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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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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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ONN Guest Blog: HOBO HILTON, Heir Apparant to St Pauls?

ONN Guest Blog: HOBO HILTON, Heir Apparant to St Pauls?
The Hobo Hilton, was a 6 floor massive squat in high holborn, central  london, and probably, for a time was the “best squat in london” . No me, personally i don’t dirty my hands breaking buildings, i don’t do anything illegal, i just run the[...]

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Starbucks pays NO tax for 3 years: For Queen and Company

By Tom Moriarty, former City worker and part of Occupy London’s Economics working group who has contributed to Occupy London’s first book, The Little Book of Ideas, published yesterday on the anniversary of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp by St Paul’s Cathedral:
Turns out that Starbucks generates £398m in sales in the UK and[...]

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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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