Voices from the Occupation: Jail Bankers, Not Protesters

Today, Kier Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions for the Crown Prosecution Service issued guidelines for prosecutors stating the importance of discretionin progressing charges against peaceful protesters. It can be seen as a call to cease the criminalisation of peaceful protest in this country.  Indeed it has been branded the ‘protesters charter’ by critics.  Today’s article sets out precisely why the protection of the right to protest from those seeking to criminalise it, is as important today as it ever has been.
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Solidarity from Goldsmiths University

Goldsmiths University have shown solidarity with the Occupy Movement, here is their statement:

“Goldsmiths is now in solidarity with the UK-wide strike on November 30th and the global Occupy movement. We are here because we reject the privatisation of the university, symptomatic of the neo-liberal agenda that permeates all aspects of life. For this reason, we have strategically occupied the building housing Goldsmiths’ finance offices responsible for executing the cuts and the privatisation agenda. This building also houses the Ian Gulland lecture theatre. Lectures can go ahead as planned on the condition that they are open to the public. All groups on and off-campus are encouraged to use this space to host meetings, events, and planning sessions for actions on November 30th.

Where the current government agenda not only encourages, but enforces the transfer of public resources to private hands, we join people worldwide in taking them back!

 Programming at the occupation is open to everyone to design.”

Read more at http://occupygoldsmiths.wordpress.com

Article on the Finsbury Square Information Tent







For the last fortnight I have been wearing earplugs. The drilling in the adjacent building starts around 730am and is perceived by some as a direct provocation. It is ok for me though- the rat-a-tat-tat penetrates the earplugs in a way that the London buses, taxis, sirens, diesel generator and chatting of my fellow campers does not. And by now my subconscious knows it is time to wake up, dragging me out of whatever dream I might be meandering in and opening my eyes to judge the weather by the shade of blue on the tent canvas.

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Voices from the Occupation – 17 Nov 2011

A Day in the Life of Occupy London

While the City of London Corporation was busy sticking eviction notices on the tents of peaceful people standing for a better world, the Occupy London crew were carrying on regardless.  This article gives you report and footage take at St Paul’s and Finsbury Square camps through Wednesday 16th November 2011.

Take a look around, breathe it in…this is what democracy looks like.

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