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Bring in the love

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Last week, we met up with a number of groups to discuss visions, tactics and strategies for the coming year.
We came together to support and help organise an action by DPAC, planned for late spring/early summer, in memory of the 10600 people who died within weeks of receiving Work Capability Assessments[…]

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What – as a diverse movement – must we do/accomplish in 2013?

 
Members of the International Organisation for a Participatory Society (London and Southampton chapter), Anti-capitalist Initiative, Peoples Assemblies Network, Occupy London activists and The Friern Barnet Library occupation called for an assembly to discuss social movement strategy in 2013. The assembly took place yesterday at SOAS. Roughly 60 to 70 people attended and participated in[…]

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Our Deaf Leaders

http://occupylondon.org.uk

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This weekend saw the celebration of one week of occupation in support of Battersea’s adventure playground:
http://occupynewsnetwork.co.uk/battersea-park-playground-occupied/
Earlier, Wandsworth Council took a survey to determine what people wanted to do with the playground. It then went ahead and chose the most unpopular option, one that almost 9 out of 10 parents[…]

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Make it better

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It’s customary to assess progress on an annual basis. So where’s Occupy at now? Here’s one Occupier’s end of the year review:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/20/matthew-varnham-occupy-still-alive?INTCMP

Recent victories

In response to a local campaign on political accountability:
http://occupynewsnetwork.co.uk/the-people-of-london-uphold-international-law-and-successfully-warn-off-war-crime-complicit-veolia/
In response to protests demanding financial transparency:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/city-of-london-corporation-to-reveal-details-of-13bn-private-bank-account-8427253.html
 

Get to know your enemies

Starbucks cuts worker[…]

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Barnet Starbucks turned into library by Barnet residents, UK Uncut & Occupy London supporters

Pictures at https://twitter.com/OccupyLondon
Barnet Starbucks turned into library by Barnet residents, UK Uncut & Occupy London supporters
Barnet residents, anti-cuts campaigners and Occupy London supporters have just transformed a Starbucks in Barnet (811 High Road N12) into a library to highlight the impact of cuts upon women’s services, as part of UK Uncut’s national day[…]

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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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Occupy Radio @ The European Social Forum

This podcast was recorded recently in Florence where activists gathered from all over the world. As overwhelming debt cripples countries and citizens, we speak to activists from The Debt Jubilee Campaign and The 15M movement about the new waves of debt resistance that are forming in Europe and the UK.

@ The European Social Forum[…]

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This Saturday! Occupy London Tours invites new Lord Mayor (and you!) on sightseeing tour of the City

Occupy London Tours has invited the new Lord Mayor to join their alternative walking tour of the City of London [1], after he used a newspaper interview to attack the protest as ‘dreadful’ [2].
On the day he was sworn-in at the secretive ‘Silent Ceremony’, Roger Gifford criticised the ‘terrible mess’ caused by last year’s[…]

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Diversity of Tactics Can Be a Bitch

When it comes to strategy and tactics, in spite of our firm principles, there is no one right way. A tactic that works excellently at one time can easily crash and burn at another time. Certain tactics have great appeal to one section of society and can easily alienate others. Tactical choices are based on[…]

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