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The Global Commons is Creeping onto Centre Stage

By Inka Stafrace

Our commons are the collective heritage of humanity — the shared resources of nature and society that we inherit, create and use. People across the world are now rediscovering these common goods and choosing to protect them for future generations – Global Commons Trust
Privatisation tends to reach the edge of political[…]

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Severe Discomfort by Sarah Honeysett – A Review

A review by Paulo Rodrigues.
Severe Discomfort is a fictional novel following the lives of a couple who due to illness and disability are reliant on the welfare state for their income.
Their lives change drastically when a neighbor seeing their mixed race grandchildren being dropped off assumes that they are benefit cheats childminding on[…]

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Wonga Is The Wrong Way

The Occupy Wonga May Day Protest
We at Occupy feel the whole premise of Wonga is exploitative to a degree that we would be more comfortable seeing criminalized rather than recommended by government services.
 
 

 
 
Extracted from Wonga.com 2nd May 2014

 
After reading their glaringly clear terms and conditions one is[…]

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US-EU Free Trade Agreement Video

A succinct, well produced and informative video about the most serious attack ever waged on European Union democracies.
TTIP, TAFTA, US-EU Free Trade Agreement:
Call it what you will the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) must not be allowed to be a part of it.

 
10 REASONS TO OPPOSE INVESTOR SUPER RIGHTS
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Tony Benn Has Passed Away

“Now in a world of international capitalism, we are being dominated increasingly by people we did not elect, can’t remove and who therefore do not have to listen to us…..” Tony Benn, Steps of St.Pauls, 9/11/11.
 
 
 
 
Tony Benn visited Occupy LSX twice. The first visit is presented here care of  Peter[…]

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When A Politician Is Worth Listening to – Australian Greens Politician Senator Scott Ludlam Invites Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot to Western Australia

At 10pm on the 3rd of March in Canberra, to a chamber where only one other senator was present, Senator Scott Ludlam invited Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot to visit Western Australia. Little did he know that his speech would go viral.
So what is a speech by a politician doing on the Occupy London[…]

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Polly Higgins Speaks About Ecocide At The London School Of Economics – What Is To Be Done?

 
Polly Higgins spoke at the London School of Economics at an event aptly called What Is to Be Done?. With a line of speakers likened  by Andrew Simms from Global Witness as being in a ‘sweetie shop full of my favorite people’, Polly began the evening talking about Ecocide and why implementing it as[…]

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Economics WG Minutes – Meeting – January 20 2014

Occupy London, Economics Working Group, Monday 20th
Janos, Steve P., Jamie, Julia, Helen
January. Friends Meeting House
MINUTES
Two new people showed up having never been to an EWG or Occupy meeting before. We made a
bit of time at the start of the agenda to welcome them and give them space to talk about[…]

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STOP TTIP Minutes – Meeting – January 20 2014

StopTTIP meeting 20th January 2014 – minutes
By Clive Menzies
1. Effects on NHS – Set up public fora –
Few people in NHS are involved in process. Do they care? Fear is prevalent. Growing awareness of
TTIP in Keep Our NHS Public. Labour promise to reverse privatisation but prohibited under TTIP.
Need more campaigning.[…]

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