PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY against austerity.
First Discussions of the day.
Democracy and Decision Making.
Welfare not Warfare
Local Assemblies, Defending Public Education/Welfare State & The Sharp End.
Ewa of @NoDashforGas Reclaim the Power. Total Policing
Ruth London, OL and Fuel Poverty Action.
Question to Caroline Lucas.
Timothy[…]Read more →
The next step: creating local People’s Assemblies
This session will be a chance to start to plan People’s Assemblies locally. The session will split into regions and cities so you can meet people from where you live and start to plan taking action.
Featuring: Sam Fairbairn (People’s Assembly co-ordinator)
Protecting public education
With youth unemployment[…]
Welfare not Warfare
The government is spending billions on war in Afghanistan while it wields the austerity axe on benefits, housing, health and education. Spending on the Trident nuclear submarine system is protected while libraries close and public sector workers see wage cuts. The wars of the past decade have had a terrible cost in[…]
Tactics for the anti-austerity movement
A wide variety of tactics including strikes, mass demonstrations, direct action, legal action and online organising have already been put to good use in the anti-austerity movement. In this session, with plenty of input from the floor, we’ll consider the strengths and weaknessess of these different forms of action and[…]
Despite the government’s rhetoric on climate change, our emissions continue to increase. The speakers will suggest that investment in climate jobs, renewables and associated research is not only essential in itself but offers a way out of the recession too. The discussion will move on to ways to strengthen links between the environmental and the[…]Read more →
Breakout Groups. Open Source Democracy
Conclusion from the groups. Stream from OccupyLondon channel
Conclusion from the groups. Stream from Andria2Milly channel[…]Read more →
The Occupy London Organising took place on the 20th of June at 7:00pm and The Royal Festival Hall.
The intial agenda was a debrief and discussion of :
The Carnival Against Capitalism
The No Borders No Prisons action
They Owe Us
Additional agenda items were:
Reclaim the Power
A request from Andria to[…]
Question: article from Forbes magazine.
This article was sent to me by a friend who is slightly sceptical about my activities. Can someone who is less economically challenged than myself help me unpack this one?
Answer from Clive:
These tax avoidance stories are complex and lead to ambivalence among the audience. Unlike many within[…]