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Occupy London to respond to Ed Miliband’s article in Sunday’s Observer

 

Occupy London welcomes Ed Miliband’s recognition that we have something important to add to the conversation about how we can make this country a better, fairer place – just as we would welcome the support of anyone else.

Writing in this Sunday’s Observer, Miliband comments: “The challenge is that they reflect a crisis of concern for millions of people about the biggest issue of our time: the gap between their values and the way our country is run.” Check out the front page of the paper and this article.

Occupy London’s formal response will be discussed and debated by our General Assemblies, which will take place at 1pm and 7pm tomorrow at St Paul’s Churchyard. All are welcome to join in this discussion whether your viewpoint is from the left, right or neither.

Further events at Occupy London tomorrow include:

  • 11am Tent City University at St Paul’s – ‘Reflections: a media perspective’ – Three weeks into the occupation, deputy comment editor of the Guardian, Libby Brooks and special correspondent Audrey Gillan review mainstream media coverage of the occupation, reflecting on the challenges the movement faces in terms of courting positive media attention as well as the challenges the media face in reporting about a networked global movement that operates in an unorthodox way and cannot be defined in simple soundbites. There will also be other invited journalists
  • 1pm – General assembly – This is the forum through which members of the camp update the rest of the camp, make decisions through consensus voting. Members of the public are welcome to get involved
  • 2pm – 5pm – Cut cut copy shop for a new wor(l)d order at TCU – Delaina Haslam and Vyvian Raoul encourage word fans to come down and take part in this conceptual writing experiment. Conceptual writing is the art of taking that which has been written before – whether a paragraph, a sentence or a word – and creating something new out of it. Bring: a text of your choice connected in some way to OccupyLSX or the larger occupy movement
  • 2.30 – 4pm – Brian Leslie – financial reform (TCU)
  • 4pm – 6pm – The Corporate Governance of the Square Mile. John Christensen, Anthea Lawson and Rev. Taylor at TCU – John Christensen (Director of the Tax Justice Network), Anthea Lawson (Senior Investigator for Global Witness) and Rev. Taylor (formerly seated on the council for the Square Mile) will be talking about the governance of the Square Mile in terms of its corporate ties.
  • 5pm – 7pm Spanish political parties with the 15M Spanish movement at Finsbury Square
  • 7pm – General Assembly focusing on political discussion
  • 9-11.30pm – Cinema InTents: Z (1069) plus Death Of The Revolution (TCU)
 
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