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London Property Boom Corruption by Dan Ashman

London Property Boom Corruption by Dan Ashman
>>> Back in December the Love Activists took a building to shelter the homeless. This building was a former bank on 2A Charing Cross Road, opposite the National Gallery. A former RBS building, we found out that it was held in an offshore tax haven by a company[…]

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New week, new building by Norbert Lawrie

New week and a new building has been cracked open and occupied by Love Activists London, this is our fourth which we currently hold in and around Westminster.
Building number 15 is quite something else, three floors and a basement our initial plans are to use the space to outreach into the community and organise[…]

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Economics WG: Occupying BBC Question Time

As an experiment the Economics WG were asked the same questions, from BBC Question Time 8th January 2015, to see what answers came up.
In future, we may just answer questions pertaining to Economics, like the one about the NHS or add other questions that should have been asked.
1. Ref France. Is there a[…]

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THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT (US) TAKES ON STUDENT DEBT

 
BY VAUHINI VARA : CROSSPOSTED FROM THE NEW YORKER
It can be hard to tell what remains, these days, of the Occupy movement. On the third anniversary of the first protests in New York, activists are fighting one another in court for control of the Twitter handle @OccupyWallStNYC, while the flow of new articles[…]

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How A Scotland “Yes” Vote Could Challenge the U.K. Nuclear Weapons Program

By Steve Rushton
Crossposted from Occupy.com (USA publication)

“The entire Scottish independence movement is firmly against nuclear weapons,” Jimmy Watson, a resident at Faslane Peace Camp, tells me.

At 32 years old, Faslane is one of the world’s longest-running peace camps and a symbol of the widespread opposition to nuclear weapons both across Scotland, and[…]

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Booming London Property Prices By Borough

Crossposted from Delivery Quote Compare

London was never a particularly cheap place to live – in fact, Rightmove’s figures suggest that the average asking price of a property in London has risen by £80,000 since the start of 2014. As a result, prices are now at an all-time high, and only look set to rise[…]

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Shelling out for NERC?

The question was asked about this new collaboration between Shell and Nerc. Good or bad?
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/press/releases/2014/03-shell.asp?cookieConsent=A
Shelling out for NERC? Comments from a couple of the Economics WG members.
From Clive Menzies.
It’s not an area I’ve researched in depth but Shell has a pretty appalling environmental track record.
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/nov/07/shell-oil-niger-delta-pollution-amnesty
The positive spin is to[…]

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#BankofIDEAS: Drugs Peace and Universal Basic Income

The first talk of the evening was by Andria E-Mordaunt: We need alternatives to the war on drugs and war on poor.
An academic, activist and devoted mother, Andria tells about the ‘addicted survivors of the global war on drugs as part of the global war on the poor’

“Harm reduction” is often made an[…]

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Should Occupy use Westminster? by Dave Dewhurst

Should Occupy use Westminster? by Dave Dewhurst (Economics WG)
On Jan 27th 2014 Occupy joined a platform at Westminster on the theme of ‘Economic Democracy’. Speakers up front were Peter Tatchell, Janet Williamson – Senior Policy Officer of the TUC, Prof Colin Crouch – who wrote ‘The Strange non-death of Neoliberalism’ and myself, Dave Dewhurst[…]

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