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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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Starbucks pays NO tax for 3 years: For Queen and Company

By Tom Moriarty, former City worker and part of Occupy London’s Economics working group who has contributed to Occupy London’s first book, The Little Book of Ideas, published yesterday on the anniversary of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp by St Paul’s Cathedral:
Turns out that Starbucks generates £398m in sales in the UK and[…]

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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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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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‘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 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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Postponement of the Fuel tax hike – comment from OL Economics Working Group

 
Commenting today on the postponement of the fuel tax hike that will now apparently be delayed until January, Tom Moriarty of Occupy London’s Economic Working Group said:
“It is further confirmation of the Chancellor’s misguided approach to tackling the current economic crisis and a tacit admission that austerity is not working. It is clear[…]

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