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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Occupy London

On Friday 30 December, over 150 people gathered together at the west entrance ofSt Paul’s Cathedral for a special public reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, especially adapted for Occupy London by playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Full video coming shortly – in the meantime do also check out the video below by John Leland Whiting:[...]

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Occupy Justice in court tomorrow

Occupy Justice will themselves be in court tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10.30am at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court, Gee St, London EC1V 3RE.
Mastcraft Ltd, owners of the grade II listed building since 2006 without moving forward with any development plans, are seeking an interim possession order.
Occupy Justice, which is housed in the abandoned[...]

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New Year’s Eve Weekend at Occupy London – Make it count!

Occupy London – part of the global movement for social and economic justice welcomes Londoners and visitors to join them for New Year’s celebrations
Highlights include: an adaptation of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol by Timberlake Wertenbaker on steps of St Paul’s, introduced by John Cooper QC and a stellar cast line up including Tim Pigott-Smith[...]

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OccupyLSX High Court hearing concludes – Mr Justice Lindblom compliments all involved

After four and a half days of representations from the City of London Corporation, Occupy London (represented by John Cooper QC and Michael Paget on behalf of named defendant Tammy Samede) and two litigants in person, George Barda and Daniel Ashman, the OccupyLSX hearing has concluded at the High Court with Christmas wishes being given[...]

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Time for City of London to be more transparent about its City Cash accounts – New Year’s resolution?

Occupy London has just received an early Christmas present: Fr. William Taylor, has this morning published the City of London Corporation City Cash accounts from 2007 on his blog ‘Hackney Preacher‘. [1]
Occupy London is grateful to see people willing to come forward and contribute to the much needed dialogue and debate around social and[...]

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Second Occupy National Conference – Occupy will win; next conference 21-23 January 2012 in Sheffield

Members of Occupy London met Occupiers from around the UK in Edinburgh at the second National Occupy Conference, 16-18 December. The event was unanimously described as “inspiring” and “a total success”. Occupy London members returned ebullient, with a spring in their step.

Occupiers from established camps in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool, London (OccupyLSX at[...]

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Clarification: no decision made to leave St Paul’s

Some of you may have seen the headline “Protesters call end to occupation in St Paul’s” in The Independent, Monday 19 December, or seen or heard similar in other media including the BBC. [1]
We would like to clarify that there is a range of views about the future of the occupation.
There are occupiers[...]

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Today – Lowkey, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Alabama 3, Enough is Enough mass sing up, Tiernan Douib. Plus TUC solidarity

Occupy London set to welcome thousands of visitors across Christmas and New Year with a host of events planned plus some special surprises too!
Expect irreverent fun and a continuation of the fight against social and economic injustice. All invited to get involved.

This evening looks set to be busy at Occupy London as the[...]

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Video: Jesse Jackson at OccupyLSX

On Thursday 15 December, Occupy London was thrilled to welcome legendary civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson to St Paul’s Churchyard, alongside Bishop Wayne Malcolm (leading representative of the progressive majority black churches), Lee Jasper (co Chair of Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts (BARAC)) and 12-year-old blogger Libdemchild, who examines and unpacks how capitalism[...]

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