How A Scotland “Yes” Vote Could Challenge the U.K. Nuclear Weapons Program

By Steve Rushton
Crossposted from Occupy.com (USA publication)

“The entire Scottish independence movement is firmly against nuclear weapons,” Jimmy Watson, a resident at Faslane Peace Camp, tells me.

At 32 years old, Faslane is one of the world’s longest-running peace camps and a symbol of the widespread opposition to nuclear weapons both across Scotland, and[…]

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Latest On Gaza 2014

This post will try to keep up with the latest on the war in Gaza. Updated 05-08-14

Lady Warsi resigns over UK Government stance on Gaza on Twitter
With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on Gaza

 
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OCCUPY VS THE ARMS FAIR

The Excel Centre, London, Sunday 8th September, 12 noon sharp.
More information on the location at 12 noon on 7th September.

On Sunday the 8th September, the Occupy movement will take action against the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) arms fair in East London, which is billed as “The world leading defence and security[…]

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DEMONSTRATION TO SAVE FRIERN BARNET LIBRARY!!

17 DECEMBER:  Meet at 9:30am 

In September residents of Barnet in North London took action against the local council and occupied their local library which had been closed down as a consequence of the government’s austerity measures despite overwhelming local opposition.

The council is now trying to evict the occupiers and hand over the premises[…]

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Get ready for #GlobalNoise!

On October 13th Occupy London will be throwing a street party to mark it’s one year anniversary. Come outside the London Stock Exchange from 2pm to 5pm, and bring music, food, games, colourful banners….and pots and pans!
We will be joining people all over the world in a #GlobalNoise, a global day of protest to[…]

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The New Putney Debates

Occupy London will be celebrating the 365th year anniversary of the Putney Debates by holding a series of events inspired by the Levellers’ and Diggers’ demands for social justice, civil rights and equal access to the land.
The programme of events is scheduled between 27th October and 11th November 2012, and the venue for some[…]

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An Occupier’s Perspective: The police, the press & the corporations

Occupier Steve Rushton, who has been involved since late October camping at OccupyLSX, submitted the letter below to the Leveson Enquiry. You can submit entries  here. Steve is currently writing a PhD criticising Neoliberalism from an indigenous perspective. From Southampton, Steve has also provided legal support to Dan Ashman as part of the OccupyLSX legal[…]

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Preview – The Occupied Times issue #9

Issue #9 of The Occupied Times comes out this week, packed full of the usual news, analysis and comment pieces.

News this week focuses on the pending High Court ruling and OccupyLSX’s own Occupy Justice, an art-protest against oil companies involving a block of arctic ice, and Finsbury Square’s transition into an eco-village.

The latest[…]

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Peaceful Resistance WG Minutes – Saturday 14th January 2012

Minutes of meeting of the Peaceful Resistance Working group held 2pm at TCU. on Saturday January 14
Only 3 people present (joined by a fourth near the end)
Liz, Max and Ronan, so we felt we didn’t need a facilitator.
Max had brought some print outs of various texts concerning non-violent resistance – helpful and[…]

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GA minutes – 1pm Thursday 12th January 2012

general assembly 12-1-12 1 pm
talking about finance without taking any decisions
There is some discussion on whether or not we need to have a agenda or just an open discussion. In the end it is decided that first we will have agenda discussion then we will have an open discussion. We will try to[…]

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Upcoming Occupy London events! Come & get involved

Occupy London – part of the global movement for social and economic justice – kicks off 2012 with a wealth of free events and activities for Londoners to come and get involved in.
Thursday 5 January

1pm – Would St Paul the Tentmaker have camped with Occupy? With Juliet Kilpin at Earl Street Community Centre.[…]

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GA minutes – 7pm Tuesday 10th January 2012

Event: Working Group Assembly
Date: Tuesday 10th January 2012
Location: Tent City University
Weather: Cold with a nearly clear sky
Facilitator: Mark
Minutes: John
Starts: 7.20pm
Explanation of hand signals.
[missed a few minutes]
Energy, Environment, Equity: Meeting on [couldn’t hear] Other meeting on [couldn’t hear]
Also have solar panels, charging up batteries slowly because[…]

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GA Minutes – 7pm Friday 6th January 2012

Date: 6 January 2012
Facilitator: Phil
Minutes: Tina
Location: TCU
Start time: 19:20
End time: 21:15
Theme: Outreach
Proposals that achieved consensus:

Economics working group can go ahead and approach groups on housing issue assuming (a) they give GA regular updates on their progress and (b) GA gives approval of final documentation that would be[…]

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GA Minutes – 7pm Sunday 1st January 2012

Minutes 1/1/12 Actions agreed upon in bold at end.
 
St Paul’s 1-1-12: 7 pm
Facilitator: Daniel Minutes: Mia & Em
Agenda:
·         WG feedback
·         Matt’s proposal
WG feedback
·         Last night (NYE) was amazing. Next time we have a big event we need more volunteers and more clarity on time schedules
Info
·        […]

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GA Minutes – 7pm Thursday 29th December 2011

General Assembly 29th December 2011
Minutes: Catherine
Portaloos:  Because of the bank holiday coming up, getting them cleaned up is expensive.

Decision: 31st and 1st, no cleaning, 2nd they will be emptied (£200)

Gas bottles: Should we buy another one, before the bank holiday?

We need to find out how long one lasts, because we[…]

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