The Birmingham Flash Mob is holding a massive street party in the centre of Birmingham, on the 5th January 2013 starting at 1pm in Victoria Square. The plan is to shut down the city centre for the day. It is in response to corporations on the high streets who have evaded an excess of £70[…]Read more →
The Occupy Movement aims to be democratic. That means that everyone can participate in making decisions. So how can decisions be made in a way that facilitates diversity, participation and not to mention good decisions?
Some advocate consensus as the democratic gold standard and insist that all decisions must be made in this way. Some[…]Read more →
At 12pm tomorrow a judge will rule on whether to grant Barnet Council a possession order allowing it to take back control of the Friern Barnet People’s Library, which was occupied and re-opened in September.
During today’s hearing the library occupiers, who include local residents and members of the Occupy movement, argued that forcing[…]
17 DECEMBER: Meet at 9:30am
In September residents of Barnet in North London took action against the local council and occupied their local library which had been closed down as a consequence of the government’s austerity measures despite overwhelming local opposition.
The council is now trying to evict the occupiers and hand over the premises[…]Read more →
Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008.
He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, New York City. He also teaches classes regularly at the Brecht Forum in Manhattan.
In this Skype[…]
Up the Anti is a one day conference to think about and discuss how we lay claim to the future that we want and deserve. It will host an eclectic mix of sessions, ranging from in-depth seminars and debates to participatory, facilitated discussions and workshops. There are many questions we need to ask, including:
Is[…]Read more →
Activists from Occupy, 15M and The PIIGS talk about Agora 99 and The European Social Forum at the Friern Barnet People’s Library.
In the past month events around Europe have helped strengthen the ties with other movements around the world and in particular in the rest of Europe. As a result two convergences occurred in[…]
• An afternoon; of stories, photos, short films, food and histories
• 1pm to 5pm………………..
• History of the building and local area
• Libraries; more than a public service
• The campaign to save Friern Barnet Library
• One Barnet – what does it mean?
• Local campaigns – what works?
An action organised by Fuel Poverty Action, Disabled People Against Cuts and the Greater London Pensioners’ Association. Other organisations taking part include Single Mothers’ Self-Defence, Southwark Pensioners’ Action Group and WinVisible (women with visible and invisible disabilities).
Meet Thursday 29th November at 11am outside the main entrance to the Treasury on Horse Guards Road,[…]Read more →