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Mid-Winter in Parliament Square: an occupiers’ perspective

#OccupyDemocracy returned to Parliament Square as planned this mid-winter weekend, with a focus on housing and homelessness.
The turnout wasn’t huge – it was cold, it was just a few days before Christmas – but the quality of debate, entertainment, knowledge-sharing, solidarity-building and the sense of an emerging community of creative and determined change-makers was…[…]

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#OccupyDemocracy: What’s happening in Parliament Square?

Provisional programme for this weekend, 20-21 December, in Parliament Square.
PLEASE JOIN US and… OCCUPY DEMOCRACY!!
Saturday 20th December
8am: Two Occupy activists are going to hold a demo outside no. 10 Downing Street- in their bermuda shorts!! – to raise awareness of deaths from cold homes.
The action is a 24 hour action and[…]

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Third Occupation of Parliament Square this weekend (Dec 20-21)

Many Happy Returns! #occupydemocracy  pledges to return monthly until general election

 
Occupiers intent on transforming our democracy to make it work for people not profit have pledged to return to the Square every month until the general election in May 2015.

 
Occupy Democracy was launched in October of this year to highlight the[…]

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Solidarity Action to Ellesmere Port with the Big Lemon Bus – Livestream

Update:
For anyone who’s on Twitter with the time to help tweet about the event, the hashtag is ‪#‎EPFrackFree‬.
Please use this opportunity to get the word out about fracking and the dangers. Tweet links to the scientific evidence published this week.
Other hashtags worth using are ‪#‎BorrasBlockade‬ (IGas fracking site in Wales) and ‪#‎BintheBill‬[…]

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The Infrastructure Bill and the new legal duty to maximise emissions

 
Crossposted from NoDashforGas
The Infrastructure Bill and the new legal duty to maximise emissions by Melanie Strickland.
Published 11 December 2014
“It reads like a sweetie shop for corporate lobbyists, and for all those still intent on their neo-liberal deregulatory crusade.” Jonathon Porritt in his blog sums up everything that’s wrong with the Infrastructure[…]

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Medact Letter to Lancashire County Council Councillors

Medact, a registered charity consisting mainly of public health specialists and clinicians, have written to Lancashire County Council to object to the planning applications for fracking at Rosacre and Preston New Road. Can we suggest you make your MPs and Councillors aware of this?! The letter is available here:
http://www.medact.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Medact-Letter-to-Lancashire-County-Council-Councillors.pdf[…]

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Barnet Greens Talk: The Prostitute State. Livestream

Barnet Greens Talk: The Prostitute State by Donnachadh McCarthy.
This video explains the Prostitute State and what happened to the mainstream neo-liberal parties. How they were bought by the corporations. It also points to the problems faced by the Green Party, especially when they get closer to the seat of power.

LINKS:
The Prostitute State[…]

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Haldane Society: Fracking – the Protests and the Court Cases

Haldane Society lecture and questions 03/12/2014
Here’s a link to my talk about why the anti fracking campaign matters at Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers last night, and Tom Wainwright spoke about the legal cases against community protectors. ~Melanie Strickland.

On another note:
VICE did a great job with their fracking documentary now out, with[…]

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#OccupyDemocracy: Many Happy Returns

December Call Out from #occupydemocracy…

 
Many Happy Returns!

 
Occupy Democracy will be returning to Parliament Square at least once a month until the General Election in May 2015.

 
The next occupation will take place over the weekend of the 20-21st December. 

 
Join us, from 11am on Saturday 20th December, to remind[…]

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