After seven months on bail and an intensive five days taken in two sittings of Westminster Magistrate’s Court, the ‘Xstrata 16’ were yesterday found not guilty of behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress by disrupting work activity of global mining giant Xstrata in their London offices last November 30th.
The activists were arrested[…]
sporting excellence and feel-good factor of London 2012, but there is a rather gloomy undercurrent to the Olympics – claims activist
The circus has come to London and many people are excited by the spectacle. However, there are dissenting voices protesting against this event, which is mainly financed by British taxpayers. We are often asked[…]
The Firebox is a new co-operative Venue, a political project, following in the footsteps of the Chartist’s meeting halls, Sylvia Pankhurst’s International Club, right down to Eric Hobsbawn’s and E P Thompson’s involvement in the Partisan cafe.
As part of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas:
Described in the Guardian as ‘enlightening and apocalyptic in equal[…]
I wanted to see what the state of Finsbury Square after eviction. The harris fencing is still up and homeless people have still not gone back to sleep onsite.
I presume that will remain till the Olympics has been done and dusted.[…]
The Olympics has started and it seems cycling has become a criminal offence, worthy of police brutality – I hope the Olympic cyclists are okay tomorrow.
Hang on a minute: this is the same Olympics that politicians have been trying to brand as the greenest Olympics ever? Also, they did say how this would encourage[…]
Livestream of the Counter Olympics Demo.
Wennington Green Talks[…]Read more →
Statement from Occupy London Press Team on events in East London tonight:
We’ll be honest: we hadn’t expected an awful lot. The run-up promised little more than an advert to help sanitise the image of some of the Olympics’ grand sponsors. We saw bread and circuses for an austerity-wrought city that feels like it doesn’t[…]
The August edition of The Occupied Times comes out next Wednesday, with a special focus on disability. We have opened up our two centre spreads to some of the best writers and most committed activists in the UK on issues of disability and serious illness. A comprehensive picture emerges of huge pressures being put on[…]Read more →