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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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BROUGHT TO THE BOOK

This weekend it’s the big one. No, not Man U vs Man C, but the 28th London Anarchist Bookfair.

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DIRECT HACKTION
SchNEWS interviews Richard Stallman – hacker, founder of the Free Software movement and activist for digital-software-information freedom...

Most people have barely taken stock of the social and political impact of the rapid rise of the digital age and the internet – because they're too busy using it. It's an era characterised by people charging headlong (or maybe that's sleepwalking) into more and more digital consumption – eager to get whatever shiny new gadget, means of communication, or way to access data/media that comes along.

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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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GREECE TIGHTENING

Another 48 hour strike will begin on Wednesday (19th) in Greece, following on from last week’s general strike. Meanwhile the public continue rioting as only the Greeks know how, in response to the continuing barrage of political botch-ups and suffocating cuts.

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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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DIS-PUTIN' THE ELECTION
russia's winter of discontent

Russians rage over fraudulent elections

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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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OCCU-BYE BRIGHTON

Nearly two months after it began, Occupy Brighton has bowed out following a gale that blew most of the camp down.

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REMEMBER ALEXIS GRIGOROPOULOS
3 years after the 15 year-old's murder by police, Greece still burns

Greece roundup- Protests mark the 3rd anniversary of Alexis Grigoropoulos's death, yet another austerity package, 400 steel workers strike over unfair treatment.

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OFF THE SHELF

Greek anarchists re-appropriate supermarket goods off the shelves into the hands of pensioners.

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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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...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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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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BHOPAL: spied on by STRATFOR
wikileaks info haul reveals corporate spy ring

SchNEWS interviews Bhopal activist spied on by corporate intelligence agency, Stratfor

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OCCU-BYE LONDON
SchNEWS reports from the front lines as police evict the Bank of Ideas and Occupy LSX in one night

Four and a half months after its conception, Occupy London was dealt two severe blows on Monday the 27th

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NOTTS IN OUR NAME

Occupy Nottingham fights on

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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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Occupy The Farm

A new strategy inspired by South American peasant movements has emerged in San Francisco. 'Occupy The Farm' intends to break the corporations' control over the food industry and replace it by community-managed food production.

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Summits Up!

Climate Justice target UK Energy Summit

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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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Freedom to Fail
Freedom Press facing bankruptcy after being forced to settle copyright claim out of court

Freedom Press- the publishers of the U.Ks only regular anarchist (well anarchist with a capital A) newspaper are in danger of folding after having to settle a copyright claim out of court with a freelance photographer.

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Zapatistas under attack in Mexico

Autonomous villages seiged by paramilitaries.

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GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY

October 2nd to 16th is Seed Freedom Fortnight. Starting on the anniversary of Ghandi's birth and ending appropriately on World Food Day, there are two weeks to get out and partake in a wide range of seed related actions. But why should you dig it?

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Don't Stop Til You've ZAD Enough
ZAD FIGHTS EVICTION

Land occupiers fight back as cops try to evict for airport development in France

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ONE SKINNY-TAX-MOCK-A-CCINO TO GO

How ubiqitous terrible coffee chain, Starbucks, gets away with serving up tax free profits for its shareholders...

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Interview with a ZAD resister
As the cops close in, SchNEWS talks to a ZAD occupier about building resistance, burning barricades, and fighting for the countryside 'til the bitter end.

UPDATE: The sh*t's well and truly hit the fan since we published this interview last week... Stay tuned for more SchNEWS from the front...

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Hey you with the ZAD face?
Update from the french anti-capitalist land occupation.

  SchNEWS interview's one of the ZAD crew

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Summit to look forward to!
Resistance being planned in London, Dublin and Fermanagh as G8 draws nearer

If the “world leaders” heading to Enniskillen in June were hoping for an easy protest-free ride they were sadly mistaken

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EDF getting the Point?
Environment Agency Sells out to E.D.F and the Nuclear Industry

Recent announcement by Environmental Agency grants permits to EDF aiding the production of nuclear energy at Hinkley Point C.

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Bexhill Bypass: Round Two
Updates from the Stop the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road Campaign

With protestors gearing up for a second round of resistance there could be 'diversions ahead' for the East Sussex County Council and the road backing scum Trinity College in the University of Cambridge.

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Copfusion in the ranks!

State panicking over G8 protests on both sides of water

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PIG-ADILLY CIRCUS
Stop G8 Carnival Against Capitalism meets heavy police presence in Central London

Hundreds of anti-capitalistas confront an overwhelming police presence in London as part of a pre-emptive strike against the G8 summit

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LEGION ON THE RISE
A short briefing on the upcoming Operation Vendetta called by Anonymous hacktivists.

“Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.”

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Workfare not Fair

A week of action against forced labour.

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The Great Probation Sell-Off

Probation services set to be taken over by private sector mega corporations, during 'revolution' in prison and probation services.

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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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