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Is Education In the UK Failing? by Kevin Tailor (6th form student)

Kevin Tailor:
“I feel that schools in this country serve as production lines in terms of creating people who only have qualities that help them to thrive in an individualistic, selfish and capitalist system.”
Tailor is a sixth form student interested in how the education system fails 10-16 year olds. He submitted the following article[…]

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The March for Homes

Good Morning Comrades and friends all…
And what a morning song of delight do I sing…What a ‘turnout’ by Londoners yesterday, on what was after all a very cold and in every sense a real winters day, but it didn’t stop thousands of us taking to the streets to demand homes for all those in[…]

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Occupied 12Bar: Festival of Resistance

Occupy 12Bar: Festival of Resistance.
Occupied 12Bar Club.

Why Save Denmark Street?

Call to Action.
The Bohemian 4 Soho activist group calls you to action in order to save The 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street and Soho from the corporate takeover that’s been going on for the last five years.[…]

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The Daffodils of West Hendon

There are many stories about the people of West Hendon and this is one of them.
The Daffodils of West Hendon.
On Thursday’s day of action, I met Leigh, a woman who has lived in her home (her precious and beautiful home) on the West Hendon Estate for forty five years. A woman who contradicts[…]

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Occupy and Democratise Money by Barnaby Flynn

Occupy and Democratise Money by Barnaby Flynn
At the next Occupy Democracy General Assembly demonstration on the 24th January, alongside someone from the Positive Money Team I will be putting forward Monetary Reform (Democratising Money Creation/Full Reserve Banking) to be included in our Provisional List of Demands. This follows on from the workshop given by[…]

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Goldsmiths CND/Green Party/STW: Natalie Bennett and Kate Hudson

Goldsmiths CND/Green Party/STW Presents: An evening with Natalie Bennett and Kate Hudson.
Join Goldsmiths Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament Society, Green Party Society and Stop The War Society for an evening with Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett and CND General Secretary, Kate Hudson.
This event, as well as being a great opportunity to listen to and[…]

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Barnet Labour Group Housing Commission: Regeneration

Original Invite:
The Barnet Labour Group Housing Commission will be taking evidence on Thursday 8 January on regeneration – including the regeneration of Barnet’s council estates. The Commission is also interested in speaking to council tenants on Barnet Council’s recent proposal to increase council rents to 80% of average market rents.
The meeting takes place[…]

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Funding Further Education Under Corporate Control

Funding further education can be a problem at the best of times and a recent conversation with my old tutor at the LSE would seem to indicate it’s becoming a lot more difficult when it comes to funding research.  It would, for example, to fund study into alternative economic models or the effect of unbridled[…]

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Happy New Year: wishing you a peaceful 2015

An Occupiers’ perspective on 2014…
2014, these have been very strange times. There have been glimmers of hope but, if we think of the era of enlightenment, then this surely is a time where it seems forces are conspiring to do the opposite. Highlights include….
The bankers have of course got away with murder again[…]

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