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Barnet Starbucks turned into library by Barnet residents, UK Uncut & Occupy London supporters

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Barnet Starbucks turned into library by Barnet residents, UK Uncut & Occupy London supporters
Barnet residents, anti-cuts campaigners and Occupy London supporters have just transformed a Starbucks in Barnet (811 High Road N12) into a library to highlight the impact of cuts upon women’s services, as part of UK Uncut’s national day[...]

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‘One Barnet’ Council meeting occupied (video), UK Uncut Starbucks Barnet action this Saturday

Residents to turn Starbucks Barnet into a refuge from the cuts – a library and crèche -  as part of UK Uncut’s national day of action against corporate tax avoidance this Saturday

Follows Occupy London supporters, Barnet residents and Barnet Alliance for Public Services (BAPS) taking over Barnet Council Cabinet last night in protest at[...]

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Responses from Occupy London supporters to Osborne’s #AutumnStatement

Below are a variety of the responses coming in from Occupy London supporters to the Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Budget Statement.
Occupy London’s Economics Working Group: Minor restructuring of deckchairs on the Titanic – in favour of 1st class passengers
As usual the predicted onset of ‘recovery’ is kicked further down the road, bolstered by[...]

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REFUGE FROM THE CUTS – North London!

ON DECEMBER 8TH IN NORTH LONDON
North London residents and campaigners, supporters of the Occupy movement and UK Uncut will transform a tax-dodging Starbucks’ store into a library and a creche!

GET THERE EARLY because we’ll be starting at MIDDAY ON THE DOT. Bring your own coffee. Plus anything else to complete the transformation. Books,[...]

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Gaza Solidarity

A small group of occupiers returned to St Paul’s Cathedral yesterday, November 22, to publically read out the names of 141 people killed in the recent attacks on Gaza.
 
This was timed for the annual Thanksgiving ceremony attended by the US Ambassador and hundreds of expat Americans. A loud-hailer was used and the reading[...]

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This Saturday! Occupy London Tours invites new Lord Mayor (and you!) on sightseeing tour of the City

Occupy London Tours has invited the new Lord Mayor to join their alternative walking tour of the City of London [1], after he used a newspaper interview to attack the protest as ‘dreadful’ [2].
On the day he was sworn-in at the secretive ‘Silent Ceremony’, Roger Gifford criticised the ‘terrible mess’ caused by last year’s[...]

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Hundred-strong European anti austerity coalition holds Plebs & PIIGS Banquet outside Lord Mayor’s Banquet, in preparation for upcoming day of European strikes

Hundred-strong European anti austerity coalition holds Plebs & PIIGS Banquet, serving ‘austerity soup’ and peanuts outside the Guildhall (London) while the new Lord Mayor of the City of London Corporation, Alderman Roger Gifford, hosts his own banquet inside with politicians, bankers and business ‘leaders’.

Rhythms of Resistance samba band entertains those outside the Guildhall

Action[...]

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The Plebs & PIIGS Banquet v The Lord Mayor’s Banquet

Time and date: 5-7pm Monday 12 November (please arrive promptly)
Where: Guildhall, off Gresham Street, London EC2
Things to bring: A bowl and spoon, a fun attitude and warm clothes. Masks and themed costumes very welcome but by no means essential (think pigs, politicians, bankers etc)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/297412123696239/
Twitter hashtags: #plebspiigs #14N

On Monday[...]

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Occupy’s analysis praised by Bank of England’s Andy Haldane – but this must only be the beginning

Haldane echoes Occupy’s analysis by linking inequality to economic instability

In questioning from audience, notes that there is ‘no great ideological chasm’ to jump on a Financial Transaction Tax and the risk of banks moving abroad is “somewhat overblown“

Many of Occupy’s concerns remain to be tackled; panellist Mick McAteer, consumer advocate and Director of[...]

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