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[…]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.[…]Read more →
By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System
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[…]
No Cuts, No Fees, No Debt Crossposted from Red Pepper.
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[…]
Crossposted from The Efford Bill – A Trojan Horse?
Research fellow and National Health Action Party member Dr Lucy Reynolds provides her analysis of the controversial Efford Bill.
We need to unravel its competition law mechanisms to understand how passage of the Efford will allow monopoly takeover of NHS commissioning by[…]Read more →
I had a chat with some of the Occupiers at Tarpaulin Square. Occupy Democracy at Parliament Square and these videos are the result.
0203hours BST: Chat with Rosie of Reclaim The Power
0300hours BST: Chat with Shah and Nina. Stop the War Coalition and Counterfire. Young people fighting for the environment and social[…]Read more →
We join Occupy Democracy at Parliament Square 04440 hours BST. 25th October 2014. The Ninth Day of the Occupy Parliament Square. renamed Tarpaulin Square.
People have just been woken up after a police shift change. Apologies for the hoarse voice.
Remember that we were in Parliament Square for NINE days. The byelaws being used against[…]
Get involved this Friday (21 November) from 6pm, as #occupydemocracy returns to Parliament Square for a long weekend. We will also be supporting the 24-hour Save The NHS vigil in the Square, which starts on Thursday at 7pm – https://www.facebook.com/events/1399914726928640/.
We’re coming together because we want genuine democracy – free from corporate influence – a[…]
Original Invite to the Leicester Event:
We have normalized systemic violence, see it as part of the scenery. The situation created is through human choice. It is constructed and executed by human beings. Our elders & children and vulnerable members of our communities need us to come through for them. We can do better than[…]