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#BankofIDEAS: Drugs Peace and Universal Basic Income

The first talk of the evening was by Andria E-Mordaunt: We need alternatives to the war on drugs and war on poor.
An academic, activist and devoted mother, Andria tells about the ‘addicted survivors of the global war on drugs as part of the global war on the poor’

“Harm reduction” is often made an[...]

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How to Create a Social Centre, by Phoenix

London’s most infamous squatting campaigner giving a rare workshop on creating and running social centres.
20 years of experience in 1 hour! Don’t miss out
#freesociety How to Create a Social Centre by Phoenix
Great to do workshop at the free education movement squat kings cross.briliant atmosphere,next wave onnit.real treat to hear SOAS Ceilidh band[...]

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BROMLEY COUNCIL BUDGET, by Paula Peters

BROMLEY COUNCIL BUDGET-SETTING MEETING
Just a little while ago, I spoke to a volunteer called Norman at the Bromley Borough Foodbank. He told me the story of a man who has not eaten for almost a week, has cancer in his ankle, having chemotherapy and found fit for work….the poor man sobbed his heart out[...]

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Tristan at Barton Moss Protection Camp

I’ve made my choice in life and that is to fight I know people disagree with my life choices sometimes and I understand why but for me there is no way back.. It’s in my blood and I would rather die trying than walking away I’m rich in many other ways and to me money[...]

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Poem: Warriors Rise by Linwë Ar-Feiniel

Poem written today on the morning walk-down of the trucks at Barton Moss Protection Camp, by Linwë Ar-Feiniel
Give way, allow time
Thought riddles unravel rhymes
Seasons change, the river winds
Around the bend, the ivy climbs.
Whose voice cries strangled in the vines?
Whose wrath impels tectonic lines?
Whose face though weary, with wisdom[...]

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What have you got to hide from the MI5/6? by Andria

“What have you got to hide” from the MI5/6?
I am an LSE Alumni, a devoted mother and social/political activist. I also happen to be a woman who almost lost her life mainlining heroin and /or cocaine, that is (for any of you that may not know) directly into my veins. So when I heard[...]

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“Dying for Heat”: a 24 Hour Vigil, by Dan Ashman

Dying for Heat 24 Hour Vigil, by Dan Ashman. Occupy London and Leicester.
Some lovely people who sleep rough join the Dying for Heat 24 Hour Vigil, a short report. At 8 am we donned our bermuda shorts and walking sticks outside Leicester Town Hall.
Big Society my Arse. The Big Betrayal more like.
The[...]

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Graveyard Shift Update from Barton Moss by Tammy

Graveyard Shift at Barton Moss by Tammy Samede, Occupier and Fractivist.
Morning
Me and Guinevere doing the graveyard shift sitting round campfire keeping an eye out whilst the rest of the tribe is sleeping
I wasn’t online yesterday as I was having a chilled Sunday with Kate,Marie and Diane. Etc
We had a lovely dinner[...]

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Should Occupy use Westminster? by Dave Dewhurst

Should Occupy use Westminster? by Dave Dewhurst (Economics WG)
On Jan 27th 2014 Occupy joined a platform at Westminster on the theme of ‘Economic Democracy’. Speakers up front were Peter Tatchell, Janet Williamson – Senior Policy Officer of the TUC, Prof Colin Crouch – who wrote ‘The Strange non-death of Neoliberalism’ and myself, Dave Dewhurst[...]

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