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Capitalism is Crisis

Another World is Possible and We Can Write it Together
The revolution won’t start until noon in the UK, part of a long-standing tradition regarding political activists and early mornings. So, to see a fairly concerted number of people gathering in a slightly chilled hall on a soggy Sunday morning, clutching paper cups of coffee[…]

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The Plebs & PIIGS Banquet v The Lord Mayor’s Banquet

Time and date: 5-7pm Monday 12 November (please arrive promptly)
Where: Guildhall, off Gresham Street, London EC2
Things to bring: A bowl and spoon, a fun attitude and warm clothes. Masks and themed costumes very welcome but by no means essential (think pigs, politicians, bankers etc)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/297412123696239/
Twitter hashtags: #plebspiigs #14N

On Monday[…]

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Law and Democracy PutneyDebates2012 Livestream

“…the laws ought to be equal, so they must be good and not evidently destructive to the safety and well-being of the people. These things we declare to be our native rights…”
– excerpt from the Agreement of the People, October 1647
Nearly 400 years ago people came together for the historic Putney Debates to[…]

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Whose land?

“I see enclosure as a lens through which one can understand what’s been going on in this country over the past 1000 years.”  

Dressed in white and back, George makes for an unusual priest. Huddled over cameras and laptops, his flock looks equally unlikely. Tonight’s gathering, the seventh and perhaps most accessible event in the […]

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Guest blog: Taking on the government’s assault on education & young people

By Fiona Edwards, Student Broad Left
Two years on from the enormous wave of student resistance in 2010, which saw tens of thousands of students protesting outside Parliament and occupying their campuses against the proposal to treble tuition fees, students are getting ready to take the streets of London once more in a national demonstration[…]

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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 PutneyDebates2012 Livestream

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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