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Bailout the people, not the banks! See you November 30th

The Treasury Committee of Parliament’s Independent Commission on Banking gave their final report yesterday at Westminster. They heard witnesses from executives of banks like RBS, HSBC, and Lloyds, and it’s their charge to examine the policy and investigate the actions of these banks regarding the crisis. We want to remind Parliament that their duty is[...]

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The City versus the tented city of Occupy London – trial date set for 19 December

“While the City focuses on little piece of land, Occupy is concerned with creating a more just society”

As students across the UK take to the streets and start their own occupations in order to highlight austerity cuts, supporters of Occupy London were at the High Court this morning in order to begin their defence[...]

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November 30th Strike – Shut down the City

November 30th will be the largest day of strike action in a generation.
Be in the City of London.
More details to be announced.
See you on the streets.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=309402405753884[...]

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Occupy LSX Case Management Conference Tomorrow

The case management conference for the City of London Corporation’s legal proceedings against Occupy London Stock Exchange will be taking place at the High Court at 10.30am. The CMC is an initial stage which focuses on settling the timetable for the hearings to come.
There will be a peaceful gathering outside St. Paul’s Cathedral at[...]

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A clarification from the Guardian

The following will appear in tomorrow’s corrections and clarifications column in The Guardian.
• Occupy London protesters issue demands to lord mayor was amended to make clear that the demands made by Occupy London’s general assembly to the Corporation of London are different from those outlined in the article, which were based on information given[...]

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UBS attempt to intimidate Occupy London supporters with questionable legal documents

Following the official opening of “public repossession” Bank of Ideas this weekend, bailed out Swiss bank UBS have delivered a set of legal papers to this already thriving community centre on the borders of the City.
Occupy London lawyers have placed doubt on the enforceability of the documents delivered by UBS, suggesting that they consitute[...]

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Manuel Castells to speak at Tent City University this Friday

This Friday at 12 noon, Tent City University at Occupy LSX, located between St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Stock Exchange, will host a free teach-in from Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells. A half hour lecture entitled, “The crisis always rings twice: from financial crisis to fiscal crisis to political crisis” will be followed by a[...]

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Occupy London today – Mark Thomas, UK Occupy Conf, Spanish elections, Robin Hood Tax, Youth assembly

Its another busy weekend for Occupy London with a host of events happening at its London Stock Exchange camp just by St Paul’s Cathedral and its Finsbury Square camp.
There are also events happening at the Bank of Ideas, Occupy London’s first building at 29 Sun Street, where the huge abandoned office block owned by[...]

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Dame Vivienne Westwood and Jeremy Corbyn MP visit Occupy London

Yesterday internationally renowned fashion designer Vivienne Westwood visited Occupy London – which is challenging social and economic injustice as part of the global fight for real democracy – at its London Stock Exchange camp by St Paul’s Cathedral.
Speaking to around 400 people gathered at the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral Vivienne said: “What you’re[...]

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