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It’s customary to assess progress on an annual basis. So where’s Occupy at now? Here’s one Occupier’s end of the year review:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/20/matthew-varnham-occupy-still-alive?INTCMP

Recent victories

In response to a local campaign on political accountability:
http://occupynewsnetwork.co.uk/the-people-of-london-uphold-international-law-and-successfully-warn-off-war-crime-complicit-veolia/
In response to protests demanding financial transparency:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/city-of-london-corporation-to-reveal-details-of-13bn-private-bank-account-8427253.html
 

Get to know your enemies

Starbucks cuts worker[…]

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An account of Agora 99

From the 1st to the 4th of November 2012 grassroots movements connected to 15M and Occupy met in Madrid in Agora99.
The event had been proposed during the Blockupy action held in Frankfurt in May 2012 with the following aims:

Create a space to discuss common issues, in particular around three axises: Debt, Democracy and[…]

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The year that was… and here’s to a brighter 2013

So in no particular order:
 
We all struggled through and continued to pay the price of banker failures
Government told examiners how to mark exam papers
Facebook went public and immediately lost millions for millions
The Queen was impressed by a hula hooping Grace Jones
Games makers all made us smile
Mitt Romney admitted[…]

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4th Occupy the WSF Online meeting

Call for the fourth Occupy the WSF Online Meeting on Thursday 3rd January 2013 at 19.00 GMT, at 20.00 CET, at 21,00 IST
From 26-30 March 2013 the World Social Forum (WSF) will take place in Tunis. The WSF is a global meeting bringing together civil society organisations, social movements and activists to discuss our […]

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Open Call for a European Day of Action

Open call to join forces for a massive European day of action and mobilisation
During the EU Spring Summit in March 2013
Following the call for action launched at Firenze 10+10 to mobilize for an European a day of action around the Spring European Council Summit; social organizations, social movements, trade unions and citizens gathered[…]

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How We Make Decisions

The Occupy Movement aims to be democratic. That means that everyone can participate in making decisions. So how can decisions be made in a way that facilitates diversity, participation and not to mention good decisions?

Some advocate consensus as the democratic gold standard and insist that all decisions must be made in this way. Some[…]

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A critical video report on Haldane’s talk

 
A Polly Tikkle Production

The main stream press was eager to quote Andy Haldane, the Executive Director of Financial Stability for The Bank Of England, when he publicly announced that Occupy was right. However Andy Haldane’s proposed reform strands, which he memorably calls the 5C’s, do not go very far in addressing what Occupy[…]

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Capitalism’s Last Christmas

Activists around Europe to host ‘Capitalism’s Last Christmas Carol Tour’
Meet for the London Tour at 3pm, Tuesday 18 December, at Liverpool Street Station.
On Tuesday 18 December, Berlin, London and Madrid will see coordinated anti-austerity actions in the form of subverted Christmas carols. Activists associated with the Occupy movement in Britain and Germany, and[…]

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Occupied Friern Barnet Library in court Monday; faces potential closure

Supporters of Friern Barnet People’s Library in Barnet, North London, are to return to court at 09:30 on Monday 17 December as Barnet council seeks possession of the building and the surrounding green land. [1]
“Join us in Barnet and show Barnet council that libraries and communities matter more than profits for big business.“
Friern[…]

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