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By Ranjan Kumaran – @financialeyes
Crossposted from Realfare
Related Article : http://realfare.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/bbc-caught-rigging-2015-general-election/

Last Friday, 31st October, a BBC Radio programme called Feedback asked why the BBC agreed to exclude the Green Party from the General Election TV debates.  (12 Minutes)
Ric Bailey, Chief Political Advisor to the BBC was invited onto the show.

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Fighting TTIP

By Melanie Strickland
Crossposted from No Dash For Gas
As a network committed to participatory democracy, environmental and social justice, Reclaim the Power is naturally opposed to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP. TTIP is a free trade agreement between the US and the EU, currently being negotiated on our behalf by the[…]

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Angry Anons and BBC blackout

Remember remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and BBC blackout! and so it was last night as thousands of UK Anons congregated in London’s Trafalgar Sq. the fourth annual Anonymous ‘Night of activism’ the so called Million Mask March. Anonymous had announced their intention to march to Parliament Square and in the words of[…]

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Met police to pay more than £400,000 to victim of undercover officer

Police are still resisting legal claims from more than 10 other women who say they have suffered emotional trauma after discovering that their one-time boyfriends were undercover officers.
By Rob Evans
Crossposted from the Guardian

The Metropolitan police are to pay more than £400,000 to a woman who has been profoundly traumatised[…]

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November 1st Putney Debate: TTIP

The Translantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Date & Time: Saturday November 1st, 4.30pm.
Venue: Bloomsbury Suite, Ground Floor, Friends House, 173 Euston Road NW1 2BJ.
TTIP: A shot in the arm for the global economy or the destruction of the NHS and the end to Democracy?
What is TTIP? How does[…]

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Occupy Democracy, 27 October 2014
By Julie Timbrell – facilitator of the GA in which the demands were discussed, debated, objected to and resolved.
Provisional set of demands
At our final general assembly last night of our 9-day pro-democracy occupation of Parliament Square we agreed a set of provisional demands under three headings -People Before[…]

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#OccupyDemocracy Ends Occupation, Agrees to Re-occupy Parliament Sq in November & Present demands to MPs at 2pm today

Occupation ends peacefully
The nine-day pro-democracy occupation in Parliament Square ended peacefully last night with a joyful closing ceremoy as the organisers intended. The occupation was organised to draw attention to our democratic crisis and the need for urgent, radical reform so that democracy starts working for the 99%.
For a number of strategic reasons[…]

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How the legal system has been captured

By Melanie Strickland

It was an honour to spend time at the Occupy Democracy camp this week. The aim of the camp is to link apparently unrelated struggles and show that at source, what is preventing us from achieving our goals for a just and genuine sustainable society is a corrupt political system, where[…]

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Occupy’s #tarpaulinrevolution: When the law enables police to breach human rights

By Elsa Buchanan
Crossposted from The London Economics
You may not know, but under a law called the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act (PRSRA) 2011, the local authority for the City of Westminster in London has the power to confiscate items that could be used for “sleeping” or “staying” in the square. More,[…]

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