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Inequality at Davos

The annual gathering of the global elite – politicians, economists, academics etc., are meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week. Their main topic is to discuss the growing inequality between the richest and poorest people. This piece by Occupier Clive Menzies was written for the website ‘Critical Thinking‘ and puts the topic in perspective.

The World[...]

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Support Occupy Barnet

We are Occupy Barnet
You may know us from the Mike Freer MP’s front porch, the Bohemia Community Centre or the Friern Barnet Library occupation.
We are part of the global Occupy movement and we campaign on important local issues including:
- Homelessness
- Defending Public Services
- Environmental Justice and more.
Your contributions will[...]

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The City, the Banks & the EU – all in it together, by Tom Lines (Economics Working Group)

A few times a year – we don’t know exactly how often – 52 people meet in a room in London. We think they meet in the Guildhall. While most ordinary people know nothing about these meetings, the British government is fully up to speed. The people who attend these meetings work for organizations from[...]

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Co-operative Socialism by John Courtneidge

The Campaign for Co-operative Socialism by John Courtneidge (Occupy London Economics Working Group)
Co-operative Socialism is the nonviolent, non-hierarchical alternative to
both forms of capitalism (neoliberalism and neoconservatism) and to both
forms of totalitarianism (fascism and State ‘Communism’) – as you can see
on this political/social map:
In such a world, incomes will be much[...]

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HOLT – Hands Off London Transport Rally

HANDS OFF LONDON TRANSPORT RALLY Leaflet
Londoners! Tube users! ORGANISE to ensure OUR transport system is properly funded and staffed to ensure a safe, reliable and accessible service for all. Defend jobs and London’s tube and transport network against Tory and Mayor Boris Johnson’s £9.8 billion cuts!
PUBLIC RALLY
Jeremy Corbyn, MP
Manuel Cortes, TSSA[...]

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Sunday Stroll in Salford (Barton Moss)

By Hazel, OLSX occupier. First blogged at hazelhedge.wordpress.com

I thought we’d be lucky to get 50 people out to demonstrate about an environmental issue on a cold January day in Salford. About a thousand turn up. “They’re… normal people” I overhear someone mutter. Old, young, Salford families, Greens, union members, members of co-operatives, local residents,[...]

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Lawful killing…..once again! R.I.P. Mark Duggan.

By Mark Edwards for Occupy London Media.
Yesterday saw the civil liberties of Britain dragged one more step closer to that right wing based ideal, where black men, once again, shall never feel quite as safe, while going about their daily toil, as their white counterparts and friends.
These continued cases, wherein, a police firearms[...]

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Economy, Democracy, History

An extract from an ongoing, good-natured debate amongst members of Occupy Economics. A number of people thought this email, by Tom Lines, was worth sharing:
The archaic methods both of Parliament and elections need to be completely overhauled, but I think the problems of our society run an awful lot deeper than this allows for.[...]

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Change and the Unstable Middle by Steve Burak.

Change and the Unstable Middle by Steve Burak.
Though they often seem not to in the smaller time-frames of moment to moment and one day to the next, our worldly parameters do not remain static : they do move, they do change. If you are located at what you perceive to be the stable middle,[...]

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