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N30 Strike events, Danny Dorling, Robert Skidelsky


For full event listings, please visit:

http://occupylsx.org/?page_id=176 (for events at OccupyLSX – St Paul’s and OccupyLFS – Finsbury Square)

http://www.bankofideas.org.uk/events/ (for events at the Bank of Ideas)

This week’s General Assemblies: 7pm every day at Occupy London Stock Exchange site by the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral

  • Tuesday: Decentralisation (initial discussion) – The first chance to discuss the coordination of people’s assemblies and teach outs in our local neighbourhoods.
  • Wednesday: N30 Strike (feedback and discussion)
  • Thursday: Banking (proposals for consensus and further discussion)
  • Friday: Democracy (further discussion)
  • Saturday:Democracy and People’s Assemblies
  • Sunday: Youth General Assembly


Tuesday 29 November

N30 Strike Activities Day
When: 11am – 11pm
Where:  Bank of Ideas, 2nd floor

Description:  All day preparation for N30 events. There will be banner making, painting placards and more. Show solidarity with the largest day of strike action in a generation. More details at http://occupylsx.org/  For a list of actions and pickets across the UK, visit: http://www.n30strike.org/ (site not operated by Occupy London)


Danny Dorling – “We are all so equal that I don’t know why you’re listening to me”
When: 12pm – 2pm
Where: LSX – St. Paul’s

Description: Danny’s talk will be followed by a panel with 3 New Internationalist editors from 1-2pm. Danny Dorling (author of several books including ‘Injustice: why social inequality persists’) Vanessa Baird and David Ransom (Editors of ‘People First Economics’ and New Internationalist magazine) Hazel Healy (New Internationalist editor and expert on food speculation) and Chris Brazier (author of the No Nonsense Guide To World History and editor at New Internationalist). Rising star Danny Dorling will be getting to the roots of basic inequality in the UK before joining four editors from New Internationalist magazine to discuss a variety of topics at the heart of Occupy and then opening up the floor to debate and Q and A. This is a rare opportunity to have such a span of expertise in one tent, all focused on helping the camp to develop road maps out of the current disaster zone of inequality this country (and world) is turning into. Danny Dorling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Dorling New Internationalist: www.newint.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Internationalist People First Economics: http://www.newint.org/books/politics/people-first-economics/

Sturdyblog – Greece: Mythology vs Democracy (Room G.01)
When: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Where: Bank of Ideas

Description: Greek-born lawyer/economist who ran away to join the circus and become an actor and blogger (http://sturdyblog.wordpress.com) tells a few tales and busts a few myths about Greece. Why has the Syntagma Square movement fizzled out? What lessons can #olsx take forward?

Wednesday 30 November

**Day of Strike Action: Occupy London will be involved in strike and strike-related action all day.**

Occupy London at N30

  • 7am – Shutdown the City – Call out to Meet at Liverpool Station for Day of Action

Follow Twitter feed for up to the minute details/ locations

  • 11am – Gathering at OLSX followed by Feeder March to Lincoln’s Inn Fields.


On the day:  Follow the @occupylsx twitter feed for further details and locations.

#OccupyN30 hashtag


N30 academics – day of lectures

When: 9am – 5pm
Where: LSX – St Paul’s, LFS – Finsbury Square

Description: Striking academics will bring their lectures and classes to TCU to show solidarity across these social movements and to mark the day of joint action.

CONFORM plays Occupy London
When: 9pm
Where:  LSX – St Paul’s

Description: After playing Bank of Ideas near Finsbury Square on Sun night CONFORM return to play St Pauls at 9 pm Wed at the end of the N30 Day of Action, featuring Sir Eddie Real one of the three founding members of Alabama 3.

His current musical projects also include “Mountain of Love” with fellow Alabama 3 founder Piers Marsh (AKA Mountain of Love)

Thursday 1 December

Martin Wilding Davies – Vote Occupy to change the system!

When: 3pm – 4pm
Where: LSX – St Paul’s

Description: Vote Occupy to change the system! To change the economic system it’s necessary to change the political system and to change the political system it’s necessary to win elections. The system offers no alternative remedy. Martin Wilding Davies argues that the Occupy movement is ideally placed to form itself into a virtual political party that will stand on a platform of real democratic change, dissolving itself once it has handed power back to the people having beaten the politicians and bankers at their own game. He proposes that we replace our ‘electoral oligarchy verging on corporatocracy’ with a practical form of demarchy, an equitable system for organising human affairs that replaces professional politicians with randomly selected citizens working collaboratively to arrive at the ‘rightest possible’ decisions.

