sporting excellence and feel-good factor of London 2012, but there is a rather gloomy undercurrent to the Olympics – claims activist
The circus has come to London and many people are excited by the spectacle. However, there are dissenting voices protesting against this event, which is mainly financed by British taxpayers. We are often asked[...]
Weeks July 14 – August 4
a) Police assault Critical Mass during the Olympics opening ceremony in London
b) “Whose Games? Whose City?” demo organized by Counter Olympics Network
2. Direct Action. Raising awareness and empowering the 99%
a) International Network of activists held a mumble meeting to create bridges between movements[...]
I wanted to see what the state of Finsbury Square after eviction. The harris fencing is still up and homeless people have still not gone back to sleep onsite.
I presume that will remain till the Olympics has been done and dusted.[...]
From our friends at Take the Square:
Occupy/Indignados/Arab Spring is preparing a fresh new wave of gatherings, actions and campaigns.
This is a call for a meeting to communicate and discuss a common agenda, while looking for ways to interconnect our diversity of struggles, movements and moments. We are on the way of building an[...]
The Olympics has started and it seems cycling has become a criminal offence, worthy of police brutality – I hope the Olympic cyclists are okay tomorrow.
Hang on a minute: this is the same Olympics that politicians have been trying to brand as the greenest Olympics ever? Also, they did say how this would encourage[...]
Statement from Occupy London Press Team on events in East London tonight:
We’ll be honest: we hadn’t expected an awful lot. The run-up promised little more than an advert to help sanitise the image of some of the Olympics’ grand sponsors. We saw bread and circuses for an austerity-wrought city that feels like it doesn’t[...]
The August edition of The Occupied Times comes out next Wednesday, with a special focus on disability. We have opened up our two centre spreads to some of the best writers and most committed activists in the UK on issues of disability and serious illness. A comprehensive picture emerges of huge pressures being put on[...]Read more →
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Metropolitan Police & Criminal Justice System UK: Justice for the Critical Mass 182
Some of those arrested are being represented by Hodge Jones and Allen.
Advice and Support is also available from Green & Black Cross. They are known for training Legal Adviser[...]