This weekend: One Love One Occupy & Celebrate the Right to Protest events
At 4pm Friday 27th January – the earliest date that any eviction of the Occupy London Stock Exchange site at St Paul’s could feasibly begin – the deadline for the Leave to Appeal for the Occupy London Stock Exchange occupation by St Paul’s will end. Marking this, Occupy London will host a number of events!
See video by occupier Inka Stafrace
Friday – One Love One Occupy
On Friday evening, there will be a One Love Occupy London gig in the tented city from 8.30pm till 11pm at St Paul’s with bands and artists coming together including YT, Ed Cox and more. More details to be released.
Saturday – Celebrate the Right to Protest
On Saturday 28 January, Occupy London will hold a celebration of the right to protest from noon – 6pm this Saturday 28 January by the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral with a host of bands, singers, poets and speakers. Expect surprise guests.
Occupy London intends to show the City of London Corporation and the government that we still fight for our right to protest peacefully by occupation and we will exercise this right by holding a celebratory event. There will be speakers who have supported Occupy’s right to protest and who are involved in challenging the unsustainable, unjust and undemocratic system that dominates our world.
Artists and performers include:
Rowdy Superstar, LiA (Life imitates Art), Havva, Max Pahlsson, Mike Faulkner, Big Sing Up Choir, David Lee Morgan, Marcina Arnold, David California, Cynikal, Kandice Holmes – Psalm Sessions, John Sloman – Ex Uriah Heep, Monster Raving Looney Party Band – What’s Next, OneNess Sankara, Catherine Brogan, Pete the Temp, Beyonder and Benjamin Crellin.
Occupy London supporters Jamie Kelsey-Fry, Liz Beech, Tammy Samede, George Barda and Clive Menzies, Nina Power – Roehampton University lecturer & Defend the Right to Protest, Susan Matthews – Defend the Right to Protest, Alfie Meadows – Defend the Right to Protest, Professor Richard Norman – Humanist Philosophers’ Group, and a Vice-President of the BHA, Professor David Ormrod – Kent University & Canterbury Occupation, Lee Jasper – Operation Hope and Recovery, Father Joseph Ryan – Catholic Priest, Ciaron O’Reilly – Catholic Workers, Revd James Lawson – C of E supporter of OLSX, Rob Palmer – Global Witness, Symon Hill – Ekklesia, Revd Alan Greeen – Occupy court witness C of E, Rys Farthing – Against Child Poverty, Jo Seidlecka – Catholic journalist supporter of OLSX, Revd Paul Nicolson – Zacchaeus Trust, Val Swain – CAMPACC & NETPOL and Roger Chisneall – Jubilee Debt Campaign.
There are many other events happening at Occupy London – all invited to attend and get involved.