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Valentine’s Day on Parliament Square, an occupier’s view

It was Sisters Uncut and Divestment Day, it was a vigil for the ‘death of democracy’ and it was Occupy Love. It was Occupy Democracy #5, five cold winter months of assembling at the doors of power, demanding a voice for ordinary folk.
Scriptonite spoke, so did Josh from London Black Revs. Citizen journalists captured[…]

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Evict the Bailiffs demo by Norbert Lawrie

Evict the Bailiffs Demo by Norbert Lawrie
Two of our crew are missing
Never is there a dull moment with the Love Activists (London), there really is some amazing characters amongst our crew and extended group of housing and in the general sense activists.
That has to also include the crew we call the Bohemians[…]

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CALLING ALL LOVERS OF DEMOCRACY TO GATHER IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE THIS VALENTINE’S WEEKEND!

Do you love the idea of a corruption free, transparent, accountable and representative democracy? Do you believe that respect and human dignity should be at the heart of what we are doing, for ourselves, for each other, for society, for our environment and for the kind of democratic governance we seek?

 
Then join Occupy[…]

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Callout for Occupy Democracy this weekend – part 2

THIS VALENTINE’S WEEKEND, OCCUPY DEMOCRACY WILL RETURN TO PARLIAMENT SQUARE TO MOURN DEMOCRACY’S DEATH WITH A VIGIL FOR NELSON MANDELA.
 
Mandela’s statue was placed behind bars when ‘Tarpaulin Square’ was fenced off during some of our previous assemblies – in a perfectly horrid/ironic demonstration of the very democratic deficit we’re trying to highlight.
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Callout for Occupy Democracy this weekend – part 1

It’s Occupy Democracy this coming weekend, 14-15 February!
Occupy Love on Valentine’s day… and join Occupy Democracy mourning what some see as the death of democracy in the UK. Can we turn this around and bring about the shifts needed to bring in a real, robust democracy where all our voices count?
This occupation will[…]

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Rise Up Community – 12 Bar & the Shock Doctrine by Dan Ashman

Rise Up Community – 12 Bar & the Shock doctrine by Dan Ashman.
Consolidated Development, though it sounds like it, is not the latest boy band to come out of the X-factor karaoke conveyor belt. Though I’m sure there are parallels between the ethos and mind set of the firm and the entertainment show. Recently[…]

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They Don’t Represent Me: age & gender imbalance in government (by B Hennig)

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The March for Homes

Good Morning Comrades and friends all…
And what a morning song of delight do I sing…What a ‘turnout’ by Londoners yesterday, on what was after all a very cold and in every sense a real winters day, but it didn’t stop thousands of us taking to the streets to demand homes for all those in[…]

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Occupied 12Bar: Festival of Resistance

Occupy 12Bar: Festival of Resistance.
Occupied 12Bar Club.

Why Save Denmark Street?

Call to Action.
The Bohemian 4 Soho activist group calls you to action in order to save The 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street and Soho from the corporate takeover that’s been going on for the last five years.[…]

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