IWGB called a protest in solidarity with our members employed as cleaners at Societe Generale by the contractor Initial Facilities on 29 August. Following an assurance by Societe Generale, eventually confirmed by Initial Facilities that their planned cuts were suspended we cancelled the protest and suspended our campaign. A meeting with Initial Facilities management has[...]Read more →
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I caught up with Robin Hahnel in central London and we had a chat about his alternative to capitalism. Check it out!
Participatory Economics – An interview with Robin Hahnel by Occupy Radio on Mixcloud[...]Read more →
In another bold act of civil disobedience three activists from the direct action group Climate Siren dropped a banner from Tower Bridge on Saturday, which read CLIMATE CHANGE: THE NEXT CHALLENGE. This complemented beautifully the Paralympics logo just underneath.
The Olympics and Paralympics message is one of peace and universal goodwill. Climate Siren’s[...]
The Friern Barnet People’s Library is an occupied and re-opened library. The Library was closed under our government’s austerity policies.
‘We The Library’ is a vibrant and much used space.
We would like to invite any people or groups wishing to put on talks, workshops, meetings etc. to contact us.
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After seven months on bail and an intensive five days taken in two sittings of Westminster Magistrate’s Court, the ‘Xstrata 16′ were yesterday found not guilty of behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress by disrupting work activity of global mining giant Xstrata in their London offices last November 30th.
The activists were arrested[...]
Weeks July 14 – August 4
a) Police assault Critical Mass during the Olympics opening ceremony in London
b) “Whose Games? Whose City?” demo organized by Counter Olympics Network
2. Direct Action. Raising awareness and empowering the 99%
a) International Network of activists held a mumble meeting to create bridges between movements[...]
From our friends at Take the Square:
Occupy/Indignados/Arab Spring is preparing a fresh new wave of gatherings, actions and campaigns.
This is a call for a meeting to communicate and discuss a common agenda, while looking for ways to interconnect our diversity of struggles, movements and moments. We are on the way of building an[...]
Statement from Occupy London Press Team on events in East London tonight:
We’ll be honest: we hadn’t expected an awful lot. The run-up promised little more than an advert to help sanitise the image of some of the Olympics’ grand sponsors. We saw bread and circuses for an austerity-wrought city that feels like it doesn’t[...]