Occupy, two years on
By Jamie Kelsey-Fry
(first published, New Internationalist)
Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson called them ‘a canary in the mine’ while London mayor Boris Johnson called them ‘an eruption of boils’. Labour leader Ed Miliband said they sent out ‘danger signals’ that only the ‘most reckless will ignore’. Conservative Prime Minister David[...]
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Occupy, two years on
The Occupy Movement: Two Years On
Activist, anarchist and anthropologist David Graeber talks about the work of the Occupy movement.
Exactly two years ago the Occupy London General Assembly first gathered on the steps of St Paul’s.
Tonight, David Graeber – author of The Democracy Project and key contributor to the Occupy movement worldwide –[...]
This is the question being asked by a few people. Kensington and Chelsea contains some of the most expensive real estate in London, yet there are a number of empty residential properties, some empty for years.
In this case, it has become more profitable to keep a property empty instead of having them occupied. Statistics[...]
To launch the new issue of STIR our guests will discuss the alternatives and possible innovations to our financial system.
STIR’s 3rd issue ‘The Future of Money’ looks at the alternatives and possible innovations to our financial system.
In the issue philosopher activist Nina Power gives an account of money, campaigner Fran Boait describes Positive[...]
PUBLIC DEBATE: To Address Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking).
SPEAKERS: James Woudhuysen -Professor of Forecasting & Innovation at de Montfort University: [Pro]
David Smythe, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, University of Glasgow: [Anti]
Public Debate to address Hydraulic Fracturing in the UK
7-9pm October 6th
All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes BN7 2LE
Speakers: James Woudhuysen (pro)[...]
Join us on Saturday 5th October to block roads and stop the Government’s changes to Legal Aid!
Their cuts have already devastated education, healthcare, welfare and housing. Now, the proposed changes to Legal Aid will take away our ability to challenge them and block all but the rich from access to justice. People will[...]
Occupier Vica attended the European Convergence meeting 2013 in Amsterdam. This meeting brought activists, organizations and networks that are addressing the undemocratic neoliberal crisis strategy and governance imposed from the EU – the EU shock doctrine – to discuss together which strategies have been more successful and to identify what are the common lines from[...]Read more →
A community group is holding a public meeting this week to discuss the plight of sweatshop workers across the world who make clothing for UK stores.
Waltham Forest Left Unity wants to remind people that on April 24 over 1,100 people were killed in a building collapse in Bangladesh, which housed factories for major brands[...]