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Bankers love Boris

November 16, 2011
bankers love Boris

bankers love Boris

This morning a small protest took place against London Mayor Boris Johnson for his crass comments that judges should show some balls and evict St Paul’s in-the-Camp.

Boris calls for judges to have the courage to remove ‘crusties’
“Bankers love Boris” protest at City Hall
Occupy protesters accuse Boris Johnson of defending the rich
Boris Johnson Dubbed ‘Mayor of the 1%’ as St Paul’s Camp Faces Eviction

Since becoming Mayor in 2008, Mayor Boris has had official meetings with bankers 86 times, compared to only 15 public meetings.

Now it may come as some surprise to Mayor Boris but we actually live in a democracy, we do not all dance to the tune of the City of London. Who does Mayor Boris represent?

What makes Occupy different: inclusion
Occupy and anarchism’s gift of democracy

Those in the camp are driving the national debate. What we are seeing is real democracy in action, not the sham democracy, the childish public-school point-scoring that takes place in Westminster, where the public is reduced to election fodder. Participatory democracy, not representative democracy where Mayor Boris and his ilk represent the 1%.

A sense of the masses – a manifesto for the new revolution

Were Mayor Boris to actually visit the camp he would find that it is not obstructing the highway, that it is not damaging local businesses, that visitor numbers to St Paul’s are up.

When Pandora and I visited St Paul’s in-the-Camp a couple of weeks ago during Sermon on the Steps, we talked to the sushi bar across the road. They told us business was up. Looking in the adjacent coffee bars we could see they were packed.

Sermon on the Steps at St Paul’s in-the-Camp

Today the City of London let slip that the only reason they engaged in talks with the camp was that they thought it would hasten their eviction. Now it is back to legal action. But does the City of London really expect a brutal eviction in the eyes of the world’s media being fought out on the steps of St Paul’s?

Occupy London statement on renewed legal action from the City of London Corporation
Notice served by Corporation of London
OccupyLSX: Eviction Back On
St Paul’s protest: Eviction notices put up at camp

In serving notice on St Paul’s in-the-Camp, two people at the camp were assaulted, one of who was sufficiently injured to require hospital treatment!

Occupy London responds to City of London Corporation notice; Alleged assault

The City of London is a Rotten Borough that should be abolished. It is a parasitical organisation that harms us all. Vulture funds are preying on the world’s poor. The City of London does not create wealth, it accumulates wealth from the rest of us.

UK urged to prevent vulture funds preying on world’s poorest countries
Wealth Destroyers

Following their violent eviction by NYPD and following a court ruling in their favour, Occupy Wall Street are back.

NYPD police brutality against Occupy Wall Street
Court order allows Occupy Wall St. protesters back

It would appear that the attack on Occupy Wall Street was part of a coordinated crackdown across the country.

Update: ‘Occupy’ crackdowns coordinated with federal law enforcement officials

During their attack on Occupy Wall Street the thugs in the NYPD destroyed the cycle power system, trashed or stole several laptops and a wifi system. They also trashed or stole the People’s Library containing around 5,500 maybe more books. At least 50 of these books were donated and signed by their authors.

Will the mayor and NYPD be compensating for all that they have stolen or trashed?

NYPD police brutality against Occupy Wall Street

November 15, 2011
NYPD blockade in contempt of injunction

NYPD blockade in contempt of injunction

pedal power bike systems that powered the entire camp trashed by NYPD

pedal power bike systems that powered the entire camp trashed by NYPD

If the mayor and Wall Street think this is just about a park, then they don’t have clue about what’s next. — Michael Moore

It’s too late. Tens of millions of Americans won’t let the Occupy Wall Street momentum stop. They want the banks stopped and they want their America back. — Michael Moore

Phase Two of this massive, nonviolent MAJORITY movement will now commence. Wall St will wish they had just left it alone in the park. — Michael Moore

I urge you to call the 1st precinct in New York at 1-212-334-0611 to demand that NYPD stops their attacks on Occupy Wall Street protesters. — Bianca Jagger

Last night NYPD targeted Occupy Wall Street, the area was sealed off, journalists were denied access, local residents were locked in their apartments and not allowed out, even news helicopters were not allowed to fly overhead.

Occupy Wall Street: New York police clear Zuccotti Park

Protesters were not deterred and vowed to return. A temporary injunction was granted allowing them to return, but in a blatant contempt of court, the New York Mayor and NYPD have ignored the injunction.

Is this the form of democracy the houseboy in the White House wishes to export? Has his Wall Street backers whispered in his ear, enough is enough, do you not want us to fill your campaign coffers?

A call out has gone to local churches to follow the example of St Paul’s and work with the protesters.

Today Occupy London Stock Exchange marched to the US Embassy in London to protest the police brutality. They found a police cordon and only those with US passports allowed through.

Solidarity Action with Occupy Wall Street eviction
Occupy London expresses solidarity with Occupy Wall Street at the US embassy

Last night was the Lord Mayor’s Banquet. Peaceful protesters were attacked, seven were arrested. Their bail conditions that they may not be within the City of London means they have to leave St Paul’s in-the-Camp, but fortunately Finsbury Square is not in the City of London.

Police use unprovoked force against peaceful Occupy London campaigners

St Paul’s in-the-Camp held a feast for the poor.

On Sunday private security evicted people from St Paul’s who wished to attend the Remembrance Sunday service, including an Iraq war veteran.

On Guy Fawkes night, police kettled people from the camp who tried to join the Jarrow March.

Guy Fawkes night

St Paul’s learnt the error of their ways and are working with the camp, but this message has not got through to clergy at other cathedrals who are repeating the same mistakes made by St Paul’s.

Church support for camps is tested by protesters’ conduct

The City of London are rumoured to be re-instating their legal action against the camp. The City of London broke off amicable talks with the camp.

Occupy London faces renewed eviction attempt

Mayor Boris calls on the judges to have to courage to clear St Paul’s in-the-Camp. He seems to forget, as does the City of London, that we live in a democracy, which means the right to protest, not the right to be for sale to the highest bidder.

Boris calls for judges to have the courage to remove ‘crusties’

And by the way Boris, if you troubled to visit the camp rather than talking out of your arse, you would see that it is not obstructing the highway!

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