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Class War Autumn Statement

As George Osborne gave his Autumn statement in Parliament on 25th November, announcing both more austerity and yet more deficit, Class War activists visited his family business, Osborne & Little on the King’s Road, London.

They were there to protest, that despite massive turnover, and excellent remunerations to top staff and shareholders, the business has somehow contrived to pay virtually no corporation tax over the past few years, and in one recent year it even acquired a tax rebate of £12,000 due to some creative accounting.

The group of fewer than a dozen activists held a large banner and some small placards outside the shop, and engaged with locals, while police stood in front of the doors, and another twenty officers lurked in vans round the corner.

 

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24th Oct 2015, Occupy the Daily Mail – video report

On 24th October 2015, media and climate activists began a 48-hour vigil and protest outside the London HQ of the Daily Mail in Derry Street, Kensington.

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, joined one of the group, Donnachadh McCarthy, for a meeting with the Managing Director of the Daily Mail, Charles Garside, and their Environmental Correspondent.

During the meeting they presented evidence of misleading and unscientific headlines, which the newspaper staff undertook to respond to.

Later there was a candlelit silent vigil to remember the people killed by climate change (which the UN currently estimates is nearly half a million each year).

Several activists continued to camp outside the building until Sunday.