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Invitation: GlobalSquare online meeting, Sunday 3 February 2013

Next meeting of GlobalSquare (also known as Occupy the WSF initiative)

Location: Occupytalk.org server, room: Assemblies & Round Tables > OPEN SPACE (Mumble instructions below)
Date: Sunday, 3rd of February 2013
Time: 19.00 GMT/UTC, check your local time here: time zone converter

About our initiative
From 26-30 March 2013 the World Social Forum (WSF) will[…]

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ATOS Disability Toll

 
by Clive Menzies
 
At Friday’s General Assembly, Occupy was asked to support action to protest the disability assessment process administered by Atos which has led to more than 10,000 deaths. I suspect you, like everyone at the meeting, are shocked by these numbers which appear to be valid. Michael Meacher, in a House[…]

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What – as a diverse movement – must we do/accomplish in 2013?

 
Members of the International Organisation for a Participatory Society (London and Southampton chapter), Anti-capitalist Initiative, Peoples Assemblies Network, Occupy London activists and The Friern Barnet Library occupation called for an assembly to discuss social movement strategy in 2013. The assembly took place yesterday at SOAS. Roughly 60 to 70 people attended and participated in[…]

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An Invitation to Decolonise: Sunday 27th & Monday 28th at Bishopsgate institute

by Yayra Colque
 
This weekend provides the very rare opportunity to sit with not only one of the founder women of Idle No More but also to sit and learn from a number of Indigenous thinkers currently in London. Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum is coming to London all the way from Saskatchewan, Turtle Island (Canada),[…]

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People’s Library defies Tory vandals _ Photo Report by Peter Arkell

 
When Tory-controlled council closed Friern Barnet library in north London, they gave 24 hours notice. Then, in an act of sheer vandalism, the shelves were cleared and the books removed. Now a People’s Library is up and running. Photo report by Peter Arkell.
When the Tory-controlled council closed Friern Barnet library in April, local[…]

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Callout from GBC for the Critical Mass Trial

Hello! Nine people are being prosecuted after the police crackdown on London Critical Mass in July. You could be a crucial witness for their defence or help us find one! Their trial is in February, but we need to gather evidence by December 10th. That’s really soon!
Ways you can help:

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Occupy Strategy – Radio interview with Micheal Albert

In this interview one year into the Occupy movement I discuss with Michael Albert issues around organising for a better society, strategy, people and politics.
Michael Albert is an American activist, economist, speaker, and writer.
During the 1960s, he was a member of Students for a Democratic Society, and was active in the anti-Vietnam War[…]

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Trial of the Friern Barnet Library delayed until December

Today the Central Barnet Family Court ruled to delay the trial of the Friern Barnet Library occupation until late December. The judge ruled that the case for the defense was too lengthy to hear in the thirty minutes allocated. Members of the community cheered as the case was temporarily adjourned. The occupiers asked for as[…]

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Freedom under law at Runnymede?

The following post is from the Diggers2012
 
Diggers2012 and ‘Persons Unknown’ (meaning anyone in the known universe) have been served with court papers.  Despite the fact that there are no tents, structures or other items on their land, The National Trust is seeking an order for possession and an injunction prohibiting trespassing from a[…]

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