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Musician and Occupier, Tom Moriarty reflects on George Osborne’s Autumn Statement

 
It is the day after the budget, well the Autumn Statement, and what can I say.  Without going into the details one can say that this statement is more to do with the character of the man as oppose to the character of[…]

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Callout from GBC for the Critical Mass Trial

Hello! Nine people are being prosecuted after the police crackdown on London Critical Mass in July. You could be a crucial witness for their defence or help us find one! Their trial is in February, but we need to gather evidence by December 10th. That’s really soon!
Ways you can help:

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Rivers of gold

Musician, Ex City worker and Occupier, Tom Moriarty, reflects on the implications of government intentions to sell off rivers and reservoirs…
 
I have to write about this one because this is exactly the kind of thing I fear is the long-term repercussions of the banking crisis and the imbalances in the current economic “arrangement.”  […]

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Occupy Strategy

A Review by Mark Weaver
Occupy Strategy written by Michael Albert, Jessica Azulay and David Marty is the concluding volume in the Fanfare For the Future trilogy. The previous two volumes Occupy Theory and Occupy Vision build the intellectual framework and foundation for Occupy Strategy but the book remains perfectly accessible on its own. It[…]

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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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Guest blog: Taking on the government’s assault on education & young people

By Fiona Edwards, Student Broad Left
Two years on from the enormous wave of student resistance in 2010, which saw tens of thousands of students protesting outside Parliament and occupying their campuses against the proposal to treble tuition fees, students are getting ready to take the streets of London once more in a national demonstration[…]

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