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Wonga Is The Wrong Way

The Occupy Wonga May Day Protest
We at Occupy feel the whole premise of Wonga is exploitative to a degree that we would be more comfortable seeing criminalized rather than recommended by government services.
 
 

 
 
Extracted from Wonga.com 2nd May 2014

 
After reading their glaringly clear terms and conditions one is[...]

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May Day: Occupy Wonga

Press Release: OCCUPY WONGA

On May Day 2014, Occupy Wonga will be breaking off from the main May Day parade to visit a secret target connected to pay day loans. This action is in Solidarity with a worldwide day of action on Mayday 2014.
There will be an Occupy London Assembly as part of the[...]

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Housing Weekender: Housing Crisis Action: 26-27 April

The Housing Weekender, 26th and 27th April: a collaboration among groups working on a whole range of housing issues including private renting, access to welfare, squatting, co-operatives and social housing.
Occupiers’ Perspective report of the Housing Weekender from Obi_Live
 
Radical Housing Network:
“The housing crisis grows steadily deeper, and yet those is power fail[...]

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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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