From the 1st to the 4th of November 2012 grassroots movements connected to 15M and Occupy met in Madrid in Agora99.
The event had been proposed during the Blockupy action held in Frankfurt in May 2012 with the following aims:
Create a space to discuss common issues, in particular around three axises: Debt, Democracy and[…]Read more →
So in no particular order:
We all struggled through and continued to pay the price of banker failures
Government told examiners how to mark exam papers
Facebook went public and immediately lost millions for millions
The Queen was impressed by a hula hooping Grace Jones
Games makers all made us smile
Mitt Romney admitted[…]
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 →
A Polly Tikkle Production
The main stream press was eager to quote Andy Haldane, the Executive Director of Financial Stability for The Bank Of England, when he publicly announced that Occupy was right. However Andy Haldane’s proposed reform strands, which he memorably calls the 5C’s, do not go very far in addressing what Occupy[…]Read more →
Activists around Europe to host ‘Capitalism’s Last Christmas Carol Tour’
Meet for the London Tour at 3pm, Tuesday 18 December, at Liverpool Street Station.
On Tuesday 18 December, Berlin, London and Madrid will see coordinated anti-austerity actions in the form of subverted Christmas carols. Activists associated with the Occupy movement in Britain and[…]
Supporters of Friern Barnet People’s Library in Barnet, North London, are to return to court at 09:30 on Monday 17 December as Barnet council seeks possession of the building and the surrounding green land. 
“Join us in Barnet and show Barnet council that libraries and communities matter more than profits for big business.“[…]Read more →
Tom Moriarty, musician and Occupier considers the abandonment of the arts in education.
I am fascinated by the words of Nick Serota, Director of the Tate Gallery in a newspaper article today. In the piece he talks about the success and popularity of the Tate and the threat of the arts being sidelined in[…]
If this is not Capitalism’s last Christmas it might be the National Health Service’s last one…
Come and join anti-capitalist Carol singing on the 18th of December – a Europe-wide action happening in Madrid, Berlin and London on that day.
Austerity is threatening futures around the globe, and united the resistance is stronger. In the[…]
When Tory-controlled council closed Friern Barnet library in north London, they gave 24 hours notice. Then, in an act of sheer vandalism, the shelves were cleared and the books removed. Now a People’s Library is up and running. Photo report by Peter Arkell.
When the Tory-controlled council closed Friern Barnet library in April, local[…]