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Join Us Friday for Eco Build Fest/Tutorial

27-11-2011 23:17

Time 2 December · 10:00 - 13:00
Location Peace gradens birmingham/ Occupy brum

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Video: University of Birmingham occupation

27-11-2011 23:04

A short video from the N23 occupation when student protesters squatted an empty gatehouse at the University of Birmingham.

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Calais No Borders events at two London occupations this week

27-11-2011 20:29

Two dates for your diary -- please spread the word ...

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Govt Building Squatted in Cardiff

26-11-2011 19:14

Activists have squatted a derelict Inland Revenue Building in Cardiff city centre, the anti-cuts activists were joined by Food not Bombs handing out free soup and other supporters.

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Urgent From Tahrir: Join our struggle for the survival of the revolution

23-11-2011 19:16

Tahrir Square on Monday night
We are in the midst of a decisive battle in the face of a potentially terminal crackdown. Over the past 72 hours the army has launched a ceaseless assault on revolutionaries in Tahrir Square and squares across Egypt. Over 2000 of us have been injured. More than 30 of us have been murdered. Just in Cairo alone. In the last 48 hours.

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University of Birmingham re-occupied - building squatted

23-11-2011 01:34

Student activists have just squatted an abandoned former gatehouse of the North Gate of the University of Birmingham as part of the national day of action called by NCAFC

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Radio 4 programme on squatting tonight

22-11-2011 12:16

8pm Radio 4 - Robert Elms on history & future of squatting

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Victims Of Charity

21-11-2011 18:10

Animal Aid National Day Of Action on Charity shops that fund vivisection .
Saturday 19th November.

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The Red and Black Umbrella: New squatted social centre for Cardiff

21-11-2011 14:13

the red and black umbrella collective
It's new! It's free! It's in Cardiff!

The flyer reads: "You may have noticed we've moved into the old Tredegar Hotel [on Clifton Street], so we thought we'd introduce ourselves. We are the Red and Black Umbrella Collective and intend on turning the abandoned pub into a social centre. We believe people should come before profit. We are sick of government cuts that affect us while MPs and bankers get richer. David Cameron wanted a big society and we're going to give him one. We are currently renovating the pub and want to provide a cultural hub for the local community..."

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Nov 28: Solidarity action at court for the Cardiff Occupiers

21-11-2011 12:02

Two of those arrested at the Castle occupation in Cardiff on 11 November are up in court on Monday 28 November. Come to the court and show your solidarity.

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Occupy Cardiff is Back! Get on down there.

20-11-2011 23:58

support from passing traffic at the junction
I saw Clayton Blizzard doing his stuff at a pub in Bristol last night and was inspired to action. Economics 101 (The Natal Lottery) did it for me: "Change doesn't trickle down to us; it rises up like dust so stamp your feet!"

So I diverted a bit on my journey back up north and spent a few hours this afternoon at the new Occupy Cardiff site outside the Unite/PCS union offices, Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11.

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Press Release/Statement: The Reality of Occupy Brighton

20-11-2011 16:20

The following statement recieved consensus at two General Assemblies and was warmly recieved at OLSX (St. Paul's). Please forward to media working group and all press contacts.

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Occupy London ‘repossesses’ multi-million pound bank offices

18-11-2011 13:01 billykenber
- First building for the economic justice campaigners as they occupy third space in borough of Hackney, alongside existing spaces in the City of London and borough of Islington
- New ‘Bank of Ideas’ open to public this Saturday. Offices and meeting rooms will be available for those that have lost their nurseries, community centres and youth clubs due to savage Government spending cuts

Occupy London has taken over a huge abandoned office block in the borough of Hackney belonging to the investment bank UBS in a move it describes as a ‘public repossession.’ [1]

Overnight on Thursday, a dozen activists from the Occupy London, campaigners for social and economic justice as part of the global fight for real democracy, gained access to the building and secured it, giving them a legal claim on the space.

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Occupy Movement: where next?

18-11-2011 11:48

Now is a critical time for 'Occupy', as repressive forces bear down on them. This article puts out a few ideas to help us regroup, in order to carry the struggle forward.

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St. Andrews in Third Occupation

17-11-2011 12:37

St. Andrews keeps up the tactic of rolling occupations to oppose the fees and cuts in education. Under the banner of '36 Hours Against 36 Thousand' St. Andrews students are focusing discontent on the recent fee hike for Rest of UK students.

P.S. - thanks to NCAFC for promoting us and Birmingham! Well done on recent demo too!

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Occupy London solidarity with Occupy Wall Street (at US Embassy)

16-11-2011 17:06

US citizens from Occupy London went along to the US Embassy yesterday to protest the eviction of Occupy Wall Street folk from Zucotti Park/Liberty Square.

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OWS Solidarity: Occupy DC storms DC offices of Bloomfield, hits US Conference of Mayors

16-11-2011 16:59

The sickening November 15 police raid on Occupy Wall Street, complete with videotaped beatings,cries out for payback. Late afternoon the same day, Occupy DC stormed into the Victor Building on 9th st, housing the DC offices of Bloomfield Office properties, "owner" of Zucatti Park the home base of Occupy Wall Street.

Occupy DC's arrival seemed to take Bloomfield by complete surprise, as the door was unlocked, allowing protesters to swarm into the building, reinforced lead banner and all, until no more would fit in the first floor hallway. I do not know if anyone tried to get upstairs or otherwise further into the building to the actual offices of Bloomfield Office Properties.

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Police use unprovoked force against peaceful Occupy London

15-11-2011 08:36

Repressive policing of Occupy London direct action at Guildhall at Lord Mayor's Banquet.

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Occupy Exeter!!

14-11-2011 19:32

camp set up in the city!
some photos from around town.