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Occupy London’s Tent University and newspaper

Occupy London is organising seminars as well as having informal exchanges with anyone who wants to put forward news or...
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Wholesale Markets could support 15,000 jobs in Wider Economy

More clearly expressed wisdom and informed commonsense from economist David Bailey  For some background on the Markets, look at his...
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A 24% rise in ‘member owned’ energy co-operatives, 2007-2011

News from Pat Conaty, LWM's co-founder:  It seems that the UK population is taking energy into its own hands, with...
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Taking up the challenge: mapping alternatives

Have we come to a “fork in the road of life” ? Julian Rose  writes:   Pointing to the left is...
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The greatest challenge faced by ‘Occupy UK’

The greatest challenge faced by ‘Occupy UK’

  The greatest challenge faced by protestors seeking a better future is not eviction – but the assertion that they...
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Consumer spending and ‘growth’ undermined by inflation

With UK inflation now over 5% on both the headline indices, the way this is threatening hopes of 'growth' is...
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Towards a co-operative future?

Source: a message from America’s New Economics Institute, ‘working across the spectrum to realize our vision for a democratic, sustainable...
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Car clubs: saving carbon and reducing ownership

There are now nearly 150,000 members of car clubs across the UK with cities, towns and even villages realising the...
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Four steps to self-reliance

The author of ‘The Growth Illusion’, Richard Douthwaite, lists four basic steps to self-reliance – the fourth being the production...
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New video for sustainable CAP reform and food sovereignty

LWM are a signatory to the European Food Declaration which has been promoted to guide CAP reform towards social justice...
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Green Deal could fail on fuel poverty, says new report – LWM press release

PRESS RELEASE                 PRESS RELEASE                 PRESS RELEASE Green Deal could fail on fuel poverty, says new report The Government’s flagship Green...
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Public meeting – future of the markets

As part of the SAVE OUR MARKETS campaign a public meeting is being held by the market campaign in St....
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The future: growth, continuity, descent or collapse?

Lean Logic: A dictionary of empowerment Lean Logic is a community of essays about inventive, cooperative self-reliance in the face...
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A Clitheroe dairy farmer reacts to planning proposals

  Kathleen Calvert is a campaigner for fair trade for British food producers, citizen journalist and localiser, whose family farm...
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Time to localise, as a big question mark hangs over the future of globalisation

‘Grim globalisation sermon’ by Indian prime minister  In the Calcutta Telegraph, K.P. Nayar reported the remarkable speech by Indian Prime Minister...
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Localism fringe – a transcript

This is an approximate transcript of my contribution to the excellent Libdem conference fringe session held yesterday jointly by Friends...
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Energysaving Co-op launch, Weds 21st Sept 7pm

Just a last minute promotion for the launch of the new Energysaving Co-op. Please let John know if you are...
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Award winning Eastside cafe under threat

The Eastside Cafe in Digbeth is a BeB Sustainable Restaurant Awards winner and one of the few excellent small businesses to...
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What’s being made in Britain?

Welcome to BuyBritish.com! The aim of this site is to harness the ‘Buy British’ attitude of many – and turn...
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We need to back the local

An extract from a letter in the Birmingham Post this week written by LWM Associate and Vice Chair, Dudley’s George...
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