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On [http://15october.net/ 15th October] 2011 the [http://occupywallstreet.org/ Occupy Wall Street] protests went global with [http://15october.net/where/ over 1,000 protests] around the planet.
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On [http://15october.net/ 15th October] 2011 the [http://occupywallstreet.org/ Occupy Wall Street] protests went global with [http://15october.net/where/ over 1,000 protests] around the planet. [http://www.occupybritain.co.uk/ In the UK] a number of towns and cities saw occupy actions which are ongoing. Birmingham protestors met at Victoria Square, [ [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486868.html 1] | [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486881.html 2] ]. A small protest took place in [https://sheffield.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/sheffield/2011/10/486919.html Sheffield] and [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486902.html Cardiff]. Several thousand attended a rally [http://london.indymedia.org/articles/10420 in London], where despite a show of force by the Met, a  General Assembly was held and tents pitched in front of St. Paul's Cathedral. In Scotland, tents were pitched in [http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/25189 Glasgow's George Square] and [http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/25191 Edinburgh's St. Andrew's Square]. Ongoing occupations also started in, [https://nottingham.indymedia.org/articles/2100 Nottingham], [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/487000.html Newcastle] and Bristol [ [http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/706040 1] | [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486950.html 2] ]. These occupations joined Manchester which had already been in Occupation since October 3rd, when  a camp was started in Albert Square, which later moved to the [http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486125.html Peace Gardens] after negotiations with the council and police. Future occupations are being discussed in many [http://www.occupybritain.co.uk/ other places].
  
In the UK a number of towns and cities saw occupy actions which are ongoing. Birmingham protestors met at Victoria Square, [ [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486868.html 1] | [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486881.html 2] ]. A small protest took place on the steps of [https://sheffield.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/sheffield/2011/10/486919.html Sheffield City Hall]. Several thousand attended a rally [http://london.indymedia.org/articles/10420 in London], where despite a show of force by the Met, a  General Assembly was held and tents pitched in front of St. Paul's Cathedral. In Scotland, tents were pitched in [http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/25189 Glasgow's George Square] and [http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/25191 Edinburgh's St. Andrew's Square]. Ongoing occupations also started in [http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/25191 Edinburgh], [ Nottingham] [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/487000.html Newcastle] and Bristol [ http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/706040[ 1] | [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486950.html 2] ]. These occupations joined Manchester which had already been in Occupation since October 3rd, when  a camp was started in Albert Square, which later moved to the [http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486125.html Peace Gardens] after negotiations with the council and police.
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The occupy protests have attracted increasing media attention and have also seen concerted efforts to try and bring together people to unite in a struggle for a better world. They have attracted many new people who have not been involved in protests before, and having focussed initially on the failures of the banking system, and against the growing inequality in our societies, they are attempting to start addressing wider issues as their workshops and General Assemblies begin to explore new ways of working with each other, and of organising the camps and in some cases taking Direct Action. In the case of Occupy Wall Street, working groups worked to build links with unions and with communities as they seek to unite people under a banner of [http://the99percent.com/articles "We are the 99%"], the the face of the [https://imgur.com/a/U4FR4 growth of the wealth of the 1%].
  
