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OCCUPIERS WHO LINKED ARMS AGAINST THE ARMS TRADE FACE TRIAL

 
“We all got arrested for different things – it was Christianity Uncut that linked arms. Me & some others got under an HGV trailer to block the traffic” Melanie Strickland
 
Charged activists from the Occupy v the Arms Fair day of action in September vowed to continue their campaign against the arms trade[...]

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2013-11-17_16 Summary Of The Weekend by Obi-Live

FRIDAY NIGHT
FRIDAY NIGHT EVICTION OF THE BOHEMIA COMMUNITY CENTRE.
This was the Friday night eviction of the Bohemia Community Centre.
Unfortunately, the night before the Occupy The BBC event, the Bohemia Community Centre in North Finchley was evicted. It is interesting that these evictions happen when a major activist event is about to occur.[...]

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MARCH AGAINST MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORT

 
 
An 8 minute summary video of the day can be found here. 
Links to the  full speeches of each speaker are distributed throughout this article.
 
The demo, on Saturday the 16th of November, outside the BBC house in Portland Place London, was well attended with some 200 people or so showing up.[...]

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REMEMBER REMEMBER THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER.

477 locations around the world
150 countries
We have to thank several news networks that reported on the march in London. Russia Today, Al Jazeera, Guardian. ITV.
Thanks to the BBC for giving us 8 lines on their website and a few seconds of coverage.
I was one of the OccupyNewsNetwork livestreamers on that night[...]

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Skouries Calling Out To Greece And All The World: #saveskouries

9th November 2013
International Action Day Against Gold Mines in Halkidiki
What is at Stake
Halkidiki, the birthplace of the ancient philosopher Aristotle, is a place of such great natural beauty that, every year, it is flooded by tourists from all over the world. In the western part of Halkidiki lies the primeval forest of[...]

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CO-OP BANK: MUTUAL OR BUST

Since the appalling news of a Co-op Bank takeover by US hedge “vulture” funds (Aurelius Capital and Silver Point Capital) a growing body of Co-op members and bank customers are rallying to restore co-operative control and underpin the bank’s commitment to ethical investment.
Background
The future of the Co-op Bank has been in doubt since[...]

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The US-EU Free Trade Agreement Panel Discussion

 
Why should we be very concerned about the current US/EU Free Trade Agreement:

The US/EU Bi-Lateral Trade Agreement talk on the 28th October 2013 with Linda Kaucher and Tom Lines was a runaway success. Above is a loosely edited video of the talk. About 30 people turned up which was the perfect number for[...]

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BACKLASH AGAINST BRAND SHOWS HE GOT IT RIGHT

A blog by Corinna Lotz
(Occupy activist and A World to Win secretary)
28 October 2013
Be worried. Be very worried. The “revolution” word got top billing on the BBC’s Newsnight. And, God forbid, the word “profit” was called “filthy” by a comedian, actor, radio host and author who has over seven million followers on[...]

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RIGHT TO PROTEST CONFERENCE 2013, the voice of the magnificently brave (and patient..)

UNITED FAMILIES & FRIENDS CAMPAIGN (UFFC) PROCESSION ON SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2013
The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) is a coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who are killed in immigration detention and secure psychiatric hospitals.
Speeches in[...]

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