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The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy

The Occupy Gandhi Three Update by Donnachadh McCarthy
(Update on my Gandhi arrest!)
At 11.30am on Monday – three things were happening for me simultaneuously.
RUNNYMEDE TALK
I was giving the talk that I was invited to give about The Prostitute State at the Runnymede Eco-Village Festival of Democracy which was surrounded by police, illegally[…]

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Magna Carta Vs. Runnymede Eco-village

MAGNA CARTA VS RUNNYMEDE ECO VILLAGE
Eco-villagers call on police to stop overeaching powers and respect the law
Human rights lawyers say democracy workshop leaders and festival goers should be allowed in
Eco-villagers issue statement to Surrey police
Use of “Illegal rave” legislation inappropriate
Organisers of the Runnymede Festival for Democracy [1] have been advised[…]

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Runnymede Festival of Democracy Lives!

Runnymede Festival of Democracy Lives!!
I contacted the Festival organisers last night to see if they still wanted me to do my talk on The Prostitute State – How Britain’s Democracy Has Been Bought at the Festival on Monday at 11am and this is the text I got back:
“Yes we do! Determined festival goers[…]

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Occupy Democracy 10th May: There Are Alternatives, Where Next?

  
  
Looking at some next steps for the democratic movement. The day starts at noon with David Whyte discussing
ChildrensAssemblyhis recent book How Corrupt is Britain? (12pm), after which there will be a participatory session on reimagining democracy and moving towards a citizens’ assembly on the constitution opened by Open Democracy founder Anthony Barnett[…]

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Tories Out. Tory HQ Demonstration.

Hi all,
Great to meet you all. Hopefully we keep in contact with each other!
Here are some notes on the meeting. I’m hoping all the points are helpful in helping you organise similar meetings and spread the movement. Apologies if I missed anything or made any major mistakes. Feel free to respond with corrections/additions.[…]

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OccupyDemocracy Friday May 8th: There are alternatives!

  
  
Friday May 8th: There are alternatives!
A day to explore alternative systems happening in the UK including Move Your Money and a workshop on Democracy and Revolution
Urgent call out, shout it loud please
Occupy Democracy General Assembly for the Future
7 pm Parliament Square Friday 8 May
Let us demonstrate what democracy[…]

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OccupyDemocracy: Thursday May 7th: Election Day!

  
  
Thursday May 7th: Election Day!
To mark the election, our theme is the history of democracy. The provisional schedule – subject to change – is Paul Mobbs on “How I attempted a citizen’s arrest of the Cabinet, the state of our democracy through the lens of fracking, and the history of democracy &[…]

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OccupyDemocracy: Wednesday May 6th: Celebrating the resistance!

  
  
A day dedicated to learning about campaigns that have beat the system. The day starts with a skill-share run by UK Uncut who’ll be sharing some effective tools for facilitating participatory meetings to build your movement (1pm), this is followed by a session for students, teachers, academics and education support staff run by[…]

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Tuesday May 5th: Real media now!

  
  
Exploring our demand for democratic reform of the media with Tim Gospill of the Media Reform Coalition (12 noon), Chris Hurd of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (1pm), Strike! Magazine’s workshop on Subvertising and Brandalism (2pm-4pm), Donnachadh McCarthy author of The Prostitute State and founder of Occupy Rupert Murdoch on the “The Prostituted[…]

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