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DPAC AND BLACK TRIANGLE DIRECT ACTION. BBC PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON

Disabled People against the Cuts and Black Triangle from Scotland paid a visit to BBC offices to show their anger at censorship from the state media.

Mark Thomas passing by and decided to show his solidarity.

Ciara of DPAC.

BBC Security set up barrier.
Ciara points out that new figures not reported on BBC. 75%[...]

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The Mass Sleep Out. City of London Solidarity on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Why the Mass Sleep Out?
This demonstration is about solidarity between those on benefits and those lucky enough not to currently need them. Solidarity for Renters in the private sector suffering high rents  due to 2 million Council housing sold off and not replaced and solidarity for Council tenants being threatened with increased rents due[...]

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TENTS PITCHED OUTSIDE LEICESTER TOWN HALL AS NATIONWIDE PROTEST AGAINST THE BEDROOM TAX COMMENCES

by Matthew Varnham
In anticipation of the nation-wide sleep-out, where thousands of campaigners are expected to turn to the streets of over 60 cities across the country, tents have been pitched on the grass of Leicester Town Hall Square. The move comes as groups across the country have decided to assemble and openly reject the[...]

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ASSERTING OUR RIGHTS AND TAKING BACK CONTROL OF OUR LIVES

 
By Melanie Strickland
 
I came to Reclaim the Power to help build a democratic movement that can challenge the vested interests that are making decisions behind closed doors which affect us all, such as on energy policy. At a time when we desperately need to transition to renewables, for the sake of the[...]

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WOODLAND CAMP EVICTION. BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP 21082013

19/08/2013 Police tactic of “not my responsibility”.
DTG19082013 0620 hours. Protectors camping in the woods encounter police. They were woken up in the early hours by police searching for weapons and materials that can supposedly be used against razor wire (illegal to use, but Cuadrilla can just pay the fine).
The police were more inclined[...]

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RECLAIM THE POWER DIRECT ACTION WITH BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP

 
Reclaim the Power decided to engage in direct action outside the Cuadrilla Fracking site by having a street party.
Unfortunately, the police were most put out by the peaceful civil disobedience. They may have expected people to break onto the site, but the community protection camp preferred to have a party.
Due to the[...]

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RECLAIM THE POWER JOINS THE ANTI-FRACKING CAMP

 
Balcombe village, in West Sussex, has become in the last weeks the focus for the fight back  against the government’s decision to promote fracking in the UK.
The locals have been running a community protection camp outside the gates of an exploratory fracking operation just outside their village for over two weeks, and now,[...]

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BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP

 

The third weekend of the Balcombe Community Protection Camp and the site now has over 100 tents. They are then joined by a few hundred people everyday, but more are needed.
The camp is getting more donations of tents and sleepingbags. The Kitchen is lacto-ovo vegetarian. This is important for health and safety reasons,[...]

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BRADLEY MANNING LONDON SOLIDARITY

 

This is the live video stream of the meeting in support of Bradley Manning who might be sentenced to 90 years in prison for highlighting the war crimes of the Unites States Government.
Sounds improves before the meeting at the 7 min mark.[...]

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