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Where will economic growth come from?

The global economic system demands exponential growth to survive rather like a bicycle which falls over if forward momentum ceases. It is underpinned by the interest based money system which demands expanding debt to provide sufficient money to pay the interest on pre-existing debt.
Growth in the US, UK and other countries has, for the[…]

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A Polite Revolution

Have an action, favourite activist blog, movie, book, group or individual you’d like us to feature? 

Mail us your choices and comments at outreach@occupylsx.org

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It’s been an eventful two weeks.
In a landmark ruling, the Department of Work and Pensions workfare scheme (working without getting paid) was deemed unlawful. Join us this[…]

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We don’t owe! We won’t pay!

 
Alternatives and strategies against Debt and Austerity Measures.
 
International Citizen Audit Network (ICAN) Meeting.
February 15th-18th Thessaloniki / February 19th-22nd Athens (Greece)
 
European activists meet in Greece to discuss the debt problem, coordinate resistance strategies and propose alternatives.
The International Citizen Audit Network (ICAN) holds its third meeting in Thessaloniki from February[…]

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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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An account of Agora 99

From the 1st to the 4th of November 2012 grassroots movements connected to 15M and Occupy met in Madrid in Agora99.
The event had been proposed during the Blockupy action held in Frankfurt in May 2012 with the following aims:

Create a space to discuss common issues, in particular around three axises: Debt, Democracy and[…]

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4th Occupy the WSF Online meeting

Call for the fourth Occupy the WSF Online Meeting on Thursday 3rd January 2013 at 19.00 GMT, at 20.00 CET, at 21,00 IST
From 26-30 March 2013 the World Social Forum (WSF) will take place in Tunis. The WSF is a global meeting bringing together civil society organisations, social movements and activists to discuss our […]

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