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Rebalancing Austerity – a modest alternative budget 2013 – from Occupy Birmingham

We can’t do everything in one budget, but we can make a start. This is a start, by scrapping the austerity agenda, and starting a programme to reinvest in people and begin to reduce the criminal inequality that successive administrations have enabled. Some of these suggestions have been made by unions, campaigners, some by us.[...]

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People’s Debt Assembly

 
All over the world people are realising and rebelling against the role debt plays in enslaving the 99%.
This open peoples assembly has been organised Jubilee Debt Campaign, Occupy London and activists of the 15M movement. There will be open discussions about debt’s role in the enslavement of individuals, the struggles against debt and[...]

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ARC court case won by former Friern Barnet Library activists

The Arnos Grove Resource Centre (ARC)
Friern Barnet Library activists move on to new project in Enfield Borough in an attempt to fight austerity, homelessness and unjust squatting laws
Community activists – previously caretakers of Friern Barnet Library and now residing at the Arnos Family Resource Centre (ARC), 321A Bowes Road, N11 1BA – won[...]

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Reclaim It: Women’s library occupied in resistance against cuts

UPDATE 9 March 7pm

Those occupying The Women’s Library have now been evicted; they were carried out one by one as supporters outside chanted in solidarity. The occupation – an International Women’s Day action – highlighted the injustice of cuts to public services and of inequality and oppression of women and minorities who all too[...]

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Save our Homes Haringey’ say ”NO!’ to forced gentrification.

Families At Connaught House, Muswell Hill, To Be Made Homeless: if the Met have their way. Locals and residents are resisting Metropolitan Police plans to evict 21 families that live at Connaught House, Muswell Hill.

Forming a coalition of resistance with activists from ‘Haringey Solidarity Group’, ‘Save Friern Barnet Library’, and supporters of Occupy London,[...]

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Shutdown the EDF Energy Conference

The No Dash for Gas campaigners - www.nodashforgas.org.uk - are currently being sued by EDF for £5million.
 

The response from the activist community has been overwhelming. But the fight will not win itself. On Wednesday the 1st of May a solidarity action is being organised.
A reader of the Guardian wrote:
“I want to[...]

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Self Organised London

A group comprised of many groups called “Self Organised London” has taken over a huge abandoned office block in Elephant and Castle. The buildings occupation is in opposition to the so called “re-generation plans” that amount to dismantling and removing the community to make way for luxury apartment blocks.
The local residents had already been[...]

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Where will economic growth come from?

The global economic system demands exponential growth to survive rather like a bicycle which falls over if forward momentum ceases. It is underpinned by the interest based money system which demands expanding debt to provide sufficient money to pay the interest on pre-existing debt.
Growth in the US, UK and other countries has, for the[...]

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The Tower Bridge 3 get a date in the Old Bailey.

Three activists from the Climate Siren direct action climate protest group appeared in court at the Old Bailey on Thursday 14th February. The three were arrested on September 1st last year for suspending a giant banner displaying the words “Climate Change: Our Next Challenge”m the upper level of Tower Bridge. They were charged with Public[...]

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