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London Occupy Economics Working Group (EWG) budget response – “a missed opportunity”

The current financial crises (Eurozone, US and UK public and private sector debt, banks’ insolvency) were precipitated by the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008 which was the culmination of a housing fuelled, economic boom in the US, UK and Europe (particularly Spain and Ireland). Rising house prices fuelled an explosion in consumer credit and private[…]

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Rebalancing Austerity – a modest alternative budget 2013 – from Occupy Birmingham

We can’t do everything in one budget, but we can make a start. This is a start, by scrapping the austerity agenda, and starting a programme to reinvest in people and begin to reduce the criminal inequality that successive administrations have enabled. Some of these suggestions have been made by unions, campaigners, some by us.[…]

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Talking About Drugs at Democracy 2015 Event

By Andria E-Mordaunt, involved with Occupy since Oct 15 2011,  largely – though not exclusively – as part of the Welfare Working Group (WWG). MSc in Social Policy & Planning from LSE. Former – recovering – drug user. Mother of the wonderful Millie.
On March 13 I went to a gathering at St Mary Abbot’s[…]

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Austerity – Back to the Workhouse?

By Mike Gold
Most media and economic commentators either support debt reduction and the resultant austerity, or demand a bit less austerity and a bit more Keynesian state intervention. There is no Plan B, scream the critics of George Osborne and Seamus Milne1 goes further and calls Osborne an economic disaster.
The truth is far[…]

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

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Another two weeks,[…]

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Horizontal London

 
Riot – A form of civil disorder characterised by disorganised groups lashing out in a sudden and intense rash of violence against authority, property or people.
It is the 1st of March. The months ahead will see the next wave of neo-liberal assaults on civil society. For huge numbers of people life will become[…]

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Austerity – turning the tide

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Bankers Anonymous: Help banks kick gambling addiction

 
by Dan Iles, World Development Movement
 
 Banks like Goldman Sachs are seriously addicted to gambling. But unlike the bloke in Ladbrokes betting on the football scores, the horses, or the arrival date of the royal baby, investment banks are gambling on hunger.
And while the Ladbrokes gambler is often the loser at his[…]

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General Assembly 22/2/13

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