#occupydemocracy December Call Out
Many Happy Returns!
Occupy Democracy will be returning to Parliament Square at least once a month until the General Election in May 2015.
The next occupation will take place over the weekend of the 20-21st December.
Join us, from 11am on Saturday 20th December, to remind Westminster and the people of Britain that none of us voted for poverty, hunger, homelessness and unemployment. We do not want a parliament that works for vested intersts and a tiny, wealthy elite, we want real democracy now!
We are told that the recession is over, but millions in this country do not feel it. Real wages have fallen for the past six years in succession, while the number of billionaires in the UK has increased to an all time high.
At this time of year most people will be concerned with their families. But for many families in Britain, Christmas will be a nightmare as record numbers are turning to food banks.
In the UK, 3.5 million children are living in poverty. 63% of these children have at least one parent in work. 90,000 children across England, Scotland and Wales, will wake up homeless this Christmas.
Parliament, which is supposed to represent the people, has presided over this social crisis.
Only a true democracy free from corporate influence can address these problems.
Take solidarity actions that highlight the corruption of our democracy
Occupy Democracy calls on supporters around the country to take solidarity actions that highlight the corruption of our democracy by vested interests.
Solidarity with Students – Walkout / Occupy / Resist
On Wednesday November 19th 10,000 students took to the streets of London for the “Free Education” march organised by the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts (NCAFC). Wednesday December 3rd is their next day of action where there will be marches, rallies, sit-ins and occupations at universities up and down the country.
Actions are planned at Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, UCL, SOAS, King’s College London, Sussex, Royal Holloway, Warwick, Gloustershire with more being added all the time.
On Saturday December 6th, thousands more will hold protests in local town centres, aiming to bring workers and the wider community into the campaign. Groups from Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Warwick and Loughborough will march through the centre of Birmingham. Similar regional demonstrations are planned in London and Brighton, while mobilisations are also expected in Bath, Hastings and elsewhere.
As occupiers we should show solidarity and support. So share and tweet about the upcoming events but more importantly go down to your local campus, march and occupy.
NCAFC’s Hannah Sketchley says this is just the start: “The national demonstration on November 19th was the start of a new movement – not just against tuition fees but for a system of education which is public, democratic and accessible to everyone. But we all know that A to B marches are never enough. We now need mass, sustainable organisation and disruption at a local level – bringing in a broader layer of students and the local communities – and NCAFC has called these days of action to provide a focus for action.”