Bring in the love

 


= News =

Last week, we met up with a number of groups to discuss visions, tactics and strategies for the coming year.

We came together to support and help organise an action by DPAC, planned for late spring/early summer, in memory of the 10600 people who died within weeks of receiving Work Capability Assessments in one year alone. As several disabled activists explained during the general assembly, these are government figures and likely an underestimate.

During this assembly, we also received feedback from our delegate to the UN reporting back from the UN Special Rapporteur’s preliminary findings. Spycops, kettling and categorising protest as ‘domestic extremism’, all came under heavy criticism.

We joined Idle No More at the TINAG festival and marched with Lewisham against the cuts.

The Battersea adventure playground was demolished, with Wandsworth council continuing its smear campaign against the occupiers to the bitter end. You can read our full rebuttal here with video evidence to match. After 48 days of protesting, the last activist from Combe Haven was removed and the felling of trees began. The campaign continues.

Good news abroad, as direct action leads to success in Bangladesh, and the EU green-lights a Financial Transaction Tax.

Back home, Barclays senior staff were officially linked to the LIBOR scandal. The bank is facing further trouble over allegations of colluding with the Financial Services Authority to avoid compensating thousands of customers who were mis-sold risky investments.

Come on Barclays, time to find the love…

 

= Events Calendar =

New events are being added all the time. Please check our calendar for updates.

Local

Friday 1st February 2013

Eyeing the beast as the beast eyes you

http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/images/invite.pdf

Tuesday 5th February 2013

Radical anthropology talks

http://occupylondon.org.uk/events/radical-anthropology-talks-2013-02-05

Thursday 7th February 2013

Rich Mix Cinema

Double Bill: Red Wedding & Year Zero: The Silent death of Cambodia

http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/dochouse-double-bill-year-zero-the-silent-death-of-cambodia-and-red-wedding

8pm | £7 (£5 concessions)

Saturday 9th February 2013

London Disabled People Against the Cuts meeting

http://www.dpac.uk.net/2013/01/london-dpac-meeting

Film Screening: The Country and the City

http://occupylondon.org.uk/events/the-country-and-the-city-film-screening

Sunday 10th February 2013

The need to offend: censorship and freedom of speech

http://occupylondon.org.uk/events/sunday-lecture-the-need-to-offend

Tuesday 12th February 2013

Radical anthropology talks

http://occupylondon.org.uk/events/radical-anthropology-talks-2013-02-12

Friday 15th February 2013

Stop the Great Fuel Robbery

http://occupylondon.org.uk/events/stop-the-great-fuel-robbery

 

National
26 January – 3 February 2013
Poverty and Homelessness Action Week
Tell your own story here:

 

International

Sunday 3rd February 2013

GlobalSquare online meeting

http://occupylondon.org.uk/archives/24933

Saturday 9th February 2013

International Conference: Confronting War 10 years On

http://occupylondon.org.uk/events/international-conference-confronting-war-ten-years-on

Thursday 14th February 2013

End violence against women – solidarity dance

http://onebillionrising.org

 

= Campaigns =

End Ecocide in Europe

http://endecocide.eu

Enough Food for Everyone

http://www.one.org/c/international/actnow/4571/?akid=3644.5505735.5mRIN3&rd=1&t=1003

Combe Haven Defenders

http://combehavendefenders.wordpress.com/pledge/

 

= Just Out =

Multinationals get rapped on tax! Avoiding tax is whack, says hip-hop track. Probably the best (&only) music video you’ll ever see on tax dodging @apopalyptics #IF #MoneyOnAnIsland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzlvbwM4UiI&feature=youtu.be

 

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa 

 

 
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