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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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War, Law and Taxes #PutneyDebates

Wednesday 31 October
Venue: Mahatma Gandhi Hall at the Indian YMCA, Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6AQ.
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Voting with your Taxes
‘This house holds that the most effective non-violent democratic way for taxpayers to hold governments to account for their performance is lawful tax resistance’
The event will address and debate[...]

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Occupy’s analysis praised by Bank of England’s Andy Haldane – but this must only be the beginning

Haldane echoes Occupy’s analysis by linking inequality to economic instability

In questioning from audience, notes that there is ‘no great ideological chasm’ to jump on a Financial Transaction Tax and the risk of banks moving abroad is “somewhat overblown“

Many of Occupy’s concerns remain to be tackled; panellist Mick McAteer, consumer advocate and Director of[...]

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Impossible To Imagine

When I first arrived in the Occupy movement on the 15th of october 2011 I was primarily concerned with power. I didn’t know enough about capitalism to be completely for or against it but I did understand that the political system had been taken over by corporate empires. To me inequality in all it’s forms,[...]

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How to Livestream Skillshare, at the Hobo Hilton

Skillshare about how to livestream. Below are the comments from the onliners.
Remember theres techie advice available on livestream too,
Also streamers should co-ordinate with each other to make sure someones covering events, and they can also cover different parts of same protest
COMMUNICATION IS IMPORTANT – between streamers and between online support, including lsx[...]

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The English Revolution, the #PutneyDebates and the making of the British Constitution

Sunday 28 October
Venue: Putney Station pub, 94-98 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 2SP
Real Democracy
2 pm – The English Revolution, the Putney Debates and the making of the British Constitution
with the Occupy Real Democracy working group

These debates are brought to the people by Occupy London for FREE – but if you can[...]

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Occupy Strategy – Radio interview with Micheal Albert

In this interview one year into the Occupy movement I discuss with Michael Albert issues around organising for a better society, strategy, people and politics.
Michael Albert is an American activist, economist, speaker, and writer.
During the 1960s, he was a member of Students for a Democratic Society, and was active in the anti-Vietnam War[...]

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Akira and experiencing Public Transport for a Wheelchair user.

Leaving the Putney Debates in St. Mary’s Church, we decided that it was too much hassle to take a bus, especially in the rain. There were enough people to assist Akira in getting to Central London and then home.
We went to the nearest tube station, Putney Bridge on the District Line. It is a[...]

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Greater London Pensioners Association: Fuel Poverty Demo. Westfield. Stratford.

The latest gas and electricity price rises are a nail in many coffins. 65 people died every day last winter as a result of illnesses caused by cold homes. Many of these people were pensioners and disabled people. As energy company prices – and profits – soar, there will be many more deaths this year.[...]

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