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GOODBYE GREENBELT? AN OCCUPIER’S RESPONSE.

This was an article in the guardian today.
Research for National Trust reveals more than half of councils with greenbelt land likely to allocate some for development.
Councils preparing to allocate greenbelt land for development, study shows
Response by David Dewhurst.
”Concreted over’ is a gross exaggeration. You can get about 30 decent semis or[...]

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BARTON MOSS BUS BLOCKADE

By @emweirdigan
Salford in the early hours of a December day, trapped in a sliver of damp earth between motorway and access lane. Barton Moss Protectors’ Camp. Pre-dawn, chilly, dawdling, waiting for the fracking trucks to arrive, waiting to slow-walk up the lane – the only peaceful protest the law is prepared to allow us[...]

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STRATEGY MEETING: INTERNAL/ W.G. MEETINGS SATURDAY 14/12/2013

AWAITING TRANSCRIPTION. Work in Progress.

Occupy London will hold every 3 months a meeting which will have at least 1 delegate from each working group present.
Working groups or individuals may also call GAs on specific issues when needed.
Internal issues may be taken to the strategy meeting, but if possible this should be avoided,[...]

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BARTON MOSS UPDATE FROM BIFF AND TIM.

BY Tim Williams
Police arresting a Legal Observer.
Below is a Barton Moss Protection Camp update from BIFF and Tim Williams, Legal Observer and Protector. They are in Barton Moss, Salford, Greater Manchester.
     
     

Update 9th December 2013. Monday evening Barton Moss Protection Camp:
“All bar one of our protectors[...]

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LEFT UNITY: A CASE FOR THE REPUBLICAN SOCIALIST PLATFORM

A CASE FOR THE REPUBLICAN SOCIALIST PLATFORM
By Steve Freeman
“British politics urgently needs a new force – a movement on the Left to counter capitalism’s crisis. If a new, networked movement of the Left could agree on some key principles, and avoid creating another battleground for ultra-left sects, it could give a voice to[...]

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Student Demo A Victory? Don’t Make Me Laugh…….

ACCIDENTAL ANARCHIST BLOG
Posted on December 12, 2013

Student Demo a victory.  Don’t make me laugh……. Well played University of London and the Metropolitan police
Last Wednesday my phone started  hopping with reports  that students had occupied The University of London’s  Senate House, Malet Street. This was an action taken during ongoing battles between the[...]

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THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS A “STATISTICAL ILLUSION”: MORE MISLEADING OFFICIAL EMPLOYMENT FIGURES.

As claims of economic recovery take hold on either side of the Atlantic, there is a risk that Occupy and other activists will struggle to gain sufficient momentum to halt the dismantling of health, environment and social protections and challenge the austerity prescription. No doubt most people are much poorer than five years ago but[...]

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10,000 Cuts and Counting event in Leicester.

10,000 Cuts and Counting event in Leicester.
By Michael Barker 08/12/2013
Yesterday around 50 protesters gathered by the Clock Tower in Leicester to remember those whose have died and those still suffering as a result of the Government’s assault on the vulnerable, most particularly the disabled. A number of people effected by the Government’s assault[...]

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STUDENTS CALL FOR COPS OFF CAMPUS

by Martha Elwell for Varsity

Wednesday 11th December 2013, 00:18 GMT

Students will argue for their right to protest amidst growing mistrust of police and university administrations
Cambridge students will take part in today’s national day of action to protest against police involvement in recent student demonstrations.
The central protest will take place in London,[...]

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