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This Saturday! Occupy London Tours invites new Lord Mayor (and you!) on sightseeing tour of the City

Occupy London Tours has invited the new Lord Mayor to join their alternative walking tour of the City of London [1], after he used a newspaper interview to attack the protest as ‘dreadful’ [2].
On the day he was sworn-in at the secretive ‘Silent Ceremony’, Roger Gifford criticised the ‘terrible mess’ caused by last year’s[...]

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Hundred-strong European anti austerity coalition holds Plebs & PIIGS Banquet outside Lord Mayor’s Banquet, in preparation for upcoming day of European strikes

Hundred-strong European anti austerity coalition holds Plebs & PIIGS Banquet, serving ‘austerity soup’ and peanuts outside the Guildhall (London) while the new Lord Mayor of the City of London Corporation, Alderman Roger Gifford, hosts his own banquet inside with politicians, bankers and business ‘leaders’.

Rhythms of Resistance samba band entertains those outside the Guildhall

Action[...]

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Capitalism is Crisis

Another World is Possible and We Can Write it Together
The revolution won’t start until noon in the UK, part of a long-standing tradition regarding political activists and early mornings. So, to see a fairly concerted number of people gathering in a slightly chilled hall on a soggy Sunday morning, clutching paper cups of coffee[...]

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The Plebs & PIIGS Banquet v The Lord Mayor’s Banquet

Time and date: 5-7pm Monday 12 November (please arrive promptly)
Where: Guildhall, off Gresham Street, London EC2
Things to bring: A bowl and spoon, a fun attitude and warm clothes. Masks and themed costumes very welcome but by no means essential (think pigs, politicians, bankers etc)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/297412123696239/
Twitter hashtags: #plebspiigs #14N

On Monday[...]

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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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