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Cat Hill organising meeting 19/04/2014

The Save Cat Hill Protection Site have had their first organising meeting.
Occupy Granny Power!!! The cat hill blockade camp is growing, join us!
Cat Hill Protest
Occupy Barnet
Green Generation
Cat Hill, Cockfosters (Nearest Station Cockfosters)
Kris – Occupy Mayday reporting at Cat Hill Protection Camp. Day 4.

Cat Hill Protection Camp DTG19042014 Part1[...]

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What are the likely consequences of the TTIP trade deal?

 
The latest from Glyn Moody about the Cost to Benefit Ratio in the TTIP – Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Benefits amount to less than 0.05% extra GDP added per year and the costs are a cause for concern.
As we draw near to the conclusion of TAFTA/TTIP’s first year of negotiations, the detailed[...]

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EU Greens defeated on proposal for European Court to act as filter in Investor-State Dispute Settlements

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has been the focus of critics of the EU-US Free Trade Agreement/ TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) – and European Union (EU) Greens are against the inclusion of ISDS, which would allow corporations to take nation states to court in the event that national laws were detrimental to their profit[...]

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Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries

Speculative investors claim at least 1,7 billion Euros from crisis-hit countries

Speculative investors are claiming more than 1,7 billion Euros in compensation from Greece, Spain and Cyprus in private international tribunals – for measures implemented to deal with economic crises, a new report released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)[...]

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Cat Hill Protection Camp Day 3

The Cat Hill Protection Camp is now on it’s third day.
http://bambuser.com/v/4539752
Donnie Vortex gives an update day three of the camp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9ygGRkiPaU&feature=youtu.be
Livestream courtesy of Occupy Hungary: Please follow for updates
http://bambuser.com/channel/occupyhungary
LINKS:
What the heck does ’active 25 year tree management mean’? Does it join the newspeak term ’Affordable housing’ translating to £400,000[...]

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Bromley Bedroom Tax Petition by Paula Peters

Bromley Bedroom Tax Petition by Paula Peters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATtT95OLndY&list=UU1ErN-pLzpiXnxBUJzzYjTA

Unanimous vote from the Bromley Tories. NO.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYqR-TWOgGI&list=UU1ErN-pLzpiXnxBUJzzYjTA
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 635 residents of Bromley who signed my local bedroom tax petition, and I have since collected more signatures as more every day want to sign the petition. Last night,[...]

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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG): Minutes 10.4.14

Occupy London DAWG Meeting: Thursday 10th April 2014 6pm
[please note next meeting @ Friends House, Euston; starts at 6.00 pm on Thurs. 17th April]
Present: John, Sam, Dean, Chris, George B, Maria S, Maria 2, Steve, Janie Mac, Ali, George, Jamie
Minute Taker – Sam. (I’ve summarised a lot, as there was much said,[...]

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Let’s stop talking about HFT for a little while.

By Cathy O’Neil, a data scientist and member of the Occupy Wall Street Alternative Banking group. Cross posted from mathbabe
HFT – High Frequency Trading.
It’s unusual that I find myself in the position of defending Wall Street activities, but here goes.
I just don’t think HFT is that big of a deal relative to[...]

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HOLT- Hands Off London Transport MEETING 18.3.14.

HOLT MEETING 18.3.14.
Attendance: Olly, Becky, Obi, Roger, Katie, Dan, Rob, Dave.
We reviewed activities up until now and agreed that, given the short time period the group had worked together, the activities/actions had been successful including:
A well attended public meeting
Flashmobs
Public meetings at underground stations
General support for strike action
Roger had[...]

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