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WHO’S BANKING ON CARNEY?

 
“It is true, we have the only banks in the western world that are not looking at bailouts or anything like that.”  Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister, 23rd February 2009.1
Mark Carney’s appointment as the new Governor of the Bank of England (BOE) was, we have been told, based mainly on how successful he[…]

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TAKSIM VISITS THE TATE

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Occupy Gezi. Taksim Square visits Modern Tate London.[…]

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#GREATGASGALA.FIRST WEEKEND IN BALCOMBE, SUSSEX

 

The Anti-Frack Camp is about 10 minutes walk from Balcombe Train Station. From Blackfriars, Victoria, East Croydon or Brighton.
At the exit, just turn to your right and walk down the road and you will hit the camp.
For the last 4 days the community in Balcombe, supported by people from across Sussex and[…]

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Power: how we reclaim it

By Melanie Strickland
Many people, probably the majority of citizens, would agree with Occupy, that the economic system we live under is unjust, undemocratic and unsustainable. What is actually stopping us from coming together and collectively demanding that the status quo is changed in favour of the 99% and long term planetary wellbeing? Alice Walker,[…]

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Romany Blythe Hunger Strike in support of Guantanamo Bay closure

Hello
You may recall recently a lady by the name of Romany Blythe who helped to organise the so-called Thatcher death parties. In some papers she was demonised, but I know her well, and she is a committed campaigner for human rights, Guantanamo, Palestinians and so on. She is now about to do something very[…]

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Turkey Support Assembly

The Occupy movement came into being in the wake of the Arab spring and the anti-austerity movements in Spain and Greece.
State supported neo-liberal capitalism is devastating the world in different places at different times.
Right now people in Turkey are rising against their government by creating democratic spaces in the cities and towns. While[…]

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Organising Meeting – Minutes

Big thanks to all who attended for an extremely exciting meeting and big commiseration’s to all who could not attend.
 
Agenda points with summary:

Occupy The Arms Fair 
A mass action being organized by Occupiers and a coalition called Stop the Arms Fair and Turkish and brazilian groups was discussed. A member of stop[…]

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Participative practices for Local Assemblies

Venue : Friends House Euston – in the courtyard.
Local Assemblies are building momentum in our communities . This is a result of the convergence of several strands of political activism: Occupy activists identifying local people’s assemblies as a way to build an alternative political movement from the ground up; the work of local activists[…]

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England your England : Pete The Temp

Pete explores ideas of space, time and social freedom, focusing on his experiences of squatting in empty commercial properties throughout the UK. As a self employed poet and performing artist living on a low wage, Pete represents a growing group of our society who are having to find DIY solutions to live and thrive in[…]

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