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Occupy London meets FSA and engages with the City; First statement of Economics Working Group

*** Update – minutes for the meeting with the FSA are now available at Occupy London meets FSA – Minutes 7 December 2011 ***

Following meeting with FSA, Occupy London’s Economics Working Group publishes first statement calling for banks and financial institutions to be accountable to society, a clampdown on tax avoidance and the need[...]

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Bank of Ideas vs UBS – total breakdown of fair procedure by UBS; 24hrs stay of execution

The Bank of Ideas was at the High Court today to hear Mr Justice Roth’s verdict on the two separate cases launched by UBS against the arts and community space, the Bank of Ideas. [1]
Mr Justice Roth did not set aside the injunction or the possession order but accepted that the claims made by[...]

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Surprise thank you gig for Occupy London with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Massive Attack & Tim Goldsworthy

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Massive Attack’s 3D & Tim Goldsworthy of UNKLE played a surprise thank you gig last night at Occupy London in support of the global movement for social and economic justice.
Occupy London’s alternative UBS office Xmas party featuring poets, dancers and comedians was joined by some very special anti-corporate entertainment in the[...]

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Boot out Boris: Occupy London event outside Conservative Future’s ‘Back Boris Student Bootcamp’

Conservative Future will hold their ‘Back Boris Student Bootcamp’ today, with Tory Mayor of London Boris Johnson, telling students how they can support his bid for re-election in May.
Occupy London’s ‘Boot Out Boris’ peaceful protest will take place outside the event today from 5pm-6.30pm. Protesters will assemble outside the main entrance of King’s College[...]

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Bank of Ideas court proceedings – 2pm Monday 5 December

Representatives of the Bank of Ideas will be attending Court at 2pm on Monday to challenge the injunction that has been bought against them by lawyers acting on behalf of UBS.
UBS has attempted to circumvent normal legal procedures used to deal with squatting cases by claiming that this centre of community activity is a[...]

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Occupy London representative to speak at Ethical Capitalism? debate

At 7.30pm on Wednesday 7 December, representatives from Occupy London will be in attendance at an open debate, entitled ‘Ethical Capitalism?’, drawn together by Steve Chalke MBE founder of international charity Oasis.
Hosted just a stone’s throw from the heart of government at The Oasis Centre on Westminster Bridge Road, speakers include:

Dr. Luke Bretherton,[...]

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Occupy London to meet Financial Services Authority

As Occupy London passes its 50th day of occupation, announces meeting with Hector Sants of the FSA, Ken Costa, former Vice-Chairman of UBS Investment Bank and Chairman of Lazard International, and the Bishop of London to discuss regulatory change, social and economic justice
Invites public to get involved in debate via interactive forum

This coming[...]

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Deadline 3pm 9/12 – Legal Calls for Online Witness Statements

***** Final deadline 3pm 9 December *****
The Legal work group at the Occupy LSX camp at St. Paul’s has put out a call for Witness Statements from the online community to help in the upcoming eviction case that is due to start on Monday 19th December.
Legal spokesperson, Matthew Varnham, explains “A Witness Statement[...]

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WikiLeaks release Spy Files; Veterans for Peace call support action for Monday

This week, WikiLeaks – working in association with Bugged Planet, Privacy International and  media organizations from six countries  –  released a first selection of documents revealing the international trade in mass interception of phone and email communications, citing 160 companies by name
Across the world, mass surveillance contractors are helping intelligence agencies spy on individuals[...]

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