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The New Putney Debates – a series of public debates about democracy

From 27 October – 11 November, Occupy London celebrates the 365th year anniversary of the original Putney Debates in 1647, by holding a series of events looking at democracy in 2012. Inspired by the Levellers and Diggers demands for social justice, civil rights and equal access to the land from back then, Occupy London’s New[...]

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Occupy London celebrates first birthday with launch of The Little Book of Ideas

On the first anniversary of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp just by St Paul’s Cathedral, Occupy London is pleased to announce the publication of ‘The Little Book of Ideas’, which aims to demystify the financial world and provide possible solutions. The free pocket sized book – written by the Economics Working Group of Occupy[...]

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Video and statements from the St Paul’s Four

At around 10.30pm last night, having been threatened with arrest by the City of London Police, the four female activists who chained themselves to the pulpit of St Paul’s Cathedral, cut their chains and declared their action a success. Their aim was to put pressure on the leadership of St Paul’s Cathedral to stop sitting[...]

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Breaking action: Occupy London & Christianity Uncut tell St Paul’s: “It’s time to throw the money changers out of the temple”

On the eve of the anniversary of the beginninng of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp by St Paul’s Cathedral, supporters of Occupy London, in collaboration with Christianity Uncut, today staged a dramatic intervention to highlight their call for the leadership of St Paul’s Cathedral to stop sitting on the fence and join the fight[...]

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The Occupied Times – Issue 18

The eighteenth edition of The Occupied Times comes out this Monday, 365 days after the occupation at St Paul’s began. The one year anniversary gives us a chance to look back at those days when we dared to dream in public; to assess what progress has been made and to analyse where the movement needs[...]

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Hundreds turn out to celebrate Occupy London’s first birthday

As Occupy London prepares for its first anniversary on Monday, an estimated 400 supporters are now gathered outside St Paul’s Cathedral, for #GlobalNoise – a global day of protest to highlight the fact that people are still here, one year on, united and more determined than ever. [1]
Speakers from the Quebec student movement and[...]

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Occupy London is one!

The first anniversary of Occupy going global falls this Monday, 15 October. On that day last year, demonstrations and occupations took place in more than 950 cities around the world.
In the heart of the City of London, a tented village was pitched outside St Paul’s Cathedral, near the intended target – the London Stock[...]

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Reclaim Community – Friern Barnet Library

 
On the 5th of September Occupiers and members of the local community in North London reclaimed the Friern Barnet Library. The library was occupied last Thursday after it had its doors closed in April this year due to public sector cuts.
Four days after squatting abandoned residential buildings became a criminal offence, [1] three[...]

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Case dismissed for Occupy London’s #M12 five

Five Occupy London supporters viewed as a threat to the reputation of the UK economy have had the cases against them thrown out of court – with every single arrest deemed unlawful by the presiding judge.
District Judge Lachhar at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court in West London dismissed the case this week (19 September) against the[...]

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