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I was once a Refugee by Nina

I was once once a Refugee by Nina Moniri.
I was once a refugee
I am the child of refugees.
Two hard working people who left a hazardous existence in the hope that one day I would have the security and safety they didn’t have.
What would’ve happened to us if we hadn’t left I[…]

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Syria Vote: Once again Parliament fails the people

  
  
  
Parliament’s vote to join in the bombing of targets in Syria, with a majority made respectable only with the backing of 66 pro-war Labour MPs, will do nothing to defeat Islamic State (Isis) and everything to stoke international tensions and a drive to war.
The vote also shows once again how out[…]

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Boris Johnson’s decision to close Parliament Square to Occupy Democracy to be challenged in High Court

  
  
  
http://occupydemocracy.org.uk/2015/11/24/boris-johnsons-decision-to-close-parliament-square-to-occupy-democracy-to-be-challenged-in-high-court-tomorrow/
Boris Johnson’s decision to close Parliament Square to Occupy Democracy to be challenged in High Court tomorrow
• All previous 17 cases relating to Occupy Democracy protests acquitted or dismissed
• Policing operation costs exceeded £2 million
• Case is a litmus test of our democratic freedoms
• Mayor of London[…]

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Re-imagine Democracy – Towards a Citizens’ Convention on the Constitution

Jointly called by Assemblies for Democracy and Occupy Democracy at the Runnymede Festival for Democracy on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
Occupy Democracy activists and supporters will be key contributors to this ‘Re-imagining Democracy’ event on Saturday November 14 from 10:45 to 16:30 at Waterloo Action Centre, Baylis Road, SE1 7AA.
More info:[…]

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OCCUPY DEMOCRACY CHARGES DISMISSED IN COURT

12 peaceful protesters have charges dropped in first two trials.

Judge rules tarpaulin not a structure designed or adapted for sleeping.

£1,945,279 spent in policing operation between mid-October and mid-February.

Police criticised for labelling Occupy Movement ‘Domestic Extremists.’

Judicial Review against Mayor’s decision to close Parliament Square Gardens in run-up to election continues.

 

Charges[…]

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The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy

The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy
(Update on my Gandhi arrest!)
At 11.30am on Monday – three things were happening for me simultaneuously.
RUNNYMEDE TALK
I was giving the talk that I was invited to give about The Prostitute State at the Runnymede Eco-Village Festival of Democracy which was surrounded by police, illegally[…]

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Magna Carta Vs. Runnymede Eco-village

MAGNA CARTA VS RUNNYMEDE ECO VILLAGE
Eco-villagers call on police to stop overeaching powers and respect the law
Human rights lawyers say democracy workshop leaders and festival goers should be allowed in
Eco-villagers issue statement to Surrey police
Use of “Illegal rave” legislation inappropriate
Organisers of the Runnymede Festival for Democracy [1] have been advised[…]

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Runnymede Festival of Democracy Lives!

Runnymede Festival of Democracy Lives!!
I contacted the Festival organisers last night to see if they still wanted me to do my talk on The Prostitute State – How Britain’s Democracy Has Been Bought at the Festival on Monday at 11am and this is the text I got back:
“Yes we do! Determined festival goers[…]

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Occupy Democracy 10th May: There Are Alternatives, Where Next?

  
  
Looking at some next steps for the democratic movement. The day starts at noon with David Whyte discussing
ChildrensAssemblyhis recent book How Corrupt is Britain? (12pm), after which there will be a participatory session on reimagining democracy and moving towards a citizens’ assembly on the constitution opened by Open Democracy founder Anthony Barnett[…]

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