.
The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) rate fixing scandal is being described as possibly the biggest fraud in history, affecting hundreds of trillions of dollars of financial transactions.
Despite[...]

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Friday 29th June 2012. Roving General Assembly. Hosted by Economics Working Group.

Event: General Assembly
Location: Liverpool St. Station. Opposite Bishopsgate Police Station.
Weather: Dry. Friday night and lots of people about.
Date: Friday 29th June 2012
Facilitator: Julie
Stack:
Minutes:
Starts: 1915 hours
Hosted by the EEE and Economics Working Group.

After the Roving G.A. it was too busy in the pubs. We decided upon gettting[...]

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