Overcoming ethnic segregation: a workshop on postcolonialism in practice (Room G.01)

When: 5pm – 7pm
Where: Bank of Ideas

Description: However “multicultural” Britain may seem, communities are still divided by ‘race’ and ethnicity. This workshop focuses on practical solutions to overcoming the continuing oppression that is felt by people of colour or ethnic difference. Looking at the history of oppression, white privilege and the cultural oppression through economic globalisation – the focus is on using a discussion-based approach to finding solutions to build for a truly global movement.

Friday 2 December

Alex Fanghanel (UCL) and Jason Lim (Queen Mary) – Deleuze & Guattari, Protest, Activism and Politics
When: 2pm – 3pm
Where: LSX – St. Paul’s

Description: Deleuze & Guattari’s vision of a molecular revolution suggests some of the ways in which a continual revolution in everyday life can bring about social change at all levels of society. Thinking about these potentials through discussions of capitalism, commerce, ecological activism and queer activism, in this session Jason and Alex consider what the molecular revolution might mean for contemporary activism

Free University: discussion group
When: 5pm – 7pm
Where: Bank of Ideas

Description:  The aim is to brainstorm initial ideas for the establishment of a Free University movement, a not-for-profit institution that will offer free higher education to everyone. Those interested so far include university academics, graduate students, and others, from a range of universities.

Saturday 3 December

Lord Robert Skidelsky on the Crises of Capitalism
When: 3pm – 4pm
Where: LSX – St Paul’s

Description: Lord Skidelsky will be giving a presentation on the following questions: Why does the system collapse? How do we recover from the present recession? How do we build a better system?

How To Start a Revolution – Screening of award winning documentary incl. Q+A wi. director Ruaridh Arrow
When: 6pm – 8pm
Where: Bank of Ideas

Description:  The screening of the award winning documentary HOW TO START A REVOLUTION will be followed by a Q&A session with the director Ruaridh Arrow.

HOW TO START A REVOLUTION is a portrait of how one man’s thinking has contributed to the liberation of millions of oppressed people living under some of the most brutal dictatorships in the world and how his work in direct action and civil disobedience continues to be used today to topple dictators using the sheer force of non-violent people power.

HOW TO START A REVOLUTION profiles Gene Sharp and his ally Retired U.S. Army Colonel Robert Helvey, who has used Gene’s methods to train activists as far afield as Venezuela, Burma and Belgrade, together with a number of the key leaders of nonviolent revolutions around the world all of who testify to the power of Gene’s work in practice.

His seminal book, ‘From Dictatorship to Democracy’ has been the standard manual for leaders of ‘colour’ revolutions around the globe – it lists 198 steps to nonviolent regime change. He has been called the ‘Machiavelli of nonviolent struggle’, and called much worse by the regimes who have fallen as a result of his work. His book is available free online and has been translated into over 40 languages.

Watch the Trailer here: http://vimeo.com/30069467

Official webpage: www.howtostartarevolutionfilm.com

Sunday 4 December

Global Vision – Moving towards the Universal Paradigm shift
When: 2pm – 3.30pm
Where: LSX – St Paul’s

Description: Four speakers from Muslim, Christian, Hindu and Jewish backgrounds talking on a way forward for a new economics. Convened by Moeen Yaseen MA.PGCE Managing Director Global Vision 2000 www.globalvision2000.com

Ideas for alternative living
When: 6pm – 8pm
Where: Bank of Ideas

Description:  Come and we will show you the alternative lifestyles that people are choosing all around Europe. There will be a projection and a chat afterwards. We’ve been travelling for two years recording clues and evidences of people getting out of the system, open spaces to develop your passions and more. We are offering a wide database of permaculture, street artists, ecology, squatting, alternative music, recycling, etc. Another kind of living is possible, and we’d love to share this with you.


[1] Facebook page for Occupy London’s Stock Exchange site just by St Paul’s (OccupyLSX) is https://www.facebook.com/occupylondon. Overall Occupy London twitter Occupy London hastag is #occupylondon. OccupyLSX Twitter is https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyLSX ; hashtag#occupylsx. Twitter for the new Finsbury Square site is https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyFS; hastag #occupyfs. Twitter for Bank of Ideas is http://twitter.com/bankofideas and facebook is http://facebook.com/bankofideaslondon

[2] Nearest tubes for the Occupy London Stock Exchange (OccupyLSX) site are St. Pauls, Mansion House and Canon Street; buses 4, 11, 15, 23, 25, 26, 100, 242; do check Transport For London website for delays and closures at journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/user/XSLT_TRI…. The new Bank of Ideas (is at 19-29 Sun Street, just down the road from the Occupy London Finsbury Square (OccupyLFS) space, which is near Moorgate; buses 141, 153, 205, 21, 214, 43


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