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The free weekly direct action newsheet published in Brighton since 1994 - Copyleft - Information for Action
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Nov 9 Summed Up
AS ‘TOTAL’ POLICING ENTERS STUDENT ANTI-CUTS DEMO EQUATION...

Wednesday (9th) saw yet another demonstration against cuts to education and public services, this time organised by the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts (NCAFC). So SchNEWS donned its best black hoody and attempted to infiltrate the ‘violent minority’. Much to our disappointment, by the end of the day, it was clear that the monopoly of violence was still very much in the hands of the state.

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OCCUPY LONDON: LOOSE CANON FIRED

The resignation of the Canon of St Pauls, Dr Giles Fraser, has grabbed everyone’s attention. In his resignation statement regarding the Occupy LSX camp he explained that “I cannot support using violence to ask people to clear off the land.” No wonder this has caught the mainstream media by surprise - this must be the only time that City figure has resigned on principle.

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HEARTS OF OAKLAND

Amongst all the violence this week, Occupy Oakland was the site of an assault on an Iraq veteren, Scott Olsen, by police on the 25th October. He was shot in the face with a gas canister that fractured his skull.

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OCCUPY EVERYWHERE
THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT TAKES OFF AROUND THE WORLD

In the last few days approximately 1,000 cities across the world have joined in the #Occupy movement sparked off by Occupy Wall Street. As the Occupy Wall Street protests neared their second month camped up next to the Mamon of world finance, movements all around the world have copied the OWS model – with “Occupy” protest camps springing up in city centres all over the world. United by common tactics and the common slogan, “We are the 99%”, people are taking the fight against capitalism to the belly of the beast.

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FALSE PROFITS
AS SCHNEWS ENTERS THE TWILIGHT EUROZONE

We have settled into a continual cycle of panics over the eurozone economic situation. Recent chapters have included Italy and Spain’s sovereign debt rating downgrades and Greece going to the brink of defaulting on its loans again – as it inevitably will without major debt restructuring, c’mon people it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out!.

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NHS DIRECT ACTION

On Sunday, thousands are expected to blockade Westminster Bridge in a ‘sick-in’ blockade spearheaded by the relentlessly organised UK Uncut. The “Block the Bridge, Block the Bill” action is taking place before the health and social care (read NHS privatisation) bill goes to the House of Lords on October 11th.

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State of The Occupation
AS UK OCCUPY MOVEMENT STAYS PUT, AMERICA’S GOES ON THE MOVE...

The Occupy movements around the world are reaching crunch time this week after it kicks off in New York and London was served with an eviction notice from The City of London Corporation.

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FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN
New York's 'Occupy Wall Street' protest camp

It all started back on the 17th of September when a few dozen protesters tried to pitch tents outside the New York Stock Exchange. When they were blocked by police, hundreds camped out opposite the NYSE to take their anti-capitalist message to the belly of the beast.

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Cowa-Bunga Bunga
After Sylvio Leaves, Strikes and Protests Spread in Italy

In the wake of Burlesquoni’s departure, strikes and protest have spread across Italy, against the economic crisis faced by yet another eurozone country.

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Occupation Nation

Occupy LSX took a third space in London last week as a group from the camp liberated an abandoned three storey complex of four interlinked office blocks in Hackney.

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Nov 30: We're All In It Together
As UK Prepares for Biggest Strike in Generations....

It’s been a long time coming... Wednesday 30th November will see the first mass strike in the UK for four decades. 17 unions, including the biggest ones Unite, UCU, Unison, various teaching unions and PCS, have balloted to strike on pension reform which will see an estimated 3 million off work and, hopefully, cause massive disruption...

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ONE STRIKE AND YOU'RE OUT?

Wednesday's N30 strikes saw 2 million public sector workers striking and hundreds of thousands marching in Britain's streets all over the country, marking the biggest strike in a generation.

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A LOAD OF PONY

Today (Thursday 15th) marked the two month anniversary of the Occupy London movement, and not to be outdone by their American counterparts (see SchNEWS 797) the UK's own called for a day of action.

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TURNED UP TO 11... 2011

SchNEWS muses on the crazy year that was 2011 and prepares for impending doom in 2012

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FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE END IS NYE...

Occupy Wall Street takes back Zuccotti Park to see in 2012

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...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
as protesters get old- old street courthouse to be exact

A squatted courthouse, a group calling itself 'Occupy Justice'- all of this will sound eerily familiar to oldtime SchNEWS hacks. Occupy London is going strong in three locations

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WHAT'S THE CRAIC?

Irish activists move in to liberate government-owned empty buildings.

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OCCUPY LSX: PITCHED BATTLE
ST PAUL'S CAMP LOSES HIGH COURT HEARING

The Occupy LSX camp has been ordered to leave Paternoster Square by the High Court

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AMID GREEK WOES
deal or no deal as greek citizens refuse to bow to e.u. troika's austerity package

Troika's directive leaves no room for compromise with the latest austerity package yet Greek citizens can't take any more.

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GREECE: EU'RE IN TROUBLE

Caught between popular unrest and international arm-twisting, the Greek state has all but fallen into irrelevancy.

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NOTTS IN OUR NAME

Occupy Nottingham fights on

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General Strike in Portugal Escalates into Violence

7 people injured asPortugal brought to halt in general strike against austerity measures.

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Indignados For Victory

Hundred of thousands joined general strike to protest against the harshest austerity budget in Europe.

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Inspiring Solutions for Desperate Times

A new community-based bartering system emerged in Volos, Greece to counteract the devastating effects of an all time high recession.

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DEBT & TAXES
Citizens Debt Audits Network launched in Brussels

Recoiling from the austerity measures activists and organisations worldwide are starting to get together to fight back against the illegitimacy of the national debts and bailouts. On 7th April the first Euro-Mediterranean Meeting of the newly formed International Network for Citizen Debt Audits took place in Brussels.

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QUEEN MUTINY
UK Uncut’s Great British Street Party

UK Uncut plan a series of anti-austerity parties up and down the country

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Darkness at Dawn

As the financial crisis continues in Greece, neo-Nazis Golden Dawn exploit people's fears for electoral success

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HEPHAESTUS RISING

The workers of Viomihaniki Metalleytiki (a facility making parts for the Mining Industry) have taken over the running of the factory in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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INCANDESCENT IN ISRAEL

Two Israeli protesters set themselves on fire, incensed at lack of aid from the state.

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GREEK HOSPITALITY CRISIS

6,400 migrants detained by police in the largest ethnic cleansing operation ever to hit Athens.

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EATING LIKE PIIGS

Protesters hold an anti-austerity Plebs and PIIGS Banquet outside Lord Mayor's Banquet as a precursor to day of action and strikes across Europe.

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THROWING AWAY THE KEY
Revolt in Spain as the locksmith union boycotts evictions

One group of Spanish workers has come together to stick a spanner in the works of austerity misery. Or more specifically, in the locks.

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A CUT ABOVE THE REST

Anti-cuts protesters block Lord Freud's Highgate London home and stage "evict a millionaire" demo.

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Bad June Rising
Climate Games, Anarcho-festivals and the resurgence of UK Uncut - looks like June's going to be a busy one.

We started writing about three interesting but unrelated things happening in June. Here is an amalgamated version, which is worth a read.

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TTIP of the Iceberg

The US and the EU are negotiating a new trade agreement – TTIP – which amounts to the biggest transfer of power to corporations seen in recent years.

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PICKETS AND CHIPS ON THE SEAFRONT

An update on Brighton Hospitality workers and their work around employability rights, unionisation and campaign success.

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