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

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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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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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Hundred-strong European anti austerity coalition holds Plebs & PIIGS Banquet outside Lord Mayor’s Banquet, in preparation for upcoming day of European strikes

Hundred-strong European anti austerity coalition holds Plebs & PIIGS Banquet, serving ‘austerity soup’ and peanuts outside the Guildhall (London) while the new Lord Mayor of the City of London Corporation, Alderman Roger Gifford, hosts his own banquet inside with politicians, bankers and business ‘leaders’.

Rhythms of Resistance samba band entertains those outside the Guildhall

Action[...]

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Occupy’s analysis praised by Bank of England’s Andy Haldane – but this must only be the beginning

Haldane echoes Occupy’s analysis by linking inequality to economic instability

In questioning from audience, notes that there is ‘no great ideological chasm’ to jump on a Financial Transaction Tax and the risk of banks moving abroad is “somewhat overblown“

Many of Occupy’s concerns remain to be tackled; panellist Mick McAteer, consumer advocate and Director of[...]

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The New Putney Debates – a series of public debates about democracy

From 27 October – 11 November, Occupy London celebrates the 365th year anniversary of the original Putney Debates in 1647, by holding a series of events looking at democracy in 2012. Inspired by the Levellers and Diggers demands for social justice, civil rights and equal access to the land from back then, Occupy London’s New[...]

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Starbucks pays NO tax for 3 years: For Queen and Company

By Tom Moriarty, former City worker and part of Occupy London’s Economics working group who has contributed to Occupy London’s first book, The Little Book of Ideas, published yesterday on the anniversary of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp by St Paul’s Cathedral:
Turns out that Starbucks generates £398m in sales in the UK and[...]

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Occupy London celebrates first birthday with launch of The Little Book of Ideas

On the first anniversary of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp just by St Paul’s Cathedral, Occupy London is pleased to announce the publication of ‘The Little Book of Ideas’, which aims to demystify the financial world and provide possible solutions. The free pocket sized book – written by the Economics Working Group of Occupy[...]

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Video and statements from the St Paul’s Four

At around 10.30pm last night, having been threatened with arrest by the City of London Police, the four female activists who chained themselves to the pulpit of St Paul’s Cathedral, cut their chains and declared their action a success. Their aim was to put pressure on the leadership of St Paul’s Cathedral to stop sitting[...]

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