London Solidarity Network
Are you interested in developing a “Solidarity Network”?
What might this network look like?
Come join our April 25 Assembly.
Bit of Background:
Supporters of IOPS, Anti-Capitalist Initiative, Occupy London and others held their third cross-movement assembly this year entitled “Becoming Catalysts for a Radical Social Movement in 2013,” on 19 March at SOAS.
Our conversation focused on community engagement, local assemblies and direct action. Participants involved in various campaigns including Save Leyton Marshes, the Connaught House eviction protest, the Friern Barnet Library and others reported back on their experiences of these campaigns. We explored lessons learned, possible strengths and weaknesses of different campaigns, their potential, and how they fit into wider revolutionary struggle. Crucially, we explored the importance of beginning campaigns early, when there is still time to sway decisions – rather than constantly trying to firefight.
Solidarity Network: We’re excited about the prospect of having a “Solidarity Network” in London so that we can more effectively support grassroots campaigns and connect autonomous struggles in solidarity with each other, while having an open space for facilitating discussion and action.
You can also post your thoughts and ideas in advance on the social movements 2013 blog (http://