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#GREATGASGALA.FIRST WEEKEND IN BALCOMBE, SUSSEX

 

The Anti-Frack Camp is about 10 minutes walk from Balcombe Train Station. From Blackfriars, Victoria, East Croydon or Brighton.
At the exit, just turn to your right and walk down the road and you will hit the camp.
For the last 4 days the community in Balcombe, supported by people from across Sussex and[…]

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Power: how we reclaim it

By Melanie Strickland
Many people, probably the majority of citizens, would agree with Occupy, that the economic system we live under is unjust, undemocratic and unsustainable. What is actually stopping us from coming together and collectively demanding that the status quo is changed in favour of the 99% and long term planetary wellbeing? Alice Walker,[…]

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Turkey Support Assembly

The Occupy movement came into being in the wake of the Arab spring and the anti-austerity movements in Spain and Greece.
State supported neo-liberal capitalism is devastating the world in different places at different times.
Right now people in Turkey are rising against their government by creating democratic spaces in the cities and towns. While[…]

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Organising Meeting – Minutes

Big thanks to all who attended for an extremely exciting meeting and big commiseration’s to all who could not attend.
 
Agenda points with summary:

Occupy The Arms Fair 
A mass action being organized by Occupiers and a coalition called Stop the Arms Fair and Turkish and brazilian groups was discussed. A member of stop[…]

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Standing Pretty

http://occupylondon.org.uk/archives/32240

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= News =
 Last month, we promised this[…]

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Speaker’s Corner: Economic WG and Hyde Park Assembly

It started as an experiment, but the Economics Working Group are now taking economics to the people visiting Speakers’ Corner Hyde Park.

 
General Assembly Agenda:
Trenton Oldfield.
Police Spies and Stephen Lawrence smear campaign.

Consensus reached on the following things:
1. Consensus to entrust the press team to write a solidarity statement for Trenton[…]

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The climate change threat and one million climate jobs: Marquee 2.

Despite the government’s rhetoric on climate change, our emissions continue to increase. The speakers will suggest that investment in climate jobs, renewables and associated research is not only essential in itself but offers a way out of the recession too. The discussion will move on to ways to strengthen links between the environmental and the[…]

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Organising Meeting – Minutes

The Occupy London Organising took place on the 20th of June at 7:00pm and The Royal Festival Hall.
The intial agenda was a debrief and discussion of :
The Carnival Against Capitalism
The No Borders No Prisons action
They Owe Us
Additional agenda items were:
Community outreach
Reclaim the Power
A request from Andria to[…]

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Corporate whining : Thames Water and Tax Avoidance. unpacked and debunked by the OL Economics WorkingGroup.

Question: article from Forbes magazine.
This article was sent to me by a friend who is slightly sceptical about my activities. Can someone who is less economically challenged than myself help me unpack this one?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/06/11/another-silly-corporate-tax-story-this-time-its-thames-water/
Answer from Clive:
These tax avoidance stories are complex and lead to ambivalence among the audience. Unlike many within[…]

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