Occupy London fights on, 2011


Occupy London demonstrators

From daily News Line in England:

Monday, 5 December 2011

‘WE WILL NOT BE EVICTED!’ – insist St Paul’s occupiers

‘We will not be evicted!’ was the clear message from the occupiers outside St Paul’s as they defy new attempts by the Corporation of the City of London to evict them.

Sandra Greenford told News Line: ‘We here at Occupy LSX are determined to stay for good. We will not be pushed, we will not be bribed, we will not be tricked and we will not be evicted!

‘Nothing can stop this movement from growing, in almost every country in the world there is an Occupy Movement of young and old people who refuse to pay the price for capitalism with their jobs and health care and lives.

‘In the US the Occupy Movement has defied attempts to brutalise, gas, attack and destroy the occupied areas.

‘Every time the US police try to destroy the will of the people, the will of the people grows stronger.

‘The same is true for our occupation, with every threat, with every attack, with every day our resolve to stay grows and we become stronger in the belief in our own strength.’

Another occupier, who travelled all the way from Ireland to participate in the occupation, Conor said: ‘The church has made us an offer where they will put up a tent in St Paul’s Cathedral and some can stay there but the rest of us would have to leave.

‘This insulting and pathetic offer is a liberal front to try and give the church a democratic and popular face.

‘Meanwhile, the Corporation of London have made further threats and they have re-opened the eviction proceedings.

‘There was a problem because land was split between St Pauls, the Corporation of London and the public highway.

‘The law states that you can evict a permanent structure on the public highway.

‘As long as we move the tents every few days they are stuck.

‘But now they are moving to proceed with the eviction, we are more determined than ever to stay.

‘I am coming on the march to defend Chase Farm hospital and I will whip up a few of my friends to come with me.

‘I think occupying Chase Farm hospital is a huge step forwards, I came from Galway for exactly this sort of thing.

‘This is what I travelled 400 miles for!

‘Governments can survive gestures like marches, but to occupy something like Chase Farm hospital is tangible it is full of power, it is powerful.

‘We are for keeping the hospital open. My friends are involved in the struggle to keep Brent library open.

‘We should occupy any service threatened with closure and keep it running.

‘We need to get away from the idea that the House of Commons is the way to change things.

‘We need a multi-pronged attack, a general strike, to take to the streets, to occupy services and to force the government to collapse.

‘They are going to move to a similar sort of government to that of Greece or Italy here in this country.

‘Greece is the economic template for every European nation.

‘This means that we have to move fast to defeat them.’

A group from the Occupy London occupation decided to do a walk to parliament. Before they left, Simon More said: ‘We are doing a peace walk to Westminster to call for a radical change to the UK foreign policy away from war and towards peace.

‘We intend to remain here outside St Paul’s to develop our visions for a better world.

‘We will not be coerced in to departing.’

His friend Matthew Thomas added: ‘I believe that the foreign policy of the state is based on aggression and intimidation.

‘All the state’s interventions have been based on violence, which I am against.

‘The motivation behind all these interventions is economic, to serve the state’s financial interests.

‘The current theme seems to be profit before people. imperialism is hugely unfair, it seems that they just want to oppress smaller countries.

‘We are for collectivism and mutual co-operation not imperialism.’

Alfie Evers, a young writer, said: ‘This is my first time at Occupy St Pauls and I have come down because it has been on my agenda to stop and see and I am glad that it is still going.

‘I am massively against the big banks and corporations making the people pay for the crisis.’

At the daily General Assembly meeting the Free Assange/Manning campaign appealed to the occupiers: ‘I urge everyone from Occupy LSX to come down to the High Court on The Strand on Monday December 5th at 8.30am to support Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.’

The Assange/Manning campaign told News Line: ‘This is possibly Julian Assange’s final hearing.

‘We urge everyone to come down to the High Court.

‘Wikileaks is important because it has revealed the Iraq/Afghanistan war diaries which are legally admissible, historical documentation of the day-to-day activity of troops on the ground.

‘There could be potential war crimes tribunals for those who pursued these wars over the last decade.

‘Bradley Manning is the “whistle blower” who is accused of releasing these valuable documents.

‘He is facing a military tribunal on December 17 rather than a fully accountable, proper public trial.

‘He has 36 charges, one of which carries the death penalty.

‘We urge everyone to come down to the US embassy on December 16 and 17.

Assange must not be deported and Bradly Manning must be given a free and fair public trial.

‘Occupy is the voice of the 99%.’

6 thoughts on “Occupy London fights on, 2011

  1. 05/12/2011 @ 12:29:25

    Police ‘infiltrated’ Occupy LA camp

    United States: Los Angeles police used nearly a dozen undercover detectives to infiltrate the Occupy LA encampment before last week’s raid to gather information on the protesters, local media reported at the weekend.

    Occupy LA protester Mario Brito told City News Service that he was not surprised by the revelation, but said it was “tantamount to 1950s McCarthyism.”

    Earlier, the city attorney’s office filed criminal misdemeanor charges on Friday against 27 more of the people arrested in the police sweep of the camp.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/

    See also

    http://wsws.org/articles/2011/dec2011/lapd-d06.shtml

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  2. London is the seat of oppression throughout the world, this entrenched culture has been dominant for hundreds of years, backed by the industrial revolution having been able to oppress the world including 95% of its population owing to principle foreign powers such as the Royals who are in association with foreigners and having the Lords who are all part of a corrupt system essentially oppressing the main population that has little say in any democratic process, this is ensued by violence and the gun, their is no shortage of state killers who are enlisted as a result of killing overseas in war who now like dogs who have tasted sheep’s blood can no longer decline work for the country and having remuneration for killing any one who is deemed a threat to state politics, what the average person cannot comprehend is how ruthless the state 1% is, with the sale of weapons by Britain to despot puppet governments and the ability of the British establishment to create Syria”s destruction and many countries throughout our planet exemplifies what length’s a ruthless organization will go to in its a state of stupor similar to a drugged State to maintain power.

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    • London was ‘the seat of oppression throughout the world’ in the nineteenth century. It still has a rather important world political role today, but I’d say less so than Washington DC.

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      • I am well aware of America being the supposed seat of power today, having lived through WW2 and experiencing rationing until the late 1950’s, paying America for their contribution to Britain’s war effort which incidentally the Americans let the war going before coming in on the late part of this war? essentially Britain protected America from German invasion as a latter possibility.
        My point is that Britain as the first and main thrust of the industrial revolution were as a cowardly act able to control most of the planet with violence, having the war implements that gave them a advantage that the countries they conquered were in no position to fight as a result of the industrial conditions, of Britain, what I am saying to you is as a symbolic condition the British hierarchy should make amends for their history of violating the rest of our world that is rather than supplying arms to despot governments and repressive regimes would do well to reverse their bad karma and commit to re building these counties that they have violated.
        America is as having a evil Father the offspring and Father of evil produced a offspring being America whom is a violent society within it self and abroad as Britain is and was, I do not know if you just cannot get it or are a condescending individual who has got it in for me? if you cannot understand what I write I can elaborate more on these issue? naturally I am not talking in terms of self righteous doctrine, I am attempting to say what is so in a spiritual sense of becoming to another way of being in this world not just as a individual but importantly as a rebirth of Nations?

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