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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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Freedom under law at Runnymede?

The following post is from the Diggers2012
 
Diggers2012 and ‘Persons Unknown’ (meaning anyone in the known universe) have been served with court papers.  Despite the fact that there are no tents, structures or other items on their land, The National Trust is seeking an order for possession and an injunction prohibiting trespassing from a[...]

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ONN 06/09/12: JUSTICE FOR THE CLEANERS OF SOCIETE GENERALE

IWGB called a protest in solidarity with our members employed as cleaners at Societe Generale by the contractor Initial Facilities on 29 August. Following an assurance by Societe Generale, eventually confirmed by Initial Facilities that their planned cuts were suspended we cancelled the protest and suspended our campaign. A meeting with Initial Facilities management has[...]

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