And dirty and smelly

The poor things of the Occupy London movement are “exhausted and jaded“:

The protestors camped in front of St Paul’s cathedral have issued a plea for more members as cold weather and an influx of addicts leaves demonstrators “exhausted and jaded”.

…“It’s been tough. Lots of people are exhausted. Problems have not been dealt with because we haven’t had the energy and we thought we’d be evicted this week. We need actual, physical, on-the-ground support,” the message said.

“We need people to help in info [sic], in the kitchen, to do the recycling, to welcome and chat with members of the public, to clean the site, to host or book or attend workshops and other events, to help with ‘tranquillity’ (aka security)… even just to hang out and inhabit the place and re-inspire those who after 3 months camping in the cold are a little jaded.

It adds: “Caution: Don’t come if you’re feeling tired or fragile. It really is tough. People always ask about the cold, but the cold is the least of it. We have people with alcohol and drug addiction issues, we have people with mental health problems and very challenging behaviour.

“As time goes on we have more and more of these people and fewer peaceful activists. If you can help with these issues you’re particularly needed. But don’t expect this to be like any work in these areas that you’ve ever done before!”


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

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