How to get involved
JOIN A WORKING GROUP
Working groups are autonomous collections of people with real passion for positive change who work on a wide range of projects and topics.
Please check out the side bar on this page for working groups that are still active and please don’t hesitate to make
contact or to drop into a meeting.; It is people like you that make Occupy happen and grow.
FORM A WORKING GROUP/CAMPAIGN
If you are interested in forming a new working group/campaign with the Occupy name, then please
contact us for guidance through it. The guidance will involve an information exchange and if possible, encouraging you to come to our next strategic meeting. Currently these meetings are the only over arching meetings we are having and are advertised The Future of Occupy. This would be a great place for us to meet and for you to see what it is all about as a movement.
Please do not be discouraged! The true spirit of Occupy involves working groups popping up everywhere. Strategically speaking it is altogether smarter if we all know about what each other is doing, so don’t be shy and say ‘hi’!
With the Occupy name comes the Occupy social media platforms which are still very popular. Facebook 1 + Facebook 2 + Occupy London TV + this website which still gets (Dec 2013) 400 hits a day with the occasional 2000 hit spurts. Often our Facebook posts are viewed by 8000 people within 12 hours.
Although we are passionate about social justice we do not always have the people power to form new groups/campaigns effectively (but it is always worth a try if you feel passionately about something). If you have a group of people (arbitrarily speaking 5 is a good number) already formed, it is an infinitely more positive way to approach us with a new campaign in mind.
Various free, Occupy events take place across London. Our events provide spaces to learn, share knowledge, develop skills and take action. So why not attend an event or even organise your own session or workshop. It is a great way to get to know people with the same passions as you. Events such as this.
When the the General or Public Assemblies are announced come and participate.
The General Assemblies are gatherings of people committed to discussing issues and making decisions collectively as opposed to Public Assemblies were Occupy internal decisions are not made but decisions regarding the local campaign that they would be invariable be called to promote may be. General Assemblies look at a variety of subjects, so can be focused on current political topics as well as discussions involving practical issues. Open to everyone that is respectful of the process and others involved in the Assembly, your input is truly valued and welcome. Currently they are not on often but we will send notification when they occur if you sign up to the news letter at the bottom of the home page.
Start a debate and spread the word
Start talking in your communities, in your families, with your friends about the issues Occupy is raising. Spread the word about the Occupy movement.
Join us online
Follow the news, participate in discussions and keep up-to-date with events.
- Twitter @OccupyLondon
- Facebook OccupyLondon
- Facebook Occupy The London Stock Exchange
- LSX Occupy: Energy, Equity and Environment Group
- Occupy Welfare UK Group
- Real Democracy Working Group
- Facebook OccupyNewsNetwork
Make a donation
If you would like to make a donation to Occupy London, please visit the donations page.