Post Tagged with: "Occupy"

  • London Greens at national Green Party conference

    London Greens at national Green Party conference

    Voices February 28, 2012 12:24 pm no comments

    This weekend saw the national Green Party’s spring conference in Liverpool and London Green Party members made a big splash at the Titanic themed Adelphi Hotel. Amid the motions and machinations that always accompany such occasions the upcoming London Assembly Elections were preying on delegates’ minds. In his Deputy Leader’s [...]

     
  • St Paul’s protesters lose case to stay

    St Paul’s protesters lose case to stay

    News January 18, 2012 6:12 pm no comments

    The High Court ruled in favour of the Corporation of the City of London today by granting them an eviction order on the Occupy London protesters who have mounted a round the clock protest outside St Paul’s Cathedral for the last three months. Occupy London are due to appeal the [...]

     
  • Occupy’s armoured division takes on the law

    Occupy’s armoured division takes on the law

    News December 22, 2011 12:07 pm no comments

    What does every burgeoning movement need? Widespread public sympathy? Check. A clear set of aims and a strategy to achieve them? Ummm. A tank? Check! As Occupy activists set off to take over the disused Old Street Magistrate’s Court they had with them something all revolutionary movements must have on their Christmas [...]

     
  • Occupy moves to Bloomsbury

    Occupy moves to Bloomsbury

    Overflow November 25, 2011 3:55 pm no comments

    Just checked out ‘Bloomsbury Occupy‘ the latest franchise in the global Occupy brand. Sadly the building was guarded by a highly trained SAS style man in a yellow jacket (cunningly disguised as a minimum wage worker hoping for the easiest shift possible). I had hoped to pop in for a [...]

     
  • Sunday Sermon: With us or against us?

    Sunday Sermon: With us or against us?

    Culture November 20, 2011 12:56 pm no comments

    In the first of a regular feature Big Smoke takes to the pulpit. This week Jim Jepps takes on tribalism in politics. With the Occupy Movement creating a unique fusion of camping and political philosophy (spawning the greatest political pun ever “This is the winter of our discount tents”) it’s [...]

     
  • It’s time to democratise the city

    It’s time to democratise the city

    Voices November 18, 2011 11:19 am no comments

    The Occupation protest puts the curious non-democratic status of the City under the spotlight, argues Natalie Bennett Green Party London Assembly candidate The Corporation of the City of London has withstood a lot. It withstood William the Conqueror, who agreed “to establish the citizens in all the rights and privileges [...]

     
  • St Paul’s protest catch out media lies

    St Paul’s protest catch out media lies

    Video November 1, 2011 3:36 pm no comments

    In this brilliant video the Occupy London Stock Exchange people prove that the journalists of the Telegraph et al who’d claimed no one was sleeping at the protest over night were… well… you judge for yourselves. It’s a sad fact of life that the press are not always 100% reliabnle [...]