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Diversity of Tactics Can Be a Bitch

When it comes to strategy and tactics, in spite of our firm principles, there is no one right way. A tactic that works excellently at one time can easily crash and burn at another time. Certain tactics have great appeal to one section of society and can easily alienate others. Tactical choices are based on[…]

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Hundred-strong European anti austerity coalition holds Plebs & PIIGS Banquet outside Lord Mayor’s Banquet, in preparation for upcoming day of European strikes

Hundred-strong European anti austerity coalition holds Plebs & PIIGS Banquet, serving ‘austerity soup’ and peanuts outside the Guildhall (London) while the new Lord Mayor of the City of London Corporation, Alderman Roger Gifford, hosts his own banquet inside with politicians, bankers and business ‘leaders’.

Rhythms of Resistance samba band entertains those outside the Guildhall

Action[…]

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Food and democracy. PutneyDebates2012 Livestream

Saturday 10 November
Venue: Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HS
https://www.facebook.com/events/114672452021499/
11-12.30pm – Food and democracy
how do we ensure people have access to nutritious, sustainable and good food?
with Helena Paul, Econexus; Dominika Jarosz, Head of Campaigns for Pig Business, and Biofuelwatch

1.30-3pm – Energy and democracy
with Jeremy Leggett, Solarcentury; Ruth[…]

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A New Economy PutneyDebates2012 Livestream

Venue: St Mary’s Church/ Hall, Putney High Street, Putney
6-8pm A New Economy
with Clive Menzies and Janos Abel.
This two hour workshop examines flaws in the economic system, why it cannot be sustained and what an alternative system could look like. The foundations of the New Economy are: the means to life (water, food[…]

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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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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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The English Revolution, the #PutneyDebates2012 and the making of the British Constitution

Sunday 28 October
Venue: Putney Station pub, 94-98 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 2SP
Real Democracy
2 pm – The English Revolution, the Putney Debates and the making of the British Constitution
with the Occupy Real Democracy working group

These debates are brought to the people by Occupy London for FREE – but if you can[…]

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Occupy Strategy – Radio interview with Micheal Albert

In this interview one year into the Occupy movement I discuss with Michael Albert issues around organising for a better society, strategy, people and politics.
Michael Albert is an American activist, economist, speaker, and writer.
During the 1960s, he was a member of Students for a Democratic Society, and was active in the anti-Vietnam War[…]

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