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Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG): Minutes 6.3.14

NOTE: There was a DAWG meeting on Thu 13 March – minutes to follow soon. The next DAWG meeting will be on Thu 20th March 6pm-8pm, Friends House, Euston Rd. See Events for agenda & details.
Occupy London Democracy Action Working Group:
First formal but Second Meeting
6th March 2014
(An informal Inaugural Meeting was[...]

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And the Award for Biggest Biomass Baddie goes to… by Biofuelwatch supporter Almuth Ernsting

Exposing the biomass industry outside an industry gala awards dinner
On 9th and 10th April, the biggest players in Europe’s biomass industry will be gathering in London for the “Argus European Biomass Trading 2014” conference. With a full conference fee of over £2,000, this conference focusses entirely on large-scale industrial biomass. Participants include energy companies[...]

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Polly Higgins Speaks About Ecocide At The London School Of Economics – What Is To Be Done?

 
Polly Higgins spoke at the London School of Economics at an event aptly called What Is to Be Done?. With a line of speakers likened  by Andrew Simms from Global Witness as being in a ‘sweetie shop full of my favorite people’, Polly began the evening talking about Ecocide and why implementing it as[...]

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Welcome to the Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG)

 
The formation of a Democracy Action working group received consensus at the OL General Assembly on March 1st. Immediately after the assembly interested people convened around a back table in Ye Olde London pub just down the road from St Paul’s Cathedral. These notes were taken:
 
 
 
First Meeting of DAWG –[...]

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An open letter to Occupiers, from Saskia

Dear Occupiers,

On the second anniversary of the violent eviction of OLSX camp, bathed in sunshine, mercifully free of keening wind, the steps of St Paul’s were filled with occupiers old and new. We had one of the best general assemblies ever, with an astonishing 4 proposals unanimously passed, working group feed back, speakers, discussion[...]

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‘Death to nationalism’ is message of Bosnia uprising

‘Death to nationalism’ is message of Bosnia uprising by Corinna Lotz from A World to Win and Real Democracy Working Group.
A feature of revolutionary times is when people’s movements decide to take matters into their own hands and throw up new forms of democracy. That’s what we are witnessing in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where people of[...]

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Gatecrashing an Arms Dealers Valentines Day Party by Accidental Anarchist.

When our institutions are in bed with arms dealers what do we do? …….We gatecrash the party
So last night we had a little fun at The London Transport Museum valentines night. It was Valentines and the Museum had decided to open late to show the love and serve up lots of delights of interactive[...]

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Public consultation on use of water cannon in London, by Kris and Obi

The meeting room used for the consultation on water cannon only has room for 160 people.
http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly/mayor/webcasts
The Metropolitan Police are asking Mayor Boris Johnson to allow the use of water cannons on protesters in London. Apparently there are more protests expected in the coming years, due largely to the impact of austerity cuts on[...]

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Aggravated Trespass on Public Footpath? by Tammy Samede

Greater Manchester Police arresting Barton Moss Protectors for Aggravated Trespass on Public Footpath?
I got up to site to see the GMP up there, threatening my tribe.
Graham was on top of the lorry, bless him, and happy, but they then began to move the tanker with him on top of it. It was pouring[...]

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