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STUDENTS MARCH _ THIS TIME NOT ALONE

A democratic challenge to the privatisation of education is rising.
By Fanny Malinen (student activist) for Occupy London Social  Media

Wednesday, 11th December 2013, thousands of students, university staff and others concerned of the recent crackdown of the right to protest and the future of higher education marched around Bloomsbury in central London. There were[...]

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STUDENTS CALL FOR COPS OFF CAMPUS

by Martha Elwell for Varsity

Wednesday 11th December 2013, 00:18 GMT

Students will argue for their right to protest amidst growing mistrust of police and university administrations
Cambridge students will take part in today’s national day of action to protest against police involvement in recent student demonstrations.
The central protest will take place in London,[...]

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PROTECT HUMAN – NOT CORPORATE RIGHTS

By Melanie Strickland  for New Internationalist
Published December 10th 2013
Melanie Strickland is a solicitor and member of Occupy Law UK.

Free trade agreements allow powerful interests to assert their rights ahead of fundamental human rights.

Today, 10 December, has been recognized as Human Rights day since 1950. The day marks the adoption of the[...]

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TPP LEAK: US BABIES FOLLOWING BATHWATER DOWN THE DRAIN

By Richard Chirgwin for The Register,
10th December 2013
America has overplayed its hand
Updated: Singapore talks flopped America is pushing too hard on too many fronts in the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty negotiations, making it unlikely the treaty will be finalised this year, according to a new round of leaked documents from the recent[...]

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UK STUDENTS FACING VIOLENCE, INTIMIDATION AND ARREST FOR OPPOSING PRIVITISATION OF THEIR UNIVERSITIES

SCRIPTONITE DAILY
The growing student movement in opposition to the marketisation of Higher Education is being confronted by the full force of the emergent British police state. Universities are using court injunctions to ban student protest, and when students oppose such measures they are faced with an overwhelming and violent response by the UK’s militarised[...]

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SECOND RELEASE OF SECRET TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT DOCUMENTS

Second release of secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement documents
Monday 9 December 2013, 2:40 GMT
By Wiki Leaks for Wikeleaks website
On 13 November 2013 WikiLeaks released the draft text of the crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Intellectual Property chapter during the lead-up to a TPP chief negotiators’ meeting in Salt Lake City on 19-24 November[...]

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BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ECONOMY

The economic system has evolved over centuries to satisfy vested interests which derive their power from it and exercise their will through it. If the value of land and resources was to be shared for the common good, as natural law intended, homelessness would evaporate. The foundations of inequality, conflict and environmental waste were laid[...]

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Correspondence from Mike Freer to Occupiers And Their Response

On 26 Nov 2013, at 15:54, “FREER, Mike” <mike.freer.mp@parliament.uk> wrote:
Mike Freer MP
Conservative Member of Parliament for Finchley & Golders Green
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
020 7219 7071 (Westminster) & 020 8445 5875 (Constituency)
Dear Sir,
I write in reference to your protest and encampment at my constituency office.  I have 74,000[...]

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SEMINAR – DEBT RESISTANCE – SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER – WATCH LIVESTREAM HERE

Debt Resistance: A seminar for analysis and action
10.30am – 11am: Introduction to the day
11am – 1pm: George Caffentzis and Johnna Montgomerie, followed by Q&A and discussion
1pm – 1.45pm: Lunch: this will be pot-luck. Bring something to share.
1.45pm – 2.45pm: Christina Laskaridis (Greek Debt Audit Campaign); Caroline Molloy (ourNHS); Michael Chessum (National[...]

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