UK Newswire Archive
26-10-2011 17:49Despite the respondents to its very own consultation overwhelmingly supporting squatting, the Government is still moving full steam ahead to criminalise a solution to emptiness. It's a farcical situation! But one which may have far-reaching consequences...
Nottingham cyclists join the WNBR protests in June 2012
Planning is underway for the first Nottingham Naked Bike Ride in June 2012, promoting cycling advocacy and protesting oil dependency.
Supporters are needed to help with planning the protest and to act as marshals on the day. If you can help in any way join our Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wnbr-nottingham/
Public information on the event will be published at http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Nottingham and updated as the planning evolves.
To learn more about the WNBR visit http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org
26-10-2011 16:55A round-up of news from/about Occupy Bristol and the wider movement..
26-10-2011 15:38Occupy Belfast have been occupying Writer's Square, opposite St Anne's Cathedral in the city centre, since 21 October.
26-10-2011 14:39Fuckin govt is trying to put clause in on Monday's debate on legal aid and sentencing bill to criminalise squatting in any residential property
26-10-2011 14:28Christian Flashmob this afternoon at St Pauls + Vatican aligns itself with anti-capitalism protesters
26-10-2011 14:00Christian Flashmob this afternoon at St Pauls + Vatican aligns itself with anti-capitalism protesters
26-10-2011 10:281. The Daily Telegraph admits banks are "greedy, stupid and wicked"
2. Tory MP admits "capitalism is skewed against us"
3. The Independent says the West is "ripe for revolution"
4. Protestors need to pro-actively take control of their public image
26-10-2011 09:11Police deny being the source of press allegations that 90% of Occupy London Stock Exchange tents are empty overnight. It's a measure of the occupation's true impact that mainstream media hacks like Richard Alleyne are reduced to lying about police intelligence to try and smear protests against corporate greed. Contact Richard Alleyne at firstname.lastname@example.org .....
Attacked by NATO jets, then tortured and shot in cold blood in front of jubilant ‘rebels’, all BBC’s chief foreign correspondent John Simpson has to offer is the perpetuation of racist Western myths about the Arabs, about the ‘other’. Disgusting stuff but totally in tune with BBC’s role as NATO’s media partner.
Target: Industry greenwashing conference
Date: Weds 2nd November
Location: Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London
25-10-2011 17:05The traditional Smash EDO Halloween noise demo returns to the gates of EDO/ITT tomorrow, Wednesday the 26th of October, 4-6.
The General Assembly last night agreed to ban alcohol (and as well any drugs) from the occupation site. An exciting artwork was donated yesterday, in the form of a giant monopoly board with the names of occupations around the world marked out upon it (see pic).
The Tech team gave a status updates, saying that they'd been dealing with health and safety - talking to the London Fire Brigade who were happy with the set up, as well as to the cathedral reps and external H&S who were also happy with the set up too. Power and internet will be restored soon when cages and lockers for the generators and fuel arrive later today. There was also a call out for volunteers with expertise in electics and lighting, especially if people could comit to a couple of days work.
The media / press team reported on a couple of unsavoury articles (Telegraph and Daily Mail) which also profiled individuals at the occupation including family background - they said for people to be aware journalists may not identify themselves as such, and that people didn't have to answer questions that made them uncomfortable. There's always someone from the media team around the Info tent, and if you want help nour suport for an interview just come and find us. The articles about thermal imaging cameras were simply not true since there were many people staying at the camp last night (and other nights). There's also press / media training at Occupy FS this evening at 8pm. The Media / press team will have a new tent set up very soon. The Occupied Times of London newspaper is due out very soon as well.
Outreach and publicity team continue to produce large amounts of the basic info flyer which has the occupation statement on it, and are also producing thousands of copies of a new leaflet for workers who work in the local area.
Events continue with the Daily Tent City University events and the Occupy Half Term schedule for under 18s (including the 2pm young person's forum, which ran yesterday and had good feedback). There's an outreach event with Trade Unions on Thursday, and on Saturday another Public Assembly similar to last weekends with speakers coming from different social justice movements as well as music and entertainment.
Generous donations continue to be made in terms of kit (see wishlist) as well as money. The General Assembly was this afternoon due to discuss a proposal to set up a co-op bank account to enable wider donations - this followed investigation into various alternatives including credit unions.
25-10-2011 16:55The Factory, a squatted space in Bristol, in under threat of eviction. The owners of the building, PG Group, have come under heavy criticism for their approach to the squatters and a demonstration has been called in defence of the space.
The Factory, a squatted space in Bristol, in under threat of eviction. The owners of the building, PG Group, have come under heavy criticism for their approach to the squatters and a demonstration has been called in defence of the space.
The Factory Social Centre, in St. Pauls, recently recieved court papers from the owners looking for a possession order. Today we recieved a second set of papers which brought the hearing forward by 5 days. Our new court date is on Wednesday 26th October at 2:30PM at Bristol Civil Justice Centre. We don't want to be moved on and we don't want this building to be developed. We are asking for your support! The will be a demonstration against the threat of eviction on the day of the court hearing. Assemble at Portland Square, St. Pauls at 12:00PM.
AGAINST EVICTION & GENTRIFICATION!
In defence of autonomous spaces!