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Occupy movement

John’s Occupy London diary

28 November 2011
"Over the past week we’ve been given a date for Occupy London’s court date. This is part of the City of London’s attempts to evict the camp.

Thousands support Occupy protest in Frankfurt

15 November 2011
Some 10,000 demonstrators encircled the banking sector of Frankfurt in Germany last Saturday. The atmosphere was exuberant. Another 8,000 took to the streets in Berlin.

London occupy faces legal action

15 November 2011
Marxist author David Harvey came to speak at the Occupy London protest camp outside St Paul’s cathedral last Saturday. He had previously written in support of the Occupy movement.

Anger as New York police attack Occupy Wall Street camp

15 November 2011
The general mood in New York right now is of anger and resolve. Since the start of OWS we have been preparing for police eviction. So this was partially a surprise—but also really not. An emergency response network had been established via text messages, which immediately alerted the community.

Occupy movement faces repression across US

15 November 2011
A wave of repression came down on the Occupy movement across the US last weekend. Police evicted Occupy Denver in Colorado.

New York activists respond to Occupy Wall Street evictions

15 November 2011
Eric Fretz is a socialist activist based in New York who is involved with Occupy Wall Street (OWS). "I got word in the early hours of Tuesday morning that the OWS encampment had been raided by police," he told Socialist Worker.

Occupy Oakland strikes back

08 November 2011
The city of Oakland in northern California, home of the fifth largest port in the US, saw incredible scenes on Wednesday evening last week. More than 15,000 people descended on the port to shut it down as part of the first strike to be called by the Occupy movement.

Occupy protests keep on growing

08 November 2011
There are now at least 15 occupations underway across Britain—in Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, London Stock Exchange, London Finsbury Square, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth and Sheffield.

Occupy London's march on parliament

08 November 2011
Over 2,000 people marched from Occupy London’s St Paul’s Cathedral camp to Parliament Square last Saturday. It was part of a day of action to spread the occupation’s message to the public. The City of London and the cathedral now say they will not move protesters until after Christmas.

Occupy London protesters defy police to march on parliament

06 November 2011
Activists marched from Occupy London's St Paul's Cathedral camp to Parliament Square yesterday (Saturday). Some 2,000 set off with the main march at 3pm, while several hundred more dodged their way past police to reach the destination.

Occupy London camp debates New Year ‘eviction deadline’

03 November 2011
Activists at Occupy London outside St Paul’s Cathedral gathered to discuss their response to the latest talks with the City of London last night, Wednesday.

Occupy London camp defies eviction threats

01 November 2011
The row over attempts to remove London’s main Occupy camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral intensified this week.

City threatens Occupy London camp

01 November 2011
Activists at the Occupy London protest outside St Paul’s Cathedral are facing the continued threat of forcible eviction.

Oakland gears up for a general strike

01 November 2011
Occupy Oakland’s call for a general strike on 2 November has transformed the political climate in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Occupy London camp defiant over eviction threat

31 October 2011
The row over attempts to remove London's main Occupy camp intensified as the dean of St Paul's, Graeme Knowles, resigned on Monday afternoon. The Occupy the Stock Exchange camp outside St Paul's Cathedral is still going strong, but now faces legal proceedings to evict it.

London occupiers set up 'truly free' university

25 October 2011
"There’s a new university in London—and it’s free," says Kitty, a postgraduate student at London School of Economics and part of the camp’s Tent City University working group.

From Sydney to Lahore, protest camps continue to grow

25 October 2011
Police raided the camp in Melbourne’s central square in Australia on Friday of last week. They used pepper spray, horses and dogs to push out the hundreds of occupiers.

Wall Street Clash

25 October 2011
Zuccotti Park is a slice of prime downtown Manhattan real estate, named—with an almost comical lack of imagination—after the chairman of the private company that owns it. Yet for just over a month now, the site has had another name—Liberty Square.

London occupiers: ‘We’re here to stay’

25 October 2011
The Occupy London camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral is digging in for the long haul.

Occupy movement continues to grow across Britain

24 October 2011
The Occupy London camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral is digging in for the long haul. It has now been there for over a week.

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