The Occupy London Energy, Equity & Environment working group (EEE) decided towards the beginning of this year to focus on fracking and food.
On April 5th, discussion moved to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and how this proposed deal to hand further power to corporations will affect fracking, food, and so much[...]
Whose West Hendon? Our West Hendon! by Accidental Anarchist.
Last night I went to support a local community group try and deliver a petition about housing and evictions to Matthew Offord Tory MP for Hendon at a public meeting in their community. A crowd of locals numbering 50 with banners and placards marched down the[...]
BioFuelWatch Alternative Awards Ceremony by Pete Deane.
We had a really fun protest last night. The organisers thought they had fooled us with a last minute switch of venue but we tracked them down. Here are Rhythms of Resistance belting it out. Thanks to the Occupistas who attended and Occupy London for the support.
Present: Bharat, Steve B, John, Omar, Janos, Steve M, Schlacke, Clive
1. Review minutes – amended as per Dave – approved
2. CCMJ set up in 1960s. In 1990s meetings went to House of Commons but the planning people continued to meet in a café and then Friends House, followed by SES. SES is focused[...]
EWG meeting on Friday 4th April 2014 – minutes
Steve, Abdulla, Schlacke Tim, Omar, Steve, Janos, Dave, Bharat, Mary, Ellenor
1. Introduction – individual ‘expectations of EWG: Analysis of the economic system and identifying fundamental levers for change to help Occupy focus on exposing and demanding the removal of concentrated economic and political power. Develop[...]
A call to action for democracy- the case for reclaiming the power
The decision of the Occupy London General Assembly to organise a mass action, an event for democracy in Parliament Square. The plan is to occupy Parliament Square from Friday 17th October until Monday 20th. This action has the potential to ignite[...]
TTIP: A Recipe for Ruin
14 February 2014
VIDEO: War on Want Executive Director John Hilary outlines the threat posed by the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated in secret by the European Commission and US government.
Recipe for Ruin: TTIP the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (47 min video)
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The Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance
The Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance is an alliance of currently almost 50 organisations, developing an alternative vision of European trade policy that puts people and planet before big business.
The Alternative Trade Mandate
The new 20-page mandate proposes that core principles such as human and labour rights and environmental[...]
TTIP means trading away better regulation
Only a deep, structural reform of US chemicals legislation can be the basis of regulatory trans-Atlantic cooperation, writes Baskut Tuncak. Anything less is a stalling tactic.
How weak are US laws for toxic chemicals? Only eleven ingredients are restricted from cosmetics in the US, versus over 1300 in the[...]