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The Occupied Times – Issue 18

The eighteenth edition of The Occupied Times comes out this Monday, 365 days after the occupation at St Paul’s began. The one year anniversary gives us a chance to look back at those days when we dared to dream in public; to assess what progress has been made and to analyse where the movement needs[...]

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Hundreds turn out to celebrate Occupy London’s first birthday

As Occupy London prepares for its first anniversary on Monday, an estimated 400 supporters are now gathered outside St Paul’s Cathedral, for #GlobalNoise – a global day of protest to highlight the fact that people are still here, one year on, united and more determined than ever. [1]
Speakers from the Quebec student movement and[...]

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Occupy London is one!

The first anniversary of Occupy going global falls this Monday, 15 October. On that day last year, demonstrations and occupations took place in more than 950 cities around the world.
In the heart of the City of London, a tented village was pitched outside St Paul’s Cathedral, near the intended target – the London Stock[...]

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Trial of the Friern Barnet Library delayed until December

Today the Central Barnet Family Court ruled to delay the trial of the Friern Barnet Library occupation until late December. The judge ruled that the case for the defense was too lengthy to hear in the thirty minutes allocated. Members of the community cheered as the case was temporarily adjourned. The occupiers asked for as[...]

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The Friern Barnet library is in court on Wednesday 10th October

The Friern Barnet library is in court on Wednesday 10th October at 10am. Conservative Councilor Rams has said that it is his intention to board the Library up within two days of a possession order, if it is granted. The possible eviction puts some five to six thousand donated books at risk of being destroyed.[...]

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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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Reclaim Community – Friern Barnet Library

 
On the 5th of September Occupiers and members of the local community in North London reclaimed the Friern Barnet Library. The library was occupied last Thursday after it had its doors closed in April this year due to public sector cuts.
Four days after squatting abandoned residential buildings became a criminal offence, [1] three[...]

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Case dismissed for Occupy London’s #M12 five

Five Occupy London supporters viewed as a threat to the reputation of the UK economy have had the cases against them thrown out of court – with every single arrest deemed unlawful by the presiding judge.
District Judge Lachhar at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court in West London dismissed the case this week (19 September) against the[...]

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