Monthly Archives: November 2011

Estimated 20,000 in Bristol for rally

According to Bristol Anti cuts  Police have estimated 20,000 people in central Bristol today. Public sector workers across the country took to the streets today on strike regarding the governments planned changes to their pensions and pay. The centre of … Continue reading

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UWE Occupation is now in progress.

Entering and setting up the camp at 2.30pm yesterday afternoon, we’ve set up in the foyer and lecture theatre, the chapel, on St. Matthias campus. Really relaxed, as yet no reaction from the University… Very little security presence, and those … Continue reading

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A word about finance and transparency

Last week the Occupy Bristol finance group was re-structured and now consists of 5 people who were appointed by nominations at a General Assembly. The occupation now has an account with Bristol Credit Union and we will soon start putting … Continue reading

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Alcoholics and Drug Users are not bad people

A view from an occupier. Visitors to the muddy village we call home drop by to show solidarity, support and occasionally contempt. Sometimes they can expect a greeting by a group of intoxicated people holding cans of Special Brew sitting … Continue reading

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Occupy Bristol go to town for Move Your Money Day

photo: Lanre Fehintola This afternoon in support of National Move Your Money Day protesters from the Occupy Bristol camp moved on from their last action in Clifton and took the campaign to the city centre. Wearing Guy Fawkes masks they … Continue reading

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Cathedral may step up and offer to host meeting

At today’s meeting with the Council and the Dean we were disappointed to learn that the Council are not going to make a room available for our public meeting. The reasons that this is not possible remain unclear, it seems … Continue reading

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How can we build our movement and advance our arguments without camping on College Green?

We have become increasingly aware of a small but vocal number of Bristolians who are raising questions about our tactic of camping on College Green. It is interesting for us to note that a large number of our critics do … Continue reading

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A view from a (angry) occupier

My name is Peter, I speak only for myself, I do not represent the camp As most of you already know, occupy Bristol is due to enter its 6th week. The aim from the very start has been to raise … Continue reading

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A view from an occupier #7

Photo courtesy of noise of art “My name is Henry. I am 18 years old. I am a university student in Wales. I speak only for myself, I do not represent the camp. I stay here part of the time, commuting from … Continue reading

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A view from a (New York) Occupier

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