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London Occupy Economics Working Group (EWG) budget response – “a missed opportunity”

The current financial crises (Eurozone, US and UK public and private sector debt, banks’ insolvency) were precipitated by the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008 which was the culmination of a housing fuelled, economic boom in the US, UK and Europe (particularly Spain and Ireland). Rising house prices fuelled an explosion in consumer credit and private[…]

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Rebalancing Austerity – a modest alternative budget 2013 – from Occupy Birmingham

We can’t do everything in one budget, but we can make a start. This is a start, by scrapping the austerity agenda, and starting a programme to reinvest in people and begin to reduce the criminal inequality that successive administrations have enabled. Some of these suggestions have been made by unions, campaigners, some by us.[…]

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Latest updates on occupation to save Battersea Park Adventure Playground

Updates:
4pm Friday 25 January – Video of demolition of Battersea Park Adventure Playground – ‘Death of Adventure’
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3.11pm Friday 25 January – Update on pictures of tree damage at Battersea Adventure Park Playground

Following the reports that trees were being damaged during the demolition of Battersea Adventure Park Playground, Wandsworth Council has said[…]

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Battersea Park Adventure Playground occupation: almost 9 out of 10 parents and carers said NO to current plans in Wandsworth Council’s own survey

Update as at 13.14 11 January – Legal papers have just been served for a Possession Order of the protest site at Battersea Park Adventure Playground – courtdate is Thursday 17 January. The event detailed below will still be happening as planned, lots of great folks confirming attendance – announcing details shortly!
Almost 9 out[…]

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Battersea Park Adventure Playground occupied! Wandsworth Against Cuts & Occupy London supporters defend against demolition

UPDATE, evening of Monday 7 January:
The defenders of Battersea adventure playground have been told that demolition will begin Monday 14 January. Occupiers remain in situ; a small camp (up to 15 residents) has been set up inside the playground, with supporters visiting during the day.
This evening (Monday 7), police were reported to be[…]

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Capitalism’s Last Christmas

Activists around Europe to host ‘Capitalism’s Last Christmas Carol Tour’
Meet for the London Tour at 3pm, Tuesday 18 December, at Liverpool Street Station.
On Tuesday 18 December, Berlin, London and Madrid will see coordinated anti-austerity actions in the form of subverted Christmas carols. Activists associated with the Occupy movement in Britain and Germany, and[…]

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Occupied Friern Barnet Library in court Monday; faces potential closure

Supporters of Friern Barnet People’s Library in Barnet, North London, are to return to court at 09:30 on Monday 17 December as Barnet council seeks possession of the building and the surrounding green land. [1]
“Join us in Barnet and show Barnet council that libraries and communities matter more than profits for big business.“
Friern[…]

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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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