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CO-OPERATIVE BANK VULTURES: SOMALI PIRATES “RESCUE” OIL TANKER

Somali Pirates “Rescue” Oil Tanker
by Sean Boyle
Describing the Co-op Bank “recapitalisation” plan as a “rescue” is like saying Somali pirates have “rescued” an oil tanker from the Persian Gulf.
In many ways the UK’s Co-op Bank is neither fish nor fowl: not mutual yet owned by the mutually owned Co-op Group; the Co-op[...]

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PILOTING AN ANARCHA-FEMINIST APPROACH TO RESEARCHING HORIZONTALITY WITHIN OCCUPYLONDON AND GLOBAL SQUARE

Piloting an anarcha-feminist approach to researching horizontality and consensus within Occupy London and Global Square
Kate Burrell
Comments, thoughts and feedback very welcome. Email: katyburrell@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Constructing an anarcha-feminist methodology and participatory action research design, I consider ways that power relations of mainstream capitalist society, with its multiple oppressions, of race, class, gender and socio-economic[...]

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INTERIM FINANCE GROUP MEETING NOVEMBER 24TH 2013

INTERIM FINANCE GROUP MEETING 4.30pm Nov 24th 2013.
INTERIM FINANCE GROUP MEETING 4.30pm Nov 24th RFH Minutes begun at 5.15. No livestream but video recording made
Present
Liz B, Obi, Julie, David D, John C, Tim F
PROPOSALS to take to GA: Remove the ring fence for legal expenses of £1300
DECISIONS Signatories. Number of[...]

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CO-OP BANK: MUTUAL OR BUST

Since the appalling news of a Co-op Bank takeover by US hedge “vulture” funds (Aurelius Capital and Silver Point Capital) a growing body of Co-op members and bank customers are rallying to restore co-operative control and underpin the bank’s commitment to ethical investment.
Background
The future of the Co-op Bank has been in doubt since[...]

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The US-EU Free Trade Agreement Panel Discussion

 
Why should we be very concerned about the current US/EU Free Trade Agreement:

The US/EU Bi-Lateral Trade Agreement talk on the 28th October 2013 with Linda Kaucher and Tom Lines was a runaway success. Above is a loosely edited video of the talk. About 30 people turned up which was the perfect number for[...]

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BACKLASH AGAINST BRAND SHOWS HE GOT IT RIGHT

A blog by Corinna Lotz
(Occupy activist and A World to Win secretary)
28 October 2013
Be worried. Be very worried. The “revolution” word got top billing on the BBC’s Newsnight. And, God forbid, the word “profit” was called “filthy” by a comedian, actor, radio host and author who has over seven million followers on[...]

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FACILITATING CONSENSUS

Facilitating Consensus and Overcoming Barriers in Horizontal Groups – Occupy London workshops
October 20, 2013 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Consensus is not only a decision making tool, but a process that builds group consciousness through mutual understanding. If used appropriately it can empower individuals and groups and improve collaboration. In this short session[...]

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STRATEGY MEETING: FUTURE OF OCCUPY, 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF OCCUPY LONDON.

Steve B. – Precariat

Phoenix Rainbow- Squatting, Squash Campaign.

Steve M. – Solidarity with Syria.

Final Discussion.

The future of Occupy – final discussion. 13th October 2013
Should we do this again? Information overload. Working group meeting once a month – alternative
to GA which is more about recruitment. One meeting to discuss one subject[...]

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MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO LONDON

A message from March Against Monsanto about the march
We would like to remind everyone that MAM does not support violence or aggression towards people or property. Please do not bring abusive comments to our March or to our Event pages. Your comments will be deleted and if it continues you will be banned. We[...]

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