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The Politics of Technology: Breaking the Frame, May 2nd-5th

Occupy London’s Energy, Equity and Environment group are involved in a Breaking The Frame gathering, happening over the weekend of 2-5 May near Sheffield.

On March 1st, Occupy London agreed by consensus at an Assembly on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral to support this event – joining groups such as Corporate Watch, Biofuelwatch, Campaign[...]

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Occupy London supports Transport Workers

On April 5th 2014, at an assembly on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, Occupy London agreed to offer a message of support and solidarity to the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT), Hands Off London Transport (HOLT), and London Underground workers, who are taking action to keep tube stations staffed and to prevent job[...]

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The Arms Dealers’ Court Hearing

On the 24th of April 2014, 9am, join Arms Fair protesters outside the first court appearance of Magforce International and Tianijin MyWay – arms companies facing criminal prosecution for dealing in illegal weapons. The State tends to turn a blind eye to crimes by arms dealers; hence the need for citizens to stand up against[...]

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US-EU Free Trade Agreement Video

A succinct, well produced and informative video about the most serious attack ever waged on European Union democracies.
TTIP, TAFTA, US-EU Free Trade Agreement:
Call it what you will the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) must not be allowed to be a part of it.

 
10 REASONS TO OPPOSE INVESTOR SUPER RIGHTS
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A CALL TO ACTION: Democracy at Stake

On March 1st 2014, at a General Assembly on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, Occupy London decided to form a Democracy Action Working Group (DAWG). Part of the remit of this group was to begin organising for a mass action for Democracy. Parliament Square was mooted as the location for this action; sometime in[...]

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ISDS – What you don’t know will hurt you.

ISDS in 2012 marked a new record, as there were at least 62 new investment arbitration cases being initiated against sovereign nation states. The highest number of known treaty-based disputes ever filed in one year. 2013 has the second highest number of treaty disputes, numbering 57 cases.
2012 also had the highest pay out to[...]

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Occupy London General Assembly: April 2014

It wasn’t as sunny as the March Assembly but 80 people attended, along with two police vans and a quantity of police, who checked how long OL intended to stay, then watched from a distance.
 
With April 5th being the anniversary of the Bedroom Tax, people in cities around the UK had taken to[...]

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Tony Benn Has Passed Away

“Now in a world of international capitalism, we are being dominated increasingly by people we did not elect, can’t remove and who therefore do not have to listen to us…..” Tony Benn, Steps of St.Pauls, 9/11/11.
 
 
 
 
Tony Benn visited Occupy LSX twice. The first visit is presented here care of  Peter[...]

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When A Politician Is Worth Listening to – Australian Greens Politician Senator Scott Ludlam Invites Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot to Western Australia

At 10pm on the 3rd of March in Canberra, to a chamber where only one other senator was present, Senator Scott Ludlam invited Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot to visit Western Australia. Little did he know that his speech would go viral.
So what is a speech by a politician doing on the Occupy London[...]

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