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First 2012 edition of The Occupied Times now out


Issue #8 of The Occupied Times has just been published; seeing an expansion in format from sixteen to twenty pages. As usual, 2000 copies of Occupy London’s independent newspaper have been printed and will be distributed from the four London occupations over the weekend.

The latest issue features a front-page story on the birth of several online platforms dedicated to the Occupy movement globally with the headline, “Occupy 2.0”, along with a second news story about the creation of a Crime Investigation Working Group at Occupy London.

On Thursday, a fundraising target of £2000 was reached using the online donation site Sponsume. The target was met with a day to spare and will help finance another four issues, with more donations collected as the newspaper is distributed.

Editor Steven Maclean said: “We’re delighted to have met our funding goal for the newspaper, and it’s great that so many ordinary members of the public can continue to pick up copies and are happy to donate to keep the paper going.”

The paper continues to publish in-depth analysis on the issues inspiring the Occupy movement, with articles this month on Bio-fuels, the concept of citizen politiciansconsumerism, and a piece by Noble prize for Economics winner Joseph Stiglitz on the ‘Mauritius Miracle‘.

Issue #8 also includes a behind-the-scenes feature juxtaposing the court case brought against the St Paul’s camp with the establishment of Occupy Justice, cartoons, poetry, and the addition of a crossword. It is the second bi-monthly edition of the paper since becoming self-financed.

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