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A Victory for The Friern Barnet People’s Library

The Friern Barnet Library occupation ended today after five months. The building was occupied and reopened by squatting campaigners, members of the Occupy movement and local residents. The occupation itself with it’s overwhelming public support and mass media appeal forced the current Tory council in Barnet to give way and remove it’s threat to evict[...]

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Chase Farm Hospital Attempted Occupation

Chase Hospital was occupied after a march and rally on Saturday [2/2/13] by a coalition of local groups and campaigns. The occupation was the next step in a six year campaign to stop hospital closures. Roughly six to eight people are now peacefully occupying the hospital’s clock tower. The occupation was subsequently removed by security[...]

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Idle No More – A Global Uprising

The Idle No More movement was founded in order to fight the C-45 bill that the colonial state of Canada is trying to pass through, which will make it easier for reserve lands to be bought and sold by big companies to get profit from resources. This bill is a direct violation of Treaties, Indigenous[...]

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Invitation: GlobalSquare online meeting, Sunday 3 February 2013

Next meeting of GlobalSquare (also known as Occupy the WSF initiative)

Location: Occupytalk.org server, room: Assemblies & Round Tables > OPEN SPACE (Mumble instructions below)
Date: Sunday, 3rd of February 2013
Time: 19.00 GMT/UTC, check your local time here: time zone converter

About our initiative
From 26-30 March 2013 the World Social Forum (WSF) will[...]

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Homes Not Jails

The Squash Campaign – a housing justice group – say that the goverment’s anti-squatting law:
- pushes more people onto the streets,
- criminalises the recycling of unused buildings
- encourages landlords to keep empty buildings, pushing the price of rents up for everyone else
- increases the cost to the taxpayer of keeping empty[...]

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Lewisham Says No to NHS Cuts

An estimated 25,000 people marched in Lewisham today, in rejection against the planned closure of their hospital’s A&E.

This action sent a clear signal, the people want to keep the NHS despite the government’s planned cuts and selling off chunks to private healthcare providers such as Circle and Spire Healthcare. Already, since coming to power[...]

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What – as a diverse movement – must we do/accomplish in 2013?

 
Members of the International Organisation for a Participatory Society (London and Southampton chapter), Anti-capitalist Initiative, Peoples Assemblies Network, Occupy London activists and The Friern Barnet Library occupation called for an assembly to discuss social movement strategy in 2013. The assembly took place yesterday at SOAS. Roughly 60 to 70 people attended and participated in[...]

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Latest updates on occupation to save Battersea Park Adventure Playground

Updates:
4pm Friday 25 January – Video of demolition of Battersea Park Adventure Playground – ‘Death of Adventure’
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3.11pm Friday 25 January – Update on pictures of tree damage at Battersea Adventure Park Playground

Following the reports that trees were being damaged during the demolition of Battersea Adventure Park Playground, Wandsworth Council has said[...]

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An Invitation to Decolonise: Sunday 27th & Monday 28th at Bishopsgate institute

by Yayra Colque
 
This weekend provides the very rare opportunity to sit with not only one of the founder women of Idle No More but also to sit and learn from a number of Indigenous thinkers currently in London. Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum is coming to London all the way from Saskatchewan, Turtle Island (Canada),[...]

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