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‘One Barnet’ Council meeting occupied (video), UK Uncut Starbucks Barnet action this Saturday

Residents to turn Starbucks Barnet into a refuge from the cuts – a library and crèche –  as part of UK Uncut’s national day of action against corporate tax avoidance this Saturday

Follows Occupy London supporters, Barnet residents and Barnet Alliance for Public Services (BAPS) taking over Barnet Council Cabinet last night in protest at[…]

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Responses from Occupy London supporters to Osborne’s #AutumnStatement

Below are a variety of the responses coming in from Occupy London supporters to the Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Budget Statement.
Occupy London’s Economics Working Group: Minor restructuring of deckchairs on the Titanic – in favour of 1st class passengers
As usual the predicted onset of ‘recovery’ is kicked further down the road, bolstered by[…]

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This Saturday! Occupy London Tours invites new Lord Mayor (and you!) on sightseeing tour of the City

Occupy London Tours has invited the new Lord Mayor to join their alternative walking tour of the City of London [1], after he used a newspaper interview to attack the protest as ‘dreadful’ [2].
On the day he was sworn-in at the secretive ‘Silent Ceremony’, Roger Gifford criticised the ‘terrible mess’ caused by last year’s[…]

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An Occupier’s Perspective – Happy Independence Day Palestine

By Matthew Varnham, supporter of Occupy London & human rights activist
Happy Independence Day Palestine

On 15 November 1988 the independent state of Palestine was proclaimed by the Palestine National Council (PNC). Just as we pass now into 15 November 2012, Israel has launched airstrikes against Gaza – Operation Pillar of Defence.
 

At the[…]

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Hundred-strong European anti austerity coalition holds Plebs & PIIGS Banquet outside Lord Mayor’s Banquet, in preparation for upcoming day of European strikes

Hundred-strong European anti austerity coalition holds Plebs & PIIGS Banquet, serving ‘austerity soup’ and peanuts outside the Guildhall (London) while the new Lord Mayor of the City of London Corporation, Alderman Roger Gifford, hosts his own banquet inside with politicians, bankers and business ‘leaders’.

Rhythms of Resistance samba band entertains those outside the Guildhall

Action[…]

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14 November: Author Will Self to visit occupied Friern Barnet Library, near the setting of his latest novel, Umbrella

Will Self is to appear at recently liberated Friern Barnet Library at 7pm on Wednesday 14 November, to read from his most recent novel Umbrella, which has been short-listed for the 2012 Man Booker prize. Now run six days a week (11am to 7pm) by members of local community and supporters of the Occupy movement,[…]

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The Plebs & PIIGS Banquet v The Lord Mayor’s Banquet

Time and date: 5-7pm Monday 12 November (please arrive promptly)
Where: Guildhall, off Gresham Street, London EC2
Things to bring: A bowl and spoon, a fun attitude and warm clothes. Masks and themed costumes very welcome but by no means essential (think pigs, politicians, bankers etc)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/297412123696239/
Twitter hashtags: #plebspiigs #14N

On Monday[…]

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Guest blog: Taking on the government’s assault on education & young people

By Fiona Edwards, Student Broad Left
Two years on from the enormous wave of student resistance in 2010, which saw tens of thousands of students protesting outside Parliament and occupying their campuses against the proposal to treble tuition fees, students are getting ready to take the streets of London once more in a national demonstration[…]

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Occupy’s analysis praised by Bank of England’s Andy Haldane – but this must only be the beginning

Haldane echoes Occupy’s analysis by linking inequality to economic instability

In questioning from audience, notes that there is ‘no great ideological chasm’ to jump on a Financial Transaction Tax and the risk of banks moving abroad is “somewhat overblown“

Many of Occupy’s concerns remain to be tackled; panellist Mick McAteer, consumer advocate and Director of[…]

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