Schedule for Saturday, 25th of October

Solutions – what are the answers they don’t want you to know? What would real democracy look like? What would our ideal society look like?

9:30am Camp assembly/Whole site work

11am “How the Revolutionary Kurds of Kobane are carrying out an experiment in direct democracy” by Dilar Dirik (University of Cambridge)

12pm “The 1984/5 Miners’ Strike: the story they don’t want you to hear” by Christopher Hird (Executive Producer, Still the Enemy Within).

1pm Lunch

2pm Workshop “The Prostitute State :  How would a 21st Century Great Democratic Reform Act Tackle it?” by (Donnachadh McCarthy, former Deputy Chair Liberal Democrats, author The Prostitute State)

3pm “How to Transform our Energy System” by Jeremy Leggett (social entrepreneur)

3:30pm “The State We Need” by Michael Meacher MP

4pm Workshop “Why we need a Peoples’ Constitutional Convention” by Sarah Allan (Constitutional Convention Campaign)

5pm “MagnaCarta.2 and Demoractic Reform” by Jolyon Rubinstein (presenter, The Revolution Will Be Televised)

6pm Dinner

7pm Assembly: What do we want?

9pm Hannah Chutzpah (performance poet) followed by revolutionary song and dance.

 

9 thoughts on “Schedule for Saturday, 25th of October

  1. Shane Clarke

    To all at Occupy
    I’m unable to participate in events because I am seriously ill and housebound.
    I would just like to thank you for all you are doing. Every single one of you is a hero, and thanks to your efforts and sacrifices I have a glimmer of hope that the future of this country might not be so bad after all.
    For too long, the corrupt elite has raped this country and its people. They claim to represent the many while making it blindingly obvious that they represent the chosen few.
    So long have they done this with impunity that they don’t even try to hide it any more. They strut arrogantly through the corridors of power and across our television screens, proudly declaring that they are waging war against the most vulnerable and selling off our services to their friends to make huge profits.
    Your organisation represents a glimmer of light in these dark times. Without you, this country would devolve into a Workhouse culture and return to Victorian values.
    Thank you, my heroes.
    God bless you and keep you safe.

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  2. Cynthia Martin

    I live up in Scotland now, but whilst in London, gave support to many events. This occupation is coming to an end, and I was only made aware of it via Russell Brand’s Guardian live talk which I saw in an Edinburgh cinema. I have noticed over the past couple of years that the media reportage of protest events is miniscule or non-existent. I was in Hyde Park along with 50,000 on the Hunger campaign, and yet it got 2 seconds worth on the news. This is really disturbing, as it gives the nation the impression of impotency. Millions just do not realise that there are things going on out there. I wish I could have been there with you.

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  3. Kay

    Sincere thanks to all the troupers who have held that ground between events. I came for several talks and workshops but scuttled away when they ended, all of a jitter and thinking I don’t have the courage or the knees to risk being dragged around on wet grass. Very, very conscious that there must be a lot of people like me who perhaps aren’t very visible to you all. You need to know your efforts are appreciated. The day I see some of your names on the New Year’s Honours list, I’ll know we have a country that understands social justice.

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  4. Anne Thompson

    I too only knew of the wonderful work you are doing after Russell Brand’s Newsnight interview. I say this, not as criticism of you, but of the media who seek to silence you by any possible means. I am sure that you would have the support of thousands more if only they knew of the integrity and sincerity of your efforts to represent ordinary people in these terrible times. Thank you for all your heroic efforts I will try my hardest to keep informed and support in any way I can.

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