Today the lorries arrived and so did the police. However the police remained in their vans at each end of Barton moss road . We blockaded the lorries peacefully and slowly walked in front of them up to the site. Not a single police officer came anywhere near. We got to the gates of igas[…]Read more →
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Being at the Barton Moss Protection Camp is like being at sea. There are tides, surges, waves and ripples. Calm periods and storms. There’s always the risk of losing a friend overboard. On Monday I was one of those lost to sea, lost to the GMP.
GMP = Greater Manchester Police. It was actually a[…]
Original call out: from the event page on Facebook.
Do you live in the 60% of the UK that has been made available to fracking companies? Solidarity Sunday is an opportunity to support a community fighting fracking NOW, but also to highlight the threat to your community and the resistance taking place where you live![…]
By Hazel, OLSX occupier. First blogged at hazelhedge.wordpress.com
I thought we’d be lucky to get 50 people out to demonstrate about an environmental issue on a cold January day in Salford. About a thousand turn up. “They’re… normal people” I overhear someone mutter. Old, young, Salford families, Greens, union members, members of co-operatives, local residents,[…]Read more →
By Mark Edwards for Occupy London Media.
Yesterday saw the civil liberties of Britain dragged one more step closer to that right wing based ideal, where black men, once again, shall never feel quite as safe, while going about their daily toil, as their white counterparts and friends.
These continued cases, wherein, a police firearms[…]
An extract from an ongoing, good-natured debate amongst members of Occupy Economics. A number of people thought this email, by Tom Lines, was worth sharing:
The archaic methods both of Parliament and elections need to be completely overhauled, but I think the problems of our society run an awful lot deeper than this allows for.[…]
Change and the Unstable Middle by Steve Burak.
Though they often seem not to in the smaller time-frames of moment to moment and one day to the next, our worldly parameters do not remain static : they do move, they do change. If you are located at what you perceive to be the stable middle,[…]
How about putting this video that I made with my students at Paul’s back up?
Has a weird resonance now.
See what you think.
I used the song Don’t Stop Me Now as a metaphor for the hedonistic, addictive consumerism of the credit card years and the rampaging greed and nihilism of the puppet state,[…]