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Sweets Way campaigners plan weekend of fun and resistance in new occupation

Sweets Way Resists 
Press release – Thursday 2 April
Residents fighting for their homes have occupied an empty house backing onto the Sweets Way estate in Barnet in ongoing protest at tenant evictions. Campaigners are planning a weekend of community fun and resistance in the property which is part of the ‘Sweets Park’ redevelopment.

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Hallelujah! Even The Telegraph Gets It! by Aengus Mac Og

Even the Telegraph carries a piece by Alex Proud today talking about inequality and the ‘callous’ rich, the causes and effects on society. by Aengus Mac Og
Response from one occupier as follows:
“These are the things we talked about at Occupy in 2011. We were, of course, demonised by the right wing press, pretty[…]

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Inside London’s Poshest Squat: Unedited Version

This is the unedited version of the Evening Standard article. We think this shows the issues faced with mainstream media propaganda. As you can see, the politics are there.
Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians.
Pop-up dining might not excite restaurant critics much any more, but my meal on Tuesday night comes as a pleasant surprise.[…]

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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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#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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This was an article in the guardian today.
Research for National Trust reveals more than half of councils with greenbelt land likely to allocate some for development.
Councils preparing to allocate greenbelt land for development, study shows
Response by David Dewhurst.
”Concreted over’ is a gross exaggeration. You can get about 30 decent semis or[…]

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As claims of economic recovery take hold on either side of the Atlantic, there is a risk that Occupy and other activists will struggle to gain sufficient momentum to halt the dismantling of health, environment and social protections and challenge the austerity prescription. No doubt most people are much poorer than five years ago but[…]

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The article below has been contributed by Corinna of the Real Democracy Working Group and she also writes for A World to Win.
A property-owning oligarchy has London in its grip
London is being transformed into a glass skyscraper for the super-rich and global property speculators while many of the things which have made Europe’s[…]

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