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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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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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As the Olympic opening ceremony celebrates collective action, right to protest compromised on the streets of London

Statement from Occupy London Press Team on events in East London tonight:
We’ll be honest: we hadn’t expected an awful lot. The run-up promised little more than an advert to help sanitise the image of some of the Olympics’ grand sponsors. We saw bread and circuses for an austerity-wrought city that feels like it doesn’t[…]

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The Occupied Times #16

The August edition of The Occupied Times comes out next Wednesday, with a special focus on disability. We have opened up our two centre spreads to some of the best writers and most committed activists in the UK on issues of disability and serious illness. A comprehensive picture emerges of huge pressures being put on[…]

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Whose Games? Occupy London to join Counter Olympic Network protest on Saturday

Occupy London will this Saturday 28 July join more than 40 groups protesting against the Olympics for the ‘Whose Games? Whose City?’ demonstration, organised by the Counter Olympics Network. 
“The Olympics are meant to be a celebration of human endeavour. However the ‘people’s games’ in London are subject to the whims of global corporations and[…]

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‘Occupy Eleven’ Judgement

The ‘Occupy Eleven’, arrested and charged with “obstruction of a bailiff enacting a high court writ” during the eviction of the Occupy camp at St Paul’s Cathedral, have been found guilty but were released this afternoon with conditional discharges. The judge handed out the lowest sentence possible, despite the prosecution’s calls to exclude the accused[…]

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‘Occupy Eleven’ in Court

Yesterday, a District Judge declared that there is sufficient evidence for the prosecution case to continue against eleven occupiers who were arrested during the eviction of the OccupyLSX camp at St Paul’s Cathedral on February 28th. The ‘Occupy Eleven’ have been charged with “obstruction of a bailiff enacting a high court writ”.
The OccupyLSX camp[…]

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Occupy London Petition: Government Responsibilities for Housing

 
The Economics Working Group of OLSX/Occupy London have developed a Community Housingdocument to address the many relevant and associated issues. This activity has been supported by the GA of OLSX/OL and after final approval by GA, this petition was delivered by Tammy Samede, Dave Dewhurst and Chris FD to No 10 Downing Street on[…]

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