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10 Years On – Let’s #ChangeFinance

10 Years On – Let’s #ChangeFinance

This September 15th marks ten years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, sparking the global financial crisis. After the crash, the government bailed the banks out with over £130bn of our money, promising they would #ChangeFinance by reforming the banks, but instead starved our public services, wages and economy of investment.[…]

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Charter of the Forest 800th year Anniversary

Charter of the Forest 800th year Anniversary
 

Dear Occupiers,
The Charter of the Forest 1217 was the first environmental charter in history, and enshrined the right of everyone to subsistence on the commons. The importance of this younger sister of the Magna Carta is deliberately overlooked by the establishment due to its radical implications.[…]

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The community food movement and migrant solidarity

The community food movement and migrant solidarity by Melanie Strickland.
 
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) launched the campaign, Against the Walls of Capital, earlier this year. The group, whose coffee we sell at Organiclea to support their liberation struggle, called on supporters all over the world to “organize with autonomy, to resist[…]

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OCCUPY MEDIA

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Calais – Under Attack and Fighting Back!

Calais – Under Attack and Fighting Back!
30% of the camp is being cleared by force. Successful solidarity is being met by naked state power. But resistance is fertile![…]

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Hedge funds helped wreck Puerto Rico

Hedge funds helped wreck Puerto Rico by Aengus mac Og.
It’s another symptom of the way things are within this corrupt and untethered political and economic system.
Puerto Rico as we know is not one of the wealthiest places in the world and is slowly but surely going bankrupt. I hear today that US hedge[…]

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I was once a Refugee by Nina

I was once once a Refugee by Nina Moniri.
I was once a refugee
I am the child of refugees.
Two hard working people who left a hazardous existence in the hope that one day I would have the security and safety they didn’t have.
What would’ve happened to us if we hadn’t left I[…]

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David & Goliath – Drug Policy and Russell Brand by Andria E-Mordaunt

  
  
Years ago, my then-therapist, who knew I’d been deeply involved in drug policy reform, suggested I contact Russell Brand as he was also speaking out against unhelpful drug legislation. I had stopped watching TV, so barely knew who he was.
Fast forward to early 2014, and he is suddenly an acquaintance: fellow ex-drug[…]

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Tories try to sneak in laws opening parks to Frackers and Nuclear waste

There’s also the part that these fracking holes can then be used to store nuclear waste. Wonder what that would do to the environment and the house prices of Tory voters?[…]

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