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Enough is Enough! Occupy London announces mass sing-up on steps of St Paul’s Cathedral

 

At 6.30 – 7.30pm Wednesday 21 December, supporters of Occupy London present ‘Enough is Enough! A mass sing up on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral’, a piece of tuneful direct action that promises to bring together hundreds of concerned individuals.

Occupy London invites all to get involved in support of the Occupy London Stock Exchange occupation at St Paul’s Churchyard as well as all the other occupations and social movements in the UK and beyond who believe that the economic and social injustice perpetuated by the current system is unsustainable.

Bringing together members of the public with experienced choristers and musicians for this one-off concert, Enough is Enough organisers said: “We intend to use the power of music to send a powerful message of peaceful non-compliance to our ‘leaders’. Lots of people want to show their support for the camp and this one-off sing up gives them the chance to do just that.

“We want to draw public attention to the legal battle to evict the occupiers at Paul’s Churchyard, just by the London Stock Exchange. The High Court case filed by the City of London Corporation against the occupiers begins on 19 December. Supporting Occupy London Stock Exchange and their right to stay will send an important message to all other occupations around the world affirming their right to dissent.

“Join us and add your voice to the many fighting against the inequalities in our society, the unchecked corruption, the dismantling of vital public services and the erosion of civil liberties.”

Those wanting to get involved are invited to sign up on the website and join the rehearsal 3-6pm Sunday 18 December at the Bank of Ideas (21-29 Sun Street EC2, just behind Finsbury Square).

Sing up St Paul’s has its own website including details of rehearsals, songs and contacts. Please visit:  http://singupstpauls.weebly.com

 

6 Responses to “Enough is Enough! Occupy London announces mass sing-up on steps of St Paul’s Cathedral”

  1. Enough is Enough

    Please sing a song for the 20,000 Chinese Villagers of WuKan, the riot police are blockading the village, hoping to starve them to submission, after they fought the riot police and kept them from enter the village. The protest started after the local officials selling off the land in the village to the developers while the villagers wanted to keep it to grow vegetables. Police arrested in a restaurant, 13 leaders who were elected by the villagers who were negotiating with the officials and it ended up with one of the leaders died in police custody.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8954315/Inside-Wukan-the-Chinese-village-that-fought-back.html#disqus_thread

    http://www.businessinsider.com/village-wukan-seige-2011-12

     
  2. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8954315/Inside-Wukan-the-Chinese-village-that-fought-back.html#disqus_thread

    Looking from the photo, these villagers in China may have more choices as to how to protest than we have in the UK – David Cameron said “I think protesting is something you, on the whole, should do on two feet”. Shall we send call me Dave to talk some sense into WuKan’s ignorant villagers?

    If the lands are the property of the Government in China, why have the local officials not applied for an eviction order, like the Basildon Council or the City of London has done to evict the Dale Farm and the Occupy movements? I am sure the Chinese Judiciary, if they have one, will be just as obliging as the Judiciary in the UK.

    These villagers have no right to be on the land they do not own, the square they are sitting down on do not belong to them. Only if their local official have plastered posters of the Court Order all over the village square banning them from entering into it, like the London Stock Exchange did with Paternoster Square. None of them will be in the square, never mind sitting on it.

    Over all, I will say the Wukan villagers have fared better – not a single protester has manage to enter Paternoster Square where London Stock Exchange locates to protest , while thousands have not just entered but actually have sat down on Wukan village square

     
  3. Maybe because there are no protestors on site, they’re either in Starbucks or they don’t exist. And as far as I know, now that Paternoster is publicly accessible there has been no attempt to protest directly outside the LSE.

    Where’s the courage of Occupy’s convictions?

    It’s not a protest. It’s an organised whinge. The only person that’ll come out of this farce looking good is the old boy in the hi-vis jacket tirelessly cleaning up the remaining campers rubbish every day, while they’re off doing everything but protest (Sleeping for the most part).

    Also, what on Earth has a Chinese village got to do with the Occupy Movement. Or is just an opportunity to whinge about something else.

    Stop creating problems and start finding some coherent solutions. To be honest maybe start with one clearly defined aim and focus on it. Rather than general fluff like ‘the system is unsustainable’, say ‘we need to make a sustainable system’, then explain what Occupy’s definition of sustainable is (such as whether it’s ecocentric or anthropocentric), and what policies or practices you would encourage to meet this defined sustainability. And perhaps try learning both sides of the argument, that way it’s far less embarassing when someone who has gone to the bother tears your ideas to pieces (and I’ll think you’ll find it’s standard academic practice to view both sides, you can only pursue a one-sided perspective once you’ve shown you can understand how to critically analyse something, and you can provide counter argument to the alternatives).

    If you have no intention of moving at least pull your finger out and actually do something. It’s embarassing.

    PS. Meewan, go and Occupy China if that’s your bag, stop further diluting the already hazy Occupy London agenda. They’re struggling as it is.

     
    • Im totaly agree with your comment! As i was passing trough the camp site in front of st pauls today, what a mess with helpless some people out there. there is no one dying becouse of hunger and looks like they had been spoilt much too much thought!!

       
  4. The Riot Police in Wukan has learnt kettling probably from Met. Now instead of removing Wukan from search engine or Chinese twitter, they should do what City of London Police has done against peaceful protestors by putting Wukan village on the Terrorist list alongside of Al Qaeda.

    Riot police even look the same, in Greece, Oakland, New York, Wukan, Egypt … No wonder Times has named “protestors” as person of the year for 2011. All these riot police are paid for by the 99%, yet they take orders from the 1%.

     
  5. Hi, bored of waiting on,

    You can not deal with Bankers/CEO greed by just protesting in one country, they can move to other countries. It is important that they know there are protesting movement in other countries too.

     

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