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Just some of Occupy LSX’s demands: “The current system is unsustainable. It is undemocratic and unjust. We need alternatives; this is where we work towards them. We refuse to pay for the banks’ crisis. We do not accept the cuts as either necessary or inevitable. We demand an end to global tax injustice and our democracy representing corporations instead of the people.

We support the strike on 30 November and the student action on 9 November, and actions to defend our health services, welfare, education and employment, and to stop wars and arms dealing. We want structural change towards authentic global equality. The world’s resources must go towards caring for people and the planet, not the military, corporate profits or the rich.

Join the democracy in action:

Occupy the Stock Exchange, St Paul’s Cathedral, EC4M 8AD.

Old Market Square.
Twitter: @OccupyNotts

College Green.
Twitter: @OccupyBristolUK

Peace Gardens, near St.Peters Sq.
Twitter: @OccupyMCR

Haymarket NR2 1QD
Twitter: @OccupyNorwich

Twitter: @OccupyNewcastle

Twitter: @OccupyEdinburgh

Twitter: #occupyglasgow

Victoria Square (UK apparently Birmingham, Alabama is also occupied!)
Twitter: @OccupyBhamUK

* Also check out and - two websites that are trying to connect the movements around Britain and around the world.


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A brief history of the Dragon Festival and Cigarrones travellers site, southern Spain.
The Cigarrones travellers site is one of several communities which have sprung up near Orgiva in Andaluca, Spain, in recent decades. Coming to the southern tip of Europe to escape the repression against travellers in Britain and elsewhere, they have carved out a life of avin it autonomous anarchy despite increasing attention from tinpot local authorities who act like Franco is still in. Since 1997 the site has held the annual Dragon Festival - now arguably one of the most significant free festivals in Europe but this is also under attack. Here is a brief history written by a resident of Cigarrones:
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Report from US-Mexico border about the narco wars whose connections go right up to the president
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From Kemp Town to Kabul, as SchNEWS interviews Al Jazeera journalist Medyan Dairieh about his take on the war...
An eyewitness account from Phnom Penh, as Cambodia faces its largest forced displacements since the time of the Khmer Rouge.
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Who are the far-right English Defence League, and what are their strategies?
With the murder of Russian human rights activist Natalia Estemirova in Chechnya, we look at the Russian-backed despotic regime in Chechnya.
At the last minute the Big Green Gathering festival in Somerset was pulled due to legal pressure - SchNEWS looks at the events and factors that led to this.
The president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, is removed and sent into exile after a military coup d'etat.
This year marks the 24th anniversary of the infamous police attack on travellers on their way to Stonehenge in an incident now known as the Battle Of The Beanfield.
SchNEWS looks how deep the financial problems are for the banks and the British Govt, and how they won't learn from their errors.
Given a more optimistic environment after Obama's announcement that he's going to close the Guantanamo prison camp, SchNEWS interviews ex-detainee, Omar Deghayes, to gauge his reaction.
Eyewitness accounts from British activists on the ground during the wanton attack on Gaza by Israel in January 2009.
Somali pirates roaming the Gulf Of Aden, hijacking - amongst other ships - a Saudi oil supertanker. How is it possible? What geo-political context is giving rise to these latter-day pirates?