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4th Anniversary General Assembly!

SATURDAY 17th 2pm @ St. Paul’s Churchyard
Climate change: if not now, when? If not us, who?
Confirmed speakers so far from:
Operation Noah
Reclaim the Power
Global Justice Now
Biofuelwatch
Campaign against Climate Change
Anti-fracking Nanas
HACAN/No 3rd runway
Plane Stupid
Provisional programme:
2-3pm Intro & welcome. Speakers have five minutes each to explain[…]

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OCCUPY DEMOCRACY CHARGES DISMISSED IN COURT

12 peaceful protesters have charges dropped in first two trials.

Judge rules tarpaulin not a structure designed or adapted for sleeping.

£1,945,279 spent in policing operation between mid-October and mid-February.

Police criticised for labelling Occupy Movement ‘Domestic Extremists.’

Judicial Review against Mayor’s decision to close Parliament Square Gardens in run-up to election continues.

 

Charges[…]

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The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy

The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy
(Update on my Gandhi arrest!)
At 11.30am on Monday – three things were happening for me simultaneuously.
RUNNYMEDE TALK
I was giving the talk that I was invited to give about The Prostitute State at the Runnymede Eco-Village Festival of Democracy which was surrounded by police, illegally[…]

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Magna Carta Vs. Runnymede Eco-village

MAGNA CARTA VS RUNNYMEDE ECO VILLAGE
Eco-villagers call on police to stop overeaching powers and respect the law
Human rights lawyers say democracy workshop leaders and festival goers should be allowed in
Eco-villagers issue statement to Surrey police
Use of “Illegal rave” legislation inappropriate
Organisers of the Runnymede Festival for Democracy [1] have been advised[…]

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Runnymede Festival of Democracy Lives!

Runnymede Festival of Democracy Lives!!
I contacted the Festival organisers last night to see if they still wanted me to do my talk on The Prostitute State – How Britain’s Democracy Has Been Bought at the Festival on Monday at 11am and this is the text I got back:
“Yes we do! Determined festival goers[…]

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Why we must break through to a real democracy

  
  
Crossposted from A World to Win.
The Tory election victory cannot disguise the continuing break-up of the political-state system of rule and will actually hasten it. Over 75% of the UK electorate is unrepresented in any meaningful way while Scotland’s anti-austerity aspirations are blocked.
What appears as a shock result belies a deep-going[…]

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Confronting the Fossil Fuel Industry by Mel Strickland

  
  
By Melanie
The lesson of history is that radical social change is achieved by people working together and confronting the dominant power structures over a sustained period of time. The suffragettes, the civil rights activists, LGBT movement, to name a few, have all employed direct action to achieve recognition of their rights. The[…]

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Occupy Democracy 10th May: There Are Alternatives, Where Next?

  
  
Looking at some next steps for the democratic movement. The day starts at noon with David Whyte discussing
ChildrensAssemblyhis recent book How Corrupt is Britain? (12pm), after which there will be a participatory session on reimagining democracy and moving towards a citizens’ assembly on the constitution opened by Open Democracy founder Anthony Barnett[…]

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Tories Out. Tory HQ Demonstration.

Hi all,
Great to meet you all. Hopefully we keep in contact with each other! 🙂
Here are some notes on the meeting. I’m hoping all the points are helpful in helping you organise similar meetings and spread the movement. Apologies if I missed anything or made any major mistakes. Feel free to respond with[…]

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