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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG) notes, 8.5.14

1) Strategy Meeting
We agreed that the idea (raised by email by John and Maria) of holding a strategy weekend at the end of May or early June was a good one and we would like to take up the offer of having it at Maria & George’s if that’s practical.
We felt that it[...]

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TTIP Explained: Video

TTIP Explained. Daily Pickings by Clive Menzies.
Glyn Moody’s keynote speech, in the first 20 minutes of this video, explains the implications of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions. He also shows that even the EU’s best estimate of the economic benefit of TTIP doesn’t amount[...]

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EU Elections, TTIP and A Couple of Alternatives, by Obi_Live

Since becoming one of the Occupy live video stream support, I have ended up being involved in various campaigns. Among them Fight against Fossil Fuels, Fracking, Bedroom Tax, Rights for Disabled People, Hands Off London Transport, Save the NHS, Stopping the TTIP.
On May 22nd 2014. we will be voting in the European and Local[...]

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Compelled to write, by Liz Beech

I have been involved with Occupy since October 2011.
I think in those early days of the occupation, at St. Paul’s, when literally hundreds of people came to the camp every day and participated in huge lunchtime General Assemblies I thought, not for the first time, that the change I wanted to see was just[...]

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Bin British Gas – put energy in public hands, by Morten Thaysen

Bin British Gas – put energy in public hands
Crossposted from Left Foot Forward, by Morten Thaysen
Owner of British Gas, Centrica, is holding their AGM in London on the 12 May. And this year there will be plenty for shareholders of the UK’s biggest energy supplier to discuss. In 2013 they lost a staggering[...]

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EWG Minutes Friday 2nd May 2014

EWG meeting on Friday 2nd May 2014 – minutes
Schlacke, Tim, Bharat, Steve, Phillip, Mary, John, Clive
1. Themed meetings on Friday need outcomes? If we want to cover a subject such as truth, it needs a reading group with serious preparation. Maybe a separate reading group? SWOT analysis complete – decision making within Occupy?[...]

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Free Energy? Really? Can it be true?

Article from Collective-Evolution.com April 30, 2014
Author Joe Martino.
To begin, I want to define what I mean when I say ‘free energy.’ I refer to it as getting more energy out than you put in and/or not requiring input and having energy be produced perpetually. To answer the question, yes this device will need[...]

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The Global Commons is Creeping onto Centre Stage

By Inka Stafrace

Our commons are the collective heritage of humanity — the shared resources of nature and society that we inherit, create and use. People across the world are now rediscovering these common goods and choosing to protect them for future generations – Global Commons Trust
Privatisation tends to reach the edge of political[...]

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Severe Discomfort by Sarah Honeysett – A Review

A review by Paulo Rodrigues.
Severe Discomfort is a fictional novel following the lives of a couple who due to illness and disability are reliant on the welfare state for their income.
Their lives change drastically when a neighbor seeing their mixed race grandchildren being dropped off assumes that they are benefit cheats childminding on[...]

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