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An Occupier’s Perspective: The police, the press & the corporations

Occupier Steve Rushton, who has been involved since late October camping at OccupyLSX, submitted the letter below to the Leveson Enquiry. You can submit entries  here. Steve is currently writing a PhD criticising Neoliberalism from an indigenous perspective. From Southampton, Steve has also provided legal support to Dan Ashman as part of the OccupyLSX legal[…]

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Peaceful Resistance WG Minutes – Saturday 14th January 2012

Minutes of meeting of the Peaceful Resistance Working group held 2pm at TCU. on Saturday January 14
Only 3 people present (joined by a fourth near the end)
Liz, Max and Ronan, so we felt we didn’t need a facilitator.
Max had brought some print outs of various texts concerning non-violent resistance – helpful and[…]

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Preview – The Occupied Times issue #9

Issue #9 of The Occupied Times comes out this week, packed full of the usual news, analysis and comment pieces.

News this week focuses on the pending High Court ruling and OccupyLSX’s own Occupy Justice, an art-protest against oil companies involving a block of arctic ice, and Finsbury Square’s transition into an eco-village.

The latest[…]

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No Art For Oil: BP & Tate on Thin Ice

Following reports that a number of the UK’s biggest cultural organisations have renewed millions of pounds worth of sponsorship deals with BP, Occupy London collaborated with art activist collective Liberate Tate to stage a mourning over the environmental destruction propelled by the oil industry – with an art installation and subsequent happening involving a melting[…]

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Today: Occupy London celebrates third month anniversary & life of Dr Martin Luther King – Occupy the Dream

*** We are very pleased to have further additions to the programme including Merlin Emmanuel (Justice for Smiley Culture Campaign), Munera  performing poetry (one half of Poetic Pilgrimage), comedian Ava Vidal, Mario Joseph (Haitian human rights lawyer), Black Women’s Rape Action project as well as occupier Ed Greens ***
This Sunday 15 January, as Occupy[…]

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Upcoming: Occupy London celebrates 3 months on Martin Luther King Day, melting Arctic ice at St Paul’s, Occupy Justice Trials Exhibition

As Occupy London Stock Exchange waits for the High Court judgment regarding its site just by St Paul’s – date TBC – Occupy London hosts more events than ever. All invited to get involved
Highlights include Richard Peppiatt, ex-Daily Star reporter fresh from giving evidence to Leveson Enquiry in panel discussion, Corporate Occupation of the[…]

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Bank of Ideas: Beyond Capitalism.

A day of discussions of what an economically just future could look like. This is a chance to explore the world we want to live in, not just what we think we can change. The day will be divided into three themed sessions with panels of speakers presenting their ideas in 10-15 minute presentations to[…]

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Ani DiFranco visits OccupyLSX

The Occupy London Stock Exchange occupation by St Paul’s was delighted to welcome Ani DiFranco to the camp on 12 January when she was town. Big thanks to Occupation Records for organising, plus Inka and James for shooting and editing this video.
More news about Ani coming soon

Ani Di Franco visits Occupy LSX from[…]

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GA Minutes – Friday 13th January 2012

GENERAL ASSEMBLY FRIDAY 13 JANUARY 2012

Facilitator: Saskia

Co Facilitatator: Phil
Minutes: Sara
Weather: Cold
Atmosphere: ??…. (Phil) “Electric!”

Facilitator welcomed those assembled and pointed to a number of important dates: Sunday we will have been occupying the courtyard of St Paul’s for 3 months. On the 99th Day many will assemble at the National[…]

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