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Library Revolution

The Friern Barnet People’s Library is set to return to court in one month’s time. The council closed it in spite of local protests earlier this year. It was then occupied and re-opened by members of the Occupy movement. It is now being run and managed by the Occupiers and local people. An on-line petition[…]

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An Occupier’s Perspective – Happy Independence Day Palestine

By Matthew Varnham, supporter of Occupy London & human rights activist
Happy Independence Day Palestine

On 15 November 1988 the independent state of Palestine was proclaimed by the Palestine National Council (PNC). Just as we pass now into 15 November 2012, Israel has launched airstrikes against Gaza – Operation Pillar of Defence.
 

At the[…]

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Diversity of Tactics Can Be a Bitch

When it comes to strategy and tactics, in spite of our firm principles, there is no one right way. A tactic that works excellently at one time can easily crash and burn at another time. Certain tactics have great appeal to one section of society and can easily alienate others. Tactical choices are based on[…]

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Putney Debate, Housing Crisis

Last night’s debate on housing attracted a diverse audience which condemned the lack of attention to this vital policy area which is now in crisis. A lack of investment over many years combined with the current economic crisis have led to a situation where the cost of shelter is taking up more than 50% of[…]

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Impossible To Imagine

When I first arrived in the Occupy movement on the 15th of october 2011 I was primarily concerned with power. I didn’t know enough about capitalism to be completely for or against it but I did understand that the political system had been taken over by corporate empires. To me inequality in all it’s forms,[…]

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How to Livestream Skillshare, at the Hobo Hilton

Skillshare about how to livestream. Below are the comments from the onliners.
Remember theres techie advice available on livestream too,
Also streamers should co-ordinate with each other to make sure someones covering events, and they can also cover different parts of same protest
COMMUNICATION IS IMPORTANT – between streamers and between online support, including lsx[…]

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Save our hospitals

As someone involved with Occupy in London from the start of the occupation at St. Paul’s I’ve been all too aware of the implications of the cuts to public services which are being imposed as a direct result of the crisis, which has been entirely the fault of letting financial institutions run amok with imaginary[…]

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Urgent adventure playground appeal

Three adventure playgrounds (including Battersea Park)
closed their doors

to the public on Sunday evening. The staff will be made redundant in a matter of days.The Council are due to meet the Kids Company charity, to discuss the possibility of some kind of ar

rangement to keep them running. However, builders have already started work[…]

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The Partisan Coffee House of 1958. Mike Berlin at FireBoxLdn.

Firebox is the Partisan Coffee House of the 21st Century.
Historian Mike Berlin presents a historical tour of the Partisan and its political context, in a timely event just before our grand launch.
Established in 1958, the Partisan Coffee House in Soho was the central hub of the New Left.A space for ideas, discussion and[…]

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