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STRATEGY MEETING: INTERNAL/ W.G. MEETINGS SATURDAY 14/12/2013

AWAITING TRANSCRIPTION. Work in Progress.

Occupy London will hold every 3 months a meeting which will have at least 1 delegate from each working group present.
Working groups or individuals may also call GAs on specific issues when needed.
Internal issues may be taken to the strategy meeting, but if possible this should be avoided,[...]

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UKRAINIANS UP AGAINST OLIGARCHS.

By Corinnes Lotz of the Real Democracy Working Group

Ukrainians up against the oligarchs.
The tremendous popular movement that has taken control of the centre of Kiev to demand the departure of the government represents a wide spectrum of forces. They range from workers tired of falling living standards to rabid nationalists who hate everything[...]

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THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS A “STATISTICAL ILLUSION”: MORE MISLEADING OFFICIAL EMPLOYMENT FIGURES.

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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BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ECONOMY

The economic system has evolved over centuries to satisfy vested interests which derive their power from it and exercise their will through it. If the value of land and resources was to be shared for the common good, as natural law intended, homelessness would evaporate. The foundations of inequality, conflict and environmental waste were laid[...]

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FROM JOHN LENNON’S WORKING CLASS HERO

From John Lennon’s Working Class Hero
To: “letters@observer.co.uk”
Sent: Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 11:56
Subject: Fucking peasants?
How much can Amazon’s weary pickers afford to improve their pay and conditions before their bosses find it cheaper and easier to automate the process lock, stock and barrel? (Remember grab on the arcade slot machine, programmed NOT[...]

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A PROPERTY OWNING OLIGARCHY HAS LONDON IN IT’S GRIP

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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HOW HEDGE “VULTURES” CAN SEIZE CONTROL OF THE CO-OP BANK

How the Hedge “Vulture” Funds can Seize Control of the Co-op Bank
by Sean Boyle
The recapitalisation plan gives the “vultures” 45% of equity and the option to buy another 25% of equity for £125 million. Exercising this free generous option would give the “vultures” 45% + 25% = 70% ownership of the Co-op Banking[...]

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LEFT UNITY – GETTING BEYOND DEAD END PARLIAMENTARY POLITICS

Getting beyond dead end parliamentary politics

We have an obligation to put forward comprehensive alternatives whose content is a transition beyond capitalism. Thinking about and working on what kind of democratic, networked organisations are needed to reflect these aspirations and support their achievement is where we should direct our energy.
Positioning yourself to the left[...]

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROVISIONS IN TPP (GOOD INDICATORS OF WHAT WILL BE TTIP)

Intellectual property provisions in TPP (which is a good indicator of what will be in TTIP)
TPP leaked IP chapter summary (13 Nov 2013)
From: https://wikileaks.org/tpp/
Prepared by MS

Note: This is a summary of the IP chapter made available by Wikileaks. TPP (or ‘Trans-Pacific Partnership’ is not the same as TTIP which is between[...]

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