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An Occupiers Perspective

This section aims to provide a space for the varied and diverse voices of Occupy London.
 
 

An Occupier’s Perspective – Happy Independence Day Palestine

By Matthew Varnham, supporter of Occupy London & human rights activist
Happy Independence Day Palestine

On 15 November 1988 the independent state of Palestine was proclaimed by the Palestine National Council (PNC). Just as we pass now into 15 November 2012, Israel has launched airstrikes against Gaza – Operation Pillar of Defence.
 

At the[...]

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Diversity of Tactics Can Be a Bitch

When it comes to strategy and tactics, in spite of our firm principles, there is no one right way. A tactic that works excellently at one time can easily crash and burn at another time. Certain tactics have great appeal to one section of society and can easily alienate others. Tactical choices are based on[...]

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Food and democracy. #PutneyDebates

Saturday 10 November
Venue: Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HS
https://www.facebook.com/events/114672452021499/
11-12.30pm – Food and democracy
how do we ensure people have access to nutritious, sustainable and good food?
with Helena Paul, Econexus; Dominika Jarosz, Head of Campaigns for Pig Business, and Biofuelwatch

1.30-3pm – Energy and democracy
with Jeremy Leggett, Solarcentury; Ruth[...]

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A New Economy #PutneyDebates

Venue: St Mary’s Church/ Hall, Putney High Street, Putney
6-8pm A New Economy
with Clive Menzies and Janos Abel.
This two hour workshop examines flaws in the economic system, why it cannot be sustained and what an alternative system could look like. The foundations of the New Economy are: the means to life (water, food[...]

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Earthian’s Peace Walk to the Middle East

Earthian, OccupyLSX stalwart, has set off on a walk from the UK to the Middle East, a walk for peace during which he aims to use zero carbon and zero money. Earthian has chosen not to carry his British passport. He refuses to recognise the divisions that nationalities and religions impose on humans, and he[...]

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Capitalism is Crisis

Another World is Possible and We Can Write it Together
The revolution won’t start until noon in the UK, part of a long-standing tradition regarding political activists and early mornings. So, to see a fairly concerted number of people gathering in a slightly chilled hall on a soggy Sunday morning, clutching paper cups of coffee[...]

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Law and Democracy #PutneyDebates

“…the laws ought to be equal, so they must be good and not evidently destructive to the safety and well-being of the people. These things we declare to be our native rights…”
- excerpt from the Agreement of the People, October 1647
Nearly 400 years ago people came together for the historic Putney Debates to[...]

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Whose land?

“I see enclosure as a lens through which one can understand what’s been going on in this country over the past 1000 years.”  

Dressed in white and back, George makes for an unusual priest. Huddled over cameras and laptops, his flock looks equally unlikely. Tonight’s gathering, the seventh and perhaps most accessible event in the [...]

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Occupy Economics Debate – Occupiers Respond

The New Putney Debate’s session on social banking and Andy Haldane’s speech in particular have ignited intense discussions amongst Occupy supporters. Here are a selection of voices and opinions responding to ideas provoked by the debate…
 

“We need a day of action against debt and for real democracy in my opinion. Something that works[...]

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