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The City, the Banks & the EU – all in it together, by Tom Lines (Economics Working Group)

A few times a year – we don’t know exactly how often – 52 people meet in a room in London. We think they meet in the Guildhall. While most ordinary people know nothing about these meetings, the British government is fully up to speed. The people who attend these meetings work for organizations from[…]

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Co-operative Socialism by John Courtneidge

The Campaign for Co-operative Socialism by John Courtneidge (Occupy London Economics Working Group)

Co-operative Socialism is the nonviolent, non-hierarchical alternative to
both forms of capitalism (neoliberalism and neoconservatism) and to both
forms of totalitarianism (fascism and State ‘Communism’) – as you can see
on this political/social map:
In such a world, incomes will be much[…]

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Economics WG Minutes – Meeting – January 20 2014

Occupy London, Economics Working Group, Monday 20th
Janos, Steve P., Jamie, Julia, Helen
January. Friends Meeting House
MINUTES
Two new people showed up having never been to an EWG or Occupy meeting before. We made a
bit of time at the start of the agenda to welcome them and give them space to talk about[…]

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Strategy Meeting 19 Jan 2014

Present: Mark, Ali, Jamie, Steve, Andria, Ellie, Steve, George, Maria, Vica, Obi, Ellena, Clive
Monthly strategy meeting – planning for the next year; reflecting where we’re at.
Occupy values 12:15 to 13:45 Jamie and Mark
What keeps people active and shared ideas across the various working groups? Why does consensus
work or breakdown? Need a[…]

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HOLT – Hands Off London Transport Rally

HANDS OFF LONDON TRANSPORT RALLY Leaflet
Londoners! Tube users! ORGANISE to ensure OUR transport system is properly funded and staffed to ensure a safe, reliable and accessible service for all. Defend jobs and London’s tube and transport network against Tory and Mayor Boris Johnson’s £9.8 billion cuts!
PUBLIC RALLY
Jeremy Corbyn, MP
Manuel Cortes, TSSA[…]

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Occupy Barnet meeting 15-01-14

Occupy Barnet Meeting Minutes
Where: Mill Hill Bohemia
When: 7:30pm 15-01-14
6 in attendance.
Agenda and points:
De-Briefs: Mike Freer MP Christmas Carol Action and..
Whittington Hospital Action. – Discussion regarding successes and improvements.
Outreach: Space needed on Occupy London website with time line of actions and links to FB page and email.
Bedroom Tax:[…]

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Sunday Stroll in Salford (Barton Moss)

By Hazel, OLSX occupier. First blogged at hazelhedge.wordpress.com

I thought we’d be lucky to get 50 people out to demonstrate about an environmental issue on a cold January day in Salford. About a thousand turn up. “They’re… normal people” I overhear someone mutter. Old, young, Salford families, Greens, union members, members of co-operatives, local residents,[…]

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Lawful killing…..once again! R.I.P. Mark Duggan.

By Mark Edwards for Occupy London Media.
Yesterday saw the civil liberties of Britain dragged one more step closer to that right wing based ideal, where black men, once again, shall never feel quite as safe, while going about their daily toil, as their white counterparts and friends.
These continued cases, wherein, a police firearms[…]

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Economy, Democracy, History

An extract from an ongoing, good-natured debate amongst members of Occupy Economics. A number of people thought this email, by Tom Lines, was worth sharing:
The archaic methods both of Parliament and elections need to be completely overhauled, but I think the problems of our society run an awful lot deeper than this allows for.[…]

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