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DEFEND LONDON’S NHS DEMONSTRATION 18 MAY

This demonstration has been called by an unprecedented coalition of London residents, medical staff, trade unions and health campaigners who have come together to raise the alarm regarding the biggest threats to A & E’s, maternity units and in-hospital care for a generation.
Closures planned across the capital include nine accident and emergency departments, a[...]

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Can squatters, private renters and council tenants unite?

The first time I heard a friend talking about squatters standing shoulder to shoulder with council tenants and private renters, I was doubtful to say the least. Ok, possibly the squatting community could share it’s experience with resisting evictions, of which it has plenty, but what did the groups really have in common at heart?[...]

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LIBOR rigging bankers defrauded local councils’ funds

 
Treasury reports reveal how local authorities lost hundreds of millions – if not billions –as a consequence of the LIBOR rate rigging scandal.
British councils face 34% cuts to vital services that can be attributed to reductions in government funding. Austerity cuts are interlinked to Britain’s support for the banker’s through the bailout. Additionally,[...]

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NHS, Democracy and People Power

Dr Louise Irvine chair’s the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign which has seen a massive mobilisation of local people; 25,000 people marched to prevent the closure of the A & E. The campaign is planning a People’s Commissions of Enquiry, chaired by barrister Michael Mansfield QC , who will hear the evidence that the Trust Special[...]

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Save Clapham Fire Station – Consultation at Lambeth Town Hall

[Where]
Brixton Fire Station, 84 Gresham Road, SW9 7NP
SAVE CLAPHAM FIRE STATION
THURSDAY 16TH MAY @ 6:30PM
ASSEMBLE & MARCH FROM BRIXTON FIRE STATION TO THE CONSULTATION MEETING
Boris Johnson plans to close 12 London Fire Stations and Clapham is one of them. There will also be a cut of 18 fire engines and[...]

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Spain’s economy shrank for the[...]

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DPAC – Bromley and Croydon Meeting

A number of London Occupy attended the local meeting of the DPAC Bromley and Croydon. There were members of the Labour Party, Socialist Workers, Green Party and a Labour Councillor from Bromley.
We do note that everyone spoke about getting together and fighting the cuts. Local issues of evictions and the national issue of the[...]

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Occupy Tour of Mayfair: Shadow banking and where the financial meltdown started

This Saturday join the Occupy Tour of Mayfair, where the hedge fund managers
You will know it as the most expensive spot on the Monopoly board. But did you know that this upmarket area of west London has the highest concentration of hedge funds and private equity firms in Europe?
This tour takes you into[...]

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Collecting Tax is about Political Will!

Politicians of all parties, from all countries, will tell you that there needs to beinternational agreement to deal with tax avoidance, tax evasion and tax havens. Yet there are more tax havens under UK jurisdiction than any other national jurisdiction, and we could start by putting our own house in order! 
However, this doesn’t need[...]

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