#OccupyDemocracy to re-occupy Parliament Square 20-21 December; invites pro-democracy supporters to get involved
Following an eventful weekend, #occupydemocracy ended the occupation of Parliament Square peacefully, announcing an intention to return to Parliament Square over the weekend of 20-21 December.
At an open assembly on Sunday evening outside the Houses of Parliament, supporters of #occupydemocracy agreed to continue highlighting the corruption of our democracy by corporate interests between now and the next occupation of[…]
#OccupyDemocracy ‘s programme of talks continued today, undeterred by over-policing, the enclosure of Parliament Square and the late November chill.
At about 3:30pm this afternoon Occupy supporter Arran locked on to the railings of the Houses of Parliament.
The focus of the #occupydemocracy demonstration has now moved directly in front of the Houses of Parliament, where a constructive programme of talks and debates is underway.
Protesters are holding a 20 metre banner saying[…]
#OccupyDemocracy – Former Deputy Chair of Lib Dems arrested; occupation with full programme continues
Donnachadh McCarthy, author of ‘The Prostitute State’, former Deputy Chair of the Lib Dems and supporter of Occupy, was arrested last night at the protests at Parliament Square.  The arrest happened when more than 200 #occupydemocracy demonstrators descended on Parliament Square, with the aim of creating a peaceful, solutions-focused occupation to highlight the democratic deficit in the UK – a deficit illustrated by the enclosure of Parliament Square, aggressive policing and farcical restrictions on[…]Read more →
Occupy Democracy returned to Parliament Square on Friday November 21. Solidarity with the Big NHS Sleep Out was followed by an attempt to welcome newcomers to Parliament Square ahead of an Occupy, consensus-based assembly where every voice counts. Peaceful people seeking an opportunity to demonstrate real democracy were faced with rows upon rows of police. Parliament Square was all fenced in again; Nelson Mandela’s statue behind bars. (Simon Morris wrote a blog about the symbolism[…]Read more →
By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken SystemRead more →
People would have been shocked today to hear of yet another scandal involving our beloved banks*. Apparently they’ve now been caught fixing foreign exchange rates, and fines totalling £2bn are being handed out to all the usual suspects including HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland (being owned by the taxpayer doesn’t seem to inhibit their criminal activity), plus UBS of Switzerland and America’s J P Morgan[…]
No Cuts, No Fees, No Debt Crossposted from Red Pepper.Read more →
Next summer, the class of 2015 will proudly wear their graduation gowns. As the first generation to finish a 3-year university course since the trebling of tuition fees in England and Wales, they will enter their brave new futures with an average of over £40,000 of debt. That is nearly 80% more than for those who studied before the £9,000 tuition fee cap.
MAJOR ACTIVITY HAS BEGUN at IGas Energy’s fracking site in Salford. We will be converging for The Northern Gas Gala! TOMORROW from 9am!Read more →
Join the fight to protect this community & the North West!
For directions & info on what to bring see: http://northerngasgala.org.uk/
First Arrest at Barton Moss Protection Camp.
WHY does this ONE man warrant this much policing, this much bloody pressure, this much bullying? Sick, wrong, warped and in no way resembling[…]
UK DISABILITY HISTORY MONTH. MOAT CONFERENCE. MOVING ON AT COVENTRY TRANSPORT MUSEUM. Saturday 23rd November 2013
UK DISABILITY HISTORY MONTH.Read more →
Celebrating Our Struggle for Independent Living: No Return to the Institution or Isolation
The treatment of disabled people and thinking about physical and mental difference has varied over time. Overwhelmingly the experience has been negative, but there are always individuals and episodes of history that go against the grain, resulting in positive experiences for some disabled people. For Disabled People to live independently is now recognised as a Human Right under[…]
Two unique events exploring debt, crisis and resistance, coming up this week. A public lecture (Thursday 21 November) and a seminar (Saturday 23 November) with George Caffentzis, David Graeber, Christina Laskaridis, Johnna Montgomerie and others.Read more →
DEBT | CRISIS | CAPITALISM: A PUBLIC LECTURE
Thursday 21 November
ULU – Malet St, London, WC1E 7HY
A public lecture on debt, crisis and capitalism with George Caffentzis, David Graeber and Christina Laskaridis.
Organised in collaboration with:[…]
LIVESTREAM: BARNET BOHEMIANS LOCAL PUBLIC ASSEMBLY
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Mike Freer MP front yard occupied come support
Occupy camp set up on front yard of Mike Freer MP (old Margaret thatchers ) constituency office 212 Ballards Lane N12(west finchley tube) in protest at section 144 anti squat law that causes homeless to freeze this winter.come and support bring people tents n food to the frontline now.tory office said it was ok to protest on front[…]
G.A. Steps of St. Paul’s Saturday 5th July 2014.
It was a pity that we only had about ten people attending. Then again, there were several events in London: Palestinian Solidarity outside the Israeli Embassy, NHS Birthday Party in Regent’s Park, E15 Single Mothers demo in Stratford.Read more →