An Occupiers Perspective
Where did Occupy go?
What happened to all your noise?
You started with cymbals, and songs and with speeches
and passionate statements and thousands of people.
Where did Occupy go? You speak like children…
Like Occupy came out of nothing and vanished before you;
Insubstantial as the shredded ripstock in municipal land fill.
Hi folks Bohemia update:
Weds 12-1 pm yoga weds 6pm cabaret workshop, and weds 6-10 pm board games night,
Thurs 4-6 pm home education group,
Fri 7-11 pm burlesque cabaret,
Sat 1-2 pm yoga,
Sunday 3-6 pm share cooking 6-8 pm people’s kitchen share feast.
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Occupy, two years on
By Jamie Kelsey-Fry
(first published, New Internationalist)
Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson called them ‘a canary in the mine’ while London mayor Boris Johnson called them ‘an eruption of boils’. Labour leader Ed Miliband said they sent out ‘danger signals’ that only the ‘most reckless will ignore’. Conservative Prime Minister David[...]
The Occupy Movement: Two Years On
Activist, anarchist and anthropologist David Graeber talks about the work of the Occupy movement.
Exactly two years ago the Occupy London General Assembly first gathered on the steps of St Paul’s.
Tonight, David Graeber – author of The Democracy Project and key contributor to the Occupy movement worldwide –[...]
Dr Louise Irvine chair’s the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign which has seen a massive mobilisation of local people; 25,000 people marched to prevent the closure of the A & E. The campaign is planning a People’s Commissions of Enquiry, chaired by barrister Michael Mansfield QC , who will hear the evidence that the Trust Special[...]Read more →
Swiss to Vote on Guaranteed $2800 Monthly Income for All Adults
From Diana – Some potentially useful links:
European initiative: http://basicincome2013.eu/
UK group: http://basicincome.org.uk/
Clues to why UBI is supported by very different groups, for very different reasons (including some neoliberals!):
I still reckon the risks of it being turned on its[...]
This is the question being asked by a few people. Kensington and Chelsea contains some of the most expensive real estate in London, yet there are a number of empty residential properties, some empty for years.
In this case, it has become more profitable to keep a property empty instead of having them occupied. Statistics[...]
Latest move for the anti-fracking campaign. Report from one of the protectors.
BALCOMBE COMMUNITY PROTECTION CAMP VIGIL.
23.41. the Camp and the environmental vigilantes are still all well. about a dozen or so here this evening, all people who have been part of the camp for ages, calm and sensible typs. thers a blazing fire[...]
To launch the new issue of STIR our guests will discuss the alternatives and possible innovations to our financial system.
STIR’s 3rd issue ‘The Future of Money’ looks at the alternatives and possible innovations to our financial system.
In the issue philosopher activist Nina Power gives an account of money, campaigner Fran Boait describes Positive[...]