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Whose land?

“I see enclosure as a lens through which one can understand what’s been going on in this country over the past 1000 years.”  

Dressed in white and back, George makes for an unusual priest. Huddled over cameras and laptops, his flock looks equally unlikely. Tonight’s gathering, the seventh and perhaps most accessible event in the [...]

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Occupy Economics Debate – Occupiers Respond

The New Putney Debate’s session on social banking and Andy Haldane’s speech in particular have ignited intense discussions amongst Occupy supporters. Here are a selection of voices and opinions responding to ideas provoked by the debate…
 

“We need a day of action against debt and for real democracy in my opinion. Something that works[...]

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Occupy’s analysis praised by Bank of England’s Andy Haldane – but this must only be the beginning

Haldane echoes Occupy’s analysis by linking inequality to economic instability

In questioning from audience, notes that there is ‘no great ideological chasm’ to jump on a Financial Transaction Tax and the risk of banks moving abroad is “somewhat overblown“

Many of Occupy’s concerns remain to be tackled; panellist Mick McAteer, consumer advocate and Director of[...]

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Occupy Strategy – Radio interview with Micheal Albert

In this interview one year into the Occupy movement I discuss with Michael Albert issues around organising for a better society, strategy, people and politics.
Michael Albert is an American activist, economist, speaker, and writer.
During the 1960s, he was a member of Students for a Democratic Society, and was active in the anti-Vietnam War[...]

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The New Putney Debates – a series of public debates about democracy

From 27 October – 11 November, Occupy London celebrates the 365th year anniversary of the original Putney Debates in 1647, by holding a series of events looking at democracy in 2012. Inspired by the Levellers and Diggers demands for social justice, civil rights and equal access to the land from back then, Occupy London’s New[...]

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ONN Guest Blog: HOBO HILTON, Heir Apparant to St Pauls?

ONN Guest Blog: HOBO HILTON, Heir Apparant to St Pauls?
The Hobo Hilton, was a 6 floor massive squat in high holborn, central  london, and probably, for a time was the “best squat in london” . No me, personally i don’t dirty my hands breaking buildings, i don’t do anything illegal, i just run the[...]

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Starbucks pays NO tax for 3 years: For Queen and Company

By Tom Moriarty, former City worker and part of Occupy London’s Economics working group who has contributed to Occupy London’s first book, The Little Book of Ideas, published yesterday on the anniversary of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp by St Paul’s Cathedral:
Turns out that Starbucks generates £398m in sales in the UK and[...]

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Occupy London celebrates first birthday with launch of The Little Book of Ideas

On the first anniversary of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp just by St Paul’s Cathedral, Occupy London is pleased to announce the publication of ‘The Little Book of Ideas’, which aims to demystify the financial world and provide possible solutions. The free pocket sized book – written by the Economics Working Group of Occupy[...]

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Video and statements from the St Paul’s Four

At around 10.30pm last night, having been threatened with arrest by the City of London Police, the four female activists who chained themselves to the pulpit of St Paul’s Cathedral, cut their chains and declared their action a success. Their aim was to put pressure on the leadership of St Paul’s Cathedral to stop sitting[...]

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