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#OccupyDemocracy – Former Deputy Chair of Lib Dems arrested; occupation with full programme continues

Donnachadh McCarthy, author of ‘The Prostitute State’, former Deputy Chair of the Lib Dems and supporter of Occupy, was arrested last night at the protests at Parliament Square. [1] The arrest happened when more than 200 #occupydemocracy demonstrators descended on Parliament Square, with the aim of creating a peaceful, solutions-focused occupation to highlight the democratic[…]

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OUR DISGRACEFUL FINANCE SECTOR

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
People would have been shocked today to hear of yet another scandal involving our beloved banks*. Apparently they’ve now been caught fixing foreign exchange rates, and fines totalling £2bn are being handed out to all the usual suspects including HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland (being[…]

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No Cuts, No Fees, No Debt by Fanny Malinen

  

No Cuts, No Fees, No Debt Crossposted from Red Pepper.
Next summer, the class of 2015 will proudly wear their graduation gowns. As the first generation to finish a 3-year university course since the trebling of tuition fees in England and Wales, they will enter their brave new futures with an average of over[…]

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The Occupiers at Tarpaulin Square. 23rd October 2014.

I had a chat with some of the Occupiers at Tarpaulin Square. Occupy Democracy at Parliament Square and these videos are the result.
Brief Update

0203hours BST: Chat with Rosie of Reclaim The Power

0300hours BST: Chat with Shah and Nina. Stop the War Coalition and Counterfire. Young people fighting for the environment and social[…]

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Monty Python at TarpaulinSquare 25th October 2014.

We join Occupy Democracy at Parliament Square 04440 hours BST. 25th October 2014. The Ninth Day of the Occupy Parliament Square. renamed Tarpaulin Square.
People have just been woken up after a police shift change. Apologies for the hoarse voice.
Remember that we were in Parliament Square for NINE days. The byelaws being used against[…]

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Chingford Jobs Fair and Class War Candidate Marina Pepper. Livestream

Last Friday, we were invited to live video stream, Occupier and Class War candidate Marina Pepper, at the Chingford Jobsfair. She planned to confront Iain Duncan Smith in his home turf about his government’s legislation against the poor that have killed over 10,600 disabled people since 2011. Some died due to the stress placed on[…]

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Occupy Bath and the Re-Imagining of Democracy in Parliament Square

Crossposted from StandingStone’s Blog.
Occupy Bath and the Re-Imagining of Democracy in Parliament Square
Just over three weeks ago, several Bath Occupiers headed over to London with the TUC wagon to be a part of something pretty massive. Not only was there to be an 80,000-strong march on Hyde Park to add ourselves to, but,[…]

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Lewisham’s housing scandal – Public meeting Livestream

With over 400 families in emergency temporary accommodation it is a disgrace that new highrise blocks in the Lewisham Gateway plan have no social housing. The London Mayor’s quota of 50% affordable housing and Lewisham’s target of 35% have been flouted and it is time to redress the balance by insisting on 100% of developments[…]

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West Hendon Estate, Barnet Non-Secure Tenants Open Meeting

Barnet Housing Action Group asked for livestream support for the evening, but the Council representatives did not like the idea of being recorded. They claimed that everything would be written down, but we preferred to have our own copy. The compromise was that the camera would be pointed down on the table and we would[…]

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