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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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BANK OF ENGLAND RESOLUTION TO STOP VULTURES ASSET STRIPPING

Bank of England Resolution to Stop Vultures Asset Stripping
by Sean Boyle of the Economics Working Group
Co-op Bank Policy Proposal
Previously both the Co-op Group board and Co-op Banking board are to be congratulated for their ethical and responsible action in ensuring that the Co-op’s leading brand insurance and asset management businesses were only[…]

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Peace & Justice for Syria

Please watch this short film, featuring occupier and peace pilgrim Earthian, which was recently produced by the Peace and Justice for Syria working group.  Find out more about this group’s work on their website, and consider joining the group in London on Dec 10th (Human Rights Day), for a Pilgrimage for Syria.
If the idea[…]

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FROM FARMYARD TO FRACKING, AND BEYOND

From the farmyard to fracking, and beyond
By Mandy Pins Perkins. Occupy Bournemouth and Balcombe Community Protection Camp Protector.
We’re blessed to be staying on an organic dairy farm at present, where wildlife and fauna seem to literally sing with joy every moment of the day. Yesterday afternoon, I felt called to go outside to[…]

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ECONOMICS WG MEETING. ‘SAVAGE MONEY’ BY ANDY CONIO.

Dear Friends
I have been asked to speak again to my paper on Debt ‘Savage Money’ this Friday.
I’m very happy to discuss the issues raised in more detail. Will you please read the paper and come with questions and answers so that we can answer the problems posed by the paper together. None of[…]

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