The occupy protests have attracted increasing media attention and have also seen concerted efforts to try and bring together people to unite in a struggle for a better world. They have attracted many new people who have not been involved in protests before, and having focussed initially on the failures of the banking system, and against the growing inequality in our societies, they are attempting to start addressing wider issues as their workshops and General Assemblies begin to explore new ways of working with each other, and of organising the camps and in some cases taking Direct Action. In the case of Occupy Wall Street, working groups worked to build links with unions and with communities as they seek to unite people under a banner of [[http://the99percent.com/articles "We are the 99%"]
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'''Ongoing Occupations: UK: [ [http://www.occupybritain.co.uk/ occupybritain.co.uk] | [https://www.facebook.com/occupy.britain Facebook] | [http://www.occupybritain.co.uk/ Twitter] ]  | London: [ [http://occupylsx.org/ occupylsx.org] | [http://occupylondon.org.uk/ occupylondon.org.uk] |  [http://www.facebook.com/occupyLondon Facebook] | [https://twitter.com/OccupyLSX Twitter] | [http://livestream.com/occupyLSX Live Stream] | [http://olsx.wikia.com/wiki/Olsx_Wiki Wiki] ] Nottingham: [ [http://twitter.com/occupynotts Twitter] | [https://www.facebook.com/occupy.nottingham Facebook] ] | Edinburgh: [ [http://www.occupyedinburgh.org/ occupyedinburgh.org] | [http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupyedinburgh Live Stream] | Twitter: [https://twitter.com/occed occed] | [https://twitter.com/OccupyEdinburgh OccupyEdinburgh] | [https://www.facebook.com/Occupyedinburgh Facebook] ] Glasgow: [ [http://www.occupyglasgow.org/ occupyglasgow.org] |  [https://twitter.com/weoccupyglasgow Twitter] | [https://www.facebook.com/occupyglasgow Facebook] ] Manchester: [ [https://www.facebook.com/OccupyMCR Facebook] | [https://twitter.com/occupymcr Twitter] ] Bristol: [ [http://occupybristol.noblogs.org/ occupybristol.noblogs.org] | [https://twitter.com/occupybristoluk Twitter] | [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Bristol/156092691150973 Facebook] ] Newcastle: [ [http://occupynewcastle.org/ occupynewcastle.org] | [https://twitter.com/occupynewcastle Twitter] | [http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Newcastle/146244255472701 Facebook] ]'''
 
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London: http://occupylsx.org/ | http://www.facebook.com/occupyLondon | https://twitter.com/OccupyLSX | http://livestream.com/occupyLSX  
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Nottingham: http://nottingham.indymedia.org.uk/articles/2079
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Edinburgh: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupyedinburgh | https://twitter.com/occed | http://www.facebook.com/Occupyedinburgh
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Glasgow: http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/25189
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Manchester: https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486945.html |
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Bristol: http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/706040 | https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486950.html |  
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Cardiff: https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/486902.html |
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Newcastle: https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/10/487000.html |
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Latest revision as of 00:46, 20 October 2011

On 15th October 2011 the Occupy Wall Street protests went global with over 1,000 protests around the planet. In the UK a number of towns and cities saw occupy actions which are ongoing. Birmingham protestors met at Victoria Square, [ 1 | 2 ]. A small protest took place in Sheffield and Cardiff. Several thousand attended a rally in London, where despite a show of force by the Met, a General Assembly was held and tents pitched in front of St. Paul's Cathedral. In Scotland, tents were pitched in Glasgow's George Square and Edinburgh's St. Andrew's Square. Ongoing occupations also started in, Nottingham, Newcastle and Bristol [ 1 | 2 ]. These occupations joined Manchester which had already been in Occupation since October 3rd, when a camp was started in Albert Square, which later moved to the Peace Gardens after negotiations with the council and police. Future occupations are being discussed in many other places.

The occupy protests have attracted increasing media attention and have also seen concerted efforts to try and bring together people to unite in a struggle for a better world. They have attracted many new people who have not been involved in protests before, and having focussed initially on the failures of the banking system, and against the growing inequality in our societies, they are attempting to start addressing wider issues as their workshops and General Assemblies begin to explore new ways of working with each other, and of organising the camps and in some cases taking Direct Action. In the case of Occupy Wall Street, working groups worked to build links with unions and with communities as they seek to unite people under a banner of "We are the 99%", the the face of the growth of the wealth of the 1%.

Ongoing Occupations: UK: [ occupybritain.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter ] | London: [ occupylsx.org | occupylondon.org.uk | Facebook | Twitter | Live Stream | Wiki ] Nottingham: [ Twitter | Facebook ] | Edinburgh: [ occupyedinburgh.org | Live Stream | Twitter: occed | OccupyEdinburgh | Facebook ] Glasgow: [ occupyglasgow.org | Twitter | Facebook ] Manchester: [ Facebook | Twitter ] Bristol: [ occupybristol.noblogs.org | Twitter | Facebook ] Newcastle: [ occupynewcastle.org | Twitter | Facebook ]