Dear Occupy Supporter,
2013 saw Occupy London working for social, economic and environmental justice locally, nationally and internationally. 2014 looks to be even busier.
There’s a lot to take issue with, from unjust cuts to public services and welfare, to an unsustainable dash to frack our countryside, and unprecedented revelations about global surveillance.
Archive for ‘News’
By Teejay, for Occupy London Media. 31/12/2013.
I arrived at Jebb Avenue, about 7pm, and there were only a handful of people, at the start. We started to march down around 7.30pm, We made as much noise as we could with Pots, Pans and drums
It was peaceful, everyone was listening to speeches and people[...]
This open letter was sent to the EUinCrisis@lists.corporateeurope.org by Isabel Ortiz, Sara Burke, Mohamed Berrada and Hernan Cortes and forwarded to Occupy London.
In case this escaped your attention, we reviewed 843 protests occurring between January 2006 and July 2013 in 87 countries covering over 90% of world population. The paper focuses on:[...]
Original Post in the Corporate Europe Observatory
December 16th 2013
A leaked EU negotiating proposal  for the far-reaching free trade agreement with the US reveals the European Commission’s plans to fundamentally change the way regulations to protect consumers, labour and the environment will be adopted in the future. The proposal follows a[...]Read more →
By “Verity” for Occupy London Social media
Today is the tenth International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers, and here in London authorities are marking it by continuing their sustained attack on sex workers in Soho, which has previously been the safest place to work in England. Today more women will be appearing in[...]
Monday, 16th December 2013
Summary by Obi based on article in The Northern Gas Gala.
The fracking test site at Barton Moss has been blockaded with a giant wind turbine blade!
Around fifty people arrived at 5.30 this morning to leave this imaginative early Christmas gift for fracking company IGas.
The Barton Moss site, near[...]
A democratic challenge to the privatisation of education is rising.
By Fanny Malinen (student activist) for Occupy London Social Media
Wednesday, 11th December 2013, thousands of students, university staff and others concerned of the recent crackdown of the right to protest and the future of higher education marched around Bloomsbury in central London. There were[...]Read more →
By Melanie Strickland for New Internationalist
Published December 10th 2013
Melanie Strickland is a solicitor and member of Occupy Law UK.
Free trade agreements allow powerful interests to assert their rights ahead of fundamental human rights.
Today, 10 December, has been recognized as Human Rights day since 1950. The day marks the adoption of the[...]Read more →
On Tuesday 10.12.13 there was a meeting to discuss the TfL cuts, how they will affect the tube and how we can effectively oppose them.
By Leon Brumant for Occupy London Social Media
Member of Rail Marine Transport Union
On Tuesday 10.12.13 there will be a meeting to discuss the TfL cuts, how they will[...]