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A grey new world

 
Tom Moriarty, musician and Occupier considers the abandonment of the arts in education.
I am fascinated by the words of Nick Serota, Director of the Tate Gallery in a newspaper article today.    In the piece he talks about the success and popularity of the Tate and the threat of the arts being sidelined in[…]

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18 December – Capitalism’s Last Christmas Carol. London & elsewhere

If this is not Capitalism’s last Christmas it might be the National Health Service’s last one…
Come and join anti-capitalist Carol singing on the 18th of December – a Europe-wide action happening in Madrid, Berlin and London on that day.
Austerity is threatening futures around the globe, and united the resistance is stronger. In the[…]

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People’s Library defies Tory vandals _ Photo Report by Peter Arkell

 
When Tory-controlled council closed Friern Barnet library in north London, they gave 24 hours notice. Then, in an act of sheer vandalism, the shelves were cleared and the books removed. Now a People’s Library is up and running. Photo report by Peter Arkell.
When the Tory-controlled council closed Friern Barnet library in April, local[…]

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Pledge “Boycott-Amazon”

“I will boycott Amazon this Christmas but only if 50,000 other people will do the same.”
— Stephen Reid, UK Uncut
The latest from the UK Uncutters. Stephen Reid has started a pledge to boycott Amazon this Christmas and hopes to gain another 50,000 people to come alongside.
We have shown Starbuck’s the power of[…]

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Born to be poor

It’s tempting to say ‘when will this government learn’ however then one thinks about the government and it’s not so much ignorance as arrogance.   It seems then that post the introduction of the £80bn Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) over the summer the chief beneficiaries have been, yes you guessed it, the banks.   The FLS[…]

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Barnet Starbucks turned into library by Barnet residents, UK Uncut & Occupy London supporters

Pictures at https://twitter.com/OccupyLondon
Barnet Starbucks turned into library by Barnet residents, UK Uncut & Occupy London supporters
Barnet residents, anti-cuts campaigners and Occupy London supporters have just transformed a Starbucks in Barnet (811 High Road N12) into a library to highlight the impact of cuts upon women’s services, as part of UK Uncut’s national day[…]

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‘One Barnet’ Council meeting occupied (video), UK Uncut Starbucks Barnet action this Saturday

Residents to turn Starbucks Barnet into a refuge from the cuts – a library and crèche –  as part of UK Uncut’s national day of action against corporate tax avoidance this Saturday

Follows Occupy London supporters, Barnet residents and Barnet Alliance for Public Services (BAPS) taking over Barnet Council Cabinet last night in protest at[…]

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Honey for the bees

Musician and Occupier, Tom Moriarty reflects on George Osborne’s Autumn Statement

 
It is the day after the budget, well the Autumn Statement, and what can I say.  Without going into the details one can say that this statement is more to do with the character of the man as oppose to the character of[…]

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Responses from Occupy London supporters to Osborne’s #AutumnStatement

Below are a variety of the responses coming in from Occupy London supporters to the Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Budget Statement.
Occupy London’s Economics Working Group: Minor restructuring of deckchairs on the Titanic – in favour of 1st class passengers
As usual the predicted onset of ‘recovery’ is kicked further down the road, bolstered by[…]

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