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Occupy London at St Paul’s, Sat March 1st

Join us for our first General Assembly of 2014 on March 1st at 3pm, on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral.
This assembly marks two years since the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp was evicted.
Everyone is welcome to join us. We don’t expect thousands to show up on March 1st, but perhaps this could[…]

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Who’s pulling the strings of the BBC and the GMP?

Who might be pulling the strings of the BBC and the GMP? The Peel Group own the land at Barton Moss where there is an exploratory fracking site. There has been incredibly heavy-handed policing by the Greater Manchester Police, against people legally protesting against fracking on the site. The Barton Moss protectors feel that this[…]

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GMP accused of ‘Political Policing’ over aggressive tactics

“The United Nations Special Rapporteur of peaceful protest has made strong representation to the UK government in regards to police not allowing legal observers to come through and observe the police in an individual capacity,” explained solicitor Simon Pook.
“The UK government said they would consider that report, which was produced in July 2013. From[…]

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Press Release: Barton Moss 14/02/2014. How many coppers does it take to arrest a hippy?

Trucks kept out for two days now. But where’s the media? If the media won’t pick up the story, has anyone any ideas how we can get the news to the stockmarket? Already behind schedule, the drill rig will be costing iGas somewhere in the region of £20,000 per day, and their total daily operating[…]

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Footpath, Footpath

A long night was spent ensuring the safety of the camp, in 100mph winds. Unfortunately, the Tech Tent / Tea Tent was lost to the elements. This was the communal tent where people spent time away from the wind and rain, while still being able to see onto the path.
At 0830hours, the Barton Moss[…]

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Barton Moss Road a Public Footpath.

The Magistrates Court has just ruled (as we knew all along) that Barton Moss Road is not a Public Highway – it is a Public Footpath.
Ergo – all the arrests/abductions for allegedly obstructing a highway are unlawful?
And what about all the heavy tankers that IGas has been driving down it .. could that[…]

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Press Release: New website for Britain & Ireland Frack Free (BIFF)

Britain and Ireland Frack Free are very proud to announce the birth of the BIFF website!
We hope this website will grow and evolve with help from you all.
We need regional representatives to keep us informed on planning applications, events and campaigns.
We need all of you to share it with everyone you know.[…]

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#BankofIDEAS: Drugs Peace and Universal Basic Income

The first talk of the evening was by Andria E-Mordaunt: We need alternatives to the war on drugs and war on poor.
An academic, activist and devoted mother, Andria tells about the ‘addicted survivors of the global war on drugs as part of the global war on the poor’

“Harm reduction” is often made an[…]

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Two bail arrests: 11/2/14

Silver Fox and another protector were given draconian bail conditions, so this morning decided to hand themselves in to the police, in order to appear in the Magistrates Court to have them overturned.
LATEST UPDATE 1800hrs: Both have returned to camp with unconditional bail conditions.
Livestream via Tristan Woodwards:
http://bambuser.com/channel/tristanwoodwards
First two bail arrests……0930hours DTG11022014[…]

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