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Manuel Castells to speak at Tent City University this Friday

This Friday at 12 noon, Tent City University at Occupy LSX, located between St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Stock Exchange, will host a free teach-in from Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells. A half hour lecture entitled, “The crisis always rings twice: from financial crisis to fiscal crisis to political crisis” will be followed by a[...]

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Occupy London today – Mark Thomas, UK Occupy Conf, Spanish elections, Robin Hood Tax, Youth assembly

Its another busy weekend for Occupy London with a host of events happening at its London Stock Exchange camp just by St Paul’s Cathedral and its Finsbury Square camp.
There are also events happening at the Bank of Ideas, Occupy London’s first building at 29 Sun Street, where the huge abandoned office block owned by[...]

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Dame Vivienne Westwood and Jeremy Corbyn MP visit Occupy London

Yesterday internationally renowned fashion designer Vivienne Westwood visited Occupy London – which is challenging social and economic injustice as part of the global fight for real democracy – at its London Stock Exchange camp by St Paul’s Cathedral.
Speaking to around 400 people gathered at the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral Vivienne said: “What you’re[...]

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GA Minutes – 7pm, Friday 18 November

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Legal:
Initial meeting venue changing. Meet at the top of the cathedral steps at 11am.
Two aspects: charter group discussing charter – do we want to constitute ourselves as something formal for legal proceedings? Also, looking at splitting off into separate groups for those who want to be involved directly in the proceedings[...]

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Occupy London’s Bank of Ideas opens for business

Occupy London today opened up its new third space and first building the Bank of Ideas calling it ‘a public repossession’ and transformed the huge abandoned offices of investment bank UBS into a space for political discussion and debate.
At the opening on Sun Street, Hackney – one of London’s most deprived boroughs, occupiers aged[...]

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Saturday 19th – UK-Ireland Occupation

Saturday 19th November 2011 (OLSX/OLFS)
 
1-2pm     Delegate speeches (up to 5 minutes each, giving brief description of
  OLSX               occupation, who is there, what you are occupying for/initial statement,
                            legal updates, problems encountered and visions/future directions)
2-2:30pm     Mingling and break-outs, for all to meet occupiers from other places      
2:30-3:45pm   Invited speakers (5-minute talks of individuals and[...]

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Bank of Ideas – Come to the many talks today

Saturday 19th November 2011
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM “Battles for dignity in London” IWW . Speakers : Chris Ford – Secretary of the London Regional Committee of IWW and Alberto Durando – Secretary of the Cleaners Branch
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Alessio Rastani
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Palestine and the BDS Movement[...]

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Today – New Bank of Ideas space opens 9.30am; UK Occupy gathering & Vivienne Westwood

Bank of Ideas opens at 9.30am with ceremony
First ever gathering of UK occupations, Sermon on the Steps, Tent City University events and General Assembly at 7pm
Plus Vivienne Westwood to speak at 4pm by steps of St Paul’s

As part of its campaign for economic justice, Occupy London will today open up its new[...]

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GA Minutes – 1pm, Friday 18 November

Summary of Proposals and Decisions
1. Should we formally instruct Karen Todner as out solicitor, and John Cooper QC as our Barrister, to formally represent us? [Consensus achieved]

Last night we took a new site [Warmth]. It’s near Finsbury Square, it’s an old bank building owned by UBS, who have left it empty. We[...]

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