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Fracking and Arctic drilling. Is it worth it?

by Imad Gibbs
As I learn more about fracking my views become more and more strongly inclined against it. Obviously anyone with half an environmentally-conscious mind will soon realize, after learning more about it, that it is a hideous and sinister way of extracting energy for our modern lives.
Fracking stands for Hydraulic Fracturing, essentially[...]

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Occupy London Assemby – Discussing “The People’s Assembly” by Coalition of Resistance.

The Occupy London general assembly is a safe space open to all to discuss current issues and events.
This week’s assembly will be held at Colorama2 -

Lancaster Street 44-50; SE1 0RY
London, United Kingdom

7:00pm – Welcome, Agenda and Format
7:15pm – Open Discussion on “The People’s Assembly” organised by Coalition of Resistance.
8:15pm[...]

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Where will economic growth come from?

The global economic system demands exponential growth to survive rather like a bicycle which falls over if forward momentum ceases. It is underpinned by the interest based money system which demands expanding debt to provide sufficient money to pay the interest on pre-existing debt.
Growth in the US, UK and other countries has, for the[...]

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A Polite Revolution

Have an action, favourite activist blog, movie, book, group or individual you’d like us to feature? 

Mail us your choices and comments at outreach@occupylsx.org

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It’s been an eventful two weeks.
In a landmark ruling, the Department of Work and Pensions workfare scheme (working without getting paid) was deemed unlawful. Join us this[...]

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The Battle of Battersea

Tom Moriarty, Occupier, contemplates the closure and now monetisation of the children’s adventure playground in Battersea Park
 
Well I really shouldn’t have to say too much about this but I would ask you to please contemplate the implications, for example, the turning of a children’s playground into a profit centre, the segregation of children[...]

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Bring in the love

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Last week, we met up with a number of groups to discuss visions, tactics and strategies for the coming year.
We came together to support and help organise an action by DPAC, planned for late spring/early summer, in memory of the 10600 people who died within weeks of receiving Work Capability Assessments[...]

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Cyberwarfare for the Facebook generation

Without access to the internet, we would be reliant on the few infotainment conglomerates for news and analysis. Blogging and alternative news media have given us access to an avalanche of information within which we can find nuggets of truth. However, established interests and governments have not stood aside from the world wide web but[...]

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Homes Not Jails

The Squash Campaign – a housing justice group – say that the goverment’s anti-squatting law:
- pushes more people onto the streets,
- criminalises the recycling of unused buildings
- encourages landlords to keep empty buildings, pushing the price of rents up for everyone else
- increases the cost to the taxpayer of keeping empty[...]

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Battersea Adventure Playground Demolition – Response from Wandsworth Against Cuts

For the record, the vandalism in demolishing a much loved much needed adventure playground is by far the biggest crime. Let’s not lose sight of this. That was done by Wandsworth council, and in particular Councillor Kathy Tracey. This is a lady who oversees Children’s services, and yet is intent on closing youth centres, One[...]

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