#OccupyDemocracy: What’s happening in Parliament Square?
Provisional programme for this weekend, 20-21 December, in Parliament Square.
PLEASE JOIN US and… OCCUPY DEMOCRACY!!
Saturday 20th December
8am: Two Occupy activists are going to hold a demo outside no. 10 Downing Street- in their bermuda shorts!! – to raise awareness of deaths from cold homes.
The action is a 24 hour action and they will be there 8am Sat-8am Sunday. Brrr! You can go along and support them on Saturday and also share their facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499514406984539/ Members of Fuel Poverty Action will be down on Saturday morning to support it, giving out ‘Know Your Rights’ cards, which encourage households to challenge energy companies, debt and forced prepayment meters. The event will also help promote the Energy Bill of Rights launched this October and Early Day Motion 395 in Parliament, which has been backed by 32 MPs so far — fighting for warm homes, energy justice and democracy, renewables, and no fracking! In support of the guys braving the cold for 24 hours to expose the scandal of fuel poverty, Ruth London of FPA is also planning to strip off very briefly some time between 9-10am and others might do something similar at another point during the day. Bring hot soup, a drink, comfort food or just your own views and stories to share!
11am: Shahrar Ali, deputy leader of the Green Party – our democratic deficit
12pm: Fossil Free Nativity Play – performed by Christian Climate Action and Divest London
1pm: Speaker from Occupy Barnet / Our West Hendon
2:30pm: Speaker from Green & Black Cross – legal
3:30pm: Phoenix on squatting
5pm: Assembly (agenda tbc)
8pm: Fran Boait from Positive Money (on how money should be made by the government not private banks).
Others to be confirmed
10pm: Direct action workshop
Sunday 21st December
9am: Breakfast debate (to be confirmed) – arrive early with breakfast items and hot drinks to share with our overnight heroes!
10am: Samir from Stop The War coalition.
11am: Carols Not Barrels – the Shell Out Sounds choir will be sharing their subversive carols with us.
11:30am: Danielle from the New Era Housing Estate
12pm: Assembly (agenda to be confirmed)
2pm: Speaker from Focus E15 Mums housing campaign.
4pm: Entertainment from Beat N Streets
4:30pm: George Barda (Occupy Democracy) speaking on the compassionate revolution