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OccupyDemocracy: Thursday May 7th: Election Day!

  
  
Thursday May 7th: Election Day!
To mark the election, our theme is the history of democracy. The provisional schedule – subject to change – is Paul Mobbs on “How I attempted a citizen’s arrest of the Cabinet, the state of our democracy through the lens of fracking, and the history of democracy &[…]

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OccupyDemocracy: Wednesday May 6th: Celebrating the resistance!

  
  
A day dedicated to learning about campaigns that have beat the system. The day starts with a skill-share run by UK Uncut who’ll be sharing some effective tools for facilitating participatory meetings to build your movement (1pm), this is followed by a session for students, teachers, academics and education support staff run by[…]

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Tuesday May 5th: Real media now!

  
  
Exploring our demand for democratic reform of the media with Tim Gospill of the Media Reform Coalition (12 noon), Chris Hurd of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (1pm), Strike! Magazine’s workshop on Subvertising and Brandalism (2pm-4pm), Donnachadh McCarthy author of The Prostitute State and founder of Occupy Rupert Murdoch on the “The Prostituted[…]

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May The 4th, People Vs. PFI: PFI Tours

  
  
Kerry-Anne Mendoza and Joel Benjamin head the PFI Tour. Later joined by Lucy Reynolds to inform people about the LIBOR and PFI Odious debt.
H.M. Treasury. The building is owned by LendLease of Southwark Heygate Estate Scandal and registered in Jersey.

Barclay’s Bank

Adam Smith Institute

Banality of Evil: Back in Parliament Square[…]

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May The 4th: Climate Change, The Elephant in the Polling Booth

  
  
While Climate Change: The Elephant in the Polling Booth (2pm-6pm) is series of speakers and workshops on why we need system change if we are to effectively tackle climate change.
Asad Rehman from Friends of the Earth will set out the big picture,

Mel Strickland will run a workshop on Reclaim The Power,[…]

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Occupy Democracy calls for System Change not Regime Change at “Festival of Democracy”

The authorities massively over-reacted to the erection of a single tent in Parliament Square today at 1pm when around 50 police surrounded the tent and then arrested three of the occupants. Observers say that around ten police were involved in the arrest of each person. Police then confiscated the tent.

Occupy Democracy [1] have been[…]

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May The Fourth: Occupy Gandhi and Make Politicians accountable!

  
  
Ridding politicians of vested interests and second jobs so they represent their constituents will be the focus of the day, while a direct action and series of workshops will focus on why we need system change to tackle climate change.
  
  

Occupy Gandhi (12pm) will be a peaceful direct action underneath the[…]

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Sunday May 3rd: NHS for Sale – myths lies and deception!

  
  
Jacky Davis radiologist and author of NHS for Sale – myths lies and deception on “How They Are Privatising the NHS Without our Consent”

PFI repayments are legally protected, and take priority over treating patients or paying staff!! source:
http://radicalsoapbox.com/payment-by-resultspbr-is-worse-than-pfi-for-the-nhs/
Tamasin Cave director of Spinwatch and author of A Quiet Word: Lobbying, Crony[…]

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Sunday May 3rd: Free our democracy from corporate influence!

  
  
A day focusing on our demands to end corporate lobbying and reform funding of political parties starts with Tom Lines on the corporate lobbyists pushing for the secretive TTIP trade deal and it’s frightening implications for democracy (12pm)

Further reading. The City, the banks and the EU – all in it together
http://newint.org/blog/2014/01/16/eu-banks-city-in-it-together/[…]

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