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Occupiers Launch Hunger Strike to Liberate Outdoor Space

04-12-2011 09:08

On Saturday, December 3, in Liberty Plaza, we—THE OWS HUNGER STRIKERS—began a hunger strike. We are striking to demand outdoor space for a new occupation. We are holding our strike at Duarte Square on Sixth Avenue and Canal Street in Manhattan as part of a continued effort seeking sanctuary on Trinity Church’s unused land.

This is a call for escalation, in response to the escalated levels of government-enacted violence and repression The Occupy Movement has endured over the last few weeks. In dozens of cities across the nation, Mayors chose to stifle freedom of speech and the right to assemble by evicting peaceful occupations using illegal and and unconstitutional force. Here in New York, on the night of November 14, the City—under orders from Mayor Bloomberg—violently evicted our community from Liberty Square.

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Africans mobilized around world reject Kabila's neocolonial regime

04-12-2011 04:02

African working class worldwide take on Congo's neocolonial Joseph Kabila, and call for the African Socialist International to be established for our people in the DRC.

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John Holloway, Hillel Ticktin, Immanuel Wallerstein on Capitalism's Crisis

03-12-2011 18:45

capitalism game over
Marxists have been predicting the disintegration of capitalism for so long that most people - including most Marxists - stopped believing it would ever happen. But today anyone who reads the financial press knows that the system is in an unprecedented crisis with no clear way out. The following articles offer a variety of ways of understanding the crisis so we can begin to create a world beyond capitalism:

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Sheffield University Occupation: Official Statement on the Court Injunction

03-12-2011 15:26

Sheffield University Occupation has been served with a court injunction which constitutes an attack on the right to protest. The injunction, obtained by the University management, has placed a one-year ban on all protests on University property (which could potentially include picket lines and campaign stalls) that have not been given written permission from the University. It is of course extremely unlikely that they would grant permission for any protest criticising the University over cuts, fees and education reform, hence this constitutes an effective ban on all protest at the University of which management does not approve. This will affect all groups and societies at the University, as well as lecturers and support staff picketing on days of strike action.

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Occupy Planet Earth: Resisting the Militarisation of State Power

03-12-2011 14:47

Occupy Wall Street Movement Goes Worldwide

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed spent the first half of the post 2001 decade analysing the West's Ties With Terror: Western-Al-Qaeda Relations in the Post-Cold War Period (2005), The Secret History of International Terrorism (2006) and the role of the West in Creating Terror (2006). Following this he moved on to analysing the The Hidden Holocaust - Our Civilizational Crisis (2008) and the Food Crisis & Peak Oil (2008). His latest book is A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It (2010), has now been adapted into a documentary feature film, The Crisis of Civilization (2011) and it had it's first UK screening in Leeds, in November. Read on for an analysis of the multiple global crisis's facing humanity and the hope that a movement to change the course the 1% have society set on can be changed by the 99%, Occupy Planet Earth: Resisting the Militarisation of State Power by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed.

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Thousands take to Cambridge Streets on November 30th

02-12-2011 22:47

A beautiful day...
On Wednesday November 30th, we witnessed one of the biggest public sector strikes to take place in the UK since the 1970s, and the people of Cambridge came out in force to support it.

Some estimates place the figure at around 4,000 local people in attendance, although there is no way to confirm (or deny) this.

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Food not Bombs every Sunday at Holloway Circus

02-12-2011 16:41

On Sunday Birmingham Food not Bombs put on its third event, this time at Holloway Circus.

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Stirchley and Cotteridge Against the Cuts N30 Report

02-12-2011 11:33

Stirchley and Cotteridge against the Cuts did a tour of the main picket lines in our area this morning; Lifford Refuse Depot, Lifford House, The Blood Service and the Cotteridge Church Centre, before joining the main march in town.

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Squatting in Scotland? The People's Cafe in Edinburgh!

02-12-2011 11:11

A diverse group of autonomous people are currently squatting1 3 Bristo Place in central Edinburgh. The 3-storey building has stood empty and unused for over 3 months since August 31st 2011. The non-hierarchical group are taking direct action to reclaim this space for use by the community.

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Video: N30 Birmingham demonstration

02-12-2011 01:25

In the biggest strike since 1926 thousands of of public sector workers marched through Birmingham in opposition to the Government’s pension proposals, the cuts and general anger at the banks.

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Aberdeen N30 Big Breakfast….Super GO Breakfast teams!

01-12-2011 22:12

AAA&AA&EIS Union with some Firepeople...
Aberdeen Against Austerity and Aberdeen Anarchists teamed up to visit as many picket lines as possible with hot tea and coffee, morning rowies, sandwiches and solidarity for the striking workers on N30.

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Affinity group

01-12-2011 17:18

From: Anarchismo insurrezionalista, Edizioni Anarchismo, "I libri di Anarchismo" N. 10
June 1999

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Nov-30 Brum Strike and Protest

01-12-2011 16:02

Thousands of public sector workers brought central Birmingham to a standstill as they called for the Government to back down on pension reform.

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Empty Ex-Forest Cafe Squatted and Reclaimed for the Community

01-12-2011 10:22

A diverse group of autonomous people are currently squatting 3 Bristo Place in central Edinburgh. Although there is no legal squatting right in Scotland, the building has been succesfully occupied. The 3-storey building has stood empty and unused for over 3 months since August 31st 2011. The non-hierarchical group are taking direct action to reclaim this space for use by the community.

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Introduction to the Bath People's Assembly

30-11-2011 23:41

A brief introduction to the Bath People's Assembly, mainly taken from the press released that was given to several media outlets.

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Photos from the Sheffield November 30th Strike Rally

30-11-2011 22:41

Some photos form the massive rally in Sheffield today.

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Message from Big Society to all

30-11-2011 20:52

Big Society blog ask for a Wake-Up Call!

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Birmingham N30 Strike photos part 2

30-11-2011 18:54

More photos from the N30 demonstration in Birmingham part of a national day of strikes, the biggest since the 1926 General Strike.

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Birmingham N30 Strike photos part 1

30-11-2011 18:37

Thousands take to the streets of Birmingham as part of the N30 strikes. Unions object to government plans to make their members pay 50% more and work up to eight years longer in order to get pensions that are worth a third less.