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#OccupyDemocracy to re-occupy Parliament Square 20-21 December; invites you to get involved!

#OccupyDemocracy to re-occupy Parliament Square 20-21 December; invites pro-democracy supporters to get involved

 
Following an eventful weekend, #occupydemocracy ended the occupation of Parliament Square peacefully, announcing an intention to return to Parliament Square over the weekend of 20-21 December.

 
At an open assembly on Sunday evening outside the Houses of Parliament, supporters of […]

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#OccupyDemocracy activist locked on to Houses of Parliament railings

#OccupyDemocracy ‘s programme of talks continued today, undeterred by over-policing, the enclosure of Parliament Square and the late November chill.

At about 3:30pm this afternoon Occupy supporter Arran locked on to the railings of the Houses of Parliament.
 
The focus of the #occupydemocracy demonstration has now moved directly in front of the Houses of[…]

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#OccupyDemocracy – Former Deputy Chair of Lib Dems arrested; occupation with full programme continues

Donnachadh McCarthy, author of ‘The Prostitute State’, former Deputy Chair of the Lib Dems and supporter of Occupy, was arrested last night at the protests at Parliament Square. [1] The arrest happened when more than 200 #occupydemocracy demonstrators descended on Parliament Square, with the aim of creating a peaceful, solutions-focused occupation to highlight the democratic[…]

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Occupy Democracy Returns to Parliament Square

Occupy Democracy returned to Parliament Square on Friday November 21. Solidarity with the Big NHS Sleep Out was followed by an attempt to welcome newcomers to Parliament Square ahead of an Occupy, consensus-based assembly where every voice counts. Peaceful people seeking an opportunity to demonstrate real democracy were faced with rows upon rows of police.[…]

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OUR DISGRACEFUL FINANCE SECTOR

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
 
People would have been shocked today to hear of yet another scandal involving our beloved banks*. Apparently they’ve now been caught fixing foreign exchange rates, and fines totalling £2bn are being handed out to all the usual suspects including HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland (being[…]

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No Cuts, No Fees, No Debt by Fanny Malinen

  

No Cuts, No Fees, No Debt Crossposted from Red Pepper.
Next summer, the class of 2015 will proudly wear their graduation gowns. As the first generation to finish a 3-year university course since the trebling of tuition fees in England and Wales, they will enter their brave new futures with an average of over[…]

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Unpacking the Efford Bill Con Trick, by Dr. Lucy Reynolds – Livestream

  
  
  
Crossposted from The Efford Bill – A Trojan Horse?
Research fellow and National Health Action Party member Dr Lucy Reynolds provides her analysis of the controversial Efford Bill.

Summary:

We need to unravel its competition law mechanisms to understand how passage of the Efford will allow monopoly takeover of NHS commissioning by[…]

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#occupydemocracy: The Return to Parliament Square

Get involved this Friday (21 November) from 6pm, as #occupydemocracy returns to Parliament Square for a long weekend. We will also be supporting the 24-hour Save The NHS vigil in the Square, which starts on Thursday at 7pm – https://www.facebook.com/events/1399914726928640/. 
We’re coming together because we want genuine democracy – free from corporate influence – a[…]

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Occupy Leicester: Fuel Poverty Action – Dying For Heat 2.

Original Invite to the Leicester Event:
We have normalized systemic violence, see it as part of the scenery. The situation created is through human choice. It is constructed and executed by human beings. Our elders & children and vulnerable members of our communities need us to come through for them. We can do better than[…]

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