Crossposted from A World to Win.
The Tory election victory cannot disguise the continuing break-up of the political-state system of rule and will actually hasten it. Over 75% of the UK electorate is unrepresented in any meaningful way while Scotland’s anti-austerity aspirations are blocked.
What appears as a shock result belies a deep-going[…]
The lesson of history is that radical social change is achieved by people working together and confronting the dominant power structures over a sustained period of time. The suffragettes, the civil rights activists, LGBT movement, to name a few, have all employed direct action to achieve recognition of their rights. The[…]
Brick Lane Debates: Radical General Assembly
Here is the Brick Lane Debates statement and proposal for the General Assembly tomorrow night.
Why we have called this meeting:
The general election result has created a crisis. A hard-right austerity regime has taken power with the support of barely one in three voters and one[…]
Looking at some next steps for the democratic movement. The day starts at noon with David Whyte discussing
ChildrensAssemblyhis recent book How Corrupt is Britain? (12pm), after which there will be a participatory session on reimagining democracy and moving towards a citizens’ assembly on the constitution opened by Open Democracy founder Anthony Barnett[…]
Great to meet you all. Hopefully we keep in contact with each other!
Here are some notes on the meeting. I’m hoping all the points are helpful in helping you organise similar meetings and spread the movement. Apologies if I missed anything or made any major mistakes. Feel free to respond with corrections/additions.[…]
Friday May 8th: There are alternatives!
A day to explore alternative systems happening in the UK including Move Your Money and a workshop on Democracy and Revolution
Urgent call out, shout it loud please
Occupy Democracy General Assembly for the Future
7 pm Parliament Square Friday 8 May
Let us demonstrate what democracy[…]
Thursday May 7th: Election Day!
To mark the election, our theme is the history of democracy. The provisional schedule – subject to change – is Paul Mobbs on “How I attempted a citizen’s arrest of the Cabinet, the state of our democracy through the lens of fracking, and the history of democracy &[…]
A day dedicated to learning about campaigns that have beat the system. The day starts with a skill-share run by UK Uncut who’ll be sharing some effective tools for facilitating participatory meetings to build your movement (1pm), this is followed by a session for students, teachers, academics and education support staff run by[…]
Exploring our demand for democratic reform of the media with Tim Gospill of the Media Reform Coalition (12 noon), Chris Hurd of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (1pm), Strike! Magazine’s workshop on Subvertising and Brandalism (2pm-4pm), Donnachadh McCarthy author of The Prostitute State and founder of Occupy Rupert Murdoch on the “The Prostituted[